In this post some Cap d'Agde photos and a brief explanation about the resort!
The naturist resort boasts a stunning mile-long soft sandy beach that is also quite wide and can provide ample space for the thousands of visitors who tend to arrive every summer. The months June, July, August and the first half of September tend to be high-season and the busiest period.
Before enjoying the daily long walks on the beach in your birthday suit, on your vacation, you have to get there of course! The closest airport serving the resort is the fairly petite regional airport (but extremely convenient) Cap d'Agde Beziers International airport. Only a few airlines use this airport with flights to and from the UK, Germany, Sweden, and France, with Ryanair as the main provider. Beziers airport is roughly 20 minutes by cab or by shuttle service.
If it's your first time, this surreal experience begins to feel ever more real as you come close to the resort entrance and begin to see signposts for the naturism quarters, The sense of anticipation as you get closer to the resort is inevitable.
As you drive up to the entrance gates, the Village Naturiste is so close you will find the heart beating the first time you visit, given how surreal this resort is! You are now only a matter of meters away and the fun is about to begin. This is a resort like no other in the world. Get ready to see thousands of people in their birthday suits.
At the main entrance to the resort, you will normally be expected to have to register in the main office and pay a small fee for entry to the resort. This is usually between 10 and 20 Euros. Once then inside the resort, i..e once you have left what some affectionately know as the textile area (i.e. clothed area), you are free to strip off.
Just inside the main entrance, you will also see several of the main travel agencies that provide accommodation in the resort.
The aerial shot below gives a great opportunity to see how the resort looks from above. There are a number of buildings that lead towards the beach. Notice also though the green space on the top right of the photo. This is where the camping area is, parallel to the beach.
Once inside you are free (and expected) to walk around with as little as you can, i.e .nothing, on your body. In recent years, there has been an increasing use of sarongs, but certainly, on the beach itself, expect to see thousands of people in their birthday suits.
You can walk around the whole resort, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, without wearing anything at all. The resort has everything you are likely to need, with several supermarkets, bars, restaurants, hotels, apartment complexes and so on. There is even a post office, garage, swimming pools, dozen of shops and much more!
In the evenings, when the beach slowly empties from around 7 pm onwards, the bars, nightclubs and restaurants liven up. Many locals also come in on weekends because of the wild and lively night scene in the resort.
When staying in the resort, there are a number of accommodation options and these include staying in the campsite, in one of the hotels, or in one of the various apartments that can be rented. There is a wide choice of options, including the Riad Guest House/Hotel Complex, Natureva Spa Hotel and Oz Inn Hotel.
Most of the hotels have their own swimming pool and relaxation areas and all are within a short walking distance of the beach (as long you book one of the 3 listed above).
Being in the Mediterranean coast, temperatures in the summer months float around 30 Celsius at the peak. It tends to be hot enough but not overly humid. It can get windy sometimes because of the Mistral winds quite common in this part of France, but generally in the summer, months you can expect a very pleasant climate.
If researching the resort do not get confused by the main marina in Cap d'Adge and the marina that exists within the naturist resort. If booking accommodation, and you are told that you will be close to the marina, make sure you are talking about the one inside the naturist quarters!
One of the best bars for an afternoon drink close to the beach is Johhny Wokkers bar (know known as Ô2 BïZouX). Johhny no longer owns the bar but the name has been retained and is popular particularly with English speaking visitors and a good place for networking and meeting fellow travellers.
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