With amazing views of mountains and the sea, make sure you don’t forget your binoculars when you head to the fabulously situated Criques de Porteils.
Nestled on rocky coves in a sun-baked corner of France, this terraced parc combines splendid scenery with direct access to a private, pebbled beach (but watch out: when the tide is high, the beach may disappear for a while). The vista from the stylish bar and restaurant over the rooftops towards Argelès Bay is pretty special too. With a great pool complex, part of which has been recently refurbished, and modern facilities throughout, Criques is ideal for those seeking a cultural retreat away from the hustle and bustle of colourful resorts such as Argelès Plage. There’s a chance you may hear some noise from the nearby railway when staying at this parc.