Kitesurfing in Cap d’Agde
Cap d’agde’s two kitesurfing spots, La Tamarissière and Plage Richelieu get plenty of wind throughout the year and some decent waves in the right conditions. Kitesurf schools operate in open water to avoid inshore hazards.
Kitesurfing Spot Guide - Cap d'Agde
|Beginner - Advanced
Best Time of Year
|April - November
Summer Water Temp
|22°C > 25°C
Winter Water Temp
|13°C > 15°C
Dangerous harbour wall at Richelieu Est. Groynes at La Tamarissière. Strong currents between Fort de Brescou and the harbour.
|Agde (4.8 km)
|Montpellier-Méditerranée (50 min)
Lots of parking at the Cap d'Agde port at Richelieu Est.
Car parks at either end of Plage Richelieu make access to the spot straightforward. The largest is at the Centre Nautique at Plage Richelieu Est. Parking can be tricky in July and August when the beachfront is overrun with holidaymakers.
Cap d'Agde Kitesurfing Gallery
Cap d’Agde is a busy purpose-built Mediterranean holiday resort with beach bars, restaurants and even a water park.
Cap d’Agde, Richelieu
The kitesurf schools in Cap d’Agde operate in open water with boat support as the harbour wall at the eastern end of the beach makes kiting from the beach a sketchy endeavor for beginners and intermediates. A southerly wind generates some decent waves. A westerly is perfect for freestyle riding as the groynes render near glassy conditions. The northerly Tramontana can be quite gusty near the shore but advanced kiters can ride flat out in open water and enjoy epic cross-shore conditions round the peninsula towards Marseillan Plage.
Cap d’Agde, La Tamarissiere
Narrowly-spaced groynes at La Tamarissière make life difficult for beginners and you’re better off kiting in open water with boat support provided by one of the kite schools.
Topkite based at the eastern end of Plage Richelieu and Kite Family at Le Grau d’Agde offer beginner to advanced lessons, gear hire and boat support.
Where to stay
Hotel Les Grenadines is a clean and comfortable 3 star hotel less than 5 minutes walk from Richelieu beach. If you prefer B&B style accommodation, the Villa de l’Olivier is a great option. There’s an attractive terrace with a pool, free WiFi and a very good breakfast.
For camping, look along Chemin de Notre Dame à Saint-Martin where there’s a number of campsites with mixed reviews. One of the best is 4 star Camping les Mimosas.
Where to eat
Mango’s Beach Bar has a laid back atmosphere and great tapas making it the best beach bar/restaurant in the area. With a view over the Med, bean bags, cold beers and cocktails it’s perfect for an after session chill. The food’s good too with excellent tapas, salads and burgers. Open from April to October. For a notch up in sophistication and great quality seafood, head to Restaurant Les Vagues. For simple mussels and chips, you can’t beat La Moule En Fête at Mail de Rochelongue.