Discover the Varied Nautical Pleasures of Gruissan

L’Étang de Mateille, the Port and Gruissan-Plage

Located in the heart of the Aude department, the charming town of Gruissan is a real gem for lovers of water activities. With its three major attractions which are the Mateille Pond, the port of Gruissan and the famous Gruissan Plage, this destination offers an aquatic paradise unrivaled.

Whether you are a seasoned water sports enthusiast or simply want to discover new experiences, Gruissan offers a range of water activities for all levels and desires.

Come enjoy water in all its forms and create unforgettable memories.

1. The Port of Gruissan: A meeting place

The port of Gruissan, nestled between the historic town and the pond, offers a perfect shelter for sailing enthusiasts.

With its lively docks and comprehensive services, it welcomes a variety of boats, from small craft to larger sailboats. Yachtsmen can explore the Mediterranean from this strategically placed base, and enjoy the amenities offered by restaurants, marine businesses and the friendly atmosphere of the port.

You don’t have a boat? Or even the boat license? Spots also offer you the opportunity to rent electric boats without a license, for a calm moment on the water…

The port of Gruissan is also the place which brings together diving, fishing and sailing clubs, as well as boat license schools. More atypical activities are also offered: grilling your meat or fish on the water or doing the aquastepper!

BBQ boat rental

Enjoying a barbecue on the water is now possible with Gruissan Grill Boat! Get ready for a moment of sharing with your loved ones. On the boat, you can: have an aperitif, grill, picnic or listen to music. All the elements to have a crazy time and all this while enjoying the landscapes of the Mediterranean.

I’m preparing my grill!
des bateaux pour faire des barbecues sur l'eau par gruissan grill boat
bateau d'une école de voile à gruissan avec deux enfants et un adulte qui sont accompagnés du moniteur de voile dans le port de gruissan

Sailing and Cruising School

Go Voile is the sailing school in Gruissan, certified FFVoile and open all year round! You can do discovery sailing outings, private or group lessons, courses or even coaching on your own sailboat. Available for young and old alike, you are sure to learn and progress.

I sail !

Scuba diving

Want to discover the marine fauna and flora? Europlongée awaits you for baptisms, discovery courses, training or even explorations. The dives are accessible to children from 8 years old, and for the explorations, they are carried out according to different themes: wrecks, nocturnal, biology, etc.

I dive !
personne qui fait de la plongée sous marine à gruissan chez europlongée

2. Mateille Pond: A natural setting for wind and water sports enthusiasts

The Mateille pond, a lagoon body of water located on the Mediterranean coasts of the Aude department in Gruissan, is separated from the Mediterranean Sea by a beach approximately 400 meters wide.

It is a natural treasure that appeals to water sports enthusiasts looking for thrills. Its vast expanses of shallow water make it an ideal playground for windsurfing, kitesurfing and dinghy sailing. The regular wind that sweeps across the pond createsoptimal conditions for water sports enthusiasts.

Whether you are a beginner or experienced, the on-site water sports schools will guide you in learning or mastering these thrilling activities.

Water ski lift: wakeboard, water skiing…

At the end of the pond is Marina O Zone, a water ski lift for practicing all water sports! And that's not all: aquapark, canoe-kayak rental, electric boat, stand-up paddle, a true paradise for the whole family. And for breaks? Enjoy the snack and relaxation area, which is sheltered from the sun.

I ride!
marina o zone, vue sur le ponton qui permet les départs du téléski nautique pour pratiquer des sports de glisse sur l'étang de mateille
personnes pratiquant des sports de glisse différentes : planche à voile,

Sailing school

The Akila nautical base in Gruissan welcomes all sports enthusiasts such as kitesurfing, windsurfing, catamaran, paddle, kayaking, and even those wishing to learn board sports. With a dynamic and friendly team, this privileged location offers you direct access to the best riding spots in France.

I slide !

Water karting

Check out water karting for a one-of-a-kind experience, taking this activity onto the water. Take control of our nautical karts, challenge the circuit and aim for victory against your rivals. Find the perfect trajectory to improve your times every lap and embark on a thrilling water race with your friends!

I drive !
trois personnes en train de conduire des kartings aquatiques sur l'étang de mateille à gruissan

3. Gruissan Plage: A seaside gem for everyone

Gruissan Plage is a stretch of golden sand which borders the Mediterranean Sea.

Beyond its natural beauty, Gruissan Plage is also an unmissable meeting place for water activities. Whether you want to rent a jet ski for a dose of adrenaline, go paddle at your own pace or try your hand at fishing, the options are numerous. The sailing school also offers a chance to tame the waves for water sports enthusiasts.

Jet ski and towed buoy

Sunrise Jet offers jet ski rental or towed buoy rides (banana, sofa or round). You can fly the jets from the age of 16! Perfect for those looking for an activity where you are sure to end up in the water while still getting some thrills.

I’m going for it !
deux groupes de deux personnes faisant des bouées tractées sur la mer méditerranée à gruissan chez sunrise jet


Fishing in Gruissan offers an exceptional maritime experience. Nestled in the Gulf of Lion, this charming Mediterranean town is renowned for its diverse fishing, ranging from inshore fish to deeper sea delights. Call on professionals to learn and find the best spots!

I’m casting my line!

Sailing school – sea side

On Chalets beach, explore new experiences such as catamaran, windsurfing foil and wingfoil. For beginners wishing to get started with kitesurfing, a shallow body of water is available on Old News Beach: this place is ideal for learning and practicing kitesurfing in complete safety. After learning the basics in shallow water, head back to the main center to enjoy the magic of kitesurfing at sea.

I book !
akila gruissan

Discover even more activities to do in Gruissan with our article: top 5 activities in Gruissan.

Have fun discovering the sports and activities in Gruissan with Spotyride! The Spotyteam wishes you a good end of vacation!