It is located in the coast sector of the cote Vermeille at the foot of the Albères mountain range, just a short drive away from the Spanish border. It has seven kilometres of wide sandy beach, safe and supervised bathing, and numerous little rocky creeks for scuba diving. The Tramontane and Marin winds makes windsurfing and surfing more challenging than in some resorts and all manner of water sports are available here. Argelès has recently earned the title of ’Handiplage’ due to its many facilities for the disabled. The town is undertaking a special programme in order to make the resort more accessible to disabled visitors, including training the staff in the tourist office and the ’police municipale’ to better understand the needs of the visually impaired.