The beach of Argelès-sur-Mer is apart from from the historic heart in what is known as Argelès-Plage, a resort area that is new, the epitome of beach tourism. It is a straight beach that is very wide with golden sand that has nothing to do with the beaches one can find further south in Collioure and Port-Vendres, such as their charming coves. Remarkably big in terms of width and breadth of it. Blue Flag has all the amenities imaginable. Despite its impersonality, typical rosellonesas beaches, what sticks out are the views of Les Alberes.
The village of Argelès-sur-Mer has become a great tourist place, especially in the center up to the beach (Argelès-Plage). The population of the inside, formerly walled, has suffered many urban pressure changes but is still has a relatively intact historic core. This church, is from the 14th century Gothic South, much less graceful than the North, as they are used buttresses. The point is austere, especially on the sides, with an air of military stronghold. The most striking is its bell tower, also sober. The church is dedicated to the Virgin Mary for Our Lady dels Prats, of which there is a sculpture in the square by the temple.