Guide to Cap D’Agde


No swinger should die without experiencing Cap D’Agde. Tens of thousands of sexual adventurers migrate there from all over Europe every summer for wonderful weeks of sunbathing and sex. There is nowhere like it in the world, by day and naked city focused on a fantastic beach, by night a constellation of bars, restaurants and swinging clubs thronged by cosmopolitan libertines.


There are around 13 swingers clubs in and around Cap D’Agde. In the summer the resort becomes the world’s only nudist city with a population of 40,000, many of them couples seeking sex as well sunshine. British nudists and swingers have been migrating there since it opened 40 years ago. With recreational sex in the UK, more Brits than ever before are fibbing to friends and relatives and sneaking off for a holiday that they truly were never forget.


Anyone who has ever surfed the net for info on Cap knows that there are lots of barren naturist sites and travel agents but nothing that explores its reputation as a swingers’ paradise. The Swingers Guide to Cap D’Adge provides a comprehensive insight into the place; the clubs; details of what it’s like by day and night; where to stay; what to eat and drink; what to wear (not the stupid question you may think); and how to get there. Everything, in fact, that horny couples need to know before visiting swinging’s summer capital.


Cap D’Adge is a purpose-built holiday town on the French Mediterranean coast between Sete and Beziers. It was developed from scrub in the 1970s and belongs to Agde, a traditional walled town just a few miles inland. There are over 8 miles of beaches in the area. The resort comprises 10 neighbourhoods arrayed around a large man-made harbour with several marinas and is used almost entirely by holidaymakers from France itself.


When swingers talk about Cap D’Adge or Cap they mean just one of these neighbourhoods – The Naturist Quarter. Sealed off from the rest and only a 10th the size of the textile (clothes-wearer) area, this Quarter is nevertheless practically a town in itself. It accommodates 40,000 people including visitors in peak season, has a magnificent 2000 yard long beach, its own shops, boutiques, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, swimming pools, marina and ATM. From now on forget about the textile town, when we say Cap, we’ re using swinger parlance and talking about the Quartier Naturiste.


There are 10 swinging clubs in the complex and there are three others nearby, although precise numbers fluctuate from year to year.


Many English speakers mispronounce the place as cap dag but if you want to impress the locals put a d on the end and say cap dagd (certainly not the ludicrous cap daaj). The nearby town is agd. Any French you have will help too. Most of the people in Cap are French and German with smaller numbers of Italians, Dutch, Belgians, Scandinavians, Russians and Spaniards. Less English is heard and spoken than in most holiday resorts – which only adds to the exoticism (and the anonymity)!