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The Blue Coast French is full of surprises that sometimes require a little effort to find. Of course we are talking about moving away from Monte Carlo, Saint Tropez or Cannes (the famous spots) to explore and discover those hidden places, secluded between cliffs, and almost always accessible by boat or by foot. The french riviera lives up to its fame in these little hidden corners:
1. En-Vau Beach
The first thing that we will notice when advancing in this selection of corners, is that we adore the beaches known as Calanquesby definition, a bay or inlet between steep walls of rock (usually limestone), in parts of the Mediterranean coast.
In the Blue Coast there are several calanques, a definition that applies not only in the french rivierabut also on the island of corsica. Without a doubt, the cove In-Vau between the coast of Marseilles Y Cassis is one of the best examples, and perhaps one of the most beautiful beaches in all of France.
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2. Calanque de Sormiou
The beaches of crystal clear water and turquoise color are repeated over and over again. sormiou it is one of the largest calanques between the cities of Marseille and La Ciotat. It is also famous for climbing lovers for its cliffs. It is accessible by car to park meters from the sand.
3. Between rocks in Sugiton
It is located between Marseille and Cassis and is a small beach at the end of the cove (although there is a large swimming area that resembles a natural pool). Sugiton it is one of the best known calanques from Marseille, because it is easily accessible for hikers. It is also open in summer, and in fact it is worth noting that some coves on the French Riviera are closed in the summer season due to the risk of fire.
4. Port Miou
It is one of the three largest calanques in Cassis. Port Miou is very long and narrow and there is a marina with boats that seem to levitate in the crystal clear water.
5. Between pines (Calanque Port-Pin)
It is very close to Cassis, and is one of those that looks like a real natural pool between rocks and vegetation. It is easily accessible and is open in the summer (although there can be quite a few visitors).6. Calanque Morgiou
It is another of the largest calanques between Marseille and Cassis. Morgiou it is famous as a fishing port, and for an underwater grotto (Cosquer).
7. Calanque de Port d’Alon
Our last chosen among the best hidden beaches of the Côte d’Azur (although there are so many more) is the calanque of Port d’Alon, in the commune of Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer. Its access is protected since it is owned by a coastal conservation entity. In fact, access by land is through private property from the road (or through a public coastal path).
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