La Ciotat, once famous for its shipyards, is now a popular tourist destination. This seaside resort, bathed by the Mediterranean Sea, has a seven-kilometer-long coastline with a marina and numerous beaches appreciated for their cleanliness and the quality of their bathing water.
La Grande Plage
This long stretch of sand is located in the heart of the town of La Ciotat, next to the Capucins port. It welcomes all bathers, families, couples, groups of friends who appreciate the many amenities: showers, restrooms, playgrounds, supervised swimming in season. Grande Plage in La Ciotat also has a private beach, where it is possible to rent parasols and mattresses. Numerous water sports activities are accessible on site: kayak rental, water skiing, sailing, windsurfing… A facility has been designed to facilitate access for people with disabilities.
Located just a stone’s throw from Port-Vieux, the Capucins beach is certainly the most accessible of all the beaches in La Ciotat. Composed of sand and gravel, it offers showers, restrooms and a playground for children. Families also appreciate the presence of a first-aid post, for a safe swim. The view of the Bec de l’Aigle and the Golfe d’Amour is breathtaking.
This beautiful sandy beach has an access device for disabled people, as well as the provision of wheelchairs adapted for swimming and staff trained in the requirements of the “Handiplage” label. Swimming is supervised during the season. Beach volleyball activities are also organized on site. You will also be able to go shopping, in the numerous stores nearby.
In the heart of the town of La Ciotat, located not far from the cinema that saw the birth of the 7th Art, Cyrnos beach is a small, easily accessible gravel and sandy beach. An aid station and lifeguards are present during the summer, making Cyrnos a beach perfectly suited to families.
Numerous leisure activities await lovers of nautical activities in La Ciotat. You can easily rent a pedal boat, a kayak, a canoe, a paddle, a jet-ski, or a boat for a sea trip. Thrill-seekers can also try their hand at tubing, parasailing or flyboarding.
The remarkable seabed of the Mediterranean Sea also appeals to scuba diving enthusiasts. Inexperienced divers can enjoy a memorable experience several meters under the blue waters of the French Riviera.
You can also take advantage of the sea-spray by strolling along the seafront, where numerous stores, bars and restaurants await you.
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