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Discover the nearby underwater trails!

Find here the underwater trails available within 25 kilometres of our campsite in Hyères. These snorkelling routes are accessible to all and preserved in their natural setting.

It’s time to take the time to discover the Mediterranean and our beautiful coastline with bottoms that have nothing to envy the Caribbean 😉

A few minutes by boat from our campsite, discover the famous underwater paths of Port-Cros.

This aquatic walk in Port-Cros allows you to observe the extraordinary underwater world with a simple mask, in crystal clear water bathed in sunlight!

The crossing to the island of Port-Cros takes about thirty minutes from the port of Hyères.

This island with its paradisiacal and exotic landscapes is a protected nature reserve, where you will see fish and plants that cannot be appreciated anywhere else.

The tour is self-guided and you will learn to recognise the species you come across thanks to 6 buoys equipped with underwater explanatory panels along the route.

The underwater trail can be discovered independently from 15 June to 15 September by any swimmer equipped with fins, mask and snorkel. Allow 30 to 40 minutes. From a depth of two metres, you can observe the posidonia meadow, you can even see some sea urchins and the many fish that shelter there.

A little deeper, you will come across some species that prefer the dark, such as anemones and sponges. And if you are brave enough to dive into the depths, you may be lucky enough to come across some bigger fish and octopus!

Immersible leaflet, presenting the main species, available at the Maison du Parc – Capitainerie du port.

Opt for a guided tour in partnership with the Saint P’Hyères Plongée club in July and August. The club offers a guided snorkelling tour (boat trip, loan of snorkelling equipment and guided tour included).

The walk is accessible to anyone aged 7 and over who can swim.

In La Londe, discover the Jardin des Mattes

The underwater trail of the Jardin de Mattesse is located at the tip of the rocky spur of the Argentière and Pellegrin beach, in a totally protected area.

At depths ranging from 0 to 4 metres, there is a great diversity of underwater landscapes (posidonia meadows, cymodocea, rocks, sands, scree…), inhabited by numerous species of fish, molluscs, crustaceans, starfish etc.

In autonomy, equipped with a mask, flippers and snorkel, the underwater trail can be discovered from June to September from the beach. By following the numbered buoys, you will discover the underwater panels presenting the ecosystem. A species identification guide is available at the Tourist Office in La Londe.

Guided tours in July and August at 10.45am every Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 30 to 40 minute guided snorkelling tour. Equipment (mask, snorkel, fins) is not provided.

Reservation at the tourist office of La Londe. Tél : +33 4 94 01 53 10.

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In Giens, discover the underwater archaeological trail of Bouvet

This trail is located on the Giens peninsula, only a few meters from the shore and at a depth of 6 meters!

The route is marked out with explanatory plaques. Amphorae discovered on the Madrague wreck, found in the early 1970s in Giens, have been submerged again.

The remains have been installed on the edge of the Pointe du Bouvet, forming an underwater archaeological trail, marked out during the summer.

The walk is self-guided and lasts from 3/4 of an hour to 1 hour. It can be extended along the underwater biological trail. The start is from the beach, with free access for all swimmers equipped with fins, mask and snorkel.

Take the time to go back in time with the archaeological trail of Olbia

This guided walk through the submerged archaeological remains of Olbia is located at the beginning of the Almanarre beach.

Discover the underwater flora and fauna at a depth of less than 5 metres on a site that is unique in France, where you can admire an ancient Roman quay and a 19th century wreck.

The Arevpam (Association for Research, Study and Development of the Mediterranean Heritage) organises occasional half-day or full-day group visits. This is a supervised family activity accessible to children from 8 years old who can swim. The association lends you equipment: fins, mask, snorkel and full wetsuit or shorty if needed.

Duration: 1h30 (time under water: about 45 minutes)

Bookings can be made online or by telephone at the Hyères Tourist Office. Tél : +33 4 94 01 84 50.

Anse de Magaud reveals its treasures from the surface

This trail will allow you to discover the fauna and flora of the Mediterranean from the surface! No need for flippers or swimming, you wander between the rocks to discover the shallow underwater treasures.

Buoys, equipped with descriptive panels, present a type of environment and its animal and plant population. The diversity of the underwater landscape depends on the rocky cliffs surrounding this bathing water site.

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