Thanks to its rich heritage, its charming historical center and its many museums, Aix-en-Provence has enough to fill the days of holidays. But it is difficult not to go and put your foot on the great blue of the ocean when it located only 45 minutes of the most beautiful beaches of France! Less than one hour from Aix, you have so many beaches, landscapes and very different atmospheres. You just have to make your choice !
The nearest one is the beach of Rouet, where you can find sand and pebbles.
The beaches of La Couronne are much appreciated by holiday makers and the inhabitants of Martigues: the cove of Verdon, with its blond sand, is the most popular; The pretty little fishing port of Carro offers a charming sand and pebble beach. On the sandy beach of the Old Crown, you can practice scuba diving.
A little further east, the beach of Sainte-Croix is crossed by the Sentier du littoral, which gives a lot of information about the region.
Is it necessary to present the famous Marseille beach, the Prado beach? Bordered by wide lawns, it is ideal for a summer picnic.
You can also visit the beaches of La Ciotat. Caution: they are quickly taken by storm on sunny days.
All these beaches, in general, are rather frequented in the summer. If you do not like the hustle and bustle of the summer crowd, try to get there early in the morning: the sun will be all the more clement. If you prefer to get away from the crowd, you can always venture into the creeks. A little further, but more wild and better preserved, they are one of the wonders of the region. You can rent a boat to get there. Some organizations offer such excursions from Aix-en-Provence.