Marseille et ses calanques - Port port Miou - -2-1L8A8600
By walking between the creeks of Port Miou and Port des Pins.
The cove of Port-Miou is the most eastern cove of the coast between Marseille and Cassis. It is the only one located in the commune of Cassis, at the exit of the city. It houses a small marina, which still contains a little more than 500 boats.
Its name comes from the Latin Portus Melior (literally, the "best port") which occitized in Pòrt-Melhor. The current spelling in French is the approximate phonetic transcription of the local pronunciation of Occitan.
The cove of Port-Pin is one of the many cove of the coast between Marseille and Cassis. It is located in the official district of Marseille Vaufrèges. It is reached by sea, or by a coastal path starting from the cove of Port-Miou after a few minutes of walk.
It is a holiday resort appreciated by tourists for its ease of access.
From downtown Cassis, a hiking circuit allows walkers to enjoy the smallest and most intimate coves, as well as its Aleppo pines that grow balanced on the rock. This creek also offers a small "beach" of gently sloping sand (unsupervised).