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Calanque Sormiou in Marseille - France

Information on the Calanque Sormiou in Marseille (France)


Description and location of the Calanque Sormiou in Marseille (13000)

Map of Sormiou calanque in Marseille

Our opinion on the Calanque Sormiou

Adresse of the Calanque Sormiou : Route du Feu de la Calanque de Sormiou 13009 Marseille

Calanque de Sormiou in Maeseille is one of the widest beaches in the department. It is possible to access this beach by car during the low season. It is generally prohibits vehicles from June to the end of September and the weekends of April and May. You can access it by car if you are a client of a restaurant, ask about it when you make a reservation.

The main beach is made of sand and found on the right side of the calanque. It is small but the site is very agreeable. However, this calanque is very busy thanks to its easy access. There is a lifeguard in the summer. We also find two little sand creeks on the left part next to the harbor.

The side is very picturesque with several cabanas, a little harbor with colored boats and a few restaurants.

Parking was 4 euros when we came.

We can also get to this calanque from the parking lot La Cayolle. However, this one is known for frequent theft. There is a bus stop at La Cayolle. From the parking lot, you will need about an hour to get to the beach.

A snorkeling center UCPA can be found nearby. This is also a departure point to discover the calanques by kayak.

Characteristics of the Calanque Sormiou

Type of beach

  • Creek
  • Shade
  • Lawn
  • Pebbles
  • Sand
  • Cement

Equipment on the beach

  • Handicap accessible
  • Swimming pool
  • Kids Club
  • Shower
  • Mattress rental
  • Free parking
  • Payed parking
  • Paddle boats
  • Lifeguards in season
  • Restaurants
  • WC


  • Beach volleyball
  • Nautical Center
  • Sand Yachting
  • Nursery
  • Fishing
  • Nautical sports
  • Surfing
  • Scuba diving
  • Kitesurfing


  • Difficult access
  • Nude beach
  • Wild beach
  • Near city center


  • Barbecues permitted
  • Dogs allowed
  • Smoke-free beach

Photos of the Calanque Sormiou

Sormiou calanque in Marseille in France

A general view of Sormiou in Marseille in the foreground and the islands (Ile de Jarre) in the background.

Overview of Sormiou calanque in France
Photo of Sormiou calanque (Marseille)

In this photo is the main beach on this calanque. We can also see the parking lot in the middle left. The other creeks are located at the top right of the picture.

Calanque de Sormiou in france from the sea

In this photo is a general view of right part of the calanque. Here we find a beautiful stretch of fine sand.

Principal beach in the calanque of Sormiou in Marseille
Sand beach in the calanque of Sormiou - France

We are at the edge of the beach on the right side, near the UCPA. We can see the fineness of the sand.

Home in the Calanque of Sormiou
Calanque and beach of Sormiou

Above, we can see the little sand beach. With its blue emerald, this little calanque makes us want to swim!

Aerial view of calanque de Sormiou

On the left is the beach and on the right is the little harbor protected by a hill and two little creeks.

Cove in the calanque of Sormiou in Marseille

In the left part we find two little creeks behind the harbor. The one in the middle of the photo is accessible by stairs. For the second, we must pass over rocks and it is dangerous.

Creeks of Sormiou
Access to the Sormiou calanque in Marseille

In the middle, the road leads to the Sormiou calanque.

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Bonneveine Beach

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Pointe Rouge Beach

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Calanque d'En-Vau

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Calanque de Port-Pin

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Catalans Beach

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Vallon des Auffes Beach

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Calanque de Malmousque

Rue Va à la Calanque 13007 Marseille

Calanque de Cuivre

14 Plateau de Malmousque 13007 Marseille

Batterie des Lions Beach

Ch de la Batterie des Lions 13007 Marseille

Maldorme Beach

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Fausse Monnaie Beach

Rue des Braves 13007 Marseille

Prophète Beach

178 Corniche du Président JFK 13007 Marseille

Borély Beach

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Huveaune Beach

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Prado Nord Beach

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Prado Sud Beach

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Bain des Dames Beach

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Phocéens Beach

Bd des Baigneurs 13008 Marseille

Colombet Beach

Bd Colombet 13008 Marseille

Verrerie Beach

Bd Bonne Brise 13008 Marseille

Madrague Beach

Rue des Arapedes 13008 Marseille

Calanque de Saména

Bd de la Calanque de Samena 13008 Marseille

Calanque du Mauvais Pas

Ch des Goudes 13008 Marseille

Goudes Beach

Bd Alexandre Delabre 13008 Marseille

Baie des Singes Beach

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Calanque de Marseilleveyre

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