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Beaches Near Aix en Provence

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Beaches Near Aix en Provence

Hi Everyone

Would anyone be able to provide suggestions regarding the best beaches near Aix (maybe within 30 - 45 minutes drive)?

We are looking for a lovely cove, preferably sand or light shingle, not too commercial and with sunbeds / parasols for hire?

We are staying in Aix and have a car.

Many thanks.

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1. Re: Beaches Near Aix en Provence

Try la Plage des Baumette at Sausset-les-Pins.

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Cassis is a lovely charming village. You can tour the Collanques while there. Multiple beaches but I don't remember if they had sunbeds

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I would give Cassis a miss, very touristy and Disney like. The places to swim I saw were one stoney beach with sunbeds which was extremely crowded and the rest you had to swim off of rocks. I'm glad I saw the place but would never return.

However if you want to go walking/hiking then the trails to and around the Calanques are lovely.

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Wow I don't find Cassis Disney like at all. To me it was a very authentic town. Touristy yes but most nice places that are easy to get to are.

We stayed there for days which I think gives a better feel than a day trip.

The Collanques are nature's masterpieces -nothing Disney can create. The old town and market day are used by locals to do their day to day living/shopping.

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5. Re: Beaches Near Aix en Provence

It's "calanques", not "collonques". (Just pointing out, in case anyone is googling it). A full guide to the calanques and how to visit them: marseille-provence.info/places/sights-and-at…

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There are two beaches in Cassis, one is pebbly, the other is sand. It's a lovely place with fab restaurants.

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Thanks everyone for your replies.

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