Spend the Day at the Beach at Les Lecques
Family Day at the Sea
A trip to Les Goudes, the tiny fishing port on the eastern edge of Marseille, is delightful. However, it isn’t particularly child-friendly, some days you just want a bucket-and-spade day where little ones can scoot their scooters, pedal their trikes or ride along in prams. Suddenly the stunning Calaque d’En Vau (photo below) doesn’t seem such a good idea.
The family-friendly answer is la plage des Lecques just a short 30-minute drive from Aix-en-Provence. Located in Saint Cyr sur Mer on a sweeping (mainly) sandy bay with a wide esplanade, there is a little port and a footpath on the jetty leading out to sea. The beach area has cafés, ice-cream or waffle stalls, a shady playground, shops selling flipflops, snorkels, and lilos. Parallel to the waterfront is the main street with a Spar and boulangerie with great bread. In summer months, there are emergency stations along the beachfront. There is paid parking available at the beach.
Located between Cassis and Toulon – Plage des Lecques: Avenue du Port, 83270, Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer.
Tourist Office (website)
Place de l’Appel du 18 Juin
Tel: +33 (0)4 94 26 73 73
Continue reading here for photos and details in this contributor blog post by Aixcentric