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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 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 like such a good idea.

Calanque En Vau Provence

The family-friendly answer is La Plage des Lecques, which is just a short 30-minute drive from Aix-en-Provence. Located in Saint Cyr sur Mer on a sweeping (mainly) sandy bay with a broad 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, and shops selling flip-flops, snorkels, and lilos. Parallel to the waterfront is the main street with a Spar and boulangerie with great bread. In the summer months, there are emergency stations along the beachfront. Paid parking is 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
83270 Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer
Tel: +33 (0)4 94 26 73 73

Continue reading here for photos and details in this contributor blog post by Aixcentric

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Aixcentric was set up by Lynne Alderson three years ago as a channel to send out info on events taking place around Aix as well as news, relevant books, the latest films, new shops and of course where to eat locally. Why?

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"It came about out of frustration with the lack of communication in the town. Posters would suddenly go up about an event that week. No prewarning. I had difficulty too in finding information from many of the tourist offices. Things are slowly getting better and there is sometimes information in English. Hopefully by keeping an eagle eye on the local press and talking with contacts in town, I can publicize fun things that people would otherwise miss. It's a ragbag of info that I come across on my travels. I've published nearly 600 posts now and have lots of followers so hopefully, it is fulfilling its role of helping people, residents and visitors alike, get the most of their time in Aix."

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