The beaches of Le Rayol-Canadel-sur-Mer

Our fine sand beaches are perfect for avid snorkelers, punctuated with small coves replete with clear waters.

The crystal-blue waters beside our sparkling, micaschist fine sand beaches are ideal for snorkelling enthusiasts.

Three beaches line the Rayol coast, as well as coves and rocky shores, offering a stunning view over the Îles d’Or.

If you love paddleboarding or kayaking, the beaches of Le Rayol-Canadel-sur-Mer are also the ideal starting point to travel along the coast and discover the local area by sea. Get away from the hassle of everyday life and dive deep down into our emerald-blue waters, indulging in the rich marine fauna and flora along our preserved coastline.

You can access Le Rayol Beach from the ancient schist stone staircase, “Les Degrés de la Mer”. This beach is split into two areas: East and West.

Meanwhile, you can access Canadel Beach via several sets of steps.

Although you can only access Pramousquier Beach on foot, it will captivate you instantly with the enchanting small fisherman’s house in the west zone and its breath-taking view over the famous Cap Nègre, the former residence of the French president.

The islands that we see on the horizon… These are the Hyères islands, also called the Golden Islands. Part of the islands and the surrounding maritime area constitute the Port-Cros National Park. The four islands that make up the archipelago are:

  • The Levant – 1000 hectares

Island known for the naturalistic domain of Heliopolis. 95% of the territory is military land. The highest point is at 133m

  • Porquerolles – 1254 hectares

The best known island with its large fine sandy beaches and its km of marked trails to do on foot or by bike.

  • The island of Port-Cros – 650 hectares

Wild island with a lot of charm, a paradise for divers and hikers. The highest island with Mont Vinaigre at 194m and the most mountainous of the islands with exceptional flora and animal refuge. Because of its natural port (from which it takes its name) it was also the most fortified with the construction of five forts.

  • Bagaud Island – 45 hectares

It is an integral reserve, forbidden to access.

From the beaches of Rayol: you can see the Levant, Port-Cros, Bagaud….. You have to climb towards the Col du Canadel to see Porquerolles.

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