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BEACH OF THE WEEK - SUGITON - LES CALANQUES - FRANCE

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This week our beach of the week is Sugiton, West of the Cote d’Azur in amongst the Massif des Calanques.

Along this 12mile craggy coastline that stretches from Marseille to Cassis there are a hidden group of coves and lots of secluded beaches and inlets, most of them just a 30 or 40minute walk from a car.


Sugiton is the most popular out of all of them largely because it stays open to tourists even when it’s the height of summer. Lots of the Calanques close due to the risk of fire. There are turqoise waters to swim in and rocky outcrops to sunbathe on and for the fearless some rock jumping!

There are no bars or shops in Sugiton so make sure you take enough food and water with you. You can access the path to the beach from the Luminy bus stop and the walk takes about an hour but for your effort you are rewarded with some of the very best views of the Calanques. 

Once you’re there, there is a rocky outcrop called Le Torpilleur you can swim out to and which we are using as our circuit for swimming this week.

It’s approx 400metres (8laps of a 25 metre pool) to swim out and back to Le Torpilleur and a circuit is approx 300metres (6 laps of a 25 metre pool). I’m planning on 3 circuits so a total of 1.3KM but I’m going to have to pick up my pace to make it in my half hour window but I’m going to give it a go!

Happy swimming x

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