The most beautiful calanques to explore by kayak
Kayaking in Sormiou
The Sormiou calanque is accessible by car from Marseille. If you’ve booked at the ‘Château de Sormiou’, you can park in the restaurant parking lot. Alternatively, you can park at the Baumettes parking lot or the Cayolle parking lot, or the Sormiou parking lot directly if you’re visiting in low season. You’ll need to walk about 1 hour from the parking lot to Sormiou beach, where you can launch your kayak. Once on Sormiou beach, you can paddle along the coast and explore the surrounding area. The crystalline, calm waters of Sormiou offer superb kayaking opportunities. You can admire the rocky cliffs, sea caves and natural beauty of the calanque.
You can rent a kayak from several service providers in Marseille, specializing in sea kayak rentals. Some of them also offer guided excursions to help you explore the calanque. Once you’re ready, you can venture out into the waters of Sormiou by kayak. You can paddle along the coast and discover the calanque’s beautiful scenery, observe the marine wildlife and maybe even stop for a swim.