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The Erevine calanque

jewel of the Blue Coast

According to what is said, the Erevine cove is the most beautiful cove of the Côte Bleue with its turquoise waters and its island facing it!

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The most beautiful cove of the Côte Bleue

As all beautiful things must be deserved, you will need to walk for about 1 hour on the “sentier des Douaniers” from Niolon or of the Méjean port to discover it. The path is steep and slippery in places but offers spectacular scenery (/!\ the cove is not accessible with a pushchair!).

Once there, we understand the basis of its reputation: the landscape is magnificent! The island of Erevine faces the small pebble beach, and the Baume de Lume viaduct on which the Blue Coast Train passes, stands in the background. But the most spectacular thing is undoubtedly the crystal clear water: a real invitation to swim. Don’t forget to bring appropriate footwear so that your feet don’t get hurt by the pebbles!

The island of Erevine

The islet is a landmark on the nautical charts, and boaters like to anchor in this cove to take a break and enjoy the clear water. The spectacle is even more striking at sunset, when the sky turns a lovely pink colour and is reflected in the arches of the viaduct. It is advisable to go there in spring or autumn to take full advantage of its small beach: in summer the crowds can be so great that you may not have room to put your towel down!

Did you know ?

The old tower that can be seen on the right-hand shore of the cove is in fact an old soda factory from 1914 that was never used.

How to get to the Erevine cove

  • By train: TER Marseille-Miramas, get off at Niolon station then walk along the Chemin des Douaniers
  • By boat
  • By car: to Niolon or the port of Méjean but beware, there is very little parking space.

Practical informations

  • Some will be tempted to follow the railway line to get there faster but this is strictly forbidden and very dangerous.
  • Be careful to access the cove, the descent to the beach is a bit steep and can be difficult for some people.
  • Shoes suitable for walking and a bottle of water are essential
  • For swimming, the waters are quickly deep and often agitated
  • Access to motorised vehicles is regulated during the summer season (contact the town halls of Le Rove and Ensuès la Redonne for information).
  • As the beach is small, in summer we advise you to arrive before 10.30 am to be able to put your towel on the sand.
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