Discover the calanque
A pretty port in the middle of nature
The calanque of Port-Miou is the closest to Cassis. Accessible on foot from the town centre in 30 minutes with the GR58-51, it is also possible to come by car and park in the Presqu’île car park (paying in summer, 8 euros a day). The calanque of Port-Miou is ideal for family walks as it is easy to access.
At the end of the peninsula you will have a magnificent view of the Cap Canaille and its ochre cliffs, and on the right the mouth of the cove, wild. A palette of blue, white and green dominates: the sea, the limestone and the pine forest.
Port–Pin, its neighbour, is only 2 km away and a 25 minute walk along the coastline: it is easy to go from one cove to the other. By forcing a little you will arrive then at the spectacular cove of En Vau in about 1 hour of walking for 3.6 km.
Its particular geology
Port-Miou winds its way inland for almost a kilometre, wedged between cliffs. It has the strange characteristic of having a small underwater spring, an exsurgence whose origin is still not well known. A small scum and a slight surface current identify the phenomenon, which also causes a very cold current of fresh water, mixed with the warmer sea water in general.