The harbors of the peninsula of Giens
To the other cities of the French Riviera with its beaches, its paths, its markets, its castles and its ports but, do you know the ports of Hyères?
The Clair de lune campsite invites you to take a little tour to find out more from West to East from the Giens peninsula to the Saline beach and the Pothuau port and return by the Ports of the Golden Islands !
15 harbors in Hyères listed by the Clair de lune campsite, including 6 on the Giens peninsula: are we going ???
The discovery of the Presqu’ile de Giens would not be complete without a visit to its small ports, each more charming than the last and reflecting the fantastic historical heritage of the city of Hyères.
We invite you to see the remarkable work done by the Partegue association for the heritage enhancement and the preservation of the authentic character of the small Ports of Hyères and the peninsula.
The harbor of the boats at 700m from the Clair de lune campsite and the International campsite
Small private port and starting point for paddle and Kitesurf schools in particular with our partner MFKite also present in the port of Niel.
The port of la madrague at 600m from the Olbia campsite and 1.6km from the Clair de Lune campsite
Small residential port, fishing and launching there you will find a harbor master’s office and can rent on site with the “small flotilla” 3 ways to discover Hyères and Giens seen from the sea: boats of course with or without license but also Kayaks and paddles.
2 small restaurants border the small port including the Bouillabaisse which will delight you with a unique and typical dish of the same name (to be booked in advance)
Le Port du Niel 600m from Clair de lune campsite
Recently completely renovated with a gradual resumption of services for tourism since early June 2018 you will find 2 very good restaurants “Le Poisson Rouge” and “Le Niel” directly on the port. You can also hire boats for excursions to the Var coast. Please note that the port of Niel is at the end of a dead end and the parking spaces are very confidential. Coming there on foot will be full of charm and common sense, all the more so since it is the start of a magnificent little water level walk which will bring you back to the center of the village after crossing the restaurant’s swimming pool and from the Provençal hotel and along the René Sabran hospital. You will find the beginning of the trail when you arrive on the left at the end of the small beach. The port of Niel is also close to the start of the coastal path, probably the most beautiful excursion on foot of the town of Hyères and its islands and peninsulas, but you will have to go up the Niel route a bit to find the start. . The small tide and sale of fish from the day’s catch is done every morning around 8 a.m.
This small port of Giens is located south of the Giens peninsula. While going to discover our beautiful Presqu’ile you can stop there to admire one of these sites both wild and inhabited of the Presqu’ile. Only accessible on foot and located near the winery “Domaine de la presqu’ile” with its small farm campsite, 800m on foot by the sea from the Pradeau restaurant located by the beach of the same name, the port Auguier of private status is certainly the most charming of all the Ports of the city of Hyères with its small beach and its captaincy in Pierre de Giens. Without looking like it, it nevertheless shelters 280 linear meters of quay. With a little luck you will find some sinners who know the place and in action…. Port Auguier and its pretty little beach are waiting for you to take a nap or simply to stop and admire our beautiful coast while enjoying the calm and nature that presents itself in all their beauty.
The port of the fondue tower
Probably the most famous port of the peninsula of Giens and especially the only and inescapable departure from a port of Hyères towards the island of Porquerolles of which it is hardly 1km. For the other islands, Port Cros and the Levant, you will have to go to Port Saint Pierre, the large port of the city of Hyères described elsewhere. Please note that this gateway to the beauty of the Hyères islands deserves and must face intense summer traffic in summer, with all the collateral effects on traffic jams and parking. Common sense is to choose to go off tourist peak or failing to choose a very early hour for departure and early afternoon for return.
The port of La Capte located 1.3km from the Eurosurf campsite
The port of La Capte offers you an exceptional view of the Golden Islands. Surrounded by a pine forest, it has a calm and relaxing atmosphere, to cut a little of the stressful life of the city. You can walk even in the sun because you will be protected by the shade of the trees that surround this small harbor. Suitable for children, the waters of the Port de la Capte beach in the south are shallow, and they rise gradually, ensuring parents a certain tranquility. On Friday morning the port of La Capte is filled with colors and scents thanks to the small Provencal market that takes place there.
The port of Hyères: Port St Pierre
The St Pierre port in Hyères was built in 1954 and improved little by little over the years. True center of attraction despite its eccentricity from the city of Hyères, with its large summer market which reaches the port of La Gavine, the evening is filled with colors, scents, artistic exhibitions and music, to the great pleasure international tourism. You will find jewelry and souvenir merchants, canvas painters, photographers etc. Several restaurants in the port of Hyères, offer delicious dishes with fresh fish. Then at the end of the evening you can taste very good ice cream in one of the glaciers present. Take the time to admire the yachts discreetly moored at the quay in the direction of the marine hardware opposite the harbor master’s office. Their size no longer has anything to envy to those of the other famous large ports in the Mediterranean. Contact of the harbor office of Hyères: 04 94 12 54 40 For more technical information https://www.campingclairdelune.fr/tourisme/post/le-port-d-hyeres
Port of Ayguade
The port of Ayguade is one of the most atypical Hyères ports; Located on the Roubaud canal, it is cut in two steps from the seaside road, making it an exception to visit during the discovery of the territory. A few steps from the port, the beach of Ayguade allows you to walk and relax in the sun. Many activities are practiced on this port, such as jogging or why not beautiful rides on bikes or rollerblades on the Toulon-Saint-Tropez cycle path. Another way to make the most of your day while admiring the wonders around you.
The dry port of the gapeau
Located on the only Hyérois river in Gapeau, the dry port allows boats of reasonable size to be stored in secure conditions in all weathers. The port is worth a detour on the way to the banks of the Gapeau to observe the boat launching and launching.
Port Pothuau is the easternmost of the small continental ports of Hyères, with a maximum capacity of 40 boats. Despite its small size, it is very popular with tourists who like to discover the distant beauties of this wonderful city of Hyères and enjoy the Vahines and Pentagon beaches. It is possible to reach the town of Londe (camping Le Pansard) by walking or cycling (large tires and large calf required) 2.7km of a strip of sand between saline and Mediterranean with the golden islands that are profiling their tempting figure. You will ultimately reach the Miramar port in Lalonde les Maures: it is no longer Hyéres but another story to start…. Note that Port Pothuau is also the name of a very large Hyères campsite located 1 km from the sea.
The Port of Olbia
Underwater vestige of an archaeological era, may be the first port of Hyères in history and built in the fifth century BC by the Greeks from the Port of Phocea, it was probably the only link with the sea and the other colonies in the Mediterranean (Port of Massalia, Nikea, Emporia for the best known) for 1000 years. Visit only underwater.
The port of Porquerolles
An essential port for supplying the inhabitants of the island (which is part of the commune of Hyères), a welcome port, essential for a tourist flow which confirms the never-denied success of an island with almost reflections. tropical. The port of Porquerolles has succeeded in this challenge and constitutes an irreplaceable economic foundation for the island of Porquerolles and even for the city of Hyères. Varied restaurants and for all budgets going to the Michelin-starred Langoustier restaurant 6 km away.
Hotels and seasonal rentals but no camping. Many quality bike rental companies see electric assistance but be careful to book in high season. The frequency of the 400-seat shuttle between the Port de la Tour fondue and the Port of Porquerolle is simplified by at least one per hour from 8 am to 6 pm except at noon; frequency practically doubled in summer. The precise timetable established by the TLV is available at the reception of the Clair de lune campsite and in most establishments.
The Port of Port cros
If the National Park of Port Cros covers in fact largely the entire municipality of Hyères, it takes its essence around this extraordinary little island but less known than its big sister Porquerolles. Port Cros, beyond its natural beauty, is characterized by its underwater trails and its wrecks, some of which date back 2,500 years from the time of Port D’olbia. On the 7 underwater trails in the Cros port park, the one that starts at La Palud beach is marked out in 6 stages and illustrated with submerged plaques up to the island of Rascas. The relatively poorly equipped port despite 180 places (sustainable development approach?) Is connected to the Port of L’ayguade on the Ile du Levant, to the port of Lavandou, to that of Porquerolles and of course to the port of Saint Pierre in the city of Hyéres. These last 3 ports being at a distance close to 20km we understand better that despite its attractiveness the big sister of Porquerolles is preferred to it …
The port of Levant which is also called port of L’Ayguade du levant should not be confused with the Port of L’Ayguade of Hyères. The island of the east is shared between the military on one side and the naturists on the other. But naturism is not free in the Port as in public places. As in Port Cros and Porquerolles there is no campsite but it is possible to find seasonal rentals, restaurants and hotels in season. The Port remains rustic but still offers 20 berths for boats up to 10 m
The island of Bagaud and La Gabiniere have no possibility of secure docking. The latter islet, however, attracts divers to observe the large concentration of brown grouper in its azure waters.