The Martégal coastline

Leisure Pedestrian sports Hiking itinerary
  • Sentier du littoral Martégal
  • La Phare de Carro - La Couronne
Sentier du littoral MartégalLa Phare de Carro - La Couronne

Presentation

The coastal path presents natural spaces of exceptional ecological diversity and landscape quality.
This 15 km-long family walking trail is a treasure trove of historical treasures.
Along the way, 42 educational signs recount the marine and inland ecology, the geology, archaeology, history and human activities.

The Martégal coastline walk is part of the GR51 marked trail.
Opening period (s)All year round.

Subject to favorable weather.
Practical information
  • Route :
    • Route
    • Distance (km) : 13
    • Daily duration (minutes) : 180
    • Route : Aller / Itinerance
    • Route : 1
    • Route : 4
  • Parking :
    • Free car park
  • Environments :
    • Coastline
    • Village 2 km away
  • Visits :
    • you can visit it
    • Average group visit length (minutes) : 240
  • Services :
    • Pets welcome
  • Offers tailored to specific clienteles :
    • Children
  • Levels of sporting experience :
    • Level green –very easy
  • Natures field :
    • Rock
    • Stone
    • Clay
    • Not suitable for strollers
Facilities, services, amenities
  • Leisure facilities :
    • Picnic area
    • Orientation board
  • Environments :
    • Beach within 300 m
    • Sea view
  • Individual tour services :
    • Unguided individual tours available permanently
Accessibility
  • Delicate passages :
    • Be careful, this hike takes a small path which can be tricky on the descent to Saint Croix beach.

Tarifs

Free of charge.
Contact
The Martégal coastline
Port de Carro
13500
Martigues
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Phone : 04 42 42 31 10
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Sentier du littoral Martégal
Port de Carro
13500
Martigues
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 43.345195
Longitude : 5.023181
Visiting conditions: Between 1 June and 30 September: access to the forest is regulated by local authorities for your safety and for the preservation of the site. Before heading out, call: 0811 20 13 13 (France only). Information about the opening hours of the site you wish to visit is available: open all day/open only in the morning/completely closed. The degree of forest fire warning (orange-red-black), determined by weather conditions, is published the day before at 6pm at the latest.

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Historic site and monument
Located at the extreme south-west of La Nerthe peninsula, the shelly limestone quarries (tender pink rock) in La Couronne are well known for having ...
  • Historical patrimony :
    • Ruins and remains
    • Archeological site
Historic site and monument
The lighthouse stands at the south of La Couronne village, at the eastern entrance of Golfe de Fos.
  • Art collection :
    • Engineering structure
    • Headlight

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Historic site and monument
Built in the 17th century. Just in front of it remains a ruin, that of the old chapel from the 12th century.
  • Religious patrimony :
    • Chapel
Water sports Leisure marina
Picturesque small port traditionally fishing on the Mediterranean coast. Discover the morning fish market.
Water sports Leisure marina
The Calanque des Tamaris is a seasonal port with 90 places.
Water sports Beach / Bathing Area
Calm and serenity await you on this picturesque site and charmers where the clear water invites to swimming and diving.