Parc marin de la Côte Bleue

Coastline, Marine Park
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The Blue Coast offers a few kilometers from Marseille, a splendid escape to the sea where the blue of the water collides violently with the green of the pines clinging to the rocks. This coastline offers a very contrasting landscape from east to west. The creeks and short years sometimes beaches frequented in summer by Marseille and Aix, thanks to TER which uses the magnificent railway line connecting Marseille to Miramas. Since 1983, a Marine Park covers 15,000 kilometers of the 28 kilometers of Côte Bleue to the Anse des Laurons in the West, at the tip of Corbières in the East. This unique and unique structure in France brings together the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Regional Council, the Bouches du Rhône Regional Council and the five Côte Bleue municipalities (Martigues, Sausset-les-Pins, Carry-le-Rouet , Ensuès-la-Redonne and Rove), the professional fishing organizations of Martigues and Marseille.

Park objectives inspired by those of the Natural Park are naturally protected from the natural marine heritage of the Côte Bleue, let's move on to better management of fishing resources, better known marine heritage. The Côte Bleue Marine Park implements the artificial reefs submerged in front of the coast as well as the two fully protected marine reserves, one in Carry-le-Rouet (85 ha) and the other in Cap-Couronne (210 ha). Fishing, anchoring and diving are forbidden to allow the fauna and flora to regenerate. Absolute insights on Carry Marine Reserves in Carry-le-Rouet.

The public awareness and information activities of the Marine Park are all-in-one: the guided surface visits to the Carry-le-Rouet marine reserve, the reception of primary school classes on the Côte Bleue, fun workshops around of marine life, the "Ecogestes" campaign for boaters, exhibitions, conferences ... Although yachting occupies an important place on this coastline, artisanal professional fishing still remains. It offers all the ports of Côte Bleue a daily entertainment much appreciated by residents and tourists.
Le Parc Marin de La Côte Bleue (The Côte Bleue Marine Park) has been inscribed since November 24, 2018 on the International Union for Conservation of Nature's Green List of Protected Areas. This distinction is attributed to protected areas that meet several standards for effective management and local governance
  • Classification LPN :
    • Protected sites
    • Must see sites
  • Gestion de l'espace naturel :
    • Regional Nature Park
Parc marin de la Côte Bleue
Parc marin de la Côte Bleue
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 43.32740
Longitude : 5.12074
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