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“unspoilt beauty” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Calanque du Sugiton

Calanque du Sugiton
Luminy, Marseille, France
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Ranked #2 of 104 attractions in Marseille
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Marseille, France
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“unspoilt beauty”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

It is one of the most stunning parts of one of France's most beautiful regions, namely Les Calanques. Sugiton is utterly uninhabited, unlike the preceeding coves of Marseilleveyre/Morgiou/Sormiou, an that makes it quite special already...then in terms of access, one is obliged to take a track that follows the steep contours of the surrounding cliffs, it's not in any way dangerous but it does demand one's full attention. And then when don there, it's another world..calm, quiet (except in summer) with the bluest blues and the greenest greens...both it and D'en Vau are quite the best of the many coves between Marseille and Cassis...highly reommended

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“a lovely boat ride”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Well worth the euros spent. Pick a warm sunny day and enjoy the ride and commentary. The boat ride is pleasant and the attractions, these mountains, are beautiful.

Visited October 2013
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Armidale, Australia
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“Most Beautiful Place On Earth”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

The air was dry and warm, the water was all shades of blue and crystalline clear, the people were relaxed... What more could you want? The water is very cold but it is worth it just to swim in that gorgeous water, and it doesn't take long to warm up on the rocks afterwards. It is a bit of a trek to get down there so definitely wear walking shoes, the last part of the path is very steep and studded with rocks and tree roots. There is also an amazing view out over the bay from the lookout.

Visited September 2013
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“Nice beach & trekking combo, worth exploring the area.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

I visited the Calanque du Sugiton on a weekend in mid-September when the heat is less intense and was initially surprised by the number of people who had decided to do the same. The main attraction seems to be the cosy intimacy of this beautiful little bay and I would say it wouldn't take many people to make it feel crowded. So on the one hand its worth the trek, but if you don't like crowds, you may choose not to hang around. The upside is there are other good walks in the area (below).

The last part of the path to the Calanque to Sugiton is quite narrow and involves some tricky (but totally manageable) climbing, so as other reviewers have mentioned, you'll need good walking shoes or heavy-soled sandals - and a reasonable level of fitness. In addition, the beach is a pebble one so if you plan to swim, make sure you bring a pair of the soft-rubber-soled swimming shoes available everywhere for around 10Euro.

You don't need a map to get to this beach, but it helps if you ask that you're on the right path (after taking the bus 21 from Marseilles to the Luminy stop). I accidentally took the wrong path on my first visit, and headed in the direction of the 'Candela' rock-face, but didn't regret it as the views are spectacular and the paths more rugged, interesting and less crowded (that said, hiking boots and fairly strong nerves or mountain-hiking experience are required if you want to complete it). The third local path leads to the 'Belvedere', a shorter and easier walk to a viewpoint which commands fantastic views over the area.

In short, a good place to spend a day hiking, swimming and taking pictures.

Visited September 2013
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Marseille, France
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“Wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

It's a wonderful visit that you MUST do! It's a bit hard to go (you have to walk 1 hour and a half to reach the sea) but it is a paradise. I would advise to go there in May, June or September, because there are too many tourists during July and August.

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