Marseille Calanque Callelongue has no beach but is full of charm. Everyone loves its fishermen huts overlooking the little port.
Callelongue is not the kind of calanque we expect. But it’s the departing point of many other calanques that are much wilder. It’s a spot very easy to reach : 5 minutes by foot from Callelongue car park, and the bus takes right in the village’s centre. It’s located south, after La Pointe Rouge port and Les Goudes village.
Today, the little port is charming with its fishermen huts and a nice restaurant attracting all Marseille with its fish meals when spring is coming !
Remember there is no beach in this calanque, you can access the sea only by the rocks.
Access to Callelongue calanque – Marseille
Reminder: how to behave in Marseille natural heritage
The Calanques mountains range is a fragile natural space, steep and rocky that is not secured. It can be dangerous with crumble, falling branches or trees, cliff edges…. Visitors must wear walking shoes and have water, food and a map of the spot. Of course a mobile phone can be very useful as well. Remember, you must take back your rubbish and leave the place shiny clean.
The Calanques mountains range is made of gorgeous marked walking trails. Anyone who chooses to leave the trails puts nature (and the rare plants) in danger. Therefore shortcuts are not a good idea, and cause rock slides. Piles of rocks are home to the « Sabline de Provence », a protected plant that is endemic in the Calanques.
How to behave in Marseille natural heritage :
- On land
- On sea
Fire risk in the Calanques mountains range: limited access
In Marseille Calanques, fire risk is very high in summer. This explains why access to certain spots can be forbidden. Before you go, make sure you will be able to visit the spot you have chosen. Every day (from the 1st of june to the 30st of september only), the Bouches-du-Rhône prefecture publishes a map with the accessible spots.
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Calanque de Callelongue, 13008 Marseille
From the 1st of june to the 30st of september access is regulated by prefectoral decree because of the fire risk in the Calanques mountains range. Before you go, check the access on the prefecture website here (map updated everyday), or call the 0811 20 13 13.
HOW TO GO TO CALLELONGUE CALANQUE?
- 5 minutes from Callelongue car park
- Bus 19 to La Madrague de Montredon (terminus), then bus 20 to Callelongue (terminus – car park)