area is renowned for its Kitesurfing, windsurfing and its diving.
The water temperature ranges from about 18C in
May to 26C in summer. The beach near the Gites
is of golden pebbly sand and is about one km long. One mile to
the north of it accessible via the cycle track is the sandy beach
of les Salins. Both are seldom crowded. Further South
on both sides of the Giens peninsula are beaches of fine
sand. On the other side of the bay the cap Benat area offers a
string of superb beaches where the pines come right to the edge
of the water. The island of Porquerolles has several
fine sandy beaches a short walk away from the village.
Windsurfs, canoes, kayaks, scooters, motor boats and of course
yachts can all be hired from numerous operators by the day or
Many centers offer local dives or snorkel some to the underwater National
Park of Port-Cros.
The coastal footpath offers many opportunities to explore various
stretches of the coast, whilst inland, the proximity of the Maures
forest offer unlimited scope for walking.