Hyeers les palmiers
Location de Gites de Vacances Hyeres Var

 
Seaside activities Hyeres Holiday activities in the Hyères area. Provence d'Azur

Presqu'ile de Giens
The area is renowned for its Kitesurfing, windsurfing and its diving.

The beaches.
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.
Watersports.
Windsurfs, canoes, kayaks, scooters, motor boats and of course yachts can all be hired from numerous operators by the day or the week.
Many centers offer local dives or snorkel some to the underwater National Park of Port-Cros.
Walking.
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.

Cycling.
The Toulon to St Tropez cycle track passes 50 m from the house and is the gateway to 60 km of easy cycling. More ambitious cyclist can try their endurance in the numerous tracks in the forest of "les Maures" or on the roads winding their way amongst the vineyards just a couple km inland.
Visiting.
Hyères which you can walk to (5km) is partly medieval with narrow and busy colorful streets, partly Victorian (yes, Queen Victoria used to winter in Hyeres).
It has a lively pedestrian area and is pleasantly planted with palm and orange trees.
The Gites are conveniently located to explore the surrounding coastal villages of Giens, Bormes les mimosas, and the "Corniche des Maures" towards Saint Tropez, whilst to the west lies Toulon with it busy harbour daily market and a choice of shops, and the famous Cassis with the "Calanques".