If you are visiting the area around Marseille or Cassis in the South of France, I would advise you to take the “Route des Crêtes” (the cliff road) and drive towards La Ciotat to the Parc du Mugel.
If you can avoid sunny weekends and the pick season of July/August, you are ready for a real mediterranean treat. The area is just absolutely ravishing! As you get there, you can walk around the park and admire spectacular sea views, typical stoney beaches nearby, plants from different parts of the world, bottlebrush as well as a gum tree from Australia, and plenty of cactuses!
A bastide, used by an environmental education center called l’Atelier Bleu, dominates the park and offers a superb view of the Gulf of La Ciotat and Île Verte.
Once you walked around the park, refrain yourself from staying on the cove of the Anse du Grand Mugel. Pass the second cove as well… Keep walking…
Do not expect a fancy beach with fine sand, restaurants or facilities… But you can take your diving mask out because there will be plenty to see once you get at the end of the track. Sun screen and picnic in the bag?
Welcome to the Anse du Sec – the “cove of the dry”!