Bay Du Langoustier - Baie Du Langoustier
Geographical AreaCôte D'azur
LatitudeLat 43° 0' 7'' N
LongitudeLong 6° 9' 59'' E
Minimum Draught3 m
Maximum Draught5 m
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The bay (Baie) du Langoustier is located in the northwestern part of the Ile de Porquerolles, near the Pointe Sainte-Anne.
Porquerolles is part of the Îles d'Hyères and is a popular destination for yachtsmen sailing in the Hyères region, one of the most fascinating areas of the Côte d'Azur. Its bays are protected by state regulations aimed at protecting the ecosystem and are very popular among underwater diving lovers for the beauty of their backdrops.
The haven du Langoustier is well protected by the east and south winds but like most of the island's bays, offers no shelter for the wind of the maestrale. In this case, it is better to seek refuge in cove (Anse) Du Bon Renaud, one of the few places on the island to offer shelter from any wind.
The bay is part of a promontory that is connected to the rest of the island by a thin strip of land. This spit of sand is also the only geographic barrier to separate the bay from Port Faye and the dark sand of Plage Noire du Langoustier, in the southern part of the island.
People arriving in Langoustier Bay find themselves surrounded by the red rocks and lush Mediterranean vegetation.
The haven is also accessible for those coming from the mainland: you should consider little more than 30 minutes of cycling on one of the island's scenic trails. It is allowed to anchor in the bay at least 100 meters away from the main beach of the bay. The bay beach is the Plage du Langoustier, located in the westernmost part of the bay. It is a sandy beach, wild and without any service, but very suggestive, from which to enjoy the beautiful panorama of the Île du Petit Langoustier to the left of the bay and further away- of the Giens promontory.
The Bay of Langoustier area offers very few commercial activities. To find restaurants, bars, hotels and shops you must approach the center of the island and the port area, about 4.5 kilometers away.
The Baie du Langoustier is a fine starting point for exploring the beauty of the area of Hyères and the other islands of the Parc National de Port Cros, a protected area dedicated to the protection of fauna and flora.