Enjoy the beach and sea:
The house has its own access to the sea. Behind the small gate on the other side of the road, a staircase goes down to the sea. When the water is calm and with bathing shoes you can enjoy the water and snorkel wonderfully alongside the rocks.
About 150 meters down the road there is the Kima Plage, where you can also access the sea via rocks. The sandy beach of Portissol is only a few meters away.
Other sandy beaches nearby are la Plage Dorée in Bandol on the way back to the motorway and the long beach at Six-Fours-les-Plages on the other side of Sanary.
In the immediate vicinity:
Within walking distance you will find everything for your daily needs. On the boulevard Dr. Raphael Boyer there is an excellent baker and a small general store to the right. A little further down the street there is a pharmacy, a café and a shop with swimwear and other beach products.
At the beach of Portissol there are two restaurants: Le Bard’ô and O Petit Monde – a French and an Italian restaurant. Le Bard’ô is a safe tip, for example when arriving in the evening. The menu offers a lot of variety and is great for a sundowner, a snack or full menu.
O Petit Monde prepares extraordinary, somewhat more robust pasta dishes and surprises with other very fine dishes. Make sure to reserve a table!
Further shopping and restaurants can be found in Sanary-sur-Mer, which is less than 1 km away.
The city of Sanary-sur-Mer:
Sanary-sur-Mer fascinates by its harbor and its old town. The city center is about 1 km away from the house and can be reached via Boulevard Dr. Raphael Boyer. The port and city center are traffic-calmed and port area is mostly a pedestrian zone. Parking is available at the end of Boulevard Dr Raphael Boyer on the left or on the east side of the harbor and in the inner city.
Foreign newspapers can be purchased at the kiosk in the harbor (usually from the day before).
At the end of the harbor promenade is the daily food market until about 12:30 o’clock with great vegetables, fruit, fish and other wonderful local and international food.
In addition, a typical French market with all kind of products such as clothing takes place on Wednesday mornings. The Market has been named France’s most beautiful market. Due to the heat and the many visitors, it is recommended to go on a discovery tour early in the morning. The many stands will start packing up at 12:30.
In the summer months there is also a daily night market in the harbor. Make sure you go at least once.
There are many restaurants in the city that invite you to enjoy lunch or dinner. The Restaurant de la Tour, for example, serves excellent seafood.
The many cafés and restaurants along the promenade also are great to have a café au lait with a croissant in the morning, a café gourmand (espresso with small delicacies) in the afternoon and an aperitif in the evening.
The old town is located in the alleys behind the harbor. Just dive in and discover the many small boutiques, grocery stores and pubs. Shops close for lunch between 12:30 and 15:30, and in the evening around 19:30.
For bulk grocery shopping there are several supermarkets either back towards the Bandol motorway exit or when driving through Sanary towards Toulon.
Excursions in the vicinity:
The whole region offers a wide variety of excursions.
Whether the small towns of Cassis or Le Castellet but also the City of Toulon (15 km) or of course Marseille (about 50 km) are worth exploring.
Les Calanques are great for hiking and are considered to be one of the most beautiful French national parks. Hikes usually start in Cassis.
Another nice hike with a view of the sea takes you from La Ciotat to Cassis. Or take a walk along the coast between Les Lecques to Bandol.
There are also great destinations for golfers in the area:
Golf la Fregate (15 minutes away)
Golf of Valgarde (30 minutes)
Golf de Marseille la Salette (45 minutes)
Golf de la Sainte Baume (60 minutes)
Golf de Barbaroux (75 minutes)