Martigues - Sports d'eau - From Saturday 23 to Sunday 24 October 2021 Opening hours on Saturday at 12.30 pm. On Sunday at 9 am. - Free
Saturday from 12:30 p.m.
- Euro Beach Flags Tour: This sand test tests the lifeguard's reflexes and alertness. The competitors are lying on their stomachs, heels together, their hands on top of each other and their torso resting on the sand, the sticks are located 20m behind them. At the whistle, rescuers must get up as quickly as possible and grab a stick. The Lifeguard without a stick is eliminated.
- Course Swimming Course.
- Board race: the Rescuers complete a course of around 600m on their knees or lying down on a 3m50 board, the minimum weight of which must be 7.5kg. This event requires great technique at the start and passage of the buoys, where the contacts are rough and unbalanced.
Sunday from 9 a.m.
- Oceanman long distance: considered by athletes as the queen of coastal rescue. This event highlights the rescuer's endurance qualities and his technical mastery. It consists of a series of swimming, board and surfski courses with transitions of races on the sand.
- Surf ski race: Surfski is the name given to the rescue competition kayak. The start is in the water. Lifeguards must complete a course of around 800m, before returning to the beach to cross the finish line marked by two flags in the water. This test requires both balance and endurance.
Information provided by OT Martigues
Plage du Verdon
Chemin de la Douane
AMSA ( Asso. Méditerranéenne Sauvetage Aquatique )
Where to stay
La Côte Bleue
In the heart of the village, the gîte faces the public car park, the beach, the port with the fish market, and close to the main shops. On one level, the cottage opens via the terrace onto the living room with sofa (140x190cm), flat screen TV. Dining area. Integrated kitchen with electric…
Villa piscine Isabelle
Villa of 130m² on 4600 m2 of land, air-conditioned that can accommodate 6 travelers: 3 bedrooms, 3 double beds. The swimming pool is exclusive to the accommodation and not overlooked. Exceptional haven of peace and relaxation, 7 minutes from the beaches of the Blue Coast. A small pool can…
Things to do
Bonnieu Naturist Beach
I am not a naturist but I would like to try: via the invitation of a person who is a member of the MNS association, you can try naturism 2 times maximum at the rate of 5 euros per day and per person (a receipt will be issued to you ). Bonnieu naturist beach is located near Martigues. Modest…
Plage Rives d'Or
Plage des Rives d’Or Sausset-les-Pins – a small resort on the Côte Bleue coast -, is part of the "Marine Park": a protected area where fishing and underwater hunting are prohibited. Diving and snorkelling fans will simply adore exploring the crystal-clear waters of "Plage des Rives d’Or"…
Beach at La Saulce
Standing just above the creek, Chapelle de Sainte Croix appears to be standing guard over the bathers. Built in memory of Saint Mary Magdalene who is said to have moored on these shores with the first Christians chased from Palestine, this little chapel harbours a genuine fragment of the Christ's…
Showers and toilets have been fitted as well as a play area for children. Free parking is available nearby and the beach is signposted in summer to ensure the safety of swimmers from the boats leaving the small port. Its main feature is this picnic area fitted out with tables, benches and…
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Water Sports 13, base nautique
Partner of the nautical pass: withdraw your Privilege Nautical Offer card entitling you to discounts on certain services or activities. It is delivered free of charge at the tourist and congress office, at the La Couronne tourist information office or on the website: www.martigues-tourisme.com.…
Where to eat
Les terrasses de l'Arquet
A breathtaking view overlooking the beach of St. Croix and the horizon offered by the Mediterranean Sea. The restaurant and multipurpose room are open to everyone, not just the residents of the campsite. The room hosts weddings, baptisms and seminars throughout the year.