Walk the coastal path in the footsteps of the customs officers

The summer days are here again, the sun is shining, the weather is nice and it’s lovely and hot at the Sezz Saint Tropez. It’s a great time to take a walk along the coastal path to enjoy the beauty of the sea and scenery. Just grab some comfortable walking shoes, a bottle of water and some sunscreen and go!

 

Follow in the footsteps of the former customs trail

The 432km coastal path that stretches along the Var coast is also known as the "customs path" and it is part of a 200-km road from Saint-Cyr to Hyères that was once used by customs officers to monitor the coast. This trail, for the exclusive use of hikers and walkers, is divided into several sections of varying length. Stamped with historical remains and exuding the heady fragrances of iodine and pine, it’s a place where nature is preserved. The part that we suggest you explore, a 20-km trail between Saint-Tropez and Cavalaire, is just a tiny part of this exceptional natural heritage.

 

The coastal path around Saint-Tropez

We recommend you leave from the car park at the Cannebiers beach (in front of the sailing school) about 2.5 km from the centre of Saint-Tropez. Then head east following the coastal trail markers. You will pass in front of Brigitte Bardot’s house and continue to Rabiou point, the point of l'Ay and the Moutte beach before reaching the Cape of Saint-Tropez. You then carry on to the Salins beach and Cap du Pinet before returning to the Bay of Cannebiers. Another idea for a route is to take the coastal path from Pampelonne beach – you’ll reach Saint-Tropez in two hours. Allow a little more time for breaks and stopping to admire the scenery. There are lots of ways to enjoy hiking on the coastal path, some leisurely, some more sporty – our team is happy to give you more information.

 


Sezz Saint Tropez, a 5 star luxury and design hotel in Saint Tropez

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