Saint-Aygulf, Character neighborhood

Saint-Aygulf, a Charming Area

Between the Ponds of Villepey and the Mediterranean Sea, Saint-Aygulf is a land of contrasts: Provençal at heart yet cosmopolitan, encouraging a laid-back lifestyle and full of festive events, fine sand family beaches and romantic rocky inlets…Saint-Aygulf, is a pleasant area “par excellence”.

Natural Areas

  • Ponds of Villepey

The Ponds of Villepey form rare Mediterranean lagoons between Camargue and Italy: a remarkable natural environment of 255 hectares. Here, you will find plants and wildlife that are specific to the wetlands. 268 species of birds have been spotted on the ponds. Migration is the best time for bird watching: March and early September.
Several structures now allow you to discover these natural areas: decks, walkways, observatory and a hiking trail connected to the Petites Maures Mountains and the coastal path.
At the Ferme des Esclamandes, many educational activities are also offered to a variety of audiences around the eco-community gardens and animals centre.

Route départementale 559
83370 Saint-Aygulf
Service Environnement
Tél. + 33 (0)4 94 51 97 60


  • Coastal pathway

To date, the coast of the Var offers walkers a path over 200km long.
One part is situated between Fréjus and Roquebrune-sur-Argens.
Chemin des Douaniers (coastal path): Nearly 8km lined with calanques in shallow waters.

Plage de la Galiote
83370 Saint-Aygulf

Saint-Aygulf port – Le Boucharel
45 minutes – 2,8 km

Saint-Aygulf port – Pointe de la Tourterelle
60 minutes – 4 km


Private Beaches

  • Le Mas d’Estel (hand)
    Restaurant, Plage privée, Bar.
    Les Esclamandes
    Tél. + 33 (0)6 50 09 40 50
    Tél. + 33 (0)6 50 09 40 60
    The Mas d’Estel also helps disabled visitors access the beach by loaning a beach wheelchair and offering parking near the shore.
  • Les Caraïbes – Plage
    Restaurant, Plage privée, glacier et snack.
    Les Esclamandes
    Tél. + 33 (0)
    Parking fee
  • Le Bellini
    Restaurant, snack bar.
    Plage des Esclamandes
    Opposite the Jungle Beach
    Tél.  + 33(0)4 94 81 00 21


Public Beaches

  • Plage de l’Argens
    Dogs are allowed on leashes, Sandy beach equipped with a first aid station and a kitesurfing area
    Tél. poste de secours + 33 (0)4 94 81 10 81
  • Plage des Esclamandes
    Sandy beach, nudist in some areas, shower and toilet facilities nearby, paid parking, beach shaded in certain areas, equipped with a first aid station, no dogs allowed.
    Tél. poste de secours + 33 (0)4 94 81 10 80
  • Plage de la Galiote (hand)
    No dogs allowed, sandy beach, beach mattress rentals, restaurants nearby, paid parking, shower and toilet facilities available, equipped with a first aid station.
    Tél.  poste de secours  + 33 (0)4 94 81 10 79


Calanques of Saint-Aygulf

  • Calanque of Pont de Bois
    Pebble beach, Free parking, No dogs allowed.
  • Calanque of Louvans
    Sandy beach, No dogs allowed.
  • Calanque of Balzac
    Pebble beach, Free parking, no dogs allowed.
  • Calanque of Corailleurs
    Pebble and sandy beach, Free parking, no dogs allowed.
  • Calanque of Pébrier
    Sandy beach, near the city, no dogs allowed. Equipped with an emergency call station.
  • Calanque of Petit Boucharel
    Pebble and sandy beach, shaded in certain areas, Free parking, no dogs allowed.
    Equipped with an emergency call station.
  • Calanque of Grand Boucharel
    Sandy beach, Free parking, no dogs allowed. Equipped with an emergency call station.
  • Calanque of Four à Chaux
    Sandy beach, shaded in certain areas, near the city, showers nearby, no dogs allowed.
  • Signs and call station
    The calanques of Saint-Aygulf were marked in spring 2002. The 300-metre strip is no longer accessible to motorised watercrafts. However, boats in transit are authorised at a speed of less than 5 knots. To improve maritime safety, ten emergency call stations, in direct contact with the local fire department, were set up throughout the calanques.
  • Channel access to the shore
    The mouth of the River Argens now leads to a channel accessing the shore. Anchorage and swimming are prohibited. Danger warning! Due to the risk of silting in this area, please be careful, especially for small boats coming in from the sea.


Dogs are permitted on the beach

Plage de l’Argens
à Saint-Aygulf –  dogs on leashes
Port de Saint-Aygulf

  • Port authorities
    1, boulevard du Muy
    83370 Saint-Aygulf
    Tél. + 33 (0)4 94 52 74 52 – Fax. + 33 (0)4 94 52 74 56
    Warm and welcoming, the Port of Saint-Aygulf was created in 1985 by the Boaters and Fishermen’s Association of Saint-Aygulf. It has 235 berths, a shipyard, a crane for launching boats into the water, a diving club and a restaurant. Its charm lies in its “Belle Epoque” villas that dominate the site.