If you make your way around the port itself, the entrance to the foottrails of the Calanque can be found there. Take the blue marked trail that follows the coast. You will take in the breathtaking views of the sea and the limestone cliffs surround you. This hike has steep portions and the rocks that line the trail are slippery, polished from foot traffic.
After descending what is a natural stone staircase, you will come to a beach. This is the Calanque de Port Pin, an aquamarine cove. From here, the hike increases in difficulty.
The views become more dramatic - this is the heart of the Calanques National Park. Look down the steep cliff below to the beach of Calanque d'en Vau. This is the destination.
After approximately 2 hours of hiking, you'll reach the Calanque d'en Vau. This secluded beach is an inlet of two towering limestone cliffs on both sides.
Prefer being on the water? Kayaks are another wonderful way to visit the Calanques. They can be rented in Cassis and paddled to the National Park. There are many coves and wild swimming spots only accessible by boat.
Photography and writing by Emilie Johnson. She can be found on instagram at @emilie_joly_johnson