porquerolles island

Why not discovering Porquerolles island on boat?


Are you looking for a dream island for your next holiday on boat? Let yourself be seduced by Porquerolles island! This little corner of paradise, 7 kilometres long and 3 kilometres wide, is the largest of the golden islands in the Gulf of Hyères. "Sublime", "heavenly", "the pearl of the golden islands": these are the adjectives used to describe Porquerolles island. Here you will find turquoise waters of the Mediterranean Sea, magnificent beaches of fine sand, rich history, renowned vineyards and sublime landscapes. The best way to explore this beautiful island is hiring a boat: whether you decide to hire a motor boat or a sailboat, discover Porquerolles by boat, and you will experience a unique moment! Are you ready to hire a boat in Porquerolles for your next holiday? 

 

Preserved nature  

The territory of the island of Porquerolles has been managed since 1971 by the Port-Cros National Park and protected as a National Park since 2012. In fact, Porquerolles island is home to an impressive biodiversity and its scented vegetation attracts every year a large number of visitors. In Porquerolles, much importance is given to biodiversity and everything is done to preserve it: on the island, the Mediterranean cultures are protected, cultivated, replanted and studied thanks to the Botanical Conservatory which also allows to avoid extinctions. If you are fond of beautiful walks, let yourself be tempted by one of the many excursions in the heart of the island. By bike or on foot, enjoy the paths lined with pine trees, myrtle and heather. Animal lovers will also be thrilled: the fauna is as important as the island's flora. There is a great variety of birds, but also the famous cicadas that are present throughout the summer in the south of France. As for the aquatic fauna, you will certainly have the opportunity to meet dolphins and sometimes sperm whales off the island of Porquerolles. 

 
 
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Renowned vineyards

Porquerolles island does not mean just heavenly beaches! For all wine lovers, there are in fact 3 exceptional wineries on the island: Domaine de l'Île, Domaine La Courtade and Domaine Persinsky. Porquerolles wine has a true identity: the wine is produced in collaboration with the National Botanical Conservatory of Porquerolles to protect the natural heritage of the island. Domaine de l'Île produces rose, red and white wines, classified as AOP Côtes de Provence; Domaine La Courtade produces white, red and rose wines in full respect of the environment. Finally, Domaine Persinsly produces DOC rosé, white and red wines and will welcome you for tastings and sales of wines directly on the farm. When you discover Porquerolles by boat, whether you are a wine lover or simply curious about it, let yourself be tempted by a tasting of the island's delicious wines. 

 
 
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Wonderful beaches 

Porquerolles is known to be a true paradise island and is particularly famous for its fine sandy beaches and its turquoise, transparent waters. Here is our selection of the most beautiful beaches on the island not to be missed when discovering Porquerolles by boat: 

  • Beach Notre Dame: elected the most beautiful beach in Europe among 300 European beaches in 2015, the beach of Notre Dame will amaze you. The beach can be reached in about 30 minutes by walk from the village. If you are  sailing on a boat, the minimum distance from the shore must be 300 meters. On this pine beach, you can enjoy the famous turquoise waters, snorkel and observe sole, mullet and many other fish.

  • Silver Beach: This is the most lively and popular beach in Porquerolles, but above all one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. Here you will find crystal clear waters, fine sand, shallow waters and above all an incomparable setting!

  • Le Langoustier beach: completely sheltered from the winds and waves, Le Langoustier beach offers an exceptional panoramic view of the Giens peninsula. Here, too, you can swim in clear, transparent waters. Together with the black beach of Le Langoustier, it is part of the Baie du Langoustier, one of the favourite moorings of yachtsmen. 

  • Le Langustier black beach: located south of Le Langoustier beach, this beach has the particularity of having black sand. This is due to the presence of an old factory, which over the years has colored the sand. It is the least frequented beach of the island because it takes 1h30 by walk and 50 minutes by bike from the village square to get there. However, it is worth the trip to get to this atypical beach!

  • Plage de la Courtade: it is the largest beach on Porquerolles island and offers you a heavenly setting of turquoise water, white sand and the delicious scent of eucalyptus. 

     
    Notre Dame Beach
     

    Discovering the island of Porquerolles by boat you will experience an unforgettable holiday. Porquerolles is a perfect destination to discover on board a sailing boat: sailing through the turquoise waters, you can enjoy beautiful beaches and exceptional moorings! With its Mediterranean scents and the sun, Porquerolles island is a small paradise where you would like to come back soon! 


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