Free shore access
This spot have a free shore access: you can go snorkeling there freely and without having to book a tour or pay an entrance fee.
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Last updated on September 27, 2020
Located in a splendid natural setting, Brégançon Beach offers access to a beautiful snorkeling spot, with sheltered and well preserved waters. While beginners and children will appreciate the shallow rocky beds close to the beach, more experienced snorkelers will head off on the discovery of the bay’s deep seagrass meadows, where small stingrays are sometimes spotted.
Brégançon Beach is located in Bormes les Mimosas, close to the famous Bregançon Fort. In order to reach the beach from Bormes, just follow the signs for Cabasson/Brégançon until the end of the road, where a pay parking lot has been arranged (euro 7/vehicle/day in April and October, euro 10 from May to September). Finding another parking lot nearby is very complicated – if not impossible. Then descend to Cabasson beach by foot, walk along the shore towards south (on your left while facing the sea) for about 350m until you reach Brégançon Beach.
Gear up and enter the water from the sandy beach.
The snorkeling area includes all the seabeds facing the beach.
We particularly recommend two snorkeling areas:
1/ the rocky shallows facing the rocky tip which separates Cabasson beach from Brégançon beach, in front of the fisherman cabins (see map). It is the ideal spot for children and beginners, who can sight a diverse underwater life, at very low depth. Between rocks and posidonia patches, you can spot red starfish, painted comber, wrasses and small schools of salemas.
2/ the sandy and seagrass areas facing the beach. Here, you can reach a significant depth pretty fast and you can discover beautiful meadows of posidonia oceanica and cymodocea nodosa. On these deep seagrass beds, you might occasionally come across small stingrays, gurnards or even small octopus. Brégançon is also a well known spot for hosting many large noble pen shell, a critically endangered Mediterranean shellfish. It can be found vertically inserted in the sandy seabeds, among posidonia meadows. Watch out for boats, which come in great number to anchor in the bay.
La Cabasse restaurant is located on the beach. There are few other nearby food options, but you can take some picnic supplies with you.
These snorkeling spots are accessible to beginners and kids. You will enter the water gradually from a beach, or in a less than 3ft. deep area. The sea is generally calm, shallow, with almost no waves or currents. These spots are usually located in marked and/or monitored swimming areas. It is not necessary to swim long distances to discover the sea life.
This level only apply when the spot experiences optimal sea and/or weather conditions. It is not applicable if the sea and/or weather conditions deteriorate, in particular in the presence of rough sea, rain, strong wind, unusual current, large tides, waves and/or swell. You can find more details about the definition of our snorkeling levels on our snorkeling safety page.
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Snorkeling spots are part of a wild environment and their aspect can be significantly altered by weather, seasons, sea conditions, human impact and climate events (storms, hurricanes, seawater-warming episodes…). The consequences can be an alteration of the seabed (coral bleaching, coral destruction, and invasive seagrass), a poor underwater visibility, or a decrease of the sea life present in the area. Snorkeling Report makes every effort to ensure that all the information displayed on this website is accurate and up-to-date, but no guarantee is given that the underwater visibility and seabed aspect will be exactly as described on this page the day you will snorkel the spot. If you recently snorkeled this area and noticed some changes compared to the information contained on this page, please contact us.
The data contained in this website is for general information purposes only, and is not legal advice. It is intended to provide snorkelers with the information that will enable them to engage in safe and enjoyable snorkeling, and it is not meant as a substitute for swim level, physical condition, experience, or local knowledge. Remember that all marine activities, including snorkeling, are potentially dangerous, and that you enter the water at your own risk. You must take an individual weather, sea conditions and hazards assessment before entering the water. If snorkeling conditions are degraded, postpone your snorkeling or select an alternate site. Know and obey local laws and regulations, including regulated areas, protected species, wildlife interaction and dive flag laws.
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