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Some fifteen kilometers east of Cannes, Cap d’Antibes is home to several rocky coves accessible in part by the picturesque Chemin des Douaniers. The small cove located south of the Villa Eilenroc, at the tip of the cape, has for example nice rocky beds. Some fish can be seen there, but be careful, as the access to the water can be tricky.

How to get to Eilenroc snorkeling spot?

This spot is located at the tip of the Cap d’Antibes, near the Villa Eilenroc. You can find the exact location of the small cove here. You can reach the location by foot via the well-signposted “Chemin des Douaniers”.

Water entrance for snorkeling Eilenroc

The water entrance, from slippery and sharp rocks, is delicate. For this reason, this spot is not recommended for beginners or children.

Eilenroc snorkeling exploration tips

In the small cove, the maximum depth is about 10ft/3 meters. The color of the water is beautiful, blue and turquoise in some places. The seabed is mainly rocky, and is made of several ridges arranged perpendicularly to the coast.

A small group of wrasse in the shallows.

On the rocks, many algae and small encrusting sponges can be seen. The cracks are called home by many black and purple sea urchins.

Among the fish that can be found on this spot are the rainbow wrasse, the peacock wrasse, the salema porgy, the painted comber, the saddled seabream and the sargo.

Sargo is a common species in rocky areas.

Buoys, installed at about 30 meters from the shore, secure the swimming area. Do not enter the water if the sea is rough, as you could get hurt by the rocks.

Restaurants and accommodation nearby

There is no restaurant near the cove. The nearest restaurants are at Plage de la Garoupe, a more than 1500m walk from the snorkeling area.


  • Level required Intermediate
  • Maximum depth10ft/3m
  • Water entranceFrom rocks
  • LifeguardNo
  • Visitor numbersMedium
  • Access costsFree
  • Restaurants nearbyNo

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These spots are accessible to anyone with basic snorkeling skills, and feeling comfortable in the water and with his snorkeling gear. You will enter the water from the shore (beach, pontoon, ladder, rocks) or from a boat. The water height in the sea entrance area is reasonable, but you will not necessarily be within your depth. Moderate currents can occur in the area, even when the sea conditions are good. The distance to swim to reach the most interesting snorkeling areas of the spot does not exceed 200 meters.

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.