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 March 18, 2022
Pointe de l’Aiguille is located in Théoule-sur-Mer, about 25 minutes drive south of Cannes. This snorkeling spot can be reached in two ways:
A path, with portions of stairs and dirt/pebbles, then descends to Pointe de l’Aiguille. Stop at the small beach at the end of the path, about 800m from the parking lot.
If you are at Plage de l’Aiguille, we advise you to enter the water in front of the restaurant. A nice sandy slope makes the water entrance easy, and you will be in front of the first buoy of the snorkel trail.
If you are on Pointe de l’Aiguille small beach, you can enter the water wherever you want. You will be in front of the 4th (and last) buoy of the snorkel trail.
Pointe de l’Aiguille offers a large snorkeling area, delimited by a line of buoys. It includes a snorkel trail, made of 4 big white buoys marking the location of the different environments. On each of them is fixed a panel with many pictures and explanations about the local underwater life.
By swimming from buoy to buoy, you will discover the diversity of the site: the Posidonia meadows (buoy 1), the rocky screes (buoy 2), the vertical walls (buoy 3) and the pinnacle (buoy 4). In terms of distance, there are about 200m to swim between buoy 1 and buoy 4.
You are of course free to follow the snorkel trail or not, but in any case, we advise you not to miss buoy 4, which marks a small pinnacle. Its vertical walls, covered with red sponges and yellow cluster anemones (Parazoanthus axinellae), are amazing.
In the shaded areas and at the foot of the pinnacle (↕12-15ft/4-5m), you may also encounter juvenile dusky groupers and schools of dozens of small brown meagre. You will have more chance to see them if you skindive a bit.
The different environments found at this spot allow encountering a great diversity of marine species. The blennies bloom in the scree, where you can also be lucky enough to see a scorpionfish.
Wrasse, salema, damselfish and several seabream species are abundant in the whole snorkeling area. If you did not see meagre at the pinnacle, they are often seen near the shallower Posidonia meadows located halfway between buoys 3 and 4 (↕5-7ft/1.5-2m).
Pointe de l’Aiguille is usually well sheltered, with no or very few currents and waves. Do not go outside the swimming area, as there is important boat traffic beyond the buoys.
Restaurant de la Plage de l’Aiguille is the closest food option. Along the André Pradeyrol walkway, there is also a fish restaurant, a crêperie and a pizzeria (250 to 400m walk from Plage de l’Aiguille).
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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