Morgiou, its calanque, its fishing port and its beach
Small typical fishing port still in operation, the Calanque de Morgiou is located between the creeks of Sormiou and Sugiton, in the Calanques National Park. It is narrow and deep and consists of a fishing port, sheds, a bar restaurant and a pétanque court! It should be noted that about forty people live year-round in Morgiou. The cove is accessible by foot from Luminy in one hour or by car from the Baumettes district. It is one of the most beautiful calanques in Marseille.
If you come by car, you will find a parking lot in the marina after the sheds. When you face the sea, you can go to the Sugiton cove via the left via a slightly steep path, the right path leads to Cap Morgiou. The water is turquoise, there are some small pebble beaches and sports activities are accessible nearby. Much less known than the others, this creek is probably the wildest. The small Morgiou beach is made up of sand and pebbles. Difficult to access with its vertiginous rocky walls, the Sormiou hike is worth it, but once you are there, you don't want to leave! Located between Morgiou and Sormiou is the famous Cosquer cave with prehistoric cave paintings. Unfortunately, for security reasons the cave accesses have been blocked! The Sentier du Vertige trail will guide you along the Crête du Morgiou, offering you a breathtaking landscape! And when you dive, you will be amazed by its seabed! In the port, you can observe the stone steps that were carved for the arrival of King Louis XIII. In 1622, he had come to attend a tuna fishery called "Madrague" fishing, named after the net used.
Do not be afraid to come and discover the turquoise water of the Calanque de Morgiou, the authenticity of its fishing village and the wild coast, you will not regret it!