Sugiton and its landscapes
Next to the Luminy university campus, in the Redon district, is the Calanque de Sugiton. It is accessible from a path starting from the campus of the Marseille University. The trail is accessible all year round except during the summer (July to mid-September).
Before starting your hike in the Calanques National Park, remember to take bottles of water that can be filled at the parking lot fountain. The path is sometimes a little wild, so it is better to use good shoes instead of flip-flops. It will take you about 1 hour to reach Sugiton. Once you reach the Belvedere, which overlooks the high cliffs, you will have a magnificent view of the Calanque de Morgiou. The path is then divided into 2 parts: either a path that makes a detour to the left with an easy access path that goes down to the calanque but is a little bit longer or a commonplace path of 3 red points that is more challenging because it is fairly steep, strewn with rocks and stones.
Once you arrive in Sugiton, you can admire the turquoise water and the wild landscape offered by the 2 small coves. You can laze on their pebble beaches which will give you a direct view of the Ilot du Torpilleur, an island located about ten meters from the shore. It owes its name to its shape similar to a military ship. If you are not afraid, you can jump from this rock, which has become a favourite spot for divers. Some walls offer a saltire more than ten meters high. It is also a popular scuba diving spot.
The Calanques des Pierres Tombées, located to the east of the calanque, is more difficult to access due to the risk of falling stones. The place owes its name to the rockslides from a high cliff. Access has been denied since 2006, after a block broke away, killing a person. The municipality declines all responsibility in the event of incidents at this location. Continuing your hike in the Calanques of Marseille, on one side, you will head towards the Calanque de l'oeil de verre and on the other side, towards the Calanque de Morgiou.