Pratical informations

Discovering the national park without surprise

Water is rare on these islands. Some services such as cashpoints are absent on Port-Cros.... Let’s review the situation!

Port-Cros island may only be visited on foot, kitted out with good walking shoes.

The only drinkable water point is situated in the fort of L’Estissac. That is why it is preferable to make sure you do have in your backpacks.    
For yachtsmen, water supply is scheduled in the end of the day on the harbour. It is of around 20 liters per boat. Timetable is to be asked at the harbour master’s office.
Beaches and some paths are quite difficult to access for persons with reduced mobility, young children and pushchairs, it is recommended to take all necessary information before wandering in any route.        
In any case, it is important to take with you suncream, sunglasses, and why not a small first aid kit (with bandages, disinfectant, antiallergic ointment…).

Please be careful! Jellyfishes may be there! In August, many horseflies are on beaches! Allergic people, please refrain from coming there!
And do not forget, pets, even kept on a leash, are not allowed in the natural areas.
Accommodation, catering and shops
The lodging capacity on the island is limited..
During high season (from May to October), you will find several catering establishments, a grocery, a souvenir shop and a diving club.
During winter (from Mid-November to Mid-March), no restaurant nor bar is open. Reminder : Camping and bivouac are forbidden.

Port-cros national Park, a practical guide (leaflet) >>

 

Porquerolles island may be visited on bicycle or foot. So, it is necessary to be kitted out with good walking shoes.
You should really define your itinerary in advance, especially if accompanied by children.
Pushchairs do not come through all paths.
Do not forget that the only water point is on the place of the village.
In any case, it is important to take with you suncream, sunglasses, and why not a small first aid kit (with bandages, disinfectant, soothing cream…).
Please be careful! Many horseflies and wasps in August as well as, occasionally, jellyfishes!
Pets kept on a leash are allowed to circulate in protected natural areas but forbidden on beaches.
To enjoy at the best the charm of the spot, it is better to avoid the months of July and August. Reminder : Camping and bivouac are forbidden.

Accommodation, catering and shops
The lodging capacity is limited and varies according to seasons.

 

For any information, please contact:

Tourist Office: Hyères and the Golden Isles
Tel. 04 94 01 84 50

Visit Var, Var tourism board website
Tel. 04 94 55 22 00