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Sausset les Pins

36km west of Marseille and 20km from Marseille Marignane Airport.

Discover the pretty seaside village of Sausset-les-Pins, near Marseille

Sausset les Pins is located on the sea front, along the Cote Bleue (Blue coast) and is a pretty fishing port. Only about 40 kilometres away from Marseille, it is a charming village surrounded by the aromatic garrigue (scrubland) and pine forests.

An exceptional location between the sea and the pine forest

The village lies in an area of exceptional natural beauty between the sea and pine forests. You’ll fall in love with its charming port, overlooked by a 19th-century castle (Chateau Charles Roux), its little pedestrian streets, its outdoor cafes with views over the harbour, its lively market and its air of simplicity, a far cry from the glamour of the French Riviera.

From small fishing port to seaside resort

Over the years, Sausset has developed from a small fishing village with scarcely 200 inhabitants to become a small, family seaside resort. Little by little, the number of houses has increased and extensive building has taken place on the hills facing the port. Beautiful, sea-facing houses lie along the coast road, shaded by pine trees from the sun and the curiosity of passers-by.

As a stopping-off point between Cap Couronne to the west and Cap Méjean to the east, the port with its 500 moorings shelters both sailing and fishing boats. True to its traditions, fishing provides Sausset’s main focus, from highly competitive tuna fishing on the high seas to traditional coastal fishing for rock fish. Sardine and tuna festivals and fishing competitions enliven the port throughout the summer months and in January there are shellfish and sea urchin festivals.

Coves, beaches and creeks

Sausset les Pins stretches along the sea in a succession of small coves, white pebble beaches and tiny inlets. You can discover them all along the old customs path that winds between Marseille and Martigues. The 5 km coastal path (sentier du littoral GR51) is very easy to access and offers superb panoramic views over the bay of Marseille and its islands.

The Côte Bleue Marine Park

Sausset les Pins stretches along the coast in a succession of small creeks, white, shingly beaches and tiny rocky inlets. You can explore them by following the old customs and excise path which winds along the coast between Marseille and Martigues. There is a 5 km promenade which has been laid out as part of the GR51 coastal path. This is easily accessible and gives the visitor superb panoramas over the bay of Marseille and its islands.

Walks and hikes

Sausset is part of the Parc Marin de la Côte Bleue and divers can explore the depths of the sea and the artificial reefs laid out along Sausset’s coast. People who like sunbathing and lazing around will enjoy themselves on the pebbly beaches (don’t forget to bring a mat to lie on!) or in a small, peaceful inlet off the beaten track.

Our map of Sausset-les-Pins (postcode 13960)

To find your way around Sausset, you can use our interactive map on this page, which even works on mobile phones. We've included the various points of interest in the village as well as our accommodation recommendations for your stay in Sausset-les-Pins. Zoom out to see our recommendations for the surrounding villages.

Our photos of Sausset les Pins

At the bottom of this page, you'll find a slideshow of HD photos taken by our team in Sausset-les-Pins. This will give you an idea of the beauty of this village and hopefully inspire you to visit and spend a weekend or holiday here.

What to see

The natural landscape: the sea, coast, inlets and garrigue...

Leisure activities

Market on Thursday morning (Place de la Mairie in winter and by the harbour in summer)
and Sunday morning (Boulevard Audibert).
Sailing, diving, fishing, surfing, boat trips out to sea.
2 art galleries.
Summer events.
Last 3 Sundays in January: sea urchin festival, sea festival, craft fair.
March: Cote Bleue plant festival.
July: fishermen's festival, sardine festival and tuna festival, craft fair.
August: nautical extravaganza (14th), fishing competition.
Weekend before Christmas: Salon de Noel (events and craft fair).


Located by the beaches in the centre of Sausset-les-Pins
Air-conditioned rooms with private balconies
Restaurant )Mediterranean fondue specialty) - Outdoor swimming pool

72€ - 135€


Camping Les Mouettes
Martigues (Bord de mer) | Marseille : 42km - Istres 26 km

Ideally located in front of the sea and the calanques with direct access camping with shaded pitches, chalets and mobil home air-conditioned facing the sea. Restaurant, snack. Kids Entertainment, free activities for children


Holiday rentals.

Your questions about Sausset-les-Pins

You have sent us many questions about Sausset-les-Pins. Here are our answers to your most frequently asked questions. Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any other questions.

What day is the market in Sausset-les-Pins?

There are two markets a week in Sausset-les-Pins, one on Thursday at the port and one on Sunday morning on Boulevard Armand Audibert (see our map). We particularly like the harbour market, with its friendly atmosphere and beautiful seafood.

What are the inhabitants of Sausset-Les-Pins called?

The inhabitants of Sausset-les-Pins are called ‘Saussetoi’ and ‘Saussetoises’. There are around 7,600 inhabitants in the commune, whose population has tripled since the 1970s.

Which is the most beautiful beach in Sausset-les-Pins?

If you're looking for a nice beach in Sausset, we recommend the Plage du Four à Chaux: a small gravel beach with turquoise waters. Be careful, it's very busy in summer! Alternatively, the Plage du Grand Nid has remained wild and is perfect for snorkelling and collecting sea urchins, although beware of the thorns!

Where to eat in Sausset les Pins?

There are many restaurants in the tourist village of Sausset, but if you're looking for a good meal, we recommend ‘La calanque bleue’ and ‘L'Amphore’, both located in the commune. You'll enjoy some very pleasant Mediterranean cuisine.

Sausset-let-Pins or Carry

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Maison à Sausset les Pins.
Sausset les Pins.
Plage Sausset les Pins.
Port de Sausset les Pins.
Marina de Sausset.
Nature à Sausset.


Carry le Rouet (6km), Martigues (12km), Ensues la Redonne (14km) and Châteauneuf les Martigues (16km).

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