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THE SOUTH SIDE OF PORQUEROLLES

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PORQUEROLLES by KRISS on 18 march 2016

The south side of Porquerolles Island is completely opened to the sea and very rocky.
Being further away from the village, it usually doesn’t attract tourists who visit for the day.
With only a few dangerous creeks to get into a freezing cold water with lots of jellyfishes, one can understand why.

But if you happen to be staying on the island for a longer period of time, don’t miss it, especially if you like the wilderness.

This coast is a lot wilder than the beaches near the village, there are lots of bushes, dense woods, animals, snakes, silence, abandoned houses, everything the adventurer can dream of right ! The island stretching from east to west, both coast are a few kilometers wide and they take a few hours to walk or bicycle.
Personally we did both coasts on foot, on bikes, with and without kids.
The south coast on bike with kids is for the suicidal kind.
Don’t try it, we did, but only because we’re mad, there are very steep slopes and muddy, and if anything was to happen to you on this part of the island, you would at best wait a few hours before anyone would notice you.

There are strict rules on the island of Porquerolles and it is strictly forbidden to do it like Bear Grylls and attempt a survival quest there, although it is tempting.
Kate and I found traces of humans having spent the night in the wild though !

Be extra careful with the cliffs, they are high and it’s a sheer drop into rocks and shallow waters at the bottom.
In places they are absolutely not secured because the terrain doesn’t really allow it.

If you happen to go there, watch for the wild (now they are) feasants that you’ll easily spot in the woods.

And also, read the beautiful story of the island which was actually a wedding gift, and enjoy a stroll in one of the most peaceful cemeteries in the world (it’s just halfway between the two the coasts).

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THE SOUTH SIDE OF PORQUEROLLES

THE SOUTH SIDE OF PORQUEROLLES

THE SOUTH SIDE OF PORQUEROLLES

THE SOUTH SIDE OF PORQUEROLLES

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THE SOUTH SIDE OF PORQUEROLLES

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