Pointe de l’aiguille snorkeling path
France, Alpes-Maritimes, Théoule-sur-Mer
Parc maritime départemental Estérel-Théoule
Area reserved for swimming only (ZRUB) from June to September
Snorkeling pathway of the Pointe de l’Aiguille
The snorkeling pathway is managed by the Department of the Alpes-Maritimes and the Theoule-sur-Mer municipality. Very popular in summer, easy access to land, presence of a first aid post from 1st July to 31st August as well as a beaconing.
Buoy 1: Posidonia meadows and sandy zone, the posidonia meadows extend along rocky scree.
Buoy 2: Rocky scree that descends rapidly to about ten meters.
Buoy 3: Vertical wall that allows the observation of fixed species with a zone beaten by the waves.
Buoy 4: Remarkable rocky outcrop with orange-red encrusting sponge and yellow encrusting anemone
Description of the site of natural interest
The snorkeling pathway of the Pointe de l’Aiguille presents a mosaic of habitats conducive to an important biodiversity: small rock and pebble bottoms, sandbanks, Posidonia meadows, coralligenous rocks and open water.