The removal of posidonia and waste stranded on the beach is done at the beginning of the tourist season (between April and May).
This operation comes with light works of streamlining to restore the smoothness of all the beaches.
From the beginning of June, more sand is brought on :
Grand Vallat Beach, Casino Beach, Central Beach and Rènecros Beach
A mechanized cleaning of the sand is done, every morning, from the beginning of May until the end of September, by a sifting machine. It gathers wastes such as cigarette butts, papers, and wood.
A manual cleaning is made on all the sandy beaches and pebble creeks by local government officials in order to remove wastes put down by the sea or the users. A landing net is used to remove floating wastes at the seaside.
The ecological gesture to adopt
· Don’t throw away your cigarette butts on the beach or on the road (Beach ashtrays).
· Use the bins on the beach or in town to throw your wastes away.
· Use the showers moderately in order to limit the waste of water during the dry months.
For further information about ecological measures taken by Bandol Littoral,
please visit :
Sea Nature Association
"Mer Nature" (Sea Nature) is a non-profit organization whose main aims are spreading information about Cultural Heritage, whether it's naturalistic or scientifical.
It also works for the environment protection, the implementation of public initiative projects about Mediterranean seaside from both the Aegean & Black seas.
Their actions concern the district, Heritage & resources, citizenship, innovating development (or sustainable Lifestyle).
They integrate with regional networks programmes such as Culture-Science & Sea, or for instance with devices like Calypso, École de la Terre (Earth School), La Main à la Pâte (Lend a Hand), Mémoire et Citoyenneté (Memory & Citizenship).
They create broadcasting tools, suitcases, exhibitions, group activities for all audiences, that also can be adapted to more specific public (depending on age, type of institution, work, or eventually disabilities) , front-line expertises, illustrations, cutural & scientifical scripting, thematic exhibitions, temporary or not. Finally, they collaborate with similar partners in Italy, Grerce and Romania.
For further information please visit (french versions websites only) :