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Local beaches: You're visiting the French Riviera so you really must spend part of the day at the beach before enjoying a leisurely meal at one of Sanary-sur-Mer's many seaside restaurants and cafes. There is a beach -- Plage du Levant, also known as Plage de l'Esplanade -- right in town, just steps from the tender pier, but it's small and rocky. Instead, walk 15 minutes to Portissol. (Walk west along Av. Jean Jaures and it will turn into Av. du Gal Gallieni. At the circle, take Av. de Portissol all the way to the end.) This crescent-shaped beach is buffered by a stand of trees, which keeps the wind to a minimum. There are several restaurants fronting the beach and you can rent loungers. Portissol is great for snorkeling and there is an extensive underwater trail that starts here; it takes about two hours to explore. Both beaches have shower and toilet facilities and are manned by lifeguards.