Tucked in a cove between La Ciotat and Toulon, Bandol is an unpretentious family resort and small port. The area has many sand beaches, cliffs, inlets and creeks surrounded by hills of pines and willows. Bandol's port can shelter 1,500 boats of all sizes: yachts, great sailing vesseIs and professional fishing boats. The clear waters and interesting underwater sealife makes this an ideal spot for diving. The surrounding area also boasts some fine vineyards.