In the interest of everyone’s safety, access to the island’s forests may be temporarily closed to the public. In these circumstances, it is only allowed to transit (walking )  on the paths leading to the beaches.  These authorised paths are highlighted in red on the map below. When risk is extreme (Red + E), all paths are closed on Port-Cros


Access to the Forests on Port-Cros.

  • Mild risk (green) : No contraindication
  • Moderate risk (yellow): Caution should be exercised.
  • Severe risk (orange): Access to forest areas is not recommended.
  • Very severe risk (red): Access (including by sea) and the presence of people in forest areas is forbidden. It is also forbidden to use any vehicle other than on public roads owned by the State, the Department or local authorities. Only the dotted red path (see above) is authorised.
  • Extreme risk (red + E): smoking prohibited, lighting of fires prohibited, wild camping prohibited, collection of plants and animals prohibited, dumping of rubbish prohibited, throwing of flammable objects prohibited, walking in the massifs prohibited, traffic prohibited on roads marked with a B0 sign, use of shredders, chain saws, brush cutters and work on metals prohibited. All access (including by sea) to forest areas is prohibited. It is also forbidden to drive any vehicle other than on public roads owned by the State, the Département or the communes. Only the village and the port (in grey) are authorised.


Fire risk in real time

An interactive map provides information on the regulations governing access and work in the various forest areas of the Var.

The map


Reminder of bans in Port Cros

  • No fires
  • No smoking
  • Camping prohibited
  • Camping is prohibited
  • No littering
  • Dogs allowed in the village and up to the dam (between the Fort du Moulin and the statue of St Joseph), on a lead, but not on the beaches or other paths
  • It is forbidden to plunder the island’s fauna
  • Gathering prohibited
  • It is forbidden to leave the marked paths and adapted tracks
  • No noise pollution


Practical information

  • There are no cash dispensers on the island. Plan to withdraw at the port  before.
  • Restaurants and snack bars are only available in the village (port). Make sure you have something to eat and drink before setting out on the trails.
  • You’ll also need good hiking boots (no flip-flops or city shoes).
  • The paths are often rocky and steep.
  • Bicycles, scooters, etc. are not permitted on the island.

In the event of a fire, call 18 or 112.
Stay close to the sea