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The city of La Ciotat allows dog owners to walk their dogs to the beach and other natural sites! 

A dog section (espace canin) is situated on the beach area on Capucins Beach. A municipal law states that dogs under the surveillance and under the responsability of their owners can swim in this designated area only but must remain leashed once out of the water. Dog excrements are not permitted on the beach and in other parts of the city. However, the access to the beach is not permitted for first and second category dogs.

Dogs are also permitted in Ile Verte, the Green Island, which is the only woodland island in the Bouches-du-Rhône department and is only 420 meters away from the coast. In the high season, frequent boat shuttles bring you to and from the island in a 10-minute journey. One departure every hour from the Old Port in La Ciotat.

Leashed dogs are allowed inside Mugel Botanical Park.

In the National Park of Calanques, dogs must be kept leashed in the fringe of the park only in order to ensure the protection of the flora and the fauna, as well as the peacefullness and the security of its inhabitants and other visitors. However, dogs are not allowed in the very heart of the National Park. In those places, only inhabitants can keep their dogs if they abide by the laws in force inside the National Park.


For the wellbeing of your pet, many vets and animal clinics can be found in La Ciotat. Please check the list below:

 Clinique vétérinaire Ciotavet
9, Avenue d’Auvergne
Tél : +33 (0)4 42 08 52 74
Dr Eric Bonifay – Dr Marion Chabaud
757, Avenue Emile Bodin
Tél: +33 (0)4 42 03 21 47
 Clinique vétérinaire Roumagoua      
Dr Christine et Pierre Ville
3 bis, Chemin de Roumagoua
Tél : +33 (0)4 42 83 10 32
Dr François Bertrand
208, Boulevard Michelet
Tél : +33 (0)4 42 83 34 24

Clinique vétérinaire des Arcades
33, Chemin du Puits de Brunet
Tél : +33 (0)4 86 33 08 90

Dog parlors are at your disposal if you want to give your dog a new look:

 Institut Canin
Avenue de la Pétanque
Tel : +33 (0)4 42 08 04 77
 Dog Family
327, Avenue de Saint-Jean
Tel : +33 (0)9 54 43 81 25
 Le Boudoir Canin
22, rue Fougasse
Tel : +33 (0)6 61 42 29 74