7 Stunning Beaches Spots on the Côte D'Azur

Paloma Beach
Paloma Beach | Courtesy of the Paloma Beach
Mariya Bondareva

A cornucopia of the most glamorous beach clubs and cafes, the stretches of the Côte d’Azur coastline long ago developed into the world’s most exclusive and densely populated summer destination. For all you curious beachgoers, here we select the most sophisticated getaways along this seaside stretch, where you’ll be able to sample delicious food and forget the crowds.

1. Paloma Beach, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

Named after Paloma Picasso, and beloved by Pablo himself, exclusive Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat’s best hidden beach is a pure summer treasure. The beach club situated here is known for its signature creamy-white design, mouthwatering dishes from the Mediterranean and for offering a perfect lazy afternoon. Stop in the middle of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat for an unforgettable experience and your new best Instagram story.
Paloma Beach, 1 route de Saint-Hospice – 06230 Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France, +33(0)604596682

Paloma Beach | Courtesy of Paloma Beach

Plage Pampelonne, St Tropez

A destination of the international jet set, Saint Tropez’s magical corner of the Côte d’Azur enables you to catch a tan and take a dip in style. For relaxing, undoubtedly choose its Plage de Pampelonne; it has two great beach clubs right next door to each other – paradise-like Cabane Bambou, a mixture of restaurant, bar and beach boutique, and the unmissable Club Les Palmiers, for which booking in advance is advised. These resorts will be sure to offer a warm welcome to weary travellers.

Cabane Bambou, Route de Bonne Terrasse, 83350 Ramatuelle, France, +33 4 94 79 84 13

Beach Club Les Palmiers, Route de l’Épi, 83350 Ramatuelle, France, +33 4 94 79 82 70

Cabane Bambou
Les Palmiers

2. Eden Plage Mala, Cap d'Ail


Plage Mala, Cap dAil | © Claes Pettersson
© Claes Pettersson

Its eye-catching red decor and great ambience means Eden Plage Mala has been nicknamed the ruby of the French Riviera. The beach club offers a perfect summer getaway at its pebbly beach and restaurant. The venue, located by picturesque Côte d’Azur cliffs, can also be hired for special events.

Eden Plage Mala, Allee Mala, 06320 Cap d’Ail, France, +33 4 93 78 17 06

Plage Mala, Cap d’Ail | © Claes Pettersson

3. Les Sablettes Beach, Menton


You may never wish to leave Menton, especially when you’ve experienced the orange illumination of the Promenade de la Mer at sunrise. Les Sablettes beach club has helped put this town on the map; the extensive beach facilities include a wellness area, water sports and the best of Mediterranean cuisine.

Les Sablettes, 2 Prom. de la Mer, 06500 Menton, France, +33 4 93 35 44 77

Les Sablettes | © PaoloG/ Flickr

4. Plage Keller, Bay of la Garoupe, Cap d'Antibes


Plage Keller, La Garoupe, Cap d’Antibes | ©Woolmark / Flickr
©Woolmark / Flickr

An elite and sophisticated beach club with a strong reputation due to the fact that during the Jazz Age period, Fitzgerald and Hemingway here enjoyed bathing and beach parties with other famous cosmopolitans. This history’s given a timeless holiday feel to La Garoupe, where people now come for the restaurant Le César’s seafront terrace and gourmet food.

Plage Keller/Restaurant Le César, 1035 Chemin de la Garoupe, 06160 Antibes Juan les Pins, France,+33 4 93 61 28 23

Plage Keller, Bay of La Garoupe, Cap d’Antibes | © Woolmark / Flickr

5. Larvotto Beach, Monaco


A peaceful haven hidden behind all the party venues, casino playgrounds and Monaco’s Grand Prix circuit, Larvotto beach is where locals have lunches with their family and friends. When in Larvotto, visit La Note Bleue for the fusion food, cosy atmosphere and jazz bar. The seafront club is open from the early morning until evening, meaning everybody can enjoy the best Monaco has to offer.

La Note Bleue, Av. Princesse Grace, 98000 Monaco, +377 93 50 05 02

La Note Bleu | © Mariya Bondareva

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