Cannes, photo credit: Kelly Koeppel

The French Riviera

The Cote d’Azur, also acknowledged as The French Riviera, stretches from around Saint Tropez in the south to Italy in the north. The “blue coast” has some of the most lovely beach locations in the globe that range from rocky shores to sandy beaches. Just one of my favorite factors of the beach locations along the French Riviera is that you will not be bothered by bugs as you may be in Florida. In the summertime, these beach locations can be very crowded, as any visitor will know. You may perhaps have to contend with other tourists, but you will not be bothered by pests. Numerous beach locations have summertime beach golf equipment that give umbrellas, chairs, towels, and superb foods.

Never skip the umbrella: The French Riviera receives very sizzling and you do not want to spoil your holiday vacation with a sunburn. If you are traveling to the French Riviera in the summertime to appreciate the seashores, make sure to decide on out a seaside club and make a reservation.


The shorelines in Great are rocky, so strategy to deliver some drinking water shoes or sandals. It is fun to view the travellers hop along and gingerly make their way from their towels to the beach front. You can convey to a rookie from a pro just by how they wander on the rocky beach.

Nice, Blue Beach, photo credit: Kelly Koeppel
Nice, Blue Beach front, image credit: Kelly Koeppel

My preferred seaside club in Pleasant is Blue Beach. The food stuff is fantastic and the drinks are even far better, and it is quite spouse and children-helpful. Blue Beach front is proper in the coronary heart of the seafront of Awesome, near to the historic Lodge Negresco. In the summertime, I propose earning a reservation for a beach chair with an umbrella. It can get very sizzling!

If you’re on a funds, there are lots of community beaches in Awesome. Convey your towel and strategy to sit or lie on the rocks.


Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, photo credit: Kelly Koeppel
Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, image credit score: Kelly Koeppel

Paloma beach front is in all probability the most famed beach cafe in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. It is situated in a wonderful bay with an absolutely breathtaking check out stretching 150 meters. The restaurant is not only identified for its scrumptious Mediterranean foods, but also for its events, and cozy loungers (with catering services).  If you are in a sporty mood it is really proposed to hire a paddle board and explore this beautiful bay on the drinking water.

Just like Awesome, this is a rocky beach so prepare to carry h2o footwear or sandals not to harm your feet on the rocks though using a dip in the lovely blue and crystal clear sea.


Close to Monaco, you can obtain this little city. It is identified for its stunning viewing factors and it has its individual coastal climbing route to Monaco.

The seaside is situated future to the marina so if you are a boat enthusiast make absolutely sure to bring your digicam or cellphone to take shots of the most magnificent yachts.

Mala Plage is the concealed gem seashore of Cap-D’ail. Like most hidden gems, it is not uncomplicated to get to but worth the journey. You can even indulge your ‘extreme sport’ urges with some diving from the remaining-hand aspect of the beach front. And when you’re ready to leave, just wander to Monaco from the similar facet.

Cannes, photo credit: Kelly Koeppel
Cannes, photograph credit rating: Kelly Koeppel

Never want to rent a motor vehicle? No problem! Cap-D’Ail has its possess educate station which has a very fantastic relationship to even bigger cities this kind of as Monte Carlo – Monaco, Nice, and Cannes.

Antibes / Juan-les-Pins

Seagull on beach - photo credit; Merel van der Kammen
Seagull on beach – photograph credit rating Merel van der Kammen

Antibes is a quite historical and beautiful little city. It has wonderful beaches in the city, but if you walk a small little bit further more, toward Juan-les-Pins, you will obtain the actual treasure!

To go there, you can get the coastal route and wander from Antibes and wander around Cap d’Antibes in which you can come across lovely coves and smaller beaches, at times concealed and private. Do not overlook to deliver your snorkeling gear to check out the wonderful sea lifestyle!

The seashore in Juan-les-Pins is a extended, sandy seaside typically as opposed to Waikiki seaside in Hawaii. It’s so stunning that it encouraged Claude Monet to paint it in 1888.

Make positive to maintain harmless as some of these beaches are not supervised.


Eze, Path to beach - photo credit; Merel van der Kammen
Eze, Route to seaside – image credit Merel van der Kammen

Ezé is a attractive minimal city on the mountain. It could not be the initial put exactly where you would expect to find a attractive seashore. On the other hand, appearances can be deceiving. Down the mountain, next to the coach station, you can obtain the concealed beach front of Ezé.

This seaside off the beaten path is fantastic to great down just after you have walked up the mountain on “Chemin de Nietzsche.” An more bonus? You get to go to the picturesque village of Ezé.

The path from the practice station to the beach takes you through the backyards of some stunning villas, which is extremely special to see. You can consider a refreshing dip in the apparent sea for the reason that of the beach’s site, you may perhaps obtain by yourself lucky to be there all on your own and appreciate this beach in silence and surprise.

As you can see, there is far more than 1 motive to visit Ezé throughout your keep in the French Riviera!


If you prefer a sandy beach, Cannes has two wonderful sandy beach locations.

Croisette Seaside is positioned just next to “Palais des Festivals” the place you can spot a large amount of superstars throughout the Film Competition, and has some really magnificent seashore clubs. Choose to bring your individual towel? That is doable way too! There are some community spots in addition to the seaside golf equipment. Plage du Midi is the other seashore the place you can also obtain several seashore clubs.

Even far better is the beach at the island “Île Sainte-Marguerite.” You can choose the boat from the port in Cannes or Awesome, which will provide you to this beautiful island. It is not much too major so one day will be enough to see the complete island. You can go for a hike, have lunch in a cafe (or deliver your individual picnic basket and take in your handmade lunch on this wonderful island), pay a visit to the museum, and go for a swim or even go snorkeling.


Even even though Marseille has a attractive beach as properly, I want to emphasize something else. A special working experience for men and women who like to be underwater Marseille is dwelling to an underwater museum. It is the to start with underwater museum of Europe and it shows some wonderful sculptures. It is about 100 meters from Catalans Seaside and you can choose to go by your own means or to dive with a capable teacher.

The museum wishes to make public recognition of marine biology, and environmental problems and they want to present the beauty of artwork and water sporting activities. If you are up to an adventure, this totally have to be on your checklist!

Saint Tropez

Pampelonne Seashore is probably the most well known beach near Saint Tropez. It is regarded not only for its elegance, but it is also well known for all the celebrities you can place on this seashore. Pampelonne Seashore is extensively regarded as to have the finest seashore clubs, which is also almost certainly why you can uncover a good deal of deluxe yachts anchored in front of the coastline.

The h2o is correctly blue and obvious and the sand feels very tender on your feet—perfect for a working day of tanning and swimming.

Looking for some much more wilderness and character? Graniers Seaside, also in Saint Tropez, is a should-see. It is a smaller beach front, located in a bay and surrounded by stunning trees and tropical crops. No matter whether you want to spend the working day celeb-recognizing on the well known, trendy shores of Pampelonne Seaside or in the peace and silent of Graniers Seashore, Saint Tropez can meet all of your requirements.

A Seashore Bonanza

The French Riviera is recognised for its shorelines and background, but we hope you’ll explore even additional. If organizing a vacation to this location, the underwater museum in Marseille and Ile Saint Marguerite are all great options and close together, in close proximity to Cannes and Saint Tropez.

If you plan to pay a visit to even further north, nearer to Nice and Monaco, then we recommend you devote some time checking out Blue Beach and the Promenade des Anglais in Awesome, followed by a couple of times in Cap D’ail and Monaco. Both of those towns offer you so much additional than just beaches—it’s value paying time checking out each individual of them when you are in the spot.

If you pick out to commence in Nice and then vacation south, we suggest the ferry from Good to Saint Tropez. It’s a two-and-a-half-hour excursion each individual way and by much the finest way to get there from Pleasant. You are going to cruise alongside the coastline and get breathtaking views of the entire Riviera.

Whatsoever you pick out, you can’t go improper. It is the French Riviera! Bon Voyage.

Kelly Koeppel is a CEO and Editor. She spends her 12 months split between Nashville, Tennessee, and Good, France.

Merel van der Kammen is a entire-time resident of Pleasant, France. When not producing, Merel is a personalized coach and life mentor.