The harbour in Monaco in the French Riviera

5 of the Best Beaches in the French Riviera

The glistening Mediterranean ocean that edges the southern shore of France is home to some of the most captivating beaches in the country. The French Riviera is known for its glamour and grandeur and is a well-loved celebrity hotspot thanks to its incredible beauty. Whether you’re planning a trip to the area to dip your toes into the crystal clear, cerulean water or to marvel at the super yachts docked in one of the many harbours along the stretch of coastline, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes down to deciding which of the locations in the Cote d’Azur you want to visit first!

With a plethora of different towns and villages ready to capture your attention, it is the sun-drenched coast that will captivate you the next time you’re holidaying in France. There are a number of different beaches, each offering something different for you to enjoy. So, whether you’re looking for the perfect location to achieve that sun-kissed glow that you love or if you want to uncover a hidden gem, here are a few destinations to get you started!


With 25 miles of beaches, you may be convinced that staying in mainland France is the best option if you’re looking for the perfect place to spend an afternoon relaxing in the warming rays. However, Porquerolles, with its bleached sand and crescent moon-shaped beaches is one that should not be missed. At this picture-perfect location, expect waves of tranquillity to wash over you as frequently as the cooling blue water does.

Plage Keller

When planning your itinerary for the day, it is essential to discover whether or not the beach that you’re planning on visiting is public or private. A selection of destinations along the coast in Cote d’Azur are privately-owned. However, they make the ideal destination for those of you who are looking for a luxurious option.

The popular beach club of Plage Keller is the ultimate indulgence if you’re looking to unwind when staying at on the Cap d’Antibes peninsula. Although a fee is needed to gain entry to the beach, the spot is safe for swimming and has a restaurant within the confines of the club to provide you with fine dining.

Cap Taillat

If you love exploring new locations, then Cap Taillat is for you! There are many ways in which you can gain access to the remote beach, but a trek via Sentiere Litorale down towards the secluded cove is a favourite! Not far from St Tropez, you’ll be forgiven for forgetting that this is not far from the bustling towns and thriving nearby French communities.

Plage de Pampelonne

You’ll feel as though you’ve stepped straight out of a holiday brochure when visiting Plage de Pampelonne. The long expanse of golden sands contrast the turquoise waves, making this one of the most traditional beaches on this list and has been the go-to for many visitors to the area since 1955. Picture yourself spending the day here before returning to one of a selection of holiday villas in the south of France for a fantastic day out.

Giens Peninsula

Looking for an action-packed day at the beach? The Giens Peninsula has activities that are suitable for everyone thanks to the four beaches that it’s made up of; from wind and kitesurfing to swimming in the shallow waters and paddleboarding, it is known as one of the most popular areas for watersports in France. Aside from the fun-filled activities that you can participate in, there are also a number of hikes that you can enjoy if you’re looking to take in the sweeping views out over the calm water.

Written by: Quality Villas

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Victoria Brewood

Hi I'm Victoria, a British girl from Manchester. After graduating from university I decided there was more to life than the hours between 9 and 5, so I packed my journalism degree into my suitcase to travel the world and find a way to make money at the same time. I now call London home, although I still travel whenever I can. I hope to inspire you to be your own boss, live life and see the world.

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