While visiting the South of France, YACHTS INVEST wishes to share with its customers a brief guide on day-charters on the Cote d’Azur and help you plan a day-bat trip to our famous beach clubs.
The French Riviera offers spectacular and world-famous mooring sites like Monaco, Saint-Jean Cap-Ferrat, Cap d’Antibes, Cannes, the Lerins Islands, the Esterel Mountain Range or the Pampelonne Beach near Saint-Tropez, where equally renowned beach clubs are established for decades.
Their 5-starred services are based on the elegant, chic and trendy atmosphere of the Cote d’Azur and include: The discovery of a succulent Mediterranean cuisine experience, tender shuttle, catering and service on board your yacht for charter, private beaches and some of them also offer sweet or saltwater pools or even a DJ performance.
These beach club destinations for day-boat trips on the Cote d’Azur are a short cruise from our seaside resort of Cannes (maximum 23 nm = 1 hr and 15 mn boat ride) and are listed from East (Monaco) to Ouest (Saint-Tropez) of the Riviera. Most of these Cote d’Azur beach clubs are seasonal and mainly open from April to September.
MONTE-CARLO BEACH CLUB
Location: Pointe de la Veille in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, facing the Monte-Carlo Bay (eastern end of Monaco).
If you want to visit a beach club in the upscale atmosphere of the Principality, we recommend the Monte-Carlo Beach Club. In this dream location, the private beach, with its chic shades of striped canvas, will satisfy fans of lazing around or swimming in the big blue. No need to look elsewhere: The Monte-Carlo Beach Club takes care of everything for maximum relaxation.
Sun, private beach, solariums, tents, cabanas, bungalows and refined cuisine 100% freshness, service in a custom tent, the Cabanas restaurant offers a cuisine with simple and varied pleasures: a well-being menu based on organic products, gourmet suggestions and excellent pizzas cooked over a wood fire can also be ordered at the Pizzeria … let yourself be tempted.
At the Monte-Carlo Beach Club, you will be surprised to also find an Olympic-size swimming pool with sea water.
You must, of course, book 33.04.93.28.66.66 and a tender service will pick you up on your yacht.
MERIDIEN BEACH – MONACO
Location: Summer sporting, East of Monaco.
Located in an idyllic setting, the Méridien Beach Plaza is the only hotel in the Principality to have a private beach that combines luxury, calm and elegance. Le Méridien Beach offers breathtaking views on the blue waters of the Mediterranean and features a covered freshwater pool, two saltwater pools and a fitness center. Its gardens are lovely as are the terraces by the sea.
In summer, the Muse restaurant under a pine forest facing the sea and Alang or the Longitude 7° 26′ bars on the beach like to surprise guests with unusual culinary experiences such as organic suggestions or barbecues while sipping chic and exotic cocktails.
To book: 3184.108.40.206.80
MALA BEACH – CAP D’AIL
Location: Located in the outskirts of Cap d’Ail, between Nice and Monaco, in a preserved and hidden cove with crystal water and breath-taking view over the Mediterranean Sea and the Saint-Jean Cap-Ferrat peninsula.
Mala Beach club is a private beach with a very nice Mediterranean restaurant and beach services such as sun bed rental, a boutique, massages… The perfect balance for memorable moments amongst family, friends or your beloved one.
We recommend reservations at the restaurant Eden Plage Mala – Tel: 33.493.78.17.06
PALOMA BEACH – SAINT-JEAN CAP-FERRAT
Location: Cove on the peninsula of Saint-Jean Cap-Ferrat.
Paloma Beach is a small intimate private beach of Saint-Jean Cap-Ferrat in a cove with a magnificent view of the bay and the mountains. But the good news is that on either side of the restaurant you have two public beach spaces, so free. If you don’t place yourself far from the restaurant, you will also have the right to a nice Jazzy-chic background. In a small creek accessible by a long staircase, its restaurant is located by the sea, with tables on the sand and your feet in the water and has a pleasant setting where the sunset offers beautiful colours. The restaurant itself is of good quality, where you eat good fish that the waiter comes to offer before grilling. A professional and friendly service at the same time, the dishes are well presented, all more appetizing than each other. A rather high bill, but considering the quality and the location, it’s reasonable. The restaurant respects and protects this natural environment and wildlife.
We recommend reservations at the restaurant – Tel: 33.493.01.64.71
MARINIÈRE BEACH – VILLEFRANCHE SUR MER
Location: In the famous azure-crystalline waters sheltered bay of Villefranche-sur-Mer, surrounded by cliffs, privileged destination of cruise ships.
A very famous beach of the Riviera, where the turquoise water is splendid. It is a beach combined of sand and fine pebbles that do not hurt the feet and you can swim far enough, even in the middle of small fishermen boats. Accessible from the railway station which is just above. You have ample parking on site. The Provencal market in Villefranche-sur-Mer is regularly held in the morning on Saturdays and offers seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables, fish and seafood products, butchery products and delicatessen products, organic products and natural products, local produce, flowers and plants, clothes, furniture, toys, but mostly antiques, paintings and sculptures.
If you have the time, visit the Citadel of St. Elme, historical monument of the XVIth century (entry 5 min walk from the beach).
The most recommended restaurants with a splendid view on the bay of Villefranche are the Mayssa Beach (Tel: 33.493.01.75.08) and the Palm Restaurant (Tel: 33.6220.127.116.11)
GAROUPE BEACH – ANTIBES
Location: Pretty cove with beautiful beach on the Cap d’Antibes on the Eastern side, at the entrance to the coastal path. The colour of the water is beautiful. Mixed between restaurant, private beach and public beach.
We recommend that you book in order to avoid fighting to find a place here, or arrive early (10am). This is the price to pay to be on this beautiful sandy beach, with turquoise water, and where starts a very nice path where you can go around the cape of Antibes to the Bay of Billionaires in 1 hr and 30 mn. You can also enjoy some small coves with gravel beaches.
Keller Beach in La Garoupe Bay is an institution in the region. Seated or on a deckchair, you will enjoy a magical view of the Bay of Angels (Nice) and the summit of the Alps often topped with snow. The restaurant and the solarium pontoon are at your disposal. Your eyes will never stop feasting on this mesmerizing spectacle of the Mediterranean.
The Restaurant Le César is perched above the sand with breath-taking views of the sea and the Southern Alps. It is a Mecca of Mediterranean gastronomy for gourmets, where Olivier Condat, its chef, enchants you with its culinary creations based on fresh products.
(Tel : 33.418.104.22.168)
LA GUERITE – SAINTE-MARGUERITE ISLAND, CANNES
Location: Nestled on a rocky cove of the Sainte-Marguerite Island facing the bay of Cannes, across from Port Canto.
Since 1935, a worldwide clientele has been seduced by La Guérite’s charm, authenticity, and cuisine both Mediterranean and healthy.
With capacity of (only) 300 guests seated, La Guérite Restaurant, Lounge & Beach features 1000 m2 of space where you can come and discover a trendy decor and exceptional DJ’s performances until 2:00am. You will also find a 250 m2 shaded area and a 100 m2 open air area; along with a 400 m2 beach.
At La Guérite’s table, sharing and generosity are at the core of the culinary experience. Chef Yiannis Kioroglou and his entire team are dedicated to preparing authentic Mediterranean gastronomic cuisine, alternating baking, braising and barbecue.
You can then relax and visit the rest of the island to discover the “Musée de la Mer” and the prison where the legendary “Man in the Iron Mask” was held captive.
Booking a reservation is a ‘must’ in summer: 33.422.214.171.124
CATAPIZZA – LERINS ISLANDS, CANNES
Location: Catamaran in between the Lerins Islands, off Cannes.
Although this is obviously not a beach club, Catapizza is an unforgettable experience for those wishing to stay aboard and away from the mob while being catered a phenomenal boat-made pizza, generous salads, desserts and fresh fruit, cold drinks, wines and champagnes, gourmet ice cream and even breakfast since 9am. The owners Laurence and Didier have graduated from the French School of Pizzaiolos since 2014.
To order: 33.668.64.13.09
LA TONNELLE – SAINT-HONORAT ISLAND, CANNES
Location: Saint-Honorat Island off the bay of Cannes.
The Restaurant La Tonnelle welcomes you in a unique setting for a lunch at the edge of the water. You will discover a Mediterranean-inspired cuisine, prepared with seasonal products, gourmet salads, fish or grilled meats.
Regarding their wine cellar, La Tonnelle highlights the famous Wines of the Monks of the Abbey of Lérins whose grapes take the sun a few meters from your table.
La Tonnelle also has a catering service that can deliver by tender on-board your boat.
In addition to its beaches, discover 16 centuries of religious, cultural, natural and historical heritage of Saint-Honorat Island in a few minutes on foot.
L’ECRIN BEACH – CANNES
Location: The most beautiful beach in Cannes, at the end of Port Pierre Canto (our base port).
The beautiful beach, perfect food, all with great service (both on the beach and at the restaurant). At the end of La Croisette, far from the hustle and bustle, Ecrin Beach is an exceptional and ideal place for a family brunch on Sundays, sushi nights and Thai evenings on weekdays, while staying in the festival mood of Cannes.
Since the days when the sun is at the rendezvous are abundant, enjoy the terrace and the view overlooking the sea. The walk along the port will prolong a pleasant moment.
By contacting YACHTS INVEST you will also be able to benefit from a stopover berth at Port Canto.
LE CABANON BEACH – CANNES
Location: In the heart of the Bay of Cannes between Cannes and Mandelieu.
One of our favourite private beaches. Here, customers are regulars and they gather in this little corner of paradise throughout the year. Cabanon Beach is a real haven of fresh taste for those who wish to satiate with authentic and tasty cuisine. The dishes are made from fresh and seasonal produce to serve regional gastronomy inspired by the sea and the earth. The fish are from the local daily catch.
All served in the enchanting setting of a Cannes beach facing the Mediterranean. On the beautiful spring days, you can enjoy a deckchair on the beach, with the teak bar nearby: champagne and tapas are at the rendezvous! Excellent value for money and an always charming welcome.
To access it, you must anchor in front of the Boulevard du Midi and disembark in your own tender, preferably in calm weather.
L’AIGUILLE RESTAURANT-BEACH – ESTÉREL MOUNTAIN RANGE, CORNICHE D’OR
Location: Massif de l’Estérel, near Théoule, southwestern tip of the Bay of Cannes.
A wild setting, a unique place where the red rocks of the Estérel mountain range flow into our beautiful Mediterranean. L’Aiguille Beach is installed here to share this place with you around a comfortable establishment with private beach and restaurant of high quality.
You will find comfort with your feet in the water, services and gastronomy opened on the sea, with an exceptional panorama and a professional and pleasant service. Their tender picks you up on your yacht.
L’Aiguille Beach also offers a professional masseuse who can further improve your moment of relaxation … massage packages a few meters from the sea, a real treat.
Before leaving, a musical atmosphere will allow you to have a last drink in this unique setting.
NIKKI BEACH – PAMPELONNE BEACH, SAINT-TROPEZ
Location: On Pampelonne beach, the essential beach of St. Tropez and a short drive away from this Mediterranean picturesque resort town. The water is idyllic in temperature and cleanliness.
Since its debut in 2002, Nikki Beach Saint Tropez has become the go-to hot spot for the true international jet-setters and celebrities of the world. Chilled champagne, innovative dining, alluring people, fantastic DJs, exciting entertainment, incredible events and amazing fashion shows all come together to create a scene that is not to be missed around a sizeable pool.
The extensive menu includes delectable dishes featuring signature tastes and spices representative of all the countries where Nikki Beach is established, including delicious salads, creative sushi rolls, original seafood entrees and slow-roasted free-range rotisserie chicken, but careful, the bill gets rapidly “salty”.
Reservation is a must and tender service to/from your yacht is available: 33.494.79.82.04
CLUB 55 – PAMPELONNE BEACH, SAINT-TROPEZ (RAMATUELLE)
Location: Also on the beach of Pampelonne, in the outskirts of the town of Ramatuelle, bordering Saint-Tropez.
Since 1955, Club 55 is a must-see beach club in Ramatuelle; for some even, a legend, attendance is of quality and there are often stars and personalities. It is true that the place concentrates all the charms of the Côte d’Azur! Traditional and Mediterranean cuisine, including grilled fish just out of the water, small stuffed appetizers and the famous puff pastry of Ramatuelle. Even if the prices are very high, go at least take a walk to the shop of the restaurant, if only to impregnate yourself with the soul of this mythical place of Saint-Tropez.
The philosophy of Club 55, which is historically a family business, is summarized in one sentence: ‘here the customer is not the king … because he is a friend’.
Reservation is imperative: 33.4126.96.36.199 (of course!)
TAHITI BEACH – PAMPELONNE BEACH, SAINT-TROPEZ (RAMATUELLE)
Location: Beach of Pampelonne, considered the most beautiful for miles, with incomparable view on the Camara lighthouse and the multiple yachts moored in the bay.
Tahiti Beach‘s private beach offers the golden opportunity to enjoy the Mediterranean coast in an exclusive setting and optimum comfort. Accessible on foot, by car, boat and even by helicopter, it is reserved solely for their guests, who come for a few hours of tranquil relaxation or all-day fun, and is fully equipped with brightly coloured deckchairs, sun loungers and beach umbrellas on which to take your ease and enjoy fully the charms of the fine white sand and gently undulating, crystal clear water while being caressed by the life-giving warmth of the sun.
Tahiti Beach also has a gourmet restaurant with irresistible specialties, two bars, a pizzeria and self-service facilities, and offers direct access to different shops (jewellery, clothing) and services (gym, hairdresser, beauty salon, etc.). You were dreaming of a cooling swim, a refreshing cocktail sipped while facing the sea, a gourmet meal while watching yachts glide smoothly by or a quiet hour’s shopping at the water’s edge? Here everything is possible!
Please note Tahiti Beach is YACHTS INVEST’s top recommendation on the Pampelonne beach due to its remarkable hospitality, warm service and quality meals at a reasonable rate.
Reservation is a must and tender service to/from your yacht and catering are available: 33.494.97.18.02
At YACHTS INVEST, our yacht charter brokers are keen to receive your enquiries for day-charters on the Cote d’Azur and help you select the perfect charter yacht to plan a day-boat trip to our famous beach clubs. Feel free to contact us at your convenience.