menton south franceThere are 5 great beaches to visit in and around the coastal town of Menton in South France. Menton benefits from some of the cleanest waters on the French Riviera. The Menton beaches are also scrupulously clean. Menton has a wide variety of beaches which stretch from Garavan, right on the Italian border along to Carnoles. 

le franquiWondering which beach to visit in South France this summer. Here is our selection of the 10 best South France beaches to visit in 2021. Following many summers spent visiting the coastline of Southern France, here is our insider's guide to the most beautiful South of France beaches you will find along the French Riviera coastline. 

south france beachesIf you are staying near St Tropez this summer, then finding a great beach to soak up the sun must be high on your list of priorities. We have had many great holidays in St Tropez and if you can find a quiet beach, then the place is perfect (minus the traffic jams of course). We have compiled a list of the 4 best beaches in and around St Tropez, France.


Best Cote d'Azur beach South FranceThe most frequent question we get asked by customers is to recommend a good beach to visit in the Cote d'Azur. We have spent many years travelling up and down the Cote d'Azur coastline with our 3 boys, so what I have collected together here are our 5 personal favourite beaches to visit on the Cote d'Azur in 2021.  

calanques cassis south franceCassis is a lovely coastal town in South France. Cassis is blessed with some of the most dramatic beaches on the French Riviera. The stretch of Southern France coastline between Marseille and Cassis has quite a few dull beaches, but the beautiful fjord-like inlet near Cassis, called Calanques de Port Miou, offers the most amazing beach in the South of France.

st raphael beach franceThe 30kms of Cote d'Azur coastline around Saint Raphael boasts around 25 different beaches to choose from. These vary from golden sandy beaches to rocky inlets. The beaches in the centre of St Raphael get very busy during July and August, but if you venture slightly further afield, you are sure to find a nice beach.

frejus beach france2The old Roman port town of Frejus has one of the nicest beaches on the French Riviera. Frejus beach is a lovely sandy beach located right in the heart of the town. The beach has a nice palm-tree lined promenade at the rear, providing stunning views out over the beach and the Bay of Saint-Raphael.

theoule sur mer franceThéoule-sur-Mer is an idyllic small town located in a prime spot on the French Riviera between Cannes and St Tropez. French Riviera. The town is a favourite holiday destination for the rich and famous, seeking some seclusion from the crowds. Théoule-sur-Mer provides a number of public and private beaches, together with a Marina and provides the perfect base for a beach holiday in France.

hyeres plageOn Porquerolles Island, close to Hyeres and near Toulon in the South of France, you will find some magnificent beaches. The beaches of the Golden Islands, situated just a few minutes away from the coast by boat, are some of the best beaches in France. Here are some of the best beaches we've found, but we're sure you'll discover your own favourites too.

roquebrun cap martinRoquebrune-Cap-Martin, France, is beautifully situated on the French Riviera and enjoys spectacular views of the bay of Menton and the Italian Riviera. This pretty French Riviera vacations resort is one of the most picturesque places to visit on the Côte d’Azur. The beaches around the Roquebrun Cap Martin are stylish and chic, offering visitors a true taste of the Riviera lifestyle. 


best beaches French RivieraThe best beaches in France are undoubtedly to be found on the French Riviera coastline in Southern France. If you are coming to the French Riviera on holiday this summer, then we have hand-picked the best French Riviera beach resorts to visit in 2021. All of these beaches have been road-tested by our 3 sons during many days spent on the beach in the Cote d'Azur. Here is their selection of their favourite beaches in the French Riviera, France.

cap FerratThe Millionaires playground of Cap Ferrat is reportedly one of the richest areas of Europe. It rivals Monaco for more millionaires per hectare. Cap Ferrat, South France first became the destination of the rich and famous just after the First World War. King Leopold II of Belgium, started the trend for building magnificent villas.

x les issambres beach2Les Issambres is a popular destination for South of France beach holidays. Situated on the beautiful coastline of the Bay of St. Tropez, between the Mediterranean sea and the wooded hills of the Massif des Maures, Les Issambres provides 8 km of inlets and fine sandy beaches. This French Riviera resort provides a calm and tranquil holiday base and is especially popular with the French, Scandanavian, German and British holidaymakers.  

cap antibesCap d'Antibes has had a long association with the rich and famous. Since 1870 the glamorous Hotel du Cap, high up on the dense tree covered cliff, has been one of the most luxurious resorts in the world. Antibes is a beautiful spot in the middle of the French Riviera. Here is our selection of the best Cap d'Antibes beaches to visit this summer.

villefranche-sur-MerVillefranche-sur-mer, is a picturesque old fishing village on the French Riviera, located just a few kilometres outside of Nice in South France. Compared to other beaches on the French Riviera, the Villefranche beaches are relatively quiet even in the summer months.