The French Riviera has more beaches than you can possibly visit in one holiday, and it can sometimes be difficult to find one that fits your needs. Most of the bigger beaches do get pretty crowded in the summer season and most of us are not excited to share a square meter of sand with other sweaty sunbathing tourists. Therefore, we have put together a little list of beaches that are usually less crowded where you can enjoy the sun without playing footsies with strangers in front of you.
1. Cap Taillat, Plage de la Bastide Blanche
If you feel like a break from the crowds in Saint-Tropez you should head over to the neighboring village of Ramatuelle. To reach this beach you do have to be ready to walk for a bit, if you park the car at L'Escalet you can expect about an hours walk from there. Cap Taillat is a nature reserve which really helps keep the area unspoiled and the water is crystal-clear.
2. Bormes-Les-Mimosas - Plage du Grand Jardin
Bormes- les- mimosas is probably most known for the main beach Plage de l'Estagnol which is beautiful but therefore also gets very crowded during the summer. Luckily for you, there is another stunning tropical beach just around the corner which takes a bit more effort to get to but is all worth it. Park your car at l'Estagnol and then face the beach and start walking to the left, after 20 minutes you will reach plage du Grand Jardin.
3. Calanque d’En-vau, Cassis
The famous calanques can be found between Cassis and Marseille and if you are up for a hike you can find some secluded beaches along the way. The scenery is breathtaking and small beaches are nestled in between the dramatic cliffs. The water is crystal clear and glittering turquoise, it is a perfect place to get some sun and to reconnect a bit with nature. This particular Calanque is one of the most difficult to reach, you can either go by foot and like down a very steep path along the mountainside or you can rent a kayak and enjoy the views from the water instead.
4. Plage de Gardanne Away from the crowded beaches in Cannes, you can find the more secluded Plage de Gardanne. Once again this one requires some walking to reach (the good ones usually do), the beach lies within the Parc de la Pointe de l'Aguille. You can also find a cave and normally you don't have to share the space with too many other people.
5. Port-Cros - Plage du Sud
To visit this Island you have to take a boat from Hyères. The whole island of Port-Cros is a nature reserve and visitors have to respect this by not smoking, fishing or in any other way disturbing the nature. This island really showcases the true wild Mediterranean nature and you will not regret the hassle of getting there once you reach the beach. While you are there, make sure to take some extra time to hike around the island and enjoy the stunning views.
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