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Best beach clubs in French Riviera

The French Riviera, or Côte d'Azur, is the Mediterranean coastline stretching from the Italian border in the east to Toulon in the west. It includes popular spots like Moncao, Nice, Cannes and Saint-Tropez. Famous for luxury and a great climate, and also home to a bunch of fantastic beach clubs.

Last updated: 2019-08-28
Le Club 55 Beach Club in Saint-Tropez (French Riviera)
Le Club 55 Beach Club in Saint-Tropez (French Riviera)
Le Club 55 Beach Club in Saint-Tropez (French Riviera)
Le Club 55 Beach Club in Saint-Tropez (French Riviera)
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Le Club 55

Saint-Tropez

Mon - Sun: 09.00 - 18.00

Minimum spend

The oldest, and also one of the most famous beach clubs in St Tropez. Vibrant, lively and with a trendy crowd, including some of the biggest names in Hollywood.

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    Set on the beautiful and famous beach Plage de Pampelonne in Ramatuelle, Le Club 55 is arguably one of the most famous of all the St Tropez beach clubs. And oldest, welcoming visitors since 1955.

    At Club 55 you can either have a seat in the shabby-chic restaurant or in sun loungers right on the beach. You will not be alone, and you will most likely not be the most famous guest either. Club 55 has been (and still is) famous for hosting some of the biggest names in Hollywood. So a perfect spot for people watching.

    Vibrant, lively and with a trendy crowd, Club 55 is still friendly and honour their philosophy since its creation in 1955: "The customer is not king here...because he is a friend".

    The restaurant serves rustic dishes with Mediterranean flavours. Lots of fresh vegetables, seafood and delicacies from the grill. And while here, it is almost mandatory to try some of the Club 55's own wine.

    Quite pricey, as you would expect, but with a lovely and vibrant atmosphere (often highlighted by live bands) and a great and friendly service, Club 55 is close to a 'must-visit'. Come for a long and fun lunch or some relaxing cocktails under the palm trees. Just remember to make reservations.

      Features

    • Expensive
    • Yes
    • Card / Cash
    • Mediterranean
    • Full bar
    • Live music
    • No
    • Yes

Nikki Beach Club Saint-Tropez (French Riviera)
Nikki Beach Club Saint-Tropez (French Riviera)
Nikki Beach Club Saint-Tropez (French Riviera)
Nikki Beach Club Saint-Tropez (French Riviera)
Nikki Beach Club Saint-Tropez (French Riviera)
Nikki Beach Club Saint-Tropez (French Riviera)
Nikki Beach Club Saint-Tropez (French Riviera)
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Nikki Beach Saint-Tropez

Saint-Tropez

Mon - Sun: 11.30 - 20.00

Free

A vibrant tropical paradise, set just off Pampelonne Beach. This is the place for mixing world-class DJs, fresh food and a lovely swimming pool.

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    Located just off Pampelonne Beach, Nikki Beach Saint Tropez has been the go-to spot for the international jet-set and global celebrities since opening in 2002. Open daily from mid-April to mid-September, this is the place for mixing world-class DJs with fresh food and tropical settings.

    While not right on the beach, a dip in the ocean is within walking distance from the beach club. And you do not have to walk that far to get wet, as there is a large swimming pool right by the beach club bar.

    Bright, luxurious and modern in decoration, the wooden decked Nikki Beach Saint-Tropez comes with oversized plush daybeds and lots of comfy dining spots, right under the palm trees.

    The restaurant serves a wide variety of global and fresh food, from healthful salads and innovative sushi rolls to grilled dishes and kebabs. From the bar you can order some of the best champagnes (preferably by the bottle), along with crafted, home-made cocktails.

    Nikki Beach Saint Tropez is a very popular spot, so expect a both large and vibrant crowd. And some of the world's top DJs keeping the atmosphere on top both day and night. Reservations are recommended but not mandatory.

      Features

    • Expensive
    • Yes
    • Card / Cash
    • Global
    • Full bar
    • Live DJs
    • Yes
    • Yes

Pearl Beach Club and Restaurant Saint-Tropez (French Riviera)
Pearl Beach Club and Restaurant Saint-Tropez (French Riviera)
Pearl Beach Club and Restaurant Saint-Tropez (French Riviera)
Pearl Beach Club and Restaurant Saint-Tropez (French Riviera)
Pearl Beach Club and Restaurant Saint-Tropez (French Riviera)
Pearl Beach Club and Restaurant Saint-Tropez (French Riviera)
Pearl Beach Club and Restaurant Saint-Tropez (French Riviera)
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Pearl Beach Saint-Tropez

Saint-Tropez

Mon - Sun: 09.00 - 23.00

Free

Beach club and restaurant offering exotic and tasty Mediterranean food in a relaxing, yet fun and vibrant atmosphere. Best enjoyed in the tropical Balinese garden

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    Located on the Beach de la Bouillabaisse, the Pearl Beach is a beach club and restaurant offering some of the best views around, over the bay of Sainte-Maxime. Especially around sunset, when a table by the ocean really is 'the place to be'.

    While there is indoor seating, the top spot is the al fresco terrace, with the look and feel of a Balinese garden. Surrounded by lots of grenery and decorated with natural wood, this is a true Saint Tropez gem.

    In a relaxing, yet fun and vibrant atmosphere, the Pearl Beach restaurant offers a mix of exotic flavours and more classic Mediterranean food. Available as both lunch and dinner, the menu is rather slim, but the dishes are made to perfection.

    So visit for a sunny lunch, a both romantic and fun dinner, or come enjoy perfectly crafted cocktails anytime in between. All presented with an excellent service and to the soothing sound of the ocean waves.

    Looking for something even more soothing? Then you should also check out the Pearl Beach spa, offering different treatments and meditation classes right on the beach.

      Features

    • Moderate
    • No
    • Card / Cash
    • Exotic Mediterranean
    • Full bar
    • Chill-out
    • No
    • Yes

Club Les Palmiers Beach Club Saint-Tropez (French Riviera)
Club Les Palmiers Beach Club Saint-Tropez (French Riviera)
Club Les Palmiers Beach Club Saint-Tropez (French Riviera)
Club Les Palmiers Beach Club Saint-Tropez (French Riviera)
Club Les Palmiers Beach Club Saint-Tropez (French Riviera)
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Club Les Palmiers

Saint-Tropez

Mon - Sun: 10.00 - 20.00

€45 - 200

Cosy, stylish and luxurious beach spot, which is one of the most chill beach clubs available in St Tropez. Also shop, cocktail bar, shisha bar and restaurant.

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    Located on Plage de Pampelone, Club Les Palmiers is one of the most chill beach clubs available in St Tropez. And not only a beach club, it is also a shop, shisha bar, cocktail bar and restaurant.

    Run by charismatic St Tropez couple Mimi and Stephanie, this cosy, stylish and luxurious beach spot is the place for both pure relaxation and trendy vibes.

    Large and white beach beds are available for full day hire, starting at €45 for a sun lounger and €200 for a canopy for two (add some more for towels and umbrellas). Then you can enjoy service of food and drinks right to your spot.

    Or you head to the restaurant, where you can order fresh “home cooking” inspired by the real mediterranean cuisine. Including special pastas, like spaghetti vongole and spaghetti puttanesca.

    The cocktail bar serves well-made signature cocktails, a large selection of wines and champagne, along with more healthy stuff, like freshly squeezed fruit juices. In the shisha bar you can get tobacco of the highest quality with an authentic flavour.

    All in all, Club Les Palmiers offers more than enough to keep you happy for a full day. Early hours are extra relaxing, later on the vibe gets more buzzing with live DJs.

      Features

    • Expensive
    • Yes
    • Card / Cash
    • Mediterranean
    • Full bar
    • Live DJs
    • No
    • Yes

Tahiti Beach Club in Saint-Tropez (French Riviera)
Tahiti Beach Club in Saint-Tropez (French Riviera)
Tahiti Beach Club in Saint-Tropez (French Riviera)
Tahiti Beach Club in Saint-Tropez (French Riviera)
Tahiti Beach Club in Saint-Tropez (French Riviera)
Tahiti Beach Club in Saint-Tropez (French Riviera)
Tahiti Beach Club in Saint-Tropez (French Riviera)
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Tahiti Beach Club

Saint-Tropez

Daily / Restaurant: 12.00 - 17.30

Minimum spend

A luxurious and classic spot on the beach of Pampelonne, easy to spot thanks to the orange sun loungers and umbrellas. Vibrant and trendy, here you can enjoy both live entertainment and fine white sand.

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    Belonging to Tahiti Beach Hotel, but the Tahiti Beach Club is open to all, hotel guest or not. Occupying its own private part of the bautiful beach of Pampelonne, you can visit for a few hours of tranquil relaxation or all-day fun.

    Easy to spot with its orange sun loungers and umbrellas, Tahiti Beach Club is a classic spot that has been around since 1952. And it still attracts a large and trendy crowd, including celebreties. So expect a vibrant atmosphere.

    You can reach the beach club by foot, by car, boat (shuttle service available) and even by helicopter.

    Apart from fine white sand and crystal clear water, Tahiti Beach also has a gourmet restaurant, two bars, a pizzeria and offers direct access to different shops. The open-air restaurant offers both local and international dishes, and from the bar you can get pretty much any drink you would like.

    Tahiti Beach Club is also famous for turning up the atmosphere with different live entertainment, from music to swimwear fashion shows. Everything is possible in this luxurious and tropical paradise.

      Features

    • Expensive
    • Yes
    • Card / Cash
    • Local / International
    • Full bar
    • Live music
    • No
    • Yes

Le Bagatelle Beach Club in Saint-Tropez (French Riviera)
Le Bagatelle Beach Club in Saint-Tropez (French Riviera)
Le Bagatelle Beach Club in Saint-Tropez (French Riviera)
Le Bagatelle Beach Club in Saint-Tropez (French Riviera)
Le Bagatelle Beach Club in Saint-Tropez (French Riviera)
Le Bagatelle Beach Club in Saint-Tropez (French Riviera)
Le Bagatelle Beach Club in Saint-Tropez (French Riviera)
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Le Bagatelle Beach Club

Saint-Tropez

Mon - Sun: 11.00 - 20.00

Minimum spend

Stylish, chich and vibrant beach club and restaurant, set on Pampelonne beach. Great spot for both a relaxing day on the beach, as well as a vibrant, long and fun lunch.

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    Le Bagatelle is a luxurious Pampelonne beach club and restaurant. After sucess at several other places around the world, the founders Aymeric Clemente and Remi Laba has transferred their Bagatelle concept to Pampelonne beach.

    The stylish and chic white and blue decoration blends in perfectly with the neighboring Mediterranean Sea. Grab a spot either in the large sofas at the restaurant or in some of the comfy sun loungers right on the beach.

    In a festive, sophisticated and trendy atmosphere you can enjoy classic Mediterranean food, created by Executive Chef Nicolas Cantrel. Complemented with well made cocktails and (of course) as many bottles of rosé or champagne as you would like.

    With great service and excellent music, Le Bagatelle Beach Club is a very popular spot, so reservations are highly recommended. Note that these can only be made by phone.

    The perfect spot for both a luxurious and relaxing day on the beach, as well as a vibrant, long and fun lunch with a group of friends.

      Features

    • Expensive
    • Yes
    • Card / Cash
    • Mediterranean
    • Full bar
    • Live DJs
    • No
    • Yes

La Plage du Martinez Beach Club in Cannes (French Riviera)
La Plage du Martinez Beach Club in Cannes (French Riviera)
La Plage du Martinez Beach Club in Cannes (French Riviera)
La Plage du Martinez Beach Club in Cannes (French Riviera)
La Plage du Martinez Beach Club in Cannes (French Riviera)
La Plage du Martinez Beach Club in Cannes (French Riviera)
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La Plage du Martinez

Cannes

Mon - Sun: 09.00 - 18.00

€35-65

With one of the largest beaches in Cannes, a really cool pontoon and amazing views, this is a fantastic spot for both relaxing daytime and vibrant night time visits.

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    On the private beach of the fantastic Hotel Martinez, right on the Croisette, you find La Plage du Martinez beach club and restaurant. And you do not have to stay at the hotel to enjoy this beauty.

    The private beach is one of the largest around, filled with comfy sunbeds and also a very cool pontoon stretching out into the ocean. During the busy summer months, reservations of sun loungers in advance is highly recommended.

    The beach club is open daily from 9am to 6pm, so you can relax and enjoy the luxurious and sophisticated atmosphere from sunrise to sunset. Expect to pay from €35 for a lounger, including towels.

    There is also a trendy restaurant open for lunch, serving local produce with flavours from around the world. For visits later at night, the bar is a Cannes hot-spot for stylish vibes and well-made cocktails, and during weekends also for dinners with a show and fireworks.

    Not shy of entertainment, summer afternoons La Plage du Martinez means performances from the resident DJ and a sax player. There are also themed evenings, like “La Fête à La Croisette” on Saturday, with dazzling, dynamic spectacles in a tropical atmosphere, and “Oh So Chic” on Sunday to elegantly experience fashion attitude of every stitch and style.

    With great service and one of the most amazing views around, La Plage du Martinez is close to a 'must visit' when in Cannes. It is pricey, but then you do get to feel like a star for a day.

      Features

    • Expensive
    • Yes
    • Card / Cash
    • Global
    • Full bar
    • Live music / DJs
    • No
    • Yes

Monte Carlo Beach Club (French Riviera)
Monte Carlo Beach Club (French Riviera)
Monte Carlo Beach Club (French Riviera)
Monte Carlo Beach Club (French Riviera)
Monte Carlo Beach Club (French Riviera)
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Monte-Carlo Beach Club

Monaco

Mon - Sun: 09.00 - 18.00

~ €100

Large and happening beach club right, set on a private beach right by the Mediterranean. Enjoy fun water-sports, 4 restaurants and an Olympic-sized outdoor swimming pool.

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    The luxurious 5-star hotel Monte-Carlo Beach is set right by the Mediterranean, 500 meters from the border to Monaco. The hotel has its own private beach, where you find the large and happening Monte-Carlo Beach Club.

    Not at all only offering a pristine beach, here you can also enjoy fun water-adventures like jet skis, wakeboarding and parachute rides, along with 4 different restaurants. Elsa, La Pizzeria, La Vigie and Le Deck all serves fine cuisine that can be enjoyed on terraces with great views over the sea.

    Grab a bungalow or a seaside cabana, or maybe a sun lounger by the Olympic-sized outdoor swimming pool. From your spot you can then enjoy waiter service for cocktails and snacks.

    Open from mid-April to mid-October, Monte-Carlo Beach Club is open to all, but as a guest staying at the hotel you (of course) have easier access and a better chance of getting one of the top spots. Outside guests can expect to pay around €100 for a full day at the beach club.

      Features

    • Expensive
    • Yes
    • Card / Cash
    • Italian / Mediterranean
    • Full bar
    • Chill-out
    • Yes
    • Yes

Nikki Beach Club Monaco (French Riviera)
Nikki Beach Club Monaco (French Riviera)
Nikki Beach Club Monaco (French Riviera)
Nikki Beach Club Monaco (French Riviera)
Nikki Beach Club Monaco (French Riviera)
Nikki Beach Club Monaco (French Riviera)
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Nikki Beach Monaco

Monaco

Mon - Sun: 09.00 - 02.00

Minimum spend

Not set on the beach, but instead on the rooftop of Fairmont Monte Carlo. Enjoy the mix of energy and relaxation in luxurious day beds by the swimming pool, or in the modern restaurant.

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    Nikki Beach Monte Carlo is not set on the beach, but instead located on the rooftop of the hotel Fairmont Monte Carlo. This means breathtaking views over the city and Mediterranean Sea.

    Open from early morning to late night, mid-April to late September, Nikki Beach Monaco mixes energy and relaxation in a trendy and luxurious setting. Soak up the sun on luxurious day beds by the swimming pool, or visit later at night for amazing sunset and sky-high vibes.

    The restaurant offers an extensive menu with dishes representative of all the countries Nikki Beach is located in around the world. From salads and sushi rolls to freshly caught seafood. Specialist mixologists and expert sommeliers also ensure drinks are of the highest quality.

    With world-class entertainment and different events almost daily, Nikki Beach Monaco is really a happening spot. Pool parties, all day BBQ, fashion shows, themed parties, the list just goes on...

    Fantastic spot for sunny and vibran relaxation in Monaco, watching both the amazing views and all the glamorous people enjoying life.

      Features

    • Expensive
    • Yes
    • Card / Cash
    • Global
    • Full bar
    • Live DJs
    • Yes
    • Yes

La Note Bleu Beach Club Monaco (French Riviera)
La Note Bleu Beach Club Monaco (French Riviera)
La Note Bleu Beach Club Monaco (French Riviera)
La Note Bleu Beach Club Monaco (French Riviera)
La Note Bleu Beach Club Monaco (French Riviera)
La Note Bleu Beach Club Monaco (French Riviera)
La Note Bleu Beach Club Monaco (French Riviera)
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La Note Bleu

Monaco

Mon - Sun: 08.30 - 19.00

€24-100

With a garden-like setting by the sea, La Note Bleu is a sophisticated and relaxed beach club by day, and a jazzy dining spot by night.

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    With a private part of the Larvotto Beach, La Note Bleue is a sophisticated beach club, offering both calm and relaxing days and jazzy nights.

    The garden-like setting by the sea is open daily from April through October. Not as jet-set vibrant as many other beach clubs, this is a place where you can read your favorite book in the shade of a parasol, relax in one of the solariums (with or without water misting system), or sunbathe with your feet dipped in the ocean.

    Prices for a beach bed starts at €24 for a full day (1 bed, 1 umbrella, 1 small table), up to €100 for a Double Solarium (fits 4 people). There are also towles available to rent.

    Starting from noon, the La Note Bleue restaurant is open. Here you can enjoy great fusion cuisine either on the seaside, at a table, or get a bit laz with service at your beach bed.

    While the beach closes around 7pm, La Note Bleu does not. During summer nights you can drink and dine by soft lantern-light, all while jazz musicians keep the atmosphere on top all the way to midnight.

      Features

    • Moderate
    • Yes
    • Card / Cash
    • International
    • Full bar
    • Chill-out / live jazz
    • No
    • Yes

Anjuna Beach Club in Eze (French Riviera)
Anjuna Beach Club in Eze (French Riviera)
Anjuna Beach Club in Eze (French Riviera)
Anjuna Beach Club in Eze (French Riviera)
Anjuna Beach Club in Eze (French Riviera)
Anjuna Beach Club in Eze (French Riviera)
Anjuna Beach Club in Eze (French Riviera)
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Anjuna Beach Club

Eze

Mon - Sun: 10.00 - 23.00

Minimum spend

Vibrant and fun beach club and restaurant, bringing a slice of the islands of the Indian Ocean to the French Riviera.

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    Nestled in a secret bay in Eze, about 30 minutes outside Nice, Anjuna beach club and restaurant is a small paradise offering a setting with inspiration from the islands of the Indian Ocean. Turquoise chairs, tropical plants and Indonesian statues really creates the vibes of an exotic oasis.

    Open since 2000, Ajuna comes with both comfy sun loungers on the beach and a vibrant restaurant, where multicolored fishing boats has been transformed into tables and chairs.

    The beach is available from 10am, while the restaurant start service at noon. Then you can enjoy both vibrant days and vibrant nights, with lots of themed parties and live entertainment.

    The restaurant serves local cuisine with all the Mediterranean touches, from sea bass in salt crust to smoked lamb with rosemary.

    With beautiful views over the ocean, a lovely setting and a fantastic and vibrant atmosphere, Anjuna Beach Club is a great spot to enjoy sun, food and drinks with a group of friends. It can also be reserved for private events.

      Features

    • Moderate
    • Yes
    • Card / Cash
    • Mediterranean
    • Full bar
    • Live DJs
    • No
    • Yes

Plage les Pirates Beach Club in Antibes (French Riviera)
Plage les Pirates Beach Club in Antibes (French Riviera)
Plage les Pirates Beach Club in Antibes (French Riviera)
Plage les Pirates Beach Club in Antibes (French Riviera)
Plage les Pirates Beach Club in Antibes (French Riviera)
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Plage les Pirates

Antibes

Mon - Sun: 09.30 - 18.00

€25-30

Holding one of the largest beaches in Juan Les Pins, this is a great spot for a relaxing day in the turquoise and white sunbeds. Either on the beach or on one of the two piers.

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    Just 5 minutes away from the city center of Antibes, Les Pirates beach club and restaurant holds one of the largest beaches in Juan Les Pins. Apart from lots of golden sand, here you also find a large set of turquoise and white sunbeds, both on the beach and on the two wooden decked piers.

    Run by the Palamati family since 1980, Plage les Pirates is a great spot for a long and relaxing day on the beach. The sunbeds cost €25 on the beach and €30 on one of the piers. The later option is a great choice if you really want a calmer experience, as it is away from people walking the beach.

    The restaurant is open every day for lunch from February to October, and during the summer months also for dinner. Here you can enjoy Mediterranean food made by “la Mamma”, Chef Anna Palmiti. And the best part: there are tables right on the beach, so you can eat away while having your feets in the warm sand.

    With a great location and friendly atmosphere, Plage les Pirates is popular and can get crowded during peak season. So reservations are recommended to avoid disappointment.

      Features

    • Moderate
    • Yes
    • Card / Cash
    • Mediterranean
    • Full bar
    • Chill-out
    • No
    • Yes

About French Riviera


LANGUAGE

French

CURRENCY

Euro

BEST TIME TO VISIT

May to September

The French Riviera (or Côte d'Azur) is a Mediterranean coastline in the southeast part of France. The name Côte d'Azur (Coast of Azure) comes from the azure colour of the Mediterranean. The climate on the coastline is very pleasant with sunny, hot, dry summers and mild winters. However, the winter months usually means temperatures below 10°C, so it is from around April to October that that the beach clubs are in full swing.

The French Riviera is home to many famous tourist destinations, like Nice, Monaco, Cannes and Saint-Tropez. Popular thanks to about 320 days of sunshine per year and 115 kilometres of coastline and beaches, it is also known as a place with lots of luxury. This also shows in many of the beach clubs available (which do come in numbers): they are trendy and luxurious, and you might have to splash some cash to enjoy the good life.

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