The 5 Best Beach Clubs on the French Riviera

The French Riviera is one of the most popular places to charter a yacht in the Med, with its quaint villages and stunning bays, you can enjoy a varied trip from Monaco to St Tropez! Travelling along the coast, you will find yourself in a new surrounding each day and what better way to mix up your charter by spending a long lazy lunch in one of the best beach restaurants along the coast. Hire a yacht for the day from Cannes, St Tropez or any of our French Riviera destinations to access the beach clubs in true style.

Here, we choose our favourite 5 beach clubs in the South of France:

  1. Eden Plage Mala – located just before Cap d’Ail on the way towards Monaco. Accessible only by boat or two mysterious winding paths it’s the perfect retreat if you’re looking to escape the crowds. Stunning booths under beautiful wooden canopies provide shade and giving a sense of seclusion, whilst the bright colours around give the whole club an energised feel. Fresh fish and lobster every day, combined with the option of either a Swedish or Japanese massage you’ll leave feeling like a new person! Live bands on the weekends mean Eden Plage Mala even offers something for the party-minded.
  2. Paloma Beach. A favourite of the Boatbookings team, Paloma Beach is situated in the beautiful bay of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. The dramatic cliff faces create a secluded place to enjoy a relaxing extended lunch and enjoy the crystal clear waters. Simplicity and authenticity is the key here, with fish being the centre of attention, whether it be a whole catch of the day to share or beautifully contemporary seafood dishes there’s something on this menu for every taste.
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    3. La Guerite. One of our absolute favourite restaurants which we recently visited on Ile Marguerite, just off Cannes. La Guérite offers a beautiful setting where politics, stress and troubles are left behind! La Guerite offers marvellous views of Cannes in a peaceful location on an island where the noise of modern transport is a distant memory.  The glorious light underneath the seaweed inspired canopy will put you in a calm and serene spirit whilst you dine on some of the best food on the coast.

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    4. Club 55 is an institution in St Tropez; founded in 1955 by a film crew – hence the name, her white sands were once frequented by Brigitte Bardot. Today hundreds of yachties flock here every summer to enjoy wonderful Mediterranean seafood, market fresh platters and long sunny afternoons at this legendary beach club.

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    5. Nikki Beach opened in 2002, and since then has become one of the main attractions for the rich and famous. This popular beach club offers chilled champagne, superb cuisine including delicious salads, creative sushi rolls and original seafood entrees accompanied by chilled champagne! With fantastic DJs, exciting events and amazing fashion shows to keep you entertained, there really is no other place like it.


Contact Boatbookings now to book your beach club tour of the French Riviera this summer! If you’d like to see a more extensive list of restuarants along the Riviera, see our Top Restaurants Page.

Pop to the Popular Pampelonne in St Tropez!

The French Riviera is one of the best charter destinations in the Med thanks to its wonderful variety of ports situated along the coast. From Monaco to St Tropez, you can find beautiful coves, towns, and beaches. Many would argue the best beach being Pampelonne beach in St Tropez, with its gorgeous wide strip of white sand, beautiful waters and plentiful restaurants. It is like being a child in a sweetie shop looking at the wonderful choice of food on offer at this prestigious location. Whilst many of you will be aware of the allure of the most famous Club 55, thanks to the legendary Brigitte Bardot, there are many lesser known restaurants with just as much appeal. One that has recently caught our attention is the super trendy Moorea Plage…

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Sizzling Hot on The Storm in St Tropez!

St Tropez is the most sought after destination on the French Riviera. From the pretty quaint port set in the old fishing village to the wide sandy Pampleonne beach, it is easy to see why, as with an abundance of cool, trendy bars, restaurants and beach clubs you are spoilt for choice! We have the ideal yacht, based in St Tropez, to take you cruising to the French Riviera’s finest spots…

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The Club 55 Strawberry Tart – A Must Try in St Tropez!

With July and August just around the corner, book your day charter from Cannes to St Tropez now to avoid the traffic and arrive in style! This is one of the most popular day charter routes on the Riviera and it’s easy to see why – with stunning coastlines to admire including the chateau of Theoule-sur-mer and time to save, it’s the best way to reach the party town of the Riviera.


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SULTANA – Old World Charm and High Tech Are a Match Made in Heaven

One of the most nostalgic yachts we have to offer is the stunning Feadship SULTANA. Launched in 1969, she underwent an extensive refit in 2012, giving her a more contemporary interior and exterior with state of the art high power sound system, videos and music controlled by Smartphone or tablets.  She has state of the art gadgets on board that wouldn’t look out of place in a Bond movie, including tv screens hidden behind stylish mirrors, four luxury double cabins, wireless Internet where you can also look into the depth of the ocean via underwater cameras in bow and stern, or follow its navigation details.


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Super Yacht of the Week: VICKY

The largest yacht built by Baglietto to date, VICKY is our super yacht of the week. Baglietto are famous for creations such the extraordinary RC built for fierce fashion king Roberto Cavalli, as well as MY SPACE one of our favourite and most highly rated yachts. VICKY has a timeless elegance in her styling which stems from a sleek and sporty design on her super structure, along with stand-out grey hull with a striking red waterline.

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Brand New Prestige 500 Flybridge – THE top boat for a South of France day charter!

A  luxury day charter on the French Riviera is one of the best ways to experience the glamour, fun and sun of this famous stretch of coastline. Whether you’re staying in a hotel, a villa or you permanent residence is on the Riviera; a day charter should be a must for you this summer!

The beautiful Ile Saint-Marguerite
The beautiful Ile Saint-Marguerite

The brand new Prestige 500 Flybridge is the perfect yacht for your luxury day charter. Spacious, sporty and with an eye catching modern design she’ll be turning heads up and down the Riviera this summer.

Elegant and powerful!
Elegant and powerful!

Cannes is the perfect place to start your charter, cruise out to the Lerins Islands, and spend some time enjoying the crystal clear waters that surround them before cruising to St Tropez where your table at Club 55 or one of the other famous beach clubs is waiting for you. Moor off the famous Pampelonne beach before taking the tender direct to the restaurant, enjoy a delicious lunch and rub shoulders with the world’s A-List before boarding  your yacht and slowly heading back to Cannes perhaps stopping for a refreshing swim en-route.

Cruise the Riviera at speed this summer!
Cruise the Riviera at speed this summer!

 To speak to one of our experts about a charter this summer in the South of France, or anywhere else in the world enquire today!

Exhilarating Day Charter From Luxurious Cannes to Exclusive St Tropez

Cannes Palais des FestivalsAs summer is fast approaching, why not experience a luxurious day charter from Cannes to St Tropez. If you’re looking to cruise along the French Riviera in style, taste some of the finest foods, marvel at brilliant architecture or party in the the most lavish of settings, this day charter from Cannes to St Tropez is perfect for you!

From Cannes old port, visit the ‘Musée de la Castre,’ the former castle of Cannes. Originally built in the 11th century by Lerins monks, it is now a spectacular museum that exhibits the most exotic artwork collected by explorers through out Asia and the South Pacific. Wander up the castle tower and enjoy a fabulous view of Cannes harbor and its surroundings. Cannes Day Boat Charter

Cannes is a beautiful chartering destination. Leaving the old harbor, circle the bay of Cannes and admire the fancy hotels and restaurants lining the Croisette. This area is notorious for its celebrity spotting during the International Film Festival, charter a luxury yacht and feast your eyes on a number of celebrities.

Next gently cruise out to the Iles de Lerins; two picturesque islands nestled in the bay of Cannes, known for their crystal blue waters and idyllic setting. This secluded spot is perfect for snorkeling or a morning swim. If you have plenty of time, wander around the islands to see the monastery and the dungeon where the Man in the Iron Mask was held.Isle La Guerite

Head along the coast, past the sun worshipers and the golden white beaches of La Bocca and head to L’Oasis a 2*Michelin restaurant often celebrated for its gastronomical excellence. Here experience fine-dining, luscious cocktails and excellent waiter service.

As you continue past the beautiful small port towns of Theoule-sur-Mer and St Raphael known for their beaches and inland roman ruins, you will arrive at the vibrant and exclusive St Tropez. Characterized by its orange and deep red townhouses, quaint port and long stretch of white sand, St Tropez is a day chartering paradise. Pampelonne Beach, for which the town is world famous, consists of 27 private and public beaches spread over a grand distance of 67 acres. Make your reservations to any of the numerous restaurants and anchor offshore alongside the Rivas, Mangustas and hundreds of other beautiful yachts. Nikki Beach and Club 55 are two lavish beach restaurants that cater for the finest tastes. Party the day away, indulge in fine foods and relax in Nikki Beach St Tropezthe sun, this day charter is perfect for everyone.

AQUA BLUE IRELAND is one of the most luxurious Sunseeker yachts berthed on the French Riviera, accommodating up to 6 guests (night) and 10 for day charter. She is the pinnacle of a luxury modern yacht and is ideal for a day charter to St Tropez.

At Boatbookings,we organise luxury yacht charters all around the world with our highly qualified team. We leave no stone unturned in matching not just the yacht and the destination to your requirements but also the crew, itineraries and all other subtle aspects that comes together to create a charter of a life time!