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.

Impress Your Guests with a Luxurious Day Charter to La Guérite during the Cannes Film Festival

With the Cannes Film Festival 2015 coming up next summer, it has got us all excited for the return of hot sunny days and star spotting on the Riviera!  One of our absolute favourite restaurants which we recently visited on Ile Marguerite, just off Cannes, is a stunning location to show your guests and what better way to get there than by boat!  La Guérite offers a beautiful setting where politics, stress and troubles are left behind! A welcome break from the madness of the film festival.



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Explore the Iles de Lérins on Your Luxury Yacht Charter in the French Riviera!

Many people who fly into Nice for their luxury charter on the French Riviera may notice the cluster of islands just off the end of Palm Beach, Cannes. These islands are the Iles de Lérins, found in the bay of Cannes. Made up of two islands, they are both a peaceful and historic place to visit. Ile Sainte Marguerite is the larger island and is covered by a pine and eucalyptus forest, where you can visit the cell in which the Man in the Iron Mask was imprisoned.  Ile Saint Honorat, just south of Sainte-Marguerite, has a Cisterian abbey that still produces a local wine.

The passage between the islands is a popular anchor point for many of the yachts of the region, and a great place to stay for the night if you`ve been visiting Cannes or Antibes. You can anchor between the islands, for this offers great swimming while protected from the wind, and a fabulous view of the sunset over the Esterel.

If you’re looking for a restaurant to visit for your lunch, La Guérite, on Ile Sainte Marguerite proves to be a popular choice. Nestled into the island, relax by the beach and dine with a view towards Cannes. With a fabulous menu, including bouillabaisse and freshly caught fish, you can indulge in a long lunch or enjoy a light snack.

A great choice to get you to the Iles de Lérins, is this Sealine C35. Perfect for a day out with a small group of friends, she is available from 1,700 € per day. She is modern in design and can accommodate up to 2 guests sleeping in 1 cabin. With seating for some informal dining, you can relax with a drink in hand and watch the sun go down.

Are you interested in exploring the Iles de Lérins? Have a look at our sample itinerary for a day out from Cannes. At, we welcome everyone from sailing professionals to complete novices and will help you at every step of the way to make your dreams a reality. We have a team of highly skilled professionals who are extremely knowledgeable in their destinations and will be able to help you with any questions you may have.

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