The south coast of France lies along the warm waters of the Mediterranean Sea. It is home to some of the best beaches in the world, along with popular holiday destinations such as Monaco, Cannes and St Tropez. Visitors flock to the region every summer to enjoy the warm waters, stunning weather and magnificent cities and natural scenery that can be found throughout the area. Those looking to visit some of these southern French cities on holiday may wish to make use of some of the private beaches to be found along the coastline. In this article, we’ll discuss the best private beaches on the French Riviera.


Place Beau Rivage, Nice

The charming coastal city of Nice is home to long stretches of stunning beach. Running alongside Nice’s iconic Promenade des Anglais, one can find the Place Beau Rivage. Here, guests can enjoy a private beach experience, alongside all the luxuries required to make your stay special. As well as sunbeds and parasols, there is a private swimming pool and a sauna. There are also a number of water aerobics activities and classes. As well as three meals a day, the club serves up refreshing cocktails and tapas in the evenings, which you can enjoy from the VIP area overlooking the sea – an idyllic location to watch the sunset. After dark there are a number of nightly events, ranging from DJ sets to chilled evenings in the lounge.

The Best Private Beaches on the French Riviera

Eden Mala Beach, Monaco

An exclusive private beach in one of the most sought after destinations in the world, Monaco is renowned as a playground for the rich and famous. Guests at the Eden Mala private beach can enjoy a little of this lifestyle for themselves. The beach is reachable only on foot, tucked away below the rugged cliffs which shelter the beach. Named after the Garden of Eden, the comparison is clear when one reaches the bottom of the stairs. Lofty green trees offer shelter and the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean stretch out endlessly before you. Classic southern French cuisine is served up in the restaurant. Comfortable deck chairs allow you to soak up the sun, and a free cocktail is included for every guest on arrival. There are even two caves you can explore along the waterfront. In terms of its exclusivity, Eden Mala is certainly one of the best private beaches on the French Riviera.

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Hotel Barriere, Cannes

Without a doubt the highlight of the private beach at the Hotel Barriere in Cannes is the food on offer at the exclusive restaurant. Serving delicious fresh meals throughout the day, it is the perfect place to dine at the water’s edge after spending a day enjoying the beach. The renowned French chef Pierrick Cizeron curated the a la carte menu that includes a range of mouth-watering dishes. Whether you want to share tapas with friends, tuck into barbecued meat and fish or sweet desserts such as chocolate fondant. You know you won’t be hungry when arriving back home!


Plage Keller, Antibes

The Plage Keller at Antibes offers something for everybody. The unspoiled natural beach makes the perfect place to while away a day. There you have a stunning view of the Bay of Angles and the snow-capped Alps. Two complementary beach restaurants are open all day, from 9am to 11pm, serving a range of fresh local food, drinks, and snacks. The venue can be hired for private parties, weddings, or other functions, with a capacity of up to 200 people. To enjoy a private slice of the Mediterranean to yourself, it really doesn’t get much better.


Le Club 55, St Tropez

Readers may be familiar with Pamplona beach in St Tropez. It is one of the busiest and most popular beaches on the  French Riviera. Le Club 55 owns a slice of the beach, which offers guests a relaxed and luxury experience. As well as the private beach club, there are several dining options. Furthermore there is a unique boutique, offering everything you might need to enjoy your day at the beach.


Want to book your own private beach experience?

Here at Riviera Bar Crawl, we offer custom made French Riviera tours, including city sightseeing, beachside relaxation and more – we can tailor your experience exactly to meet your needs. So whether you plan to tour the sights of St Tropez or unwind on some of the best private beaches on the French Riviera, we can show you the very best of the region exactly to your own tastes. Simply visit our website or get in touch to start planning your French Riviera holiday.

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