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Beaches on the seaside resorts of the Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur region in France

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The beaches of the Provence Côte d’Azur region

The PACA region and its three Mediterranean-facing departments offer a large variety of coast. The beaches of the PACA region are very touristic during the summer season. The beaches of the Var department are the most popular. In this department, there are lots of family resorts. The beaches of the Bouches du Rhone department offer a great scenic diversity among the creeks located around Marseilles, Camargue in the west or the Blue Coast. In the east, the beaches of the Alpes Maritimes department are composed of both sandy and pebble beaches. Enjoy your holidays by the Mediterranean in the south of France!

We would like you to discover the beaches of the PACA region, arranged by resort. Our team has visited them all. If we have missed any, please let us know.

List of beaches on the seaside resorts of the Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur region

Beaches in Fréjus

Beaches in Fréjus (Var)

Fréjus is a major seaside resort in France and has two large sandy beaches (divided into several areas). Many restaurants, cafes, and shops line up from St. Raphael to Port-Fréjus, along the waterfront.

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Beaches in Saint-Aygulf

Beaches in Saint-Aygulf (Var)

The seafront of Saint Aygulf is relatively preserved and shops and businesses are not found nearby. We find several Beaches in St Aygulf that are very agreeable in a preserved environment.

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Beaches in Villeneuve-Loubet

Beaches in Villeneuve-Loubet (Alpes-Maritimes)

Villeneuve-Loubet is located east of Antibes and west of Cagnes sur Mer. The village centre is located away from the sea, perched on a hill dominated by a magnificent medieval castle.

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Beaches in Antibes

Beaches in Antibes (Alpes-Maritimes)

Antibes, the second largest city of the Alpes Maritimes, is one of the region’s most charming seaside resorts. From old Antibes to the Cap d'Antibes, the beaches of Antibes are covered in sand.

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Beaches in Cap d'Antibes

Beaches in Cap d'Antibes (Alpes-Maritimes)

Cap d'Antibes belongs to the town of Antibes. This cape, separation between Juan les Pins and Antibes, offers a prestigious setting with several houses.

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Beaches in Cagnes-sur-Mer

Beaches in Cagnes-sur-Mer (Alpes-Maritimes)

The seafront of Cagnes sur Mer was completely renovated and a large promenade was installed going from the hippodrome to the Cros harbor. The beaches extend along the seafront for about 2.5km.

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Beaches in Sainte Maxime

Beaches in Sainte Maxime (Var)

For those who don’t like the limelight of St Tropez but want to be close to the star of the Var region, Sainte-Maxime is a good alternative.

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Beaches in Mandelieu-la-Napoule

Beaches in Mandelieu-la-Napoule (Alpes-Maritimes)

Located in the gulf of Napoule, Mandelieu la Napoule is a choice destination in the Alpes-Maritimes, at only a few kilometers from Estérel and the department Var.

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Beaches in Saint-Laurent-du-Var

Beaches in Saint-Laurent-du-Var (Alpes-Maritimes)

The seafront of St-Laurent-du-Var is a popular tourist site thanks to its port where the animation is important with the many evening restaurants, cafes and nightclubs.

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Beaches in Port Grimaud

Beaches in Port Grimaud (Var)

Port Grimaud is an ensemble of little colored village houses build around a harbor and navigable lanes.

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Beaches in Nice

Beaches in Nice (Alpes-Maritimes)

Nice offers the largest number of beaches on the French Riviera. From the airport of Nice to the west of Nice to the open air theater, 3.8 kilometers of beaches stretch out along the promenade des Anglais.

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Beaches in Saint-Tropez

Beaches in Saint-Tropez (Var)

Saint-Tropez is one of the trendiest seaside resorts on the French Riviera.

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Beaches in Cannes-la-Bocca

Beaches in Cannes-la-Bocca (Alpes-Maritimes)

Cannes la Bocca is a seven-kilometer coastal sand beach along Boulevard du Midi of Mandelieu La Napoule to the west and Cannes is to the east.

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Beaches in Cogolin

Beaches in Cogolin (Var)

The Cogolin-Plage resort, the marina, is attached to Port Grimaud sud. Not as posh as its neighbour, the resort is family orientated. There is a lovely little sandy beach between the marina and the building of the DCN.

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Beaches in Juan-les-Pins

Beaches in Juan-les-Pins (Alpes-Maritimes)

Juan les Pins is without a doubt one of the towns with the most eventful beaches on the French Riviera with many bars, restaurants and clubs.

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Beaches in Villefranche-sur-Mer

Beaches in Villefranche-sur-Mer (Alpes-Maritimes)

Villefranche is without a doubt the most charming seaside resort on the French Riviera and possesses four beaches. With its high bright-colored village houses, we feel like we're in Italy!

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Beaches in Théoule-sur-Mer

Beaches in Théoule-sur-Mer (Alpes-Maritimes)

Small family-oriented seaside resort, Théoule sur Mer is located between Saint-Raphael and Cannes. In the heart of the Esterel, this seaside resort offers many public beaches.

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Beaches in Ramatuelle

Beaches in Ramatuelle (Var)

The little village of Ramatuelle is little known, and we love its beaches! They are often thought of as beaches located in Saint-Tropez.

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Beaches in Cannes

Beaches in Cannes (Alpes-Maritimes)

Located in the eastern part of the Alpes Maritimes Department, Cannes is one of the most fashionable places to visit on the French Riviera.

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Beaches in Les Issambres

Beaches in Les Issambres (Var)

Les Issambres is the seaside resort of Roquebrune sur Argens (South of France). The sandy beaches are numerous and, as the resort is not very well known, it is not densely populated.

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Beaches in Golfe Juan

Beaches in Golfe Juan (Alpes-Maritimes)

Located between Cannes and Juan les Pins, the seaside destination Golfe Juan is often less visited than its neighbors.

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Beaches in Agay

Beaches in Agay (Var)

Located in the heart of the Esterel, the seaside resort of Agay stretches along the Corniche of the Esterel to Théoule sur Mer (Alpes Maritimes).

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Beaches in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

Beaches in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat (Alpes-Maritimes)

Among the most beautiful sites in the French Riviera, Saint Jean Cap Ferrat is a peninsula closing the ports of Villefranche sur Mer and Beaulieu sur Mer.

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Beaches in Menton

Beaches in Menton (Alpes-Maritimes)

The seaside town of Menton is a foretaste of Italian villages. The seaside promenade offers a very beautiful glimpse of the old city and its basilica.

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Beaches in Monaco

Beaches in Monaco (Alpes-Maritimes)

Tight against the mountains and by the sea, the principality of Monaco is jammed in the Alpes Maritimes department between Cap d’Ail and Roquebrune Cap Martin.

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Beaches in Beaulieu-sur-Mer

Beaches in Beaulieu-sur-Mer (Alpes-Maritimes)

Nicknamed the pearl of the French Riviera, Beaulieu sur Mer has a different face than the other seaside destinations on the French Riviera. With its Belle Epoque style it attracts a familial clientele during the summer.

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Beaches in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin

Beaches in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin (Alpes-Maritimes)

Roquebrune Cap Martin can be divided into two parts: to the west is Cap Martin near Monaco with two beautiful beaches far from the road in a grandiose setting and to the east is Cap Martin near Menton with a large stone beach that stretches over a kilometer.

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Beaches in Toulon

Beaches in Toulon (Var)

Toulon is a great destination and overall a good deal when compared with the rest of the French Riviera. The artificial sand beaches of Mourillon are a real success.

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Beaches in Cap-d'Ail

Beaches in Cap-d'Ail (Alpes-Maritimes)

Cap d’Ail is located between Monaco and Beaulieu sur Mer; it is a small resort adjoining the principality of Monaco and Fontvieille district.

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Beaches in Marseille

Beaches in Marseille (Bouches-du-Rhone)

Marseille, the most important city in the department Bouches du Rhone, is equally a seaside destination. To the east of the city we find the famous calanques.

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Beaches in Le Rove

Beaches in Le Rove (Bouches-du-Rhone)

The small village of Le Rove is located between Marseille and Carry le Rouet. To enjoy its beautiful creeks, one must go towards the two small fishing ports of La Vesse or Niolon.

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Beaches in Ensuès-la-Redonne

Beaches in Ensuès-la-Redonne (Bouches-du-Rhone)

Ensuès la Redonne is one of the most important typical villages of Blue Coast. It is divided into three main parts: the center of Ensuès away from the sea, the port of La Redonne and the ports of Méjean.

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Beaches in Carry-le-Rouet

Beaches in Carry-le-Rouet (Bouches-du-Rhone)

Carry le Rouet is one of the most important seaside resorts of Côte Bleue, just 30 km from Marseille. Its port is lively throughout the year.

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Beaches in Sausset-les-Pins

Beaches in Sausset-les-Pins (Bouches-du-Rhone)

The seaside town of Sausset les Pins is one of the most important of the Blue Coast. Located near Carry le Rouet, it is difficult to differentiate between the two resorts.

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Beaches in Martigues

Beaches in Martigues (Bouches-du-Rhone)

La Couronne is the main seaside town of Martigues. It has the most beautiful sandy beaches of the Blue Coast including the Verdon beach or the beach in Sainte Croix.

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Beaches in La Ciotat

Beaches in La Ciotat (Bouches-du-Rhone)

La Ciotat is the easternmost seaside resort in the Bouches du Rhone Department. There are many choices of beaches in La Ciotat. We find many calanques including the beautiful Figuerolles calanque.

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Beaches in Saint Raphael

Beaches in Saint Raphael (Var)

The seaside resort of Saint Raphael offers a wide variety of beaches: sandy beaches in the city center or in preserved mountains, pebble beaches and small discrete coves.

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Beaches in Six-Fours-les-Plages

Beaches in Six-Fours-les-Plages (Var)

The seaside resort of Six Fours les Plages is one of the largest towns in the Var region with many small hamlets. The main attraction is in the small fishing port of Brusc.

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Beaches in Porquerolles

Beaches in Porquerolles (Var)

The island of Porquerolles is the largest of the islands of Hyères (8 km long by 3 km wide) and the most popular. This island off the coast of Hyères is inhabited throughout the year.

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Beaches in Hyères

Beaches in Hyères (Var)

The seaside resort of Hyeres is one of the most important resorts in the south of France. The vast territory stretches between sea, salt fields, peninsula and islands.

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Beaches in Sanary-sur-Mer

Beaches in Sanary-sur-Mer (Var)

Located on the Var coast between Bandol and Six-Fours-les-Plages, the seaside resort of Sanary sur Mer has kept its Provençal atmosphere with small colourful boats moored in its harbour.

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Beaches in Bandol

Beaches in Bandol (Var)

Bandol is without a doubt the most popular seaside city in the west of the Var Department. The harbor and Ile de Bendor give it a very picturesque feel.

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Beaches in La Seyne-sur-Mer

Beaches in La Seyne-sur-Mer (Var)

Located between Toulon and Six Fours les Plages, La Seyne sur Mer can be qualified as popular. The beaches here are located to the south toward the Saint-Mandrier peninsula and Cap Sicié.

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Beaches in Port-de-Bouc

Beaches in Port-de-Bouc (Bouches-du-Rhone)

Port de Bouc is located in the Gulf of Fos sur Mer between Martigues and Fos sur Mer. The environment is not the most pleasant one.

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Beaches in Le Pradet

Beaches in Le Pradet (Var)

The small resort of Le Pradet is located in the Var region between Toulon and Carqueiranne.The resort is less crowded than the two big neighbours (Toulon and Hyères) but offer exceptional Mediterranean coast.

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Beaches in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer

Beaches in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer (Bouches-du-Rhone)

The village of Saintes Maries de la Mer, Camargue’s main resort (or at least the most typical), is a real paradise for beach lovers. Several kilometres of uninterrupted sandy beaches are available.

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Beaches in Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône

Beaches in Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône (Bouches-du-Rhone)

Part of the Camargue natural park since 2011, Ports Saint Louis is one of the entrances of Camargue coming from the south-west of France.

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Beaches in Carqueiranne

Beaches in Carqueiranne (Var)

Carqueiranne is a small family-oriented seaside resort between Toulon and Hyeres. It is busy all year round and the coastline is exceptional with many beaches.

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Beaches in Fos-sur-Mer

Beaches in Fos-sur-Mer (Bouches-du-Rhone)

Fos sur Mer is located in the Bouches du Rhône department, west of Martigues and east of Port-Saint-Louis, which is one of the main points of entry into Camargue.

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Beaches in Saint-Mandrier-sur-Mer

Beaches in Saint-Mandrier-sur-Mer (Var)

The peninsula Saint Mandrier closes off the bay of Toulon in the south in France. The little harbor of St Mandrier has plenty of charm.

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Beaches in Cassis

Beaches in Cassis (Bouches-du-Rhone)

Located between the calanques of Marseille and La Ciotat, the seaside resort of Cassis is tucked away between the cliffs of Cape Canaille and Gardiole.

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Beaches in Eze

Beaches in Eze (Alpes-Maritimes)

Eze-village is one of the most visited on the French Riviera. Located at 400 meters above sea level, it's the highest perched village above the sea.

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Beaches in Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer

Beaches in Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer (Var)

Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer is a small Provençal village in the Var department at the edge of the seaside resorts of the Bouches du Rhône.

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Beaches in Bormes-les-Mimosas

Beaches in Bormes-les-Mimosas (Var)

Located between La Londe les Maures and Lavandou, we find over 20 beaches in Bormes-les-Mimosas. The old village (situated far from the seafront) is full of pretty things to see.

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Beaches in Lavandou

Beaches in Lavandou (Var)

Located in the Var Department of the French Riviera, at the foot of the Maures Massif, the Lavandou seaside resort holds some of the best beaches of the French Riviera.

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Beaches in Cavalaire-sur-Mer

Beaches in Cavalaire-sur-Mer (Var)

Between Le Lavandou and La Croix-Valmer, Cavalaire sur Mer is a known destination in the department Var (South of France) for the beauty of its landscapes and several activities.

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Beaches in Rayol-Canadel-sur-Mer

Beaches in Rayol-Canadel-sur-Mer (Var)

Rayol-Canadel is a small seaside resort attached a long time ago to La Mole in the Gulf of Saint-Tropez in France. There are three major beaches in Rayol-Canadel located on preserved sites.

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Beaches in La Londe-les-Maures

Beaches in La Londe-les-Maures (Var)

Located in the heart of the Var coastline, between the peninsula of Giens and Cap Benat, the small seaside resort of La Londe-les-Maures is a protected place where landscapes mingle.

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Beaches in La Croix-Valmer

Beaches in La Croix-Valmer (Var)

The discreet seaside resort of La Croix-Valmer is in the gulf of Saint-Tropez. Visitors particularly appreciate these beaches in La Croix-Valmer: Douane and Debarquement, which is one of the most active beaches in the summer.

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Beaches in Iles de Lérins - Ste Marguerite

Beaches in Iles de Lérins - Ste Marguerite (Alpes-Maritimes)

Situated 15 minutes by boat from Cannes, the island of Sainte-Marguerite is the biggest of the islands of Lerins. The beaches of the island of Lerins are totally different from the sand beaches of Cannes.

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Beaches in Iles de Lérins - St Honorat

Beaches in Iles de Lérins - St Honorat (Alpes-Maritimes)

The Saint Honorat Island is situated outside of Cannes and is part of the Iles de Lérins. The St. Honorat Isle is a private domain that belongs to the monastery of Lérins. It is open to the public.

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Beaches in Salin-de-Giraud

Beaches in Salin-de-Giraud (Bouches-du-Rhone)

Salin de Giraud is a little village located about 40 kilometers from Arles (in the south of France).

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Beaches in Ile des Embiez

Beaches in Ile des Embiez (Var)

Ile des Embiez is located in the Var department a few hundred meters from the seaside resort of Six-Four-les-Plages. This is one of the two islands that were repurchased and designed by Paul Ricard.

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Beaches in Ile de Frioul

Beaches in Ile de Frioul (Bouches-du-Rhone)

Located about 4 km from Marseille, the archipelago of Frioul, made up by a group of four islands, is famous for its fortress and beautiful coves.

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