Pampelonne Beach is the most well-known beach on the Saint-Tropez peninsula. It is located in the Ramatuelle area and is a long sand beach stretching out over close to 5 km.
This beach is divided into five sectors (from north to south): Moulins, Tamaris, Patch, Barraques and Bonne Terrasse.
For each of these sectors we find a parking lot (paid parking in season) close to the beach.
The Moulins zone of the Pampelonne Beach corresponds with the most northern part, bordering Tahiti Beach.
The Tamaris zone has a first-aid station. We also find a nudist zone (take the chemin de la Matarane).
On the Patch sector, an area is available for those who have reduced mobility. We can also find a first-aid station open during summer.
The Barraques zone is in the south of the Pampelonne Beach. This zone is less “have you seen me?” and more family friendly. Note that there is a nudist zone in the center of the beach.
By taking the route Bonne-Terrasse, we find the extreme south of the Pampelonne. A first-aid station is available here. Note that a waste disposal center is located nearby and can be disagreeable during the summer. But this zone is less frequented making it more agreeable.
The Pampelonne Bay is one of the most beautiful bays of the French Riviera. At the lower left, we see the Bonne Terrasse Beach.
Photos of Pampelonne Beach from the north and south:
In the Moulins zone, we find a completely public zone between the different private beaches.
At the edge of the beach, we find some large pines that create a border between this beach and Tahiti beach.
In this picture we measure how big Pampelonne Bay is.
We are a in the middle of the Tamaris zone. A nice width of sand at the level of Ton Tiki campsite.
Like our different sectors, we find many private beaches with restaurants and mattress rental.
The Patch zone is in the middle of Ramatuelle Bay. We find some public areas.
In this area we find a first-aid station near the entrance. There is a lifeguard in the summer.
As with all the Pampelonne beaches, parking must paid during the summer (day rates).
This southern zone of the Pampelonne Beach is very similar to other sectors with a pattern of private and public beaches.
Bonne Terrasse Sector:
We are in the most southern zone of Pampelonne, Bonne Terrasse. This sector is less frequented and less posh. At the edge, swimming is possible on a slight incline (with a few rocks).
A few photos taken off-season:
On this beach, we find private beaches and pontoons for coming by boat.
Sand beach of Pampelonne (Beach the most well-known of St-Tropez) Barraques sector (or Epi).
Pampelonne Beach in winter with a view of Pinet Cape.
Here we are in the Tamaris sector of the Pampelonne Beach. We find here a nudist beach (near the chemin de Matarane).
Calm, the southern part of the Pampelonne Beach (route de Bonne Terrasse) is less posh. It is inconveniently close to a waste disposal area... Nearby we also find an area for camping cars.
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