Location of the secret beaches and creeks in the Var department
The most unspoilt beaches of the Var department are located between La Londe des Maures and Cap Bénat. They are usually accessible by the coastal path or by rocks.
Léoube Beach near the castle and chapel
The beach of Cap Léoube bordered by a pine forest with rocks in the surrounding area
Le Grand Jardin: a totally wild vast beach
Grand Jardin Beach, located on the opposite side, larger than the previous one, has caught our attention. This vast sandy beach is unfrequented and easily accessible by a path. By continuing, one arrives on Mère Dieu Beach (1 km after the previous one) then on Vignasse Beach (easily accessible from Cabasson Beach where there is a car park).
Vignasse and its vineyard
The most beautiful coves of the coast are located east of the Fort of Brégançon. However, the coastal path is non-existent, one has to walk along the coast through the rocks. Access is challenging and some passages are very difficult.
The beach of the Duke of Luxembourg, a true wonder in the Var region
The beach in front of the property of the Duke of Luxembourg is one of the wonders of Bormes les Mimosas. On the left, it offers a magnificent view of the fort of Brégançon. By continuing, Galère and Reine-Jeanne beaches offer environments some of which the finest paradisiacal islands envy us.
Reine Jeanne, the last accessible beach from Brégançon
Pampelonne: the trendiest beach in the Var
There are many small secret coves around St Tropez. Forget about the famous Pampelonne beach, which is beautiful but which attendance is living up to its reputation. Moutte Beach is our favourite. Accessible by the coastal path or by a path through a private property, it offers a beautiful view of the eastern part of the Gulf of St Tropez (Ste Maxime and Port Grimaud mainly).
La Moutte: a wide beach overlooking Ste Maxime
The beaches around the Escalet are located further east and worth a break. Throughout the coastal footpath leading to Cap Taillat, there are small coves (some are naturist). At Cap Taillat, there is a sandy strip connecting the Cap to the mainland, which is used as a beach.
Cap Taillat and its sand tongue
On the other side of Cap Taillat, one can reach the beaches of La Croix Valmer. They are beautiful but they are located along the coastal footpath and quieter in summer. Brouis Beach is undoubtedly the most beautiful and less crowded but one has to walk 45 minutes.
Brouis: a wild beach on the coastal path of Croix Valmer
A creek in the Esterel (Maubois)
The creeks of the Esterel are located along the corniche d’Or between St Raphael and the department of the Alpes Maritimes. Covered in red pebbles, they offer totally unspoilt settings even if the road is always close by.
It is hard to find secret beaches west of the department around Toulon. Nevertheless some beaches are worth visiting at least for their authentic side.
To the east of Toulon, near Cap Brun, Mejean Cove offers an authentic setting near a former small fishing village. The various beaches are narrow but the setting is nice. Attendance is limited by the car park. In the same style, numerous sheds dominate Pins de Galle Beach.
Pins de Galle in Pradet with sheds
The small coves of Cap Nègre, west of the harbour of Toulon, caught our attention. They are not confidential, but one can find some nice areas provided one comes here early. Offshore, there are a few coves on the island of Embiez (very significant summer attendance in our opinion to find an unspoilt area).