Bay Hopping in The French Riviera

For Explorers
A pencil drawing of the close-up of a sailing boat.

Stretching from Menton to Toulon, the Côte d'Azur boasts over 180 kilometres of undulating coastline dotted with serene French Riviera beaches. There is no better way to marvel at its natural beauty than aboard a yacht, gently meandering from one idyllic cove to the next.

From L'Escalet

Escalet Beach

The sea along the hilly coast.

Surrounded by rocky outcrops of granite and shale, Escalet Beach is perfectly situated between Cape Taillat and Cape Camarat, sharing the same mythical peninsula as St Tropez. The smooth stones that sit beneath the translucent waters are a haven for marine life, the jagged inlets blanketed in dense, aromatic brush which fills the air with a sweet scent.

Via Cannes and Nice

Plage d’Abel Baliff

The sea being moved by a jet ski.

West of Cannes, Plage d’Abel Baliff is part of the stunning Estérel coastline, dotted with small, hidden beaches often overlooked by those sailing from Cannes to St Tropez. Azure waters lap against striking red rocks, a wild and magical sanctuary away from the lively, sandy beaches that the French Riviera is known for.

Paloma Beach

The sea along the hilly coast and the forest.

Bearing the name of Pablo Picasso’s daughter (the celebrated artist enjoyed holidaying here with his family), Paloma Beach in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat is one of the Riviera’s most iconic and picturesque beach clubs. The perfect place to anchor, you’ll be ushered from boat to beach, where the restaurant serves freshly-caught fish from sea to plate from May through September.

To Monaco

Anjuna Beach, Èze

The sea and the coast full of sunbeds and blue umbrellas.

Lined with aqua-coloured umbrellas and striped loungers that mirror the turquoise waters, the vibrant Anjuna Beach lies within a stunning bay in Èze-sur-Mer. A summer favourite amongst those flocking to the Riviera, Anjuna Beach houses a spirited restaurant inspired aesthetically by Indonesian colours and materials while offering fresh and thoughtfully-made Meditteranean fare.

Plage de la Mala

The mountain and people on the beach.

A favoured spot of Monégasques locals, Plage de la Mala in Cap-D’Ail sits below craggy, steeply rising cliffs and an array of abundant greenery. The translucent waters and untamed backdrop makes this beguiling stretch feel remote and unspoiled, yet the two inviting beach clubs are just a water-taxi away to sate your hunger after a morning at sea.