The best beaches in St Tropez are world-famous for their smooth golden sand, sparkling seas, and cloudless blue skies. Ever since Brigitte Bardot visited in the 1950s, the island has become the place to spot celebrity jet-setters, admire quaint historic buildings, shop for luxury designer goods, and lounge on the beach.

    You have a wide range of choices here, from tiny but beautiful city beaches to quiet natural coves. Whether you're looking to bask in the magnificent opulence of the Riviera or hoping to find a secluded spot for some peaceful sunbathing, we've gotten you covered with our guide to the best beaches in St Tropez.

    1

    Pampelonne Beach

    St Tropez's most famous stretch of sand

    • Photo
    • Luxury
    • Adventure

    Pampelonne Beach is the most famous and glamorous of all St Tropez's beaches, the place where you're most likely to see celebs and sports stars lounging under an umbrella. It's also the longest beach in St Tropez, spanning over 5 km with soft white sand and clear water. In summer, it's thronging with people, great if you're sociable or just people-watching.

    For the most glamorous experience on Pampelonne Beach, head to a beach club to rent a sun lounger, order a cocktail, or dine on gourmet cuisine. Whatever you want, be it personal shopping or getting a massage on the sand, it's available at most beach clubs. Kiosks along the sand offer you a chance to go jet skiing, windsurfing, and sailing.

    Read more
    Map
    2

    Plage de la Glaye

    A hidden beach behind historic townhouses

    • Food
    • Families
    • Photo
    • Budget

    Plage de la Glaye is a pint-sized beach that’s great for sunbathing or bathing. Located in the center of St Tropez, the beach is flanked by the city walls on one side and the 15th-century Tour du Portalet defense tower on the other, resulting in dramatic views of the bay and the town's old fortifications.

    The beach is a mixture of sand and shingle, backed by old, pastel-coloured houses with painted shutters. The bay is very sheltered with clear seas, making it a popular bathing spot for families. If you fancy a stroll, you can follow a paved walkway west along the waterfront, past Tour du Portalet and toward the Vieux Port.

    Read more
    Map
    3

    Plage des Salins

    Placid beach for wildlife and water sports

    • Families
    • Photo
    • Adventure

    Plage des Salins is a pretty beach surrounded by pine trees, providing an unexpected moment of peace in bustling St Tropez. It consists of fine, white sand backed by dunes, long grasses, and a small marsh that's home to lots of local wildlife. There are showers and lifesavers in summer, but the beach is relatively quiet throughout the year.

    Plage des Salins is great for local families looking for low-key relaxation. The beach also experiences strong winds, making it a popular spot for all kinds of water sports. One end of the beach hosts a restaurant, La Plage des Salins, which serves Provençal cuisine from a terrace with glorious views of the water.

    Map
    4

    Plage de Tahiti

    Old-school Riviera glamor

    • Photo
    • Luxury

    Plage de Tahiti hosts some of St Tropez's oldest and ritziest beach clubs, as well as numerous bars and restaurants. One of its most well-known spots is the Tahiti Beach Hotel, with its distinctive orange parasols and an outstanding restaurant. Other notable landmarks include the Tabou Beach Club and Restaurant Plage Tropézina, both of which make great places for a fruity cocktail on the sand.

    The beach clubs have private stretches that are reserved for customers, but you can bring a towel and camp out on the public parts for free. The sand is fine and white, the water is clear and warm, and shade is provided by surrounding pine trees. Plage de Tahiti also has a pretty wooden pontoon where you can take a selfie.

    Read more
    Map

    photo by Pgmail (CC0 1.0) modified

    5

    Plage de la Bouillabaisse

    Serene beach for understated indulgence

    Plage de la Bouillabaisse is a pretty beach just outside St Tropez with majestic views of the Massif des Maures across the bay. Every morning, the soft sand in front of restaurants is raked for a fresh, clean look. The water is shallow with a slight slope – great for an easy paddle or gentle swim.

    The buildings surrounding Plage de la Bouillabaisse are all in the traditional Provençal style and made of local stone. Have lunch at La Bouillabaisse Plage Restaurant, where broiled seafood is served with cocktails on a waterfront terrace, or try East Asian and Peruvian food on Pearl Beach Saint-Tropez’s rooftop patio.

    Read more
    Map
    6

    Plage de la Ponche

    End a coastal hike with a cooling swim

    • Photo
    • Budget

    Plage de la Ponche is a small city beach nestled behind the city walls of St Tropez. The beach faces roughly north and is bordered on one side by an old defensive tower, so it gets plenty of cool shade even at the hottest times of the day. Many come here to enjoy a cool swim away from the blazing sun.

    Plage de la Ponche is made up of soft sand and small pebbles, with a small, sheltered bay. The beach is somewhat hidden behind the winding streets – the easiest way to get here is via the steps at the bottom of Place Cavaillon. From the beach, you can walk west along the waterfront to connect with a coastal path.

    Map
    7

    Plage de Caserne

    Remote beach only accessible on foot

    • Photo
    • Budget
    • Adventure

    Plage de Caserne is a peaceful and secluded beach that can only be reached along a coastal path. There are no facilities here, only a clean crescent of golden sand nestled between 2 rocky outcrops. Make sure to bring everything you need for the day, including food, water, a beach towel, and a parasol for shade.

    South of the beach is Pointe de la Bonne Terrasse, a rugged headland with gorgeous views. This area of St Tropez is notable for its exotic wildlife, including tortoises and peregrine falcons. If you prefer a refined meal over a picnic, walk north along the coastal path to Le Migon, a Provençal restaurant.

    Map
    8

    Plage des Canoubiers

    Sporty beach with yachts and kitesurfing

    • Photo
    • Budget
    • Adventure

    Plage des Canoubiers is a broad sandy beach with tons of space, with a wide sheltered bay and calm waves that are easy to swim in. Palm trees lining the beach provide an area of shade just off the water's edge. Showers and toilets are available, with a lifeguard on duty during summer.

    The beach is a hub for boating and water sports. You can find the St Tropez Yacht Club, a kitesurfing school, and several marine businesses along the coastline. Next to the yacht club is a restaurant, Chucs St Tropez, which serves light meals and wines with a glorious view of the water.

    Map
    9

    Plage de la Moutte

    Isolate beach with great bathing conditions

    • Photo
    • Budget
    • Adventure

    Plage de la Moutte is tucked under the outcrop of Cap de Saint-Tropez, a little over 5 km east of the town center. One of St Tropez's lesser-known beaches, it covers more than 300 meters of smooth and white sand, with a fine view of the tiny island of La Croisette.

    Plage de la Moutte is part of the 11-km-long Sentier Du Littoral coastal path, so hikers often stop by the beach for a swim. Note that the water is deep with a rather steep drop, so it’s best for experienced swimmers.

    Map
    10

    Plage des Graniers

    Enchanting beach on the edge of St Tropez

    • Photo
    • Budget

    Plage des Graniers is a pretty, sandy bay next to the imposing Citadel of St Tropez. It's easily reached via a 10-minute walk along the Sentier du Littoral coastal path. It has a wonderful view of the Gulf of Saint-Tropez, so as you relax on the sand, you can watch yachts and fishing boats sailing in and out of the harbor.

    This rather tranquil beach is backed by long grasses and a handful of small villas. It only has 1 restaurant – Les Graniers – with tables spilling out onto the beach, so you can enjoy a nice meal with your toes in the sand.

    Map
    Victoria Hughes | Contributing Writer

    Start planning your trip

    Back to top

    Maps