Among the most beautiful sites of the Côte d’Azur, Cap Ferrat is a peninsula near Villefranche-sur-Mer. Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat is the seaside resort of Cap Ferrat. This former fishing village has become over time one of the most sought after sites in the Alpes Maritimes.
Which beach in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat?
Discover our guide to beaches and swimming.
As everywhere on the coast, you will find private and public beaches. The beaches on the peninsula of Cap Ferrat, are small coves on the coastal path, sandy beaches or gravel beaches. Make your choice…
The public beaches of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat
Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat has many public beaches. These beaches are generally easy to access, often guarded, and are ideal for a relaxing family day.
Cros Dei Pin Beach – Port Beach
The public beach of Cros Deï Pin is the largest beach of the peninsula. It is a sandy beach located next to the port. It is a family-friendly beach because it is supervised in summer and has anti-jellyfish nets. This beach of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat has children playground, a nautical center, is easy to access and also has a snack for lunch and amenities.
The Fossettes beach is located south of the peninsula of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, on the tip of Saint-Hospice. This pebble beach is much more confidential and does not register a large attendance even in summer. Snorkeling enthusiasts will come, via a marked path of 200 m, admire the seabed of this beach still preserved from mass tourism. If you want to discover the peninsula, we recommend taking the path that borders the sea and allows you to reach the tip of Saint-Hospice via the tip of the Colombier.
Before that, do not forget to get some strength at the snack bar near the beach if you have not brought a picnic and know that the amenities are available.
The beach Les Fosses
The public beach Les Fosses is one of the most beautiful beaches of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. This handle is spread over 300 m gravel, mean sand and small pebbles. Let yourself be enchanted by the magic of the places on the west side of the beach that is away from the road: pine trees, palm trees and villas overlooking the beach majestically. Here you can still indulge in the practice of snorkeling, the seabed is rich on this part of the peninsula.
The private beaches of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat
This is an absolutely brilliant beach on Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. You will have a beautiful view of Eze Village, it gets evening shade, and it is also great to explore the town nearby.
Paloma Beach is the iconic Riviera of the ’20s. This beach of Cap Ferrat is a little piece of paradise that has long been the prerogative of stars like Matisse, Cocteau, Roger Moore, Sean Connery or Elton John and Tom Cruise. Paloma Beach is the private side of the beach where sunbeds and umbrellas are waiting for you. Thrill-seekers will take the pontoon to reach their jet-ski, or go water skiing. For those who prefer relaxation, you can enjoy a drink at the bar or have a lunch break at the restaurant where you will taste the Mediterranean cuisine of the chef.
If you want to explore the area, the tourist trail will take you along the seafront, the Pointe de Saint-Hospice and its chapel.
The Passable Beach
The private Passable beach, northwest of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, is located in the harbor of Villefranche and offers a superb view of Villefranche-Sur-Mer. Composed of gravel, the private part of the beach has sunbeds chairs and umbrellas. You can enjoy a drink in the bar or sit at the beach restaurant and enjoy gourmet cuisine with flavors of Italy.
From this private beach in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat you can practice water games such as kayaking, paddle, jet ski, water skiing, towed buoy,…
Walks and hikes on the Cap Ferrat
You can also walk around Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, there are beautiful walks to do.
For example, you can go from the village of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat to Beaulieu-sur-Mer. A small easy walk of about 20 minutes that will offer beautiful views.
Otherwise, if you have a little more time, I recommend the Tour du Cap-Ferrat. It is a 1h30 walk along the coast to the lighthouse of Pointe Malalongue.
There is a lot of small coves along the way where you can go swimming or take beautiful pictures.
It’s really nice to do especially if you go early in the morning to prevent the heat during the day.
The hikes are a good way to discover Saint Jean Cap Ferrat and its surroundings while enjoying nature and beautiful views!
- Cros Dei Pin Beach – Port Beach
- Beach Fossettes
- Les Fosses beach
- Paloma Beach
- The Passable Beach