A guide to the best beaches in Saint Tropez : our exclusive selection

From the centre of Saint-Tropez, Pampelonne, La Ponche, to La Moutte's wild beach, venture to the best beaches in St Tropez with our guide.
A guide to the best beaches in Saint Tropez : our exclusive selection
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Made famous by the 1956 film, And God Created Woman, Saint Tropez beaches are a highlight of this luxury destination. This tranquil hamlet, now a hotspot for jet-setting Europeans, hides dozens of enchanting beaches.

Brigitte Bardot, an icon after the film premiered, fell in love with the region and bought "La Madrague," near Graniers Beach

Best beaches in Saint Tropez

The beach tour


From the port of Saint-Tropez, follow the coast towards Ramatuelle to discover the best beaches in Saint-Tropez over 10 km of coastline.  

Each beach, from legendary Pampelonne to serene Salins, has its own unique charm. Whether you seek lively beach clubs or tranquil coves, Saint Tropez has it all.

For everything you need to know about Saint Tropez, explore Le Collectionist's guide.

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Pampelonne Beach, for those who like it chic

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Come discover some of our favourite Pamplonne Beach hot spots here at one of the most legendary beaches in Saint-Tropez, with the Ramatuelle commune as its proud seat.

Over 5 km long, Pampelonne seems like an infinite stretch of white sand and turquoise water dotted with renowned beach clubs, like the famed Tiki Beach.

Getting there:

Follow the route des plages, or beach route, for easy access by car and park in one of the many surrounding lots

It's also possible to reach Pampelonne by bus, or even on foot, wandering your way to this celebrated stretch of sand.

Not to be missed:

Stop in at the emblematic Club 55 at the beach's southern end. Originally a family-run hut, this is one of the best beach restaurants in Saint Tropez, and has become a favourite haunt for locals and informed visitors alike, thanks to its fine cuisine and welcoming atmosphere.

Le Club 55 St Tropez, 43 boulevard Patch Plage de Pampelonne, 83350 Ramatuelle

Our favourite villa near Pampelonne beach:

After spending your day on the sands at the best beach clubs in Saint-Tropez, walk home to Villa Grant. In this modern architect's villa with a staggering view of the bay, spirited pop art meets marble, wood, and stone.


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Tahiti, for the brave


To the north of Pampelonne, Tahiti Beach is a less renowned neighbour, slightly harder to access but just as pleasant. Here, you'll find a staggering view of the Cap du Pinet and, like at Pampelonne, both private and public beaches.

Getting there:

Access via la route des plages from Ramatuelle and turn left onto la route des Moulins, leading you to the parking lot at the southern end of Tahiti beach

Not to be missed:

Jardin Tropezina is by all accounts a truly secret garden. This peaceful restaurant offers succulent and seasonal Mediterranean cuisine in a provençal setting.

Le Jardin Tropezina, 4 Rte du Pinet, 83350 Ramatuelle

Our favourite villa near Tahiti beach:

At Villa Florence, plunge into the magnificent French Riviera. This traditional home, bathed in light, is ideally nestled in the heart of Saint-Tropez's countryside and offers a breathtaking view of the Mediterranean with private beach access.


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A must in Saint Tropez: Pearl beach


Looking for the best beach clubs in Saint-Tropez? Nestled along the seafront at the entrance of Saint-Tropez, Pearl Beach is home to one of the best beach restaurants where you can savour delicious Mediterranean cuisine while looking out onto the breathtaking view of the Gulf of Saint-Tropez.

If you're looking for a picturesque gathering to bring your loved ones together, this is the spot! Host a private event against the backdrop of a stunning sunset over the water for a fabulous evening you won't forget! 

Getting there:

Located south of the city centre via scenic routes passing by Bouillabaisse Beach, this spot is easily accessible with a short drive.

Not to be missed:

Savour fresh seafood and cocktails at Pearl Beach Saint-Tropez surrounded by palm trees in the tropical garden or on the roof top.

Pearl Beach Saint-Tropez, Quartier de la Bouillabaisse, 83990 Saint-Tropez

Our favourite villa near Pearl beach:

Just a four-minute drive from Pearl Beach, Villa Moïra in Gassin offers a haven of elegance with its refined interior design, natural light, and captivating panoramic sea view. It's the perfect spot for a laid-back, outdoor barbecue while your little ones splash around in the pool. 

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Graniers, beach and coves for sailors


Just a few steps from Saint-Tropez's village, find a small secret creek with turquoise water. From Graniers beach, take a ride through the Cap Taillat natural reserve in a transparent kayak.

For an unforgettable experience with the whole family, set out nice and early for a chance to spot dolphins on this Saint-Tropez beach!

Getting there:

Before arriving at the beach entrance, you'll pass by a marine cemetery. If you're driving, there is a free parking lot right by the beach.

Not to be missed:

 Head to one of the most iconic restaurants in Saint Tropez and dine under the white parasols or the floated wood pergola of Les Graniers restaurant

Les Graniers, 1 Plage des Graniers, 83990 Saint-Tropez

Our favourite villa near Graniers beach:

Once your day out at sea is over, come home to keep the good times rolling at Villa Alberello. Why not host a game of petanque or enjoy a refreshing dip in the pool followed by an outdoor aperitif with family?

A guide to the best beaches in Saint Tropez Villa Alberello

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Culture at La Ponche in Saint-Tropez



On the edge of one of the oldest parts of Saint-Tropez lies the neighbouring sandy beach of La Ponche, and its twin pebbled beach, Fontanette. Locals love to meet here for traditional festivals and popular gatherings.

Come to savour your morning coffee on the terrace a few feet from the water. Take a dip before heading off on the Sentier du Littoral towards Ramatuelle, discovering the other beaches of Saint-Tropez. And if you are tempted by a boat trip, come aboard the unmissable Phenix Deixi.

Getting there:

The twin beaches of La Ponche and Fontanette, nestled by charming fishermen's houses, can only be reached on foot from the port of Saint-Tropez or the citadel. A ladder is available for access to the sea.

Not to be missed:

Le Patio, a distinguished Michelin-star restaurant part of the Le Yaca hotel group, has welcomed many stars. Indulge in its refined Italian cuisine, made with fresh products directly imported from the Boot.

Le Patio, Bd d'Aumale, 83990 Saint-Tropez

Our favourite villa near Ponche and Fontanette beaches:

Just a few steps from the centre of Saint-Tropez, Villa Nathalia and its contemporary yet authentic atmosphere welcome you for a chic and refined stay.

Dive into the turquoise blue pool or sip a cocktail around the bamboo bar, lulled by the garden's tropical atmosphere.


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Laze the day away at Cap Taillat


One of the top 10 things to do in St Tropez, the tip of Cap Taillat and Cap Lardier form a lush nature reserve in the heart of the Mediterranean. The land abounds with oak and pine trees rustling in the sea breeze, while the sea glows under the midday sun.

Getting there:

Drive to Escalet beach and the Pointe du Canadel, or opt for the coastal path, which will take you there in a few minutes.

For a  longer walk, start at Gigaro beach and follow the path to Cap Taillat via Cap Lardier.

Not to be missed:

Start your visit at the family-run La Tourraque winery. Here, the steep coastline, covered by rich vegetation, slopes down to the coast and gives way to raw cliffside before meeting the sea. Discover Saint-Tropez's natural environment by hiking the trails of Cap Taillat and Cap Lardier.

Domaine La Tourraque2444 Chem. de la Bastide Blanche, 83350 Ramatuelle

Our favourite villa near Cap Taillat:

With its contemporary look, Villa Pauline reflects the dynamic and fresh Saint-Tropez. Enjoy your lunch on the terrace perched above the Mediterranean. And, for an afternoon of absolute relaxation, head to Escalet beach.


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La Moutte, for the initiated


La Moutte is one of the most wild beaches along the coast between Saint-Tropez and Pampelonne. With a mask and snorkel in hand, you can spend your days exploring the unspoilt seabed or lounging on the pristine Saint-Tropez beaches

Once back on land, why not visit the Chateau de la Moutte's gardens? It's one of our favourite things to visit in Saint Tropez!

Getting there:

Although access is usually limited to residents, it's possible to park beside the La Moutte path and walk down to the sea, indicated by a second barrier at the bottom of the descent to reach this secret spot.

Not to be missed:

Ferme des Lices is the only viticultural cave of its kind in Saint-Tropez, offering exceptional red, white, and rosé wines.

Locals instinctively know where to find these precious nectars, true jewels of top-of-the-range production. Why not let these subtle aromas tempt you?

Domaine La Ferme Des Lices, Chemin des Treilles, Parc de la Moutte, 83990 Saint-Tropez

Our favourite villa near La Moutte beach:

With its sumptuous stone facade, Villa Sea View is an ode to simplicity and modernity. Its luxuriant garden offers a staggering view of the Mediterranean's endless blue stretch.

A guide to the best beaches in Saint Tropez Villa Sea View


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Salins, perfect for families 

A little further lies one of the best beaches in Saint-Tropez, set up camp at Salins beach. Far from the city's hustle and bustle, it's an idyllic setting for lunch under a blue Mediterranean parasol with the sea lapping at your feet. Calm and sheltered from the wind, this beach is ideal for families.

In the afternoon, let your children build sandcastles while you bask in the sun from a lounge chair. And if you want ideas of activities for your little ones, see our suggestions of things to do for unforgettable family holidays to Saint Tropez.

Getting there 

Only 6 km from the heart of Saint-Tropez, Salins beach is easily accessible through the charming Parc de la Moutte.

Pull into the free parking lot and take the short shaded stroll or take the route desSalins to discover the beach's private side.

Not to be missed

Settle comfortably into the Les Salins restaurant, with fish and seafood on the menu. For the youngsters, opt for a table beside the pizza bar or a meal on the terrace to enjoy the view.

Here, Mediterranean flavours inspire the cuisine, though traditional French dishes feature on the menu as well. To complete the picture, take advantage of the private tables at your disposal!

Les Salins restaurant St Tropez340 Chem. des Salins, 83990 Saint-Tropez 

Our favourite villa near Salins beach 

At the heart of the picturesque tropézienne peninsula, Villa Maximus stands out as an ideal refuge, nestled a stone's throw from Salins beach.

A true nest for families, it offers magnificent sunbathed rooms which open onto unspoilt nature and create an idyllic setting with soft summery accents.

Villa Grant

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Canoubiers, for a day under the sun


Follow along the coastal path towards Canoubiers beach. Less popular than Salins, this beach is particularly appreciated by locals. Only 200 meters long, little slice of paradise is the perfect place to laze the days away from one of our best villas with a private beach.

Sunbathe on the fine sand and dive off the dock to cool off. As the sun sets, rent a paddleboard from the sailing club to catch the sun's last rays from the sea and take one final dip in the blazing water.

Getting there:

Only a few minutes from the centre of town, Canoubiers beach is accessible via la route des Salins. Get there easily by car, bus, or even on foot! If you choose to drive, find a free parking lot along the road behind the beach.

Not to be missed:

Let the bold yet authentic flavours of chef Colinet's Mediterranean cuisine enchant you, sublimated by irreproachable service.

Restaurant Colette by Sezz151 Chem. des Salins, 83990 Saint-Tropez

Our favourite villa near Canoubiers beach:

Villa Trudon is an architectural jewel in the middle of a verdant landscape, in perfect harmony with its warm, wood interior. Here, enjoy lounging in the richly furnished library, or stretching your legs on the tennis court for a spirited game.

A guide to the best beaches in saint tropez Villa Trudon

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other frequently asked questions

What to do with family in Saint Tropez ?

There are so many things to do with family in Saint Tropez! First of all, you can spend a day enjoying the sun, sand and sea on one of the beautiful beaches in the area, like the famous Pampelonne beach.

Then, take a stroll through the picturesque town streets to discover trendy boutiques and art galleries

Finally, be sure to sample the local cuisine in one of the hottest restaurants Saint Tropez has to offer, where you can enjoy fresh and tasty Mediterranean dishes. Whatever activity you choose, you can find it in our Saint-Tropez family guide.

What are Saint Tropez's best beach bars?

Saint-Tropez is known for its sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, and its summer spirit. But did you know that the city is also home to some of the most iconic beach bars on the French Riviera?

The beach bars in Saint-Tropez offer a unique experience, combining a magnificent sea view, a relaxed atmosphere, and fine dining. Whether you're looking for a quiet place to sip a cocktail as the sun sets or a beach restaurant serving a delicious lunch, Saint-Tropez offers plenty of choice.

Where to stay in Saint Tropez ?

If you're after a luxury rental in Saint-Tropez, you will find it in our catalogue! 

With their elegant architecture, top-of-the-range facilities, and spectacular views of the Mediterranean, our private beach villas are the perfect setting for a dream holiday in Saint-Tropez.

Whether you are looking for a family home or a getaway between friends, Le Collectionist won't disappoint.


To discover all our secret addresses while you explore the bay of Saint Tropezfrom East to West, peruse our guide to Saint-Tropez.

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