A stay in the Principality can recharge your batteries in a fraction of
a second. The benefits of the sea are self-evident. You can also enjoy
numerous water sports, including scuba diving, snorkelling, jet skiing,
kitesurfing, windsurfing and many others.
to be seduced by Larvotto Beach, located on Avenue
Princesse Grace. The beach is made up of two coves and
stretches for 400 metres. Several ramps enable easy access to the beach,
and a playground area is available along with numerous restaurants and a beach
volleyball court. For more than a decade, the beach has had a Handiplage site
thanks to support from the Soroptimist association. The site welcomes people
with disabilities and reduced mobility to enable them to enjoy swimming in the
sea. The Handiplage site is equipped with an audio-beach facility allowing
blind and partially sighted users to enjoy the sea in complete freedom and safety,
thanks to sound beacons which indicate their position in the water. Young
Handiplage attendants greet and assist those with reduced mobility during their
swim. Larvotto Beach will be closed for renovation.
are two other swimming locations in Monaco. The first is located below the
Rocher, a small, private, rarely visited beach known as the “Crique des Pêcheurs”. Extremely narrow and covered
with gravel, it is frequented by a few connoisseurs seeking a little peace and
quiet. It’s also somewhere people come to enjoy the waves which crash against
the shingle. Please be aware that in very rough seas, access is prohibited and
The second is unique. It is a sea wall with its own
beach at Port Hercule. Solarium Beach is an artificial bathing area located at the foot of
Fort Antoine. This is an unpatrolled beach and for safety reasons, swimming is
prohibited when the sea is rough. Please note that the water is deep in this
area, and swimmers cannot use the seabed for support. The area should be used
by good swimmers only.
Monaco, to the west, there are several beautiful beaches in Cap d’Ail, such
as Mala Beach. Heading towards Italy, you will find the beaches of
Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, which offer a wild coastline.