The beaches

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.

You will fall in love with Larvotto beach, on Avenue Princesse Grace. This recently redesigned seaside complex is perfect for all ages, with its shaded promenade and completely refurbished beaches. Residents and visitors alike can relax by the water’s edge, and bathe under the azure blue skies of the Riviera. Simply kick back and watch the world go by, and perhaps dip your toes into the refreshing Mediterranean on one of the four private beaches to choose from, at La Rose des Vents, Le Neptune, La Note Bleue, or Le Miami. You might like to grab an ice cream from Mullot ice cream parlour and savour it in the shade of the pine trees.

For over ten years, this beach has had a “Handiplage” area, created with the help of the association Soroptimist. The site welcomes people with disabilities and reduced mobility, enabling them to make the most of the sand and sea. Young attendants known as “handiplagistes” are on hand to welcome and assist those with reduced mobility as they bathe. 

There 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 highly dangerous.

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.

Near 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.

Photo credits: ©Benjamin Vergély