The French Riviera, otherwise known as the Cote D’Azur (so named for its beautiful blue waters) has long been a playground for the elite. Yacht co-ownership in France makes sailing this stretch of the Mediterranean easier than ever and our expert team at SmartYacht has handpicked the best beach clubs on the Riviera for you to visit.
St Tropez – Le Club 55
Begin your Mediterranean fractional ownership yachting adventure in St Tropez, where in a secluded spot along the Plage de Pampalonne, Club 55 stands. Little has changed since the founders hosted stars and crew of Bardot’s iconic film ‘And God Created Woman’ from their fisherman’s hut. The rich and famous still seek shelter here from the busier parts of St Tropez. With its own beach ‘Bazaar’ and undeniably chic yet unassuming approach to hospitality, Club 55 is beach club royalty and not to be missed.
Cannes – Bâoli Beach Club
Cannes – ode to the silver screen and star studded red carpet. Attached to the Carlton Intercontinental Hotel and sister to the popular Bâoli nightclub, Bâoli beach club offers a refined destination where your Mediterranean fractional yacht ownership adventure can rest for a day or two. Lie back, relax and dream away those daylight hours. However, if idyllic idleness is not for you, Bâoli offers an exciting range of water-based activities at the end of the pontoon.
Cap D’Antibes – La Plage Keller
It is said that the French Riviera began in Antibes. This once quaint fishing village most certainly did not escape La Belle Époque, with its transformation into the now luxurious retreat lead by the American socialites Gerald and Sara Murphy. La Plage Keller is a place where ‘charm and romance’ can be found; reason enough to indulge in yacht co-ownership in France. With white sandy beaches meeting azure blue sea, this beach club is the perfect destination for your fractional ownership yachting party to while away the hours and take inspiration from the stunning Cap D’Antibes vista, as Picasso, Hemingway and Fitzgerald did so before; your own Gatsby getaway.
Nice – Castel Plage
Castel Plage is by far the best spot along the Promenade des Anglais for a bite to eat. Serving up provincial cuisine from a serene spot on the baie des Anges (angel’s bay), this beach club is a real treat. The staff are ever accommodating and the menu perfectly compiled to offer honest, yet delicious food; not forgetting the wine list. Situated on arguably the most beautiful private beach in Nice, Castel Plage is a secluded spot for the jet setting crowd to wind down in good company and watch those summer sunsets.
Monaco – La Note Bleue
One of the last ports of call along the French Riviera on your Mediterranean fractional ownership yachting journey should of course be Monaco. Known as the playground for the rich and famous, Monaco offers sheer unadulterated fun. To begin your visit to the principality, head to La Note Bleue; a wonderful beach club close to hot spots of Monegasque night owls. Guests can experience a relaxed atmosphere where jazz musicians play and sails shade you from the heat of the sun – leaving you with a cool and cosmopolitan atmosphere.
The French Riviera offers countless magnificent places to visit, and whichever will turn out to be your favourite beach club, our team at SmartYacht can help you choose the best fractional ownership yacht to suit your needs. Get in touch today to learn more about our fleet and the revolutionary concept of yacht co-ownership in France.