The Best Beach Clubs on the French Riviera

The French Riviera has been the hot spot for the rich and famous for now decades, with Cannes and Antibes being home to the Fitzgeralds and Picasso, Nice welcoming the Russian Tsars and Monaco being the home of the world’s largest fortunes. Coming down south for a fairer climate, with warm summers and tempered winters, the Riviera is the perfect destination to enjoy the art de Vivre à la Francaise. There’s nothing more appealing on the coast than the beach clubs, from the iconic ones on La Croisette to the laid-back ones in St Tropez.

La Guérite

One of the most exclusive beach clubs in Cannes, La Guérite can only be accessed via boats, making the club a prized trophy for most yachtsmen. Originally a simple beach restaurant for the local sailors, the place is now one of the most vibrant locations on the Riviera with an extravagant atmosphere and a stunning playlist. The champagne showers start around 16pm and only stop when the sun sets! The best way to properly enjoy la Guérite is to rent a boat in Cannes and spend the morning lazying in the sun between the islands before heading for the party. 

Carlton Beach Club

One of the most elegant beach clubs on the Croisette is also one of the oldest ones. The Carlton Beach Club offers retro 1960s vibes following its renovation in 2022. Sip on expertly crafted Aperol Spritz and enjoy true gastronomic cuisine from renowned french chefs in one of the most refined spots in the bay of Cannes. The pier makes it ideal to arrive by boat<


The closest beach club to Monaco is also one of the most popular ones, thanks to a vibrant atmosphere and bobo-chic decor. The rich and famous from the Principality come to enjoy an afternoon of partying with their feet in the water. The club arranges a tender for the visiting boats for the guests to arrive in the utmost comfort. Ideally located in the bay of Eze, the beach club is a true gem. 

Plage Keller

On the more tranquil side, PLage Keller is home to the utmost refinement and fine gastronomy. The restaurant on the beach offers some of the finest delicacies with a renowned chef. Traditional Mediterranean cuisine is on the menu with a modern twist. The bay in front of the beach is a protected area, creating true heaven on earth with crystal clear waters. 

Club 55

The club on Pampelonne Beach needs no introduction. One of the most famous clubs in St Tropez, the relaxed atmosphere and vibrant mood make it ideal to enjoy a late afternoon lunch and laze in the Mediterranean sun. The pristine sand and turquoise waters perfectly compliment the restaurant, a gem on the Provencal coast.

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