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.

Prepare 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.

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.