Mala Beach Walk

Look out for the volcanic cliffs of the Pointe des Douaniers, the explanatory boards with info about local plants, the villas and their gardens, the antique grindstone quarry, and more.
 Start: Monaco, Stade Louis II Finish: Monaco, Stade Louis II
 Distance: 7 km Total climb: 50 m Total descent: 50 m
 Alternative return itinerary: 7 km Total climb: 200 m Total descent: 200 m
 Average walking time : 2 hrs Difficulty: Easy. No special equipment needed
 Alternative return itinerary: 2 hrs 15 min  
 Map: Top 25 - 3742 OT Nice-Menton - AsF01 - Côte d'Azur - Riviera dei Fiori

 

Walk along the side of the Stade Louis II (terminus of bus lines 5 and 6) towards the port of Cap d’Ail and the Marriott hotel. Pass the hotel and through the port until you reach the south-west corner of the harbour, where there are steps down to Marquet beach. Follow the harbour to its south-west corner (car park). The coastal path starts from here and leads directly to Mala beach, via the Pointe des Douaniers and Cap Rognosco. Return by the same route.

Alternative return itinerary: From the beach, head up the steps and Allée de la Mala until you reach Avenue F. de May. Walk down this avenue. Outside the Eden Residence, head left and through the Parc Sacha Guitry which leads to Avenue R. Gramaglia. Head up the avenue for around 400 metres. Take the first on the right, then left, and head onto Chemin du Cap Rognoso which follows the avenue du 3 septembre (‘Basse Corniche’). Follow this avenue for 100 metres, and on your right you should see the Chemin Da Souta, which runs below the road and heads back up the Eglise Notre-Dame du Cap Fleuri via the Chemin du Golfe. Turn right and head down Avenue W. Churchill until you reach the far end, leading onto Allée A. Dalmasso. At the end, take the stairs on the right back to the Marquet beach tennis courts and the Stade Louis II.

Please note: For safety reasons, the path is closed to the public in bad weather.  Avoid the path when sea conditions are rough

© Yuriy Kulik/ Shutterstock.com