One of Monaco's most popular beaches, Larvotto is a free-to-the-public shore located just a short walk from Monte-Carlo. But like many French Riviera beaches, this one has pebbles rather than sand, so bring some sturdy shoes and be prepared to shell out some euros for a chair rental.
Crique des Pêcheurs
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.
Monte-Carlo Beach Club
Private beach & endless facilities at the Monte-Carlo Beach Club
Cabanas, cocktails and restaurants for those who wish to relax and jet skis, wakeboarding, parachute rides, flyfish and donuts for the more adventurous.
You will have your choice of tents, bungalows or a seaside cabana for a relaxing day in a peaceful environment. Have a sunlounger or a deckchair on the beach and enjoy the waiter service for cocktails and delicious snacks.
They have everything to ensure that you have the perfect day at the beach. the beach club is open from mid-April to mid-October from 09:00 until 18:00 and until 19:00 in July and August.
For less strenuous pleasures enjoy the lazy seaside lunches in one of our restaurants: Le Deck, La Vigie or Elsa. When evening comes, party animals and Champagne Charlies can sip their drinks to music mixed live by our top DJ in the Sea Lounge Monte-Carlo.
Eden Plage Mala
This is a small and secluded beach with two excellent restaurants and safe swimming. Plage Mala is a little haven.
The two staircases wind down through a cool fragrant forest of palm trees, yuccas and pine before coming out at either end of a crescent-shaped bay. Much of the beach is taken up with deckchairs and sun loungers from the two restaurants but there is still plenty of public beach available, with showers and toilets provided.
Neither of the restaurants are cheap, so if you are visiting “en famille” you may prefer to bring a picnic; there are no shops or snack bars within close distance. Both restaurants offer services such as sunbed rental, massage, boat-taxi (to bring you ashore if you arrive via boat), boutique, etc. Each one has a bar area where there are regular live music concerts.
There is no parking, access is via a lot of steps and hidden from view; but it rarely gets overcrowded.
This beach is within walking distance of Cap d’Ail town. Walkable from both the bus and train but due to the number of step to access the beach it is not advisable for pushchairs/wheelchairs/etc.
The safe swimming zone is marked out with yellow floats and there is a smaller area marked out in white to keep children near to the shoreline. Beyond the swimming zone there is usually a small flotilla of yachts and speedboats bobbing peacefully in the bay. There is a lifeguard on duty during peak season.
The pebbles get smaller and smaller towards the water until they are almost as smooth as sand.
If you want to treat yourself then nothing could be nicer than sitting in the shade of either La Reserve de la Mala or Eden Plage Mala with an ice cold glass of rosé and a plate of fresh seafood.
You can also hire pedalos (with a slide!) or try your hand at paddle boarding - this is a great place to find your balance as the water is so calm and you won’t get any jet skis whizzing past.