Saint Tropez Beaches: What to look out for in 2016

Days lounging around on a white sandy beach may seem a long way away right now, but we find the months pass with alarming speed these days.

So we thought we would offer you a flicker of light at the end of this recurring ‘tunnel’, otherwise known as winter, and look ahead at some of the best beach clubs due to open in Saint Tropez this year.

Saint Tropez is famous for its highly exclusive and luxurious beach clubs, with dozens lining the three mile long white sandy Pampelonne Beach. The first, the legendary Tahiti Beach Club, opened in 1946, with arguably the most sought–after establishment, Club 55, setting up a short distance away on the same stretch of sand some nine years later – in 1955.

Saint Tropez Beaches What to look out for in 2016 (2)

It is virtually impossible to pick out our favourites, as they all offer an excellent service and share the same incredibly beautiful backdrop, but if we had to choose five, they would probably be:

  • Relative newcomer Riva Plage opened its doors to customers at the beginning of the last year. Situated along the Patch stretch of Pampelonne Beach close to some of our premier properties for sale and rent, it is a welcome addition to the more established clubs along this stretch of coast. For reservations call +33 (0) 4 94 79 96 95.
  • Another new restaurant which we expect to be making waves again this summer is Bagatelle, which opened in 2014 close to Route d’Epi. Bagatelle is owned by Aymeric Clemente and Remi Laba, a dynamic duo who also have successful restaurants in New York, Miami, Los Angeles, St Barths and Sao Paolo. bistrotbagatelle.com
  • We love the cool vibe and great tunes you can enjoy at Moorea, which boasts one of the most famous bars on the beach, Claudy’s Bar. The cocktails here are particularly good, as are the massages which you can enjoy in cabins on the beach. mooreaplage.fr
  • For a really fun afternoon on the beach, we recommend you head to Nikki Beach which belongs to the same family as Nikki Beach in Miami and St Barths. Here you can party to your heart’s content around the pool at this popular club set back from the beach by a few hundred metres. Nikki Beach will open this year for Easter, on March 27th. nikkibeach.com/sttropez

We mentioned Club 55 earlier, but we think this world-famous club deserves a few more lines. Hidden behind a discrete garden in the middle of Pampelonne beach, Club 55 is the favoured Saint Tropez restaurant of world politicians, Hollywood stars and supermodels. Here you will find delicious grilled fish, simple salads and bags of charm and ambience.  www.club55.fr

10 Things You Must Do in Saint Tropez This Summer

Helicopter Nice Saint Tropez Club 55 in St Tropez Reservations Les Palmiers in St Tropez Reservations Senequier in St Tropez Reservations Lec Caves du Roy in St Tropez La Villa Romana St Tropez Gassin villa to rent Nikki Beach Pampelonne Jazz Festival in Ramatuelle Cap Lardier

Just so you won’t get lost at the wrong places our St Tropez House team in Saint Tropez have put together a great list of places-to-be when you are in Saint Tropez this summer-time. We are also putting together an off season Saint Tropez Guide. Also if you have any suggestions please use the comments below.

  1. Get choppered in to Saint Tropez by helicopter to avoid the traffic – helipad behind Kon Tiki – Route des Plages
  2. Have a luxury lunch at famous Club 55 on Pampelonne Beach Patch Ramatuelle before heading back to your yacht.
  3. Rent a beach bed (mattelas) with the celebs at Les Palmiers on Pampelonne Beach Ramatuelle
  4. Have a glass of french rosé for apéro and some little bites people watching at Senequier au Port
  5. Get dressed up for a club night at Les Caves du Roy in Les Places des Lices
  6. Have a party dinner at La Villa Romana in Saint Tropez
  7. Have a romantic dinner at villa in Gassin (the village perché) looking over the Golphe de Saint Tropez
  8. Have a beach party at Nikki Beach on Pampelonne Epi Beach
  9. Go to the Jazz Festival in Ramatuelle for your favorite music
  10. Walk to Cap Lardier from your villa in Gigaro Beach
Villa Calliope, Ramatuelle

Villa Calliope, Ramatuelle

For your perfect vacations in St Tropez choose one of the villas on www.sttropezhouse.com, and once decided to follow our list, reserve places in restaurants and bars with www.st-tropez-beach.com.