Paloma Beach

Bespoke Yacht Charter's Guide to the legendary Paloma Beach Club on the Cap Ferrat peninsula, close to Nice on the French Riviera.

Paloma Beach

Paloma Beach on Cap Ferrat, France
Paloma Beach on Cap Ferrat, France

“Welcome to Paradise”, “My favourite beach since 1948″….. The quotes on the Paloma Beach website say it all!

The beautiful Paloma Beach (Plage Paloma) is set in the stunning surroundings of the Cap Ferrat peninsula between the towns of Villefranche-sur-Mer and Beaulieu-sur-Mer just east of Nice in the south of France. Paloma Beach has long been the beach club of choice for residents of this prestigious peninsula, where some of the most expensive properties in the world are located, as well as for residents of nearby Monaco and for the international jet-set who anchor their huge yachts on the French Riviera every summer! Paloma Beach may be pebbly, but the water is crystal clear on Cap Ferrat and the views over Beaulieu and the surrounding mountains are simply stunning!

The pontoon at Paloma Beach on Cap Ferrat with taxi boat
The pontoon at Paloma Beach on Cap Ferrat with taxi boat

Paloma Beach avoids the rather ostentatious displays of wealth on offer at some of the beach clubs in St Tropez, in favour of old school Riviera chic in keeping with the Cap Ferrat location. Certainly many of the guests at Paloma Beach are monied to say the least, but discretion is the name of the game at this family owned beach club that remains very much French in style. The elegant restaurant at Paloma Beach with exceedingly friendly staff serves all the south of France beach classics, grilled fresh fish, fabulous salads and of course, a wine list full of excellent Côte de Provence Rosé wines!

Chiled white wine at Paloma Beach Club on Cap Ferrat
Wine on ice at Paloma Beach

Paloma Beach is open daily from Easter to the end of September. The beach clubs has valet parking and you can arrive by car but the best way to arrive is without doubt by yacht! Paloma Beach operates a tender service to collect guests from their yachts and bring them to the beach. A sunbed at Paloma Beach costs €50 per person and the food and drinks are fairly priced for the location. All sorts of water sports are available to guests, including waterskiing and wake boarding. Paloma Beach is also open for dinner from May and the atmosphere at night, with the lights reflecting off the beautiful Mediterranean sea  is just gorgeous! Paloma Beach is a very popular choice for weddings and events on the Côte d’Azur and they have a dedicated team ready to assist you in planning the event of your dreams at this fabulous beach club location. Paloma Beach is an essential stop on any yacht charter on the French Riviera.

Where is Paloma Beach?

Paloma Beach (Plage Paloma) – 1, Chemin de Sainte-Hospice – 06230 Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France

Reservations highly recommended by telephone +33 4 93 01 64 71

For Weddings, Parties and Events at Paloma Beach, please email

Please visit the Paloma Beach website

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How to get to Paloma Beach

By Yacht – The best way to get to Paloma Beach is of course by yacht! Your Captain will anchor the yacht just off the beach and Paloma will send their water taxi to collect you and your guests from your yacht.

By Car – Coming from Nice or Monaco on the Basse Corniche, follow the signs to Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. There is a public carpark in the Port of St Jean. Paloma Beach is a short walk away.

By Public Transport – The Number 15 Bus goes from the centre of Nice to Cap Ferrat. Paloma Beach is 5 minutes walk from the bus stop in St Jean. If coming by train from Nice or Monaco, get off at the station in Beaulieu-sur-Mer and walk the beautiful coast path from the Royal Riviera Hotel to Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat and Paloma Beach. The 607 Bus between Monaco and Nice also stops in Beaulieu-sur-Mer. Get off at the “Baie Des Fourmis” stop and follow the coastal path.

NB. If you are staying in a hotel or Villa on Cap Ferrat, Paloma Beach operate a shuttle service that will collect you and take you to the beach club!

Paloma Beach is sometimes called Palomo Beach, Plage Paloma, Paloma Plage or Palomabeach.

Public beach at Paloma Beach on Cap Ferrat in the south of France

There is also a small public beach either side of Paloma Beach, where you can enjoy all that this stunning location has to offer, completely free of charge.  You could always spend the day here and then treat yourself to a drink at the beach club at the end of the day!