Paloma Beach – Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

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Paloma Beach – Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

Paloma Beach is a lovely little hidden gem, a serene oasis of luxury, crystal clear waters and great dining options. Located on the Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat peninsula, it is within easy reach of both Nice and Monaco.

Look along the Paloma Beach at Cap-Ferrat
Paloma Beach is a morning/early afternoon beach in terms of sun, as it faces north and towards the coast – ©

Paloma Beach -Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

The beach is located on the Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat peninsula between the port cities of Villefranche-sur-Mer and Beaulieu-sur-Mer. With its crystal-clear turquoise waters, stunning views of the coast and great facilities, Paloma Beach offers a wonderful beach experience.

The uniqueness of Paloma Beach is its secluded location. Surrounded by lush greenery and cliffs, this hidden paradise provides a sense of tranquility and privacy. Away from the crowds, you can immerse yourself in the beauty of the beach, and whether you’re looking for relaxation, pampering or adventurous water activities, this beach is sure to fulfill your wishes.

Paloma Beach is a pebble/gravel beach, and therefore, it is a good idea to bring bathing shoes. There is both a public and a private beach, so there is room for everyone.

If you choose the private Beach Club, it is a good idea to reserve a seat in advance, as places are in demand.

The beach is open from May through September.

Beachside restaurant

Here you can indulge in culinary delights in the beachfront restaurant, which offers a Mediterranean-inspiredmenu. It offers fish and seafood, tasty salads, and refreshing cocktails, all while offering panoramic views of the beach and coast. PS! You can’t book table for lunch.

Restaurant Paloma Beach - Saint -Jean-Cap-Ferrat
At the restaurant Beachside Paloma Beach you can enjoy a nice lunch – ©Paloma Beach

Beach Bar

With its relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff, it is the perfect place to relax with a drink in hand. Enjoy a refreshing cocktail or sample local wines at the beach bar.

Water sports and activities

For those seeking an adrenaline rush, Paloma Beach offers a wide range of exciting water sports activities.From jet skiing and paddleboarding to snorkeling and kayaking, there’s something for everyone. 

Facilities at Paloma Beach:

  • Toilet
  • Shower
  • Lifeguard in high season
  • Stones/gravel
  • Rental of sun loungers, umbrellas and towels
  • Rental of jet-ski and other water sports facilities
  • Restaurant
  • Naked

Map of fire jellyfish at the beaches: Click here

How to get to Paloma Beach

By car, it takes about 20 minutes from Nice to arrive. You can park on the small streets nearby and there can be congestion in high season.

Skilt ved nedgangen til Paloma Beach på Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat
The descent to the beach is a short walk from the port of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat – ©

By bus from Nice, take line 81 and drive to the port of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. From there, you follow the hiking trail for 10 minutes and the beach is there.

By train, you go either to Villefranche-sur-Mer or to Beaulieu-sur-Mer. From there, there are buses to Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, or you can choose to walk on the very well-laid hiking trail.

Walking tour around cape Ferrat

From the beach, you can walk along a coastal path that brings you around the entire decking and back to Paloma Beach.

If you like a slightly longer hike, you can also walk around the entire cape Ferrat. See the hike here.

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