St. Tropez is the place for sexy, chic people; that signal was obvious in 1956 issued by Brigitte Bardot, parading on Pampelonne Beach in “Et Dieu … Crea la Femme (And God created woman). Just as the film ‘Australia’ was a promotional film for Australia, was this film Et Dieu … Crea la Femme “meant to portray St. Tropez as the center of the world. And that worked well; Still St. Tropez is the most sexy seaside resort of the Cote d’Azur. Those who are a little sexy and / or famous, or think they are, can be found on the beaches of St. Tropez in the summer months. Local project developers have left the coastline of Saint Tropez and Ramatuelle virtually unchanged; there are no big flats or monstrous resorts: everything is just the way it was. You are therefore spending hours in your your ultramodern Tesla or rented convertible in traffic jams on a too narrow road. But no one complains, as Saint Tropez is nearby.
The beach of Pampelonne
Located in the neighboring Ramatuelle, Pampelonne is located about 5 km from the center of Saint-Tropez. The beach of Pampelonne is almost entirely taken over by beach restaurants, which remain open from early spring to mid-autumn. Outside the season, the beach is a windy stretch between heaven, sea and sand. As soon as the weather report is suitable for bikini; long rows of sun loungers, mattresses and umbrellas appear. From a snack bar to an elegant dining room, lounge bars, beach bars and extensive water sports facilities; each beach club has a carefully designed look and feel. If you do not like the sunbeds and organized restaurants, then go for the public beaches.
Plage des Salins
Local ‘Tropeziens’ whisper that this is their favorite beach. Just north of Plage Pampelonne, Plage des Salins has only a modest 600 meters beach with a simple but busy restaurant.
City beaches in St.Tropez
The nice thing about city’s beaches is that some are within walking distance of the busy center. That saves a lot of parking hassle. The best of the city beaches is Plage des Canoubiers, about 200 meters long, but a good 4 km from the city. Plage des Graniers is a small beach on the other side of the Citadelle. In the summer it is well busy, so the first one lies above all. The closest to the center of St. Tropez with separate bays are the Plage de la Ponche and the Plage Fontanette. Who strolls in St. Tropez, sees Plage de la Bouillabaisse, a 500m long strip of sand filled with beach clubs. If you prefer peace and nature, avoid this place.
Look here for the exact location of the beaches.