The French Mediterranean is arguably one of the most famous holiday destinations in the world, with Cannes, St Tropez, Nice and St Jean Cap Ferrat being some of the highlights of the region.
What is difficult however is choosing which stretch of coastline to call home during your stay. Charter a luxury helicopter however and this needn’t be a headache as you can travel from town to town in style and within a fraction of the commute it would take on the road.
The French Riviera boasts stunning coastline, picturesque ports, and some of the most beautiful beaches in Europe. Here is our guide to the region’s top five beaches, which we recommend you make the most of on your holiday on the Cote d’Azur.
- Pampelonne Beach: This is the main beach of Saint Tropez and arguably the best known in France. Here, over a distance of six kilometres and 67 hectares, are a staggering 27 private and public beaches, which can easily be accessed when chartering a luxury helicopter.
There is something here for everyone: trendy clubs with resident DJs, exclusive restaurants serving the best seafood and champagne, and beaches designated for families. Some of the public beaches are also reserved for nudists, although we do advise you wear clothes for the commute on your helicopter charter.
- Plage de l’Escalet: For those people that prefer to stay away from the masses, there is the stunning Plage de l’Escalet, a small beach hidden away to the west of Pampelonne. Situated on the south side of Cap Camarat, the small half-sand, half-pebble beach is secluded and quiet, and is the perfect place to visit for a chilled day.
- Plage des Fourmis: Fourmis in French means ants, but don’t be put off by the name. It is thought that it gained this name after black boulders were spotted in the sea close by. This sandy beach in Beaulieu-sur-Mer is a gentle saunter from the centre of town. The crescent shaped beach is also sheltered from any winds that whistle along the coast in the summertime, so it’s a great place take a helicopter charter to. From the sand, you can marvel at the magnificent Villa Kerylos, a striking replica of an ancient Greek Athenian mansion built on a promontory at the end of the bay for Theodore Reinach.
- Eze Plage: For a real treat head to Eze Beach, in the small village of Eze-sur-Mer. The pebbly beach is secluded and sheltered, and there are a number of great restaurants so it’s an ideal spot in which to visit. Spoil yourself at the Anguna private beach, where you can lounge on sumptuous sofas.
- Plage Mala: Plage Mala, on Cap d’Ail, is a hidden gem that can only be reached by climbing down steep steps from the town centre. An alternative is to access the beach by luxury yacht charter. There is a fantastic restaurant here called La Réserve de Mala.
For further information on arranging a helicopter charter to any of these stunning beaches please visit Heli Securite’s website for rates and booking information.