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Blissful beachside dining

One of the most delightful rights of passage on the French Riviera is nonetheless than beachside dining next to the celestial blue waters of the Mediterranean.

Fashionably accessorizing the seaside coastlines from Menton to Saint Tropez, you will find many delightful private beach clubs that offer enchanting dining ambiances and delicious cuisine. Under the different colored parasols, you will have ultimate Mediterranean experience filled with fresh salads, plat du jours, fish of the day, and other regional specialties to go along with a cool crisp glass of rose.

Here are a few of Nice Properties favorite spots to lunch or dine whether you are on vacation, entertaining some friends, or even on your lunch break!

The magical Mala

Niched in a small cove under the limestone cliffs, lays the magical Plage de la Mala. Chic, hip and offering a great vibe that parallels the amazing food they serve, La Reserve de la Mala is one of the Riviera’s hotspots frequented by many celebrities. While a bit pricey, if you were going to spend a day at Mala beach, then just go all the way and spend it here. The deep blue crystalline water, the natural scenery and the sounds of the DJ, all make this an unforgettable experience. One word of caution, be ready for a workout! There are many steps leading down to the beach, but of course the hard part is going back up when the day is over!

Zelo’s in Beaulieu sur Mer

Situated adjacent to the port of Beaulieu on the beach known as la Petite Afrique, Zelo’s is a chic lounge and beach club. Offering a menu of gourmet cuisine including a Japanese sushi menu from their Japanese chef, Zelo’s is a vibrant posh lounge where you can enjoy a fabulous dinner in pure elegance on the beach.

Peaceful in Plage Passable

Situated in an alcove on Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, the Plage Passable private beach club is a lovely place to lunch or dine under the shade of the pine and palm trees. Boasting a panoramic view of the bay of Villefranche and a more private ambiance, the Italian inspired menu by chef Rafaelle Vanacore.

Beau Rivage

Known as the largest private beach club on the Riviera, the Plage Beau Rivage is all about comfort and zen in an sublime ambiance that consists of an upscale beachside restaurant, zen lounge, VIP beds, and sun loungers.

They offer a seasonal menu that takes full advantage of the locally grown produce and daily caught fresh fish as well as Sunday brunches and themed parties throughout the summer. Day or night, the Plage Beau Rivage is one of the most popular beach clubs in Nice.

Juan les Pins

La Reve Plage in Juan les Pins, dubbed as Cannes hipper less pretentious sister by one of its raters on Trip Advisor, is a heavenly private beach club dressed in white decor. They offer a truly Mediterranean menu with a chic yet casual dining ambiance.

The Marco Polo in Theoule sur Mer

Just three train stops from Cannes, situated in a secluded cove in Theoule sur Mer, is one of the Riviera’s hidden secrets in the beautiful scenery of the rust colored cliffs of the Esterel Massif. Since 1949, the Marco Polo is a true landmark offering some of the most delicious seaside fare and is a delightful place that is off-the-beaten path with a tranquil Mediterranean ambiance.

Welcome to Saint Tropez at Plage l’Orangerie

One of Saint Tropez’s most well known beach clubs on Pampelonne beach, Plage l’Orangerie is an in vogue private beach club and restaurant where you can enjoy the beach with your family or friends. Their delicious Mediterranean menu and elegantly casual dining area with views of all the mega-yachts parked in the gulf is sheer delight. A family friendly place that carries the spirit of Saint Tropez. Just be sure to book your table in advance in the summertime.