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Island beaches

for a family day trip

Only 700 metres from the tip of the Croisette, the turquoise blue waters of Sainte-Marguerite Island and Saint-Honorat Island offer an idyllic setting for a family beach day.

The beaches of the Lérins islands are totally different from those on the Cannes coast. Indeed, the beaches of the islands are mostly small creeks and pebble beaches. It is therefore essential to bring shoes for swimming.

Discover below the best beaches for children in the Lérins Islands.

The most beautiful beaches for families

on Sainte-Marguerite Island

1. Portet cove

Located right next to the Maison Forestière, Portet cove is a nice little pebble beach. Children enjoy the huge flat rocks that surround the beach.

Information

Access: When leaving the boat, take the Eucalyptus lane, then turn left into the Centre lane and then the Portet lane.

Estimated journey time: 20 min walk

2. The beach of the Maison Forestière

This is the largest beach on Sainte-Marguerite Island. It is partly covered by pebbles and a thin layer of posidonia. Slightly sloping, the beach of the Maison Forestière is ideal for swimming for the youngest, who can gradually enter the water.

Information

Access: When leaving the boat, turn right, then left at the firemen’s station and then the Sainte-Marguerite alley. At the end of the latter, just before the Maison Forestière, turn right towards the beach.

Estimated journey time: 20 min walk

3. The Dragon coves

In the south-west of the island, families enjoy swimming in the turquoise blue waters of the Dragon coves and relaxing in the shade of the pine trees. On the beach closest to Dragon Point, an old blockhouse serves as a viewpoint.

Information

Access: When leaving the boat, turn right and take the path on the left before the Batéguier pond to reach the south of the island.

Estimated journey time: 5 min walk

4. Sainte-Anne beach

It is located between the harbour pontoon and the Pointe de Batéguier where the nautical base is located. Sainte-Anne beach is mainly composed of pebbles but there is also sand. Part of the beach is very shaded, ideal for picnics and family relaxation.

Information

Access: It is the first beach on the left when leaving the boat.

The best beaches for children on the island

of Saint-Honorat

1. The Port beach

Easily accessible, the Plage du Port is the largest sandy beach on the island of Saint-Honorat.

On this beach, you will have a sublime view of the island of Sainte-Marguerite, the largest of the Lérins islands.

Please note: many boats are moored nearby.

Information

Access: When leaving the boat, turn left, the beach is 250 metres away.

Estimated travel time: 3 min walk

2. La Tonnelle cove

The shallow waters near the Tonnelle cove are ideal for children to swim in. This pretty beach has some sand and seaweed, which is much more pleasant to walk on than the pebbles.

It is also located next to the island’s restaurant and a few metres from the toilets.

Information

Access: When leaving the boat, turn right. The cove is located after the restaurant and just before the Saint-Sauveur chapel.

Estimated travel time: 3 min walk

3. Saint-Sauveur cove

Just a few metres from the Chapelle Saint-Sauveur, the cove has enough space to put your towel down, a real plus compared to the other beaches on the island of Saint-Honorat.

Slightly shaded, the Saint-Sauveur cove is ideally located, close to the restaurant, the picnic tables and the sanitary facilities.

Information

Access: When leaving the boat, turn right. The cove is located after the Saint-Sauveur chapel.

Estimated travel time: 5 min walk

4. The beach of the Fort

At the level of the fortified monastery, the beach of the Fort is a pebble beach which has an exceptional view on the island of Saint-Ferréol.

Information

Access: When leaving the boat, head towards the Monastery and the Fort.

Estimated travel time: 10 min walk