Top 10 beaches
of Lérins Islands

Facing the bay of Cannes and the Estérel massif, two beauty spots, the Lérins Islands. Archipelago of legends, Sainte-Marguerite and Saint-Honorat are two unique jewels where natural and cultural heritage shine. These islands are a must-see during your stay in Cannes.

We have selected our Top 10 of the best beaches in the Lérins Islands, whether you want to swim, snorkel, discover the underwater museum with your family or enjoy the sun in a peaceful cove.

St Anne's beach

the most peaceful

5 minutes from the landing stage, the St Anne beach allows families to enjoy a natural beach that is not very busy. This beach, with a view of Cannes, is used for stays and water sports activities offered by the “Cannes Jeunesse” association.

The beach

The wildest

This wild beach located in the west of the island, behind the Etang du Batéguier, offers a unique panorama of the Esterel massif.

The most exotic

Dragon coves

The Dragon coves are easily accessible from the landing stage via the Dragon Allée. A natural and peaceful setting in the west of the island, ideal for swimming and shaded areas.

The most peaceful

The picnic spot

Accessible to the east of the dragon creeks, this magnificent viewpoint on the Saint Honorat Island is ideal for picnics. Several tables and a rubbish bin are available. Many shaded areas are close to this spot.

the most exotic

The beach of the underwater eco-museum

This 5th spot is unique in France. This beach of turquoise and translucent water is ideal for families. This natural setting is home to an underwater treasure, the underwater eco-museum composed of 6 submerged statues by the artist John deCaires Taylor. This snorkeling spot is located near the southern shore of Sainte-Marguerite Island, just off the chemin de la maison forestière, at a distance of 84 to 132 meters from the shore and a depth of 3 to 5 meters. The sculptures are accessible to the largest number of divers equipped with only a mask and a snorkel.


The high stones in the south-east of the island are a good place to rest and sunbathe. It is also a popular spot for cliff jumping beginners.

Les pierres hautes

The high stones on the south-east side of the island are good for resting and sunbathing. It is also a popular spot for cliff jumping beginners.

The most

accessible beach

Located 4 minutes from the landing stage on Saint Honorat Island, not far from the restaurant “La Tonnelle”, this cove of turquoise water, which is not very busy, allows you to enjoy the calm and the idyllic setting between the two islands.

The beach

the calmest

Located to the west of Saint Honorat Island, this beach is ideal for families but also for easy snorkeling and discovering the schools of fish nestled between the islands.

The most

isolated beach

Not far from the Abbey of Lerins, in the south-east of the island, this peaceful beach allows you to be alone in front of the sea and also to admire on your right the fortified Monastery.

The most

shaded beach

10 minutes east of the landing stage, on Saint Honorat. Discover this peaceful and shady spot where you can admire the turquoise lagoons between the Lérins islands. This natural setting allows you to enjoy the shade of the pine trees and the coolness of the sea.

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