Six Beautiful Beaches in Le Lavandou

Originally posted on & updated on 11th January, 2024

The French Riviera or the Cote-d’Azur as it’s known in France is renowned for many things; a Mediterranean climate, a string of celebrity residents and a luxurious lifestyle but we’re taking a closer look beyond the typical resorts along this famous coastline. Nice, Monte Carlo and Cannes are all synonymous with the Côte-d’Azur but if you’re looking for something a little different, more affordable and filled with beauty spots discover Le Lavandou situated in the Var.

Awaken Your Senses at Le Lavadou

Awakening your senses, Le Lavandou brings you succulent palm trees, the relaxing scents of eucalyptus and the golden trail of mimosa trees, a symbol of the French Riviera. To complement this striking scenic image are 12 fine sandy beaches that are scattered throughout Le Lavandou’s coastline, to give you a little taster for this tropical paradise we have shared our choice of the 6 most beautiful beaches in Le Lavandou to visit.

Plage de Saint-Clair

‘Unique’ is always an interesting way to describe a stretch of coastline, but Saint-Clair beach is perfectly placed at the foot of the pine forests and feels as though it has its own climate. Soaked in sunlight and surrounded by nature Plage de Saint-Clair is Le Lavandou’s best kept secret! Like other beaches along this coastline, Saint-Claire beach allows you to bring your own picnics and offers, umbrella hire, pedal boats and other activities. Enjoy the views of the Golden Isles from any of the impressive, modern beachfront bars and restaurants.

Grande Plage du Lavandou

Famous for its family-friendly shore and choice of activities Le Lavandou’s Grande beach is the busiest and liveliest on our list. As a wind-surfers dream, the sea is filled with beginners and pros who show off their skills, and fails in the easterly winds. For a little more privacy there are several secluded areas where you can relax or sign your children up for their first swimming lesson at sea. Popular activities include; canoes, pedal boats and kayaks or for those of you who are a little more adventurous you can try out a sub-diving. Out of the water, the beach is lined with palm trees providing some shade as you walk along the beachfront of Le Lavandou’s most famous beach.

Plage de Jean Blanc

The Jean Blanc beach is also beautifully named as the Silver Jewel and true to its name it is indeed a treasure found in the heart of a cove along the Mediterranean coast. Although the beach is small in size it still boasts a wealth of nature as the pine trees shield the white sands and crashing waves. If you’re looking for a little more privacy and clear waters take the short journey down the 100 steps that lead you to a little corner of French paradise. Jean Blanc beach is a place to unwind, relax and take in the clear views out to sea.

Plage de Cavaliere

The list of activities available at the Plage de Cavaliere is almost as long as the sandy shore! You and your family can choose between a variety of water sports from surfing to diving or even parasailing and water skiing for the more adventurous amongst you! Parking is simple as there are usually spaces along the several kilometre long beach. If you are visiting the beach between June and September you will be treated to a Provencal style market on Monday mornings, one not to be missed before you take your place on the beach for the rest of the afternoon.

Plage d’Aiguebelle

Meaning, beautiful water, Plage d’Aiguebelle takes its name from the sea, watch as the clear waters blur into the deeper blue sea creating glimpses of a shimmering mirrors effect. Snorkelers can find rock pools along the sides of the beach to spot some aquatic friends and as the sun sets you can even enjoy a barbeque with friends. The surrounding scenery might have you gazing out as you daydream away your afternoons in the sun.

Plage de l’Anglade

Last but certainly not least, Anglade is the main beach in Lavandou and home to a wealth of restaurants and bars. Perfect for families and couples and enjoyed by locals and holidaymakers, the sun always seem to shine on the Plage de l’Anglande. We recommend that you take an evening walk along the seafront before heading to the centre of Le Lavandou to continue your evening.

Relish in the sunshine as it beams down on to the Varoise coast, chose from unwinding to the sound of the waves crashing or feel energised from the array of water sports and activities that Le Lavandou has to offer.  Discover our properties for sale in Lavandou and Bormes les Mimosas.

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