Pampelonne Beach is the beach most people associate with Saint Tropez. This is where you will find the A-listers, the famous beach clubs, and the super yachts resting in the bay.
It is the busiest and longest beach in Saint Tropez, set in a beautiful sheltered bay. It stretches over 5km in length, with white sands and sparkling turquoise seas. The beach is spilt between public areas where you can lay down your towel and belongings, to a range of beach clubs where you can hire sun loungers & parasols, and dine with some extravagance.
In reality this beach belongs to the closest village of Ramatuelle rather than to Saint Tropez itself, which is around six kilometres away. During the summer months of July and August, the beach can become busy and crowded. Your beach towel may overlap that of your neighbour's but if you are prepared to walk, you should be able to find a more spacious plot.
If you prefer your beach time to be a bit more tranquil then consider visiting in low season, towards the end of September when the sun is still warming every inch of body and soul, when the beach chairs are half occupied, and you can enjoy this long white sandy beach at its best.
Facilities are excellent, with public toilets, showers and three first aid stations with life guards on duty from mid-June to mid-September.
A bus service runs from central Saint Tropez (St Tropez to Ramatuelle), it takes 15 minutes. Parking (a 4€ to 5€ fee) is available in one of the six access points. A taxi from the town centre to Pampelonne will cost about 30€.
- Car advisable
- Disabled access
- Pedestrian access
- Pets welcome
- Paid Parking
- Public car-park (outdoor)
- Banana Boats
- Beach Sports
- Canoeing / Kayaking
- Diving / Scuba Centre
- Stand Up Paddleboard
- Water Skiing