Saint-Raphaël is very spread-out. 36 km of indented coastline, offering more than 30 diverse beaches: fine sand, pebble, shady shorelines, creeks, coves and inlets. Most of the beaches are easy to reach by car, with good parking facilities. For more information: www.saint-raphael.com
Our personal favorite: There is a small beach between the harbour of Santa Lucia and the centre of Saint Rapahel. This beach has a direct access to a wonderful green area where you can lay on the grass under the shadow of a palm and enjoy a book. The beach consists of small pebbles thus avoiding fine sand in all the places you do not want it. If it is a windy day you will be impressed by the wind surfers who love this spot.