Monaco Summer Beach Clubs
Monaco has never been traditionally known for their beaches. Still, there are numerous hotels with swimming pools, restaurants, and of course, the revamped Larvotto Beach in Monte-Carlo with its sandy beach and numerous restaurants to explore.
Next to the Grimaldi Forum, this sandy beach is frequently cleaned with the crystal clear blue water of the Mediterranean practically begging you to jump in and cool down. This swimming area is also protected by a weighted net to keep the jellyfish (medusas) away from swimmers.
This is a public beach but there are private beach areas here too if you want to rent a sun lounger with a parasol while enjoying a cocktail.
Miami Plage Restaurant
Located along the promenade at Larvotto Beach is Miami Plage Restaurant. This establishment has a long history in the area and offers a relaxed atmosphere with a range of cuisines from French and Italian at reasonable prices with large, taste-filled portions.
This is a great place to stop in for lunch while taking a break from the beach or to enjoy dinner after a day under the sun with friends.
Neptune Monaco Beach
Close by Miami Plage is the fab Neptune Monaco Beach which has garnered quite a local following with numerous sun loungers available at a range of prices depending on the location with the beach club itself open from 9 am to 6 pm. The restaurant offers a myriad of delicious, classic Mediterranean dishes and cocktails to enjoy. La Note Bleue
La Note Bleue is a very entertaining place, great for people-watching, with something always going on due to the live performances. Situated here, seemingly forever, this beach club is known for having some of the most reasonable prices with an ideal location at the water’s edge. This is the perfect spot for taking in a lovely, sunny day with amazing seasonal food and live music providing a memorable atmosphere.
Nikki Beach Monte-Carlo
Not technically a beach spot, Nikki Beach Monte-Carlo is still a well-known place on the rooftop of the Fairmont Monte-Carlo where both locals and visitors alike tend to gather. The pool is open from 11 am to 8 pm every day, and the restaurant from 12 pm to 7 pm. This is the place to see and be seen as it is known as a prime party beach club while also taking in the surrounding architectural and sea views and not only listening to but perhaps dancing to the sounds provided by a resident DJ on most days.
Last but not least, Monte-Carlo Beach. This place has a fascinating history and also manages to provide a classically updated environment. Dive into the Olympic-sized saltwater pool just metres from the Mediterranean Sea and relax in a private cabana on the sand. With summer being all about watersports, this beach club has every type of water activity imaginable that will keep you entertained all day long. There are three wonderful restaurants to choose from at Monte-Carlo Beach; Club La Vigie seems to be the most popular with its amazing views; Elsa has an array of organic food items, and Le Deck offers numerous dining options for the seaside lunch crowd. The beach club is open from 9 am to 6 pm, with extended hours during the height of the summer.
Photo credits: Monte-Carlo Beach, La Note Bleue, Nikki Beach, Neptune Monaco Plage, Miami Plage Restaurant, Larvotto Beach