Best time to visit Monaco

Beach Season in Monaco

Despite all its attractions and colourful events, Monaco is still beloved for its golden beach season

Best time: June–September

Beach Season
Beach Season
Beach Season
Beach Season

Being located in the south of France, Monaco’s seashore attracts people with its atmosphere of glamorous and seemingly endless summer. Beach parties, festivals, and sports competitions are just an addition to the main pleasure of lying on the warm sand and swimming in the sea.

There are both private and public beaches in the area, which means that each tourist can choose the most appropriate location. Besides Monte Carlo, you can check out the beaches of Nice and Menton, especially popular for their beauty.

If you want a less crowded place, choose Menton—try Garavan Bay, Sablettes or Rondelli. The sand there is clean and soft, cocktails at the beach restaurants are refreshing, and the public is joyful and easy-going.

There are also areas suitable for children. Moreover, there are special clubs available. Parents can leave their children for a couple of hours there among other kids and proper supervision.

The best time to enjoy beaches in Monaco as well as the rest of French Riviera is June to September. The months of July and August are normally overcrowded.

Practical info

When should tourists plan their visit to the beaches in Monaco?

Tourists should plan their visit to Monaco's beaches from June to September when the beach season is at its peak. During this period, the weather is ideal for enjoying the beaches with temperatures ranging from 23 to 27 degrees Celsius. Monaco has over 10 beaches, both public and private, that can accommodate a wide variety of preferences. Show more

Which are the popular public and private beaches in Monaco?

While Monaco has over 10 public and private beaches, the most popular is Larvotto Beach. Located in the Monte Carlo district, the beach offers both public and private areas for visitors. Other popular beaches near Monte Carlo include Plage du Marquet, Plage de la Mala, and Anse de la Scaleta. Additionally, tourists can also visit the beaches in nearby districts such as Menton and Nice. Show more

What are some of the most peaceful beaches to visit in Menton?

For individuals who prefer a quiet and peaceful atmosphere at the beach, Garavan Bay, Sablettes, and Rondelli Beaches are the ones to visit. These beaches in Menton, which is only a few minutes away from Monaco, offer a serene environment with a laid-back crowd and clear, clean waters ideal for swimming while enjoying the scenic beauty of the surroundings. Show more

Can families with young children spend their time at the beach in Monaco's beach clubs?

Specialized beach clubs for children are available in Monaco, making it possible for families to enjoy the beach. Les P’tits Princes Beach Club at the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort is one such club that caters to children aged 3 to 12 years, with both indoor and outdoor activities available. The Kids Club Monaco at the luxurious Hermitage Monte-Carlo hotel is another option providing workshops and games for children both privately and in a group setting. Show more

What other water sports and activities are there to try at Monaco's beaches apart from swimming?

In addition to swimming, Monaco and its surrounding areas offer a wide range of water sports. There are options such as jet skiing, parasailing, wind-surfing, kite-surfing, and paddle boating to select. For those who love to scuba dive, Monaco has perfect sites to explore the beautiful underwater world and its fauna. Popular beach games and activities such as beach volleyball, soccer and Frisbee playing, can be played and rented at the rental stands located near the beaches. Show more

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Last updated: by Eleonora Provozin