Looking for deserted beaches of St. Tropez.
“There are still plenty of quiet and beautiful beaches to be found in a beautiful environment.”
Well, anyone who has ever been to St. Tropez immediately thinks of the glitz and glamor of the rich people who live there, but also the bustle of the many tourists. Or the actor Louis de Funes who is hunting the nudists. On the busy southern Plage Pampelonne it is not much better between the Ferrari’s and Bentley’s. Where can you find a quiet spot on the beach now?
We have found the deserted bounty beaches and not so far away from the crowds. Ramatuelle is the keyword of the region. The coast south of Ramatuelle is beautiful and not crowded. Particularly beautiful is the beach of Plage Escalet but was just a little too crowded and with a little too many boulders. One day later; very child friendly turns out to be the beach of Gigaro but then you still sit with your back to a road with traffic. That was not the bounty beach that we were looking for.
Nevertheless, there were still more beautiful beaches to be found somewhere between these two places, to be reached by the coastal walkway “Sentier de Littoral”. From Gigaro we went east and walked, there the first small bays loomed. Paradisically clean but … not yet fine white sand. Then just walk a bit further; the path is beautiful and the vegetation fascinating. We arrive at the larger Plage du Brouis. This is certainly a very nice beach, only a dozen or so visitors but still a bit too many rocks.
New attempt: at about 34 degrees we walked from Escalet over the Sentier in a westerly direction and immediately the view is very beautiful. The water is cristal clear and the vegetation is beautiful. We pass nice intimate bays and the cactus vegetation dominates . But we want to continue, up to the peninsula of Cap Taillat.
After 2km we finally find our paradise. The beautiful sandy beach is the link between the mainland and the island. Crisp water, peace and … that boat that for 2 euro cans of drinks and ice cream offers. Especially handy if you have to walk 2 km. The route goes on and we take a short walk to the top. The sound of the crickets drowns out everything. We walk to the slightly further situated Plage Briande.
In short, St. Tropez is not only busy but those who are looking for a bit really find the little paradise.