The peninsula is a natural protected location between land and water located between Nice and Monaco. We go there a lot, both in the summer and in the winter, because it’s one of my favorite places on the Côte d’Azur. Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat has much more to offer than beautiful beaches with blue sea; the peninsula also includes lovely walking pathways around the coast.
Despite being less well-known than the great classics of Nice, Cannes, Monaco, or the towns of Eze and Saint Paul de Vence, this French Riviera destination is one of my must-stops when traveling by land or by vehicle. Vacation on the Côte d’Azur The bulk of these 14 Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat activities are free, which is great news for your budget.
Beach of Fosses
Every year, we visit to Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat beach to swim, picnic, and enjoy the sun. It is our personal favorite. The long, narrow beach’s lovely setting is flanked by thick pine trees. The entire Anse des Fosses is visible from here, and you can spend some time in the sun thanks to its southern exposure. Because it is not as crowded as the other beaches, it is relatively peaceful there. However, if you really want to explore the Bay of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, renting a boat is a must!
Cap Ferrat Tour
By doing this short trip around Cap Ferrat, you may learn about the peninsula’s geology, fauna, and vegetation. Along the route, you may witness the island’s 1732-built lighthouse as well as stunning views of Nice, Pointe Saint-Hospice, and Villefranche sur Mer Bay. Bathing bays can be found on the peninsula’s western side. The ascent begins and ends in an old stone quarry about 200 meters from Fosses Beach. On the cape, you will also find some of the most distinctive villas for rent in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferratin the world!
This is a one-of-a-kind and cost-free summertime activity in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. The Alpes-Maritimes Departmental Council, the town hall, and the SOS Grand Bleu organization worked to establish the underwater trail in the Baie des Fossettes. It allows you to learn about the Mediterranean flora and fauna because it is open throughout the months of July and August.
To find this underwater trail, travel to the Fossettes beach (see above) and bring a mask and snorkel. 5 buoys with depths ranging from 0 to 3 meters have been set on this 200-meter circuit. They each contain an underwater explanation screen that describes the diverse ecosystems, such as Posidonia seagrass beds, stony bottoms, and sandy bottoms. The plates help you identify the fish that have crossed the bay.