Located between Cannes and St Tropez on the French Riviera, Frejus Beach is one of the most popular beaches in the south of France, but boasts a more laid-back and relaxed atmosphere than either Cannes or St Tropez. The town of Frejus is a tourist center with plenty of accommodation, bars and restaurants, as well as your pick of water sports and activities. Frejus Beach is a long stretch of fine golden sand, one of the nicest beaches on this stretch of the coast.
Frejus Plage is divided into sections of public and private beaches, although unlike in many other locations in the French Riviera, you do not necessarily have to pay for a private beach to enjoy excellent beach conditions. The golden sand is beautiful everywhere, and an abundance of beach side cafes and restaurants means that you won’t go hungry on the public beach. Nevertheless, the public sections of the beach do tend to get crowded and fill up quickly, so get there early to stake out a good spot with your beach towel and sun umbrella. The public beaches are well-maintained, with handicap access and lifeguards provided, making it safe and family-friendly. A palm-fringed promenade follows most of the beach, which is a great place to walk and take in the beautiful sight of the azure Mediterranean ocean. The restaurants by the seaside cater to tourists, so if you are looking for more refined fare, you may have to venture into town, which is no chore as the old historic city center is charming. There is also an open-air market that takes place in the evenings right on Frejus Beach, which is a good place to pick up a souvenir of your stay.
Frejus Plage is also a popular place for kite-surfing and windsurfing, and if you are a beginner, you can easily find lessons at the local tourist shops. These sports are limited to specific areas that are dedicated to surfing, so as to keep the rest of the beach safe for bathers. For children, there are plenty of activities nearby, from water parks to paddle-boat rentals, making this one of the best family-friendly beaches on the French Riviera. Restrooms and showers are generally available throughout the beach.
There are several nightclubs catering to tourists near the beach. You can expect these clubs to be quite a bit more laid-back than in hedonistic tourist centers like St Tropez.
If you prefer to enjoy the beach in your birthday suit, head over to the Plage des Esclamandes, also known as Plage de Venus, a naturist beach where you can go skinny-dipping to your heart’s content. Showers and restrooms are provided.
Frejus Beach tends to be more affordable than nearby towns on the French Riviera, and there are many reasonably priced apartment rentals and villas located within steps of the sand. Many people also enjoy camping at one of the Frejus Beach campgrounds, where you can reserve a camper right on the beach for the duration of your stay.