Lunch in the sun, feet in the sand, a glass of rosé in hand, the blue of the Mediterranean as a backdrop... In St Tropez, the beach of Pampelonne is one of the most beautiful in the world. On its miles of fine sand, it is home to several restaurants and beach clubs that delight yacht charterers whenever they call in... In 2019, Pampelonne has undergone a real transformation and new venues have been opened with a real concern for environmental preservation and excellence. Here are our yacht charter planners’ favourites...
Michel Reybier, the owner of La Réserve, hoped for a charming, welcoming and family-friendly place for his beach club, a place reflecting authenticity and highlighting the exceptional environment of the beach of Pampelonne. La Réserve à la Plage, designed by Philippe Starck, appears as a charming beach hut, with a chic bohemian atmosphere, natural materials, pop details and reminiscences of the original Tropezian myth. As for the cuisine, the menu features a generous Mediterranean cuisine based on fresh produce. Meat and fish are grilled over a wood fire and accompanied by vegetables with Provençal herbs. La Réserve à la Plage is the new luxury stopover in Pampelonne for your French Riviera yacht charter.
Cabane Bambou is a small paradise nestled on the beach of Pampelonne. The beach restaurant, designed to be environmentally friendly and sustainable, is decorated in a wild bohemian spirit with a beautiful use of natural materials. The chef prepares a fresh and healthy cuisine with local seasonal products. The colourful dishes have hints of exotic cuisines, echoing the nomadic spirit of this gorgeous beach restaurant. Lunch is served with your feet in the sand, on a shaded terrace with the Mediterranean Sea as a blue horizon. Cabane Bambou welcomes you in a friendly atmosphere supported by the enthusiasm of a loyal staff.
Loulou Ramatuelle is a true tribute to the French Riviera spirit of the 1950s. If the beach restaurant is meant to be chic and relaxed, the architecture is resolutely simple with an important use of natural materials in the spirit of a fisherman's house: whitewashed wood, boat sails... As a bonus, you will be able to admire a superb view of the Mediterranean and the Pointe du Capon. The cuisine is generous with Mediterranean dishes prepared with quality products: antipastis, salads, pizzas, meat and fish, dishes to share... not to mention the delicious desserts. The wine list is particularly interesting with beautiful references from France, Corsica or Italy. A glamorous address without too much bling, ideal for a stopover in Pampelonne during your yacht charter in the south of France.
Indie Beach House was created by 3 Tropezian friends who decided to take over the iconic beach of Pampelonne. The beach restaurant catches the eye with its architecture designed by Roman Penigaud and its ethnic decoration. The infrastructure is whitewashed in a palette of grey, beige and brown... staff wears sarouel... a nomad spirit has invaded Pampelonne. The chef prepares a cuisine with a selection of tapas from the south of the Mediterranean and grills for the delicious pieces of meat and fish. Indie Beach House regularly runs evening beach parties.
Far from the star system, electro music and champagne showers, Le Club 55, founded in 1947, keeps betting on authenticity. "Here, the customer is not the king because he is a friend," says Patrice de Colmont, owner of Le Club 55. Under the canisses, the clients have lunch on the slightly outdated tablecloths. Far from the current trends and yet resolutely trendy, Le Club 55 is a real institution and a must for those who love authenticity. The cuisine is simple, with fresh fish and vegetables from the family vegetable garden in the spotlight. Le Club 55 is the summer rendez-vous for old-time Saint-Tropez lovers.
Nature, culture and sharing... these are the three watchwords of the beach restaurant La Serena, a place that is trendy, elegant and relaxing at the same time. Healthy breakfasts, lunches with your feet in the sand, lazy afternoons, musical aperitifs and cultural events, the agenda is full and there is something for everyone. The place is run by Terence Turchi-Fridrici. Experienced and visionary, he has made La Serena one of the most beautiful examples of the revitalisation of the Pampelonne beaches. The chef offers a fresh, colourful Mediterranean cuisine with a touch of Asian flavours.
If the location has changed, the atmosphere is as wild as ever! Bagatelle Beach is back with its festive atmosphere, its dynamic staff and its blue and white decor in a mythical place with nearly 1200m² of terrace and sand. The menu is signed Bilal Amrani and reinterprets the great classics of Mediterranean cuisine. Your yacht charter on the French Riviera is the ideal opportunity to discover this unique place of excellence and joie de vivre.
Once you have booked your French Riviera yacht rental, your yacht charter planner will help arrange all your desired bookings for the beach restaurants. We hope you will enjoy an unforgettable time in one of these stunning beach venues.
Photo credit: La Réserve à la Plage / Maison Cabane Bambou / Loulou Ramatuelle / Indie Beach House / Club 55 / La Serena / Bagatelle St Tropez