Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat: Three Activity Suggestions

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Located between Nice and Monaco, the peninsula is a protected natural environment between land and sea. It is one of my favorite locations on the Côte d’Azur, therefore we visit it frequently in both the summer and winter. Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat has much more to offer than beautiful beaches with blue sea; the peninsula also includes magnificent coastal walking pathways.

Even though this site on the French Riviera is less well-known than the great classics of Nice, Cannes, Monaco, or the towns of Eze and Saint Paul de Vence, it is one of my must-visit destinations while traveling by land or vehicle. The Côte d’Azur holiday. The majority of these 14 options for Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat activities are free, which is good news for your pocketbook.

Fosses Beach


Every year, we visit to Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat beach to swim, picnic, and bask in the sun. Our favorite item. The lovely, long and narrow beach is flanked by thick pine trees. From this vantage point, the entire Anse des Fosses is visible, and due to its southern exposure, you can enjoy some time in the sun. There is peace and quiet because it is less crowded than the other beaches. If you wish to fully appreciate the Bay of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, you must rent a boat.

Tour de Cap Ferrat


By doing this short trip around Cap Ferrat, you may learn about the geology, animals, and flora of the peninsula. Along the route, the 1732-built lighthouse on the island and stunning views of Nice, Pointe Saint-Hospice, and Villefranche sur Mer Bay may be observed. On the western edge of the peninsula are swimming coves. The ancient stone quarry where the ascent begins and concludes is only 200 meters from Fosses Beach. On the top you can also find some of the most distinctive villas in the world!



This is a unique and free summertime activity in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. The Baie des Fossettes underwater route was constructed by the Departmental Council of the Alpes-Maritimes, the municipal government, and the SOS Grand Bleu organization. It provides the opportunity to learn about the flora and animals of the Mediterranean throughout the months of July and August.

To locate this underwater trail, you must go to the Fossettes beach (see above) and have a mask and snorkel. On this 200-meter circuit, there are five buoys with depths ranging from 0 to 3 meters. Each has an underwater-readable explanation screen that describes the diverse ecosystems, including Posidonia seagrass beds, stony bottoms, and sandy bottoms. Thanks to the plates, you can identify the fish that have traversed the water.