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Sentier du Littoral

  • Saint-Tropez, Cote d'Azur, France

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Last updated: 15 March, 2024

In contrast to the ritzy, designer beach clubs of nearby Saint-Tropez, this rugged but well-maintained 18km coastal walking path offers an escape into pure nature. Signposted in yellow, it follows the wildest and most picturesque shores of the peninsula, protected by local authority the Conservatoire du Littoral.

Starting at the sandy, pine-fringed Gigaro Beach, the trail skirts the wild, protruding Cap Taillat – lapped by bright turquoise waters – and the wild cliffs of Cap Lardier, before ending at the Baie de Pampelonne, where there are sands to lounge on or frequent buses back to Saint-Tropez.

Logistics

Price: Free
Minimum age: Any
Age suitable: 18+
When: All year around
Duration: 5-7 hours

Getting there & doing it

To get to Plage de Gigaro from Saint-Tropez without your own vehicle, take a bus to La Croix Valmer, or a taxi. If you have a car, be aware that in summer parking can be very difficult, so set off early. Bring sturdy shoes, a swimsuit, and plenty of water and snacks – there’s nothing along the way. Unfenced cliffs and drops mean this walk is not advisable for young children.

End your walk at Cap 21 Les Murenes, a pleasant seafood restaurant with outdoor tables right on pretty Pampelonne Beach (roughly in the centre) – open for lunch only.

When to do it

Seaside walks are fine year-round, but avoid wet or very windy days when parts of the coastline can be slippery and dangerous.