Dock and Dine at Paloma Beach in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

Posted March 1, 2015 in Lifestyle by Janine St.Denis

What better way to spend a summer evening in the Mediterranean than by enjoying rosé and the freshest fare at one of the South of France’s premier seaside spots?

Located just steps from the water of one of the French Riviera’s best beaches, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat’s Paloma Beach is nestled in a small cove, sheltered from the winds and the summer crowds. This impressive little haunt is an absolute favorite of the elite jet set and celebrities, who stop into this hot spot to sip rosé and dine on the fresh daily catch. Here, the crystal-clear waters soothe the soul and the stunning views of Beaulieu, Cap d’Ail and the cliffs at Eze have been enjoyed by many since 1948.

The exclusive yet laidback Paloma Beach offers a chic, relaxed atmosphere. The restaurant is the perfect spot for an evening meal ashore while on anchor in the beautiful South of France. In addition to offering a one-of-a-kind dining experience, Paloma Beach also is home to a unique and exceptional beach scene — lapped by the cerulean sea, the pebble-laden beach beckons.

Said to offer the “the best naps since 1948,” enjoy fabulous siestas and sunning in absolute comfort for just €23 euros a day. This price includes a beachside mattress, warm shower and changing room; towels can be rented for €6. After several hours of basking in the sun, take a dip in the sapphire sea — swimming here is safe and supervised by lifeguards. The beach is open daily from Easter Sunday through the end of September.

Take the tender to Paloma Beach at 9 a.m. and enjoy your prime sun spot — which pairs perfectly with a bottle of rosé — until 7 p.m., after which you should grab a table for a true South of France-favorite dining experience. Paloma Beach after dark boasts a magical atmosphere. Candlelight and gentle waves set the perfect tone, but if you’re looking for a more secluded table for two, the restaurant will set up a romantic spot on the dock. Dinner service at Paloma Beach begins at the start of the Monaco Grand Prix and closes at the end of August.

Saint Jean Cap Ferrat Paloma Beach

Dive into your dining experience when you choose from a renowned wine and champagne list. Then move on to the fresh and impressive menu items that have patrons clamoring to go back to this striking French Riviera restaurant. Paloma Beach is well known for its fish specialties — the famous “pêche du jour” is a tantalizing dish. Other choice gastronomic delights include the local favorite, zucchini flower fritters, the French classic Niçoise Salad and the behemoth basket of crudité with anchovy tapenade. The rest of the menu features other classic French dishes and well-loved South of France entrées.

If you’re interested in more than a romantic meal, Paloma Beach can organize cocktail parties, beach parties and even weddings. Able to accommodate up to 200 people, or simply the 12 guests on charter, private lunches and dinners are a specialty of Paloma Beach. If you’d like to arrive to Paloma Beach via car, the restaurant provides a car valet service nightly and, if your tender is unavailable, it also provides a free tender service for anyone who wishes to arrive by sea.

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