L’ÉCRIN PLAGE, private beach, Rayol Canadel sur Mer, near Le Lavandou, French Riviera
About the beach
L’Écrin Plage private beach is a little slice of paradise in the Var region of the South of France. Protected from the wind in a quiet, secluded cove, the beach benefits from soft white sand and unparalleled swimming conditions in the clear, warm Mediterranean sea. There is an excellent restaurant and a bar, where refreshing cocktails are expertly mixed by the beach team. During the summer, L’Écrin Plage beach hosts regular live music evenings.
Beach beds/ umbrellas
Le Lavandou is a lovely fishing village on the French Riviera, benefitting from 12km of some of the best sandy beaches in the South of France. The town has a nice feel to it, and hosts a weekly fresh fish market every Thursday. There are plenty of cafés and restaurants in which to while away a sunny afternoon by the Mediterranean. The surrounding Provencal countryside is very pretty, and there are some wonderful marked walking and cycling trails nearby.
Le Lavandou has become a popular game fishing hub, and trips can be arranged from various companies at the marina. It is also one of the best diving spots in the South of France, due to its proximity to the Port Cros National Park, and the shipwrecks around the Iles d’Or. The waters are warm and clear, and divers can expect to see lots of groupers, and maybe even barracudas.
The Iles d’Or are a group of three islands just off the coast of Le Lavandou. Port Cros, Porqueroles and Le Levant, are home to some of the most beautiful scenery on the Côte d’Azur, with their crystal clear turquoise waters, and well preserved pine forests. There are strong environmental restrictions, and as such, there is a diverse range of flora and fauna to be found here.
The nearby Medieval village of Bormes-les-Mimosas is one of the most beautiful places in the Var region of France. The immaculate little streets uncover some magnificent architecture, some lovely chapels and some talented craftsmen at work.
Not far away, the Domaine du Rayol gardens can be found. The magnificent park is home to many different varieties of flowers, trees and shrubs, arranged into different sections from around the world.
One of the other great opportunities available in Le Lavandou is to rent a boat for a day and tour the beautiful coastline.
How to get there
By car: Take the ‘Autoroute du Soleil’ and exit at Hyères. Follow signs for Le Lavandou and then Cavalière. It is situated on Plage de Pramousquier. For more information contact Easy Car Booking.
By train: Train to Toulon or Hyères, then either bus or taxi to Cavaliere.
By Boat: this service is proposed by Easy Boat Booking. The boat will come and pick you up from your hotel and take you directly to this private beach. For more information please contact Easy Boat Booking.
The beach restaurant at L’Écrin Plage is well known for its creative gourmet food, made using the freshest of ingredients from Provence. The menu takes inspiration from around the world, and though the restaurant is renowned for being rather expensive, the beautiful beachside setting and delicious culinary creations make up for the elevated prices.
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L’Écrin Plage private beach contact details
To make a reservation: 0033899490444 (1,35€ call cost, 0,34€ cts per minute)
Plage de Pramousquier, 83820 Le Rayol Canadel