LA RESERVE DE LA MALA, private beach, Cap d’Ail, French Riviera
About the beach
This private beach, which has been in operation since 1933, is one of the most beautiful beaches on the Côte d’Azur. The picturesque bay, which enjoys unforgettable views out towards Beaulieu-sur-Mer and Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, is awash with colour. Golden cliffs and green pines frame the stunning clear blue waters of the Mediterranean. The beach club, with its wooden decking and white décor has a sense of calm and is an idyllic place to while away the afternoon with a glass of rosé or one of the delicious cocktails on offer. The waiters are attentive and will serve drinks and food to your sun lounger, meaning that you only have to get up to take a dip in the inviting, calm water. The restaurant is excellent, serving up a reasonably priced selection of light dishes, accompanied by a superb wine list. The beach is open from the end of April until the end of September.
Beach beds/ umbrellas
Front of the sea € 37
2nd and 3rd line € 32
Umbrella : 6€
Towel for rent : 8€
Water Ski € 45-60
Jet Ski € 45-60
Massage – From € 40-60
*These prices include Easy Beach Booking fees.
Located nearby to La Réserve de la Mala private beach, the diving club of Cap d’Ail can arrange trips for €35 per person for a dive. The Cap d’Ail sailing school also offers sailing for €55 per hour per person. Cap d’Ail has a tennis club with two courts that can be hired by the hour.
The pretty village of Eze is not far from Cap d’Ail, and is a perfect example of the villages perchés, which are so typical of the surrounding area. It is a lovely place to wander the little cobbled streets, which offer some charming shops, galleries and cafés. At the top of the village is the Jardin Exotique, from where breathtaking views down to the stunning Côte d’Azur can be enjoyed.
Cap d’Ail is very close to Monaco, with its wealth of smart shops, restaurants and nightlife. There is a lot to see in Monte-Carlo, including the palace, Oceanographic museum, and the sparkling superyachts moored in the port.
One of the other great opportunities available in Cap d’Ail is to rent a boat for a day and tour the beautiful coastline.
How to get there
By car: Take the Roquebrune Cap Martin exit from the A8 motorway. Alternatively, take the Moyenne or Basse cornice to Cap d’Ail. For a car rental on the French Riviera check Easy car booking.
By bus: Bus number 100 from Nice to Menton stops in the centre of Cap d’Ail.
By train: There is a train station at Cap d’Ail.
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 restaurant at the Réserve de la Mala private beach is excellent, offering a delicious array of Mediterranean seafood specialities as well as simple pizza and pasta dishes. There is a fantastic range of wines to choose from as well as a tempting cocktail menu. The restaurant is also open for dinner, when the beach club is lit up by candle light, and the surrounding cliffs and luxury villas are illuminated by the reflection of the moon on the sea. It is a romantic setting for a truly special experience on the French Riviera.
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