LA MELIJO, private beach, Menton, French Riviera
About the beach
La Melijo private beach is located in the charming town of Menton, which sits at the far corner of the French Riviera, just before the Italian border. The beach enjoys wonderful views of the beautiful old city, the Italian Riviera and the stunning Mediterranean sea. There is a welcoming, family atmosphere and the beach is a relaxing place to lap up the warmth of one of the 316 annual days of sunshine that fall on Menton. Not far from the beach it is possible to partake in a variety of water sports, including sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, banana boating, diving and rowing. For visitors wishing to just enjoy doing very little, the friendly waiters will deliver drinks and food directly to your sun lounger, allowing you to enjoy fully devoted beach time.
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Beach beds/ umbrellas
Menton has a very distinct atmosphere on the French Riviera due to its location as the last town in France before the Italian border. The Italian influence is prominent in many areas in the town, from food, to architecture, to culture.
Due to its warm Mediterranean climate and saturation of year-round sunshine, Menton is renowned for its beautiful collections of flowers and plants. Some of the best gardens on the Côte d’Azur are found here, such as the stunning ‘Jardin du Val Rameh’, and ‘La Serre de la Madone’.
The town has some interesting historical sites to visit, with fine examples of Baroque and Italian architecture on display. The ‘Basilique Saint Michel’, with its incredible exterior and Italian style bell tower, is full of magnificent artwork, and has a wonderful decorated ceiling. Saint Michael’s square has a mosaic on the ground that represents the family weapon of the Grimaldi family of Monaco. There are some interesting museums to visit, including the Beaux Art Museum, the Jean Cocteau museum, and the contemporary art gallery.
Menton has some excellent shopping opportunities, and a walk down the main pedestrian area will reveal some wonderful boutiques and cafés. The town is home to some good markets, and nearby Vintimiglia, over the border in Italy, hosts a magnificent Friday market, selling just about everything at rock bottom prices.
Nearby to Menton, there are some charming French historical villages which are worth a visit, including Sainte Agnes, Castillon and Gorbio.
One of the other great opportunities available in Menton is to rent a boat for a day and tour the beautiful coastline.
How to get there
By car: Take the Menton exit from the A8 motorway and head for the centre of town.
By bus: Menton is linked by bus with Monaco, Nice and Nice airport.
By train: There is a train station at Menton, which is easily reached from Monaco, Nice, Antibes and Cannes.
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.
Nearby water sports
Take a look at our special offer on sunbeds, an umbrella, and appetizers to share.
The restaurant at La Melijo beach has a relaxing décor of beige umbrellas and comfortable cushions. It has good cuisine, with a varied menu of pastas, risottos, meat and fish dishes. The beach restaurant also serves a kids’ menu for €12 per person. There is a range of well known local wines to choose from, and some appetising deserts. It is possible to hold events of up to 110 people at the beach.
Easy Boat Booking advice : before going to the private beach consult the free application Jellyfish Report in order to avoid areas with jellyfish
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La Melijo private beach Contact
CALL NOW TO MAKE A BOOKING ON THIS PRIVATE BEACH: 0033899490444 (1,35€ call cost, 0,34€ cts per minute)