Best Beach Clubs In The World: Club Dauphane On The French Riviera


One of my favourite hotels in the world is the Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat, a Four Seasons Hotel on the French Riviera. This ultra luxury hotel offers everything you would expect of the very best Four Seasons hotel, but with a sprinkle of French chic.

The Grand Hotel Cap Ferrat sits on the very tip of the Cap Ferrat Peninsula, in the prime position amidst gated luxury villas. Beyond the hotel gardens is Club Dauphane, the beach club, accessed by crossing a tiny road and taking a cablecar down the cliff. The Beach Club has a super restaurant, plenty of loungers and a fabulous saltwater infinity pool which is great for your skin. The staff here are as brilliant as everywhere else in the resort, offering complimentary iced lemon water and setting up loungers for you so that you can bask and absorb the views out to sea.

Because Club Dauphane is on the very tip of the peninsula, the motorboats travelling between Nice and Monaco pass by incredibly closely which is great fun to watch. Depending on the wind direction, Club Dauphane also sits on the flight path to Nice airport. This means that if you get bored of looking out to sea, you can look up and watch the planes drop their landing gear as they prepare to land.

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