With gentle waves lapping at the sun-kissed sand, the intoxicating smell of eucalyptus in the air, and barely a soul in sight, Plage de la Courtade is a rarity in the South of France.
Situated on the tiny island of Porquerolles, just a few nautical miles off the Cote d’Azur, this tranquil stretch of sand is an untouched manifestation of the French Riviera.
A visit to the island is a must for those seeking out some peace and quiet on their France yacht charter, and where better to make a beeline for than crowd-free Plage de la Courtade?
Situated near Porquerolles port, the one-kilometer-long, narrow beach is the largest in Porquerolles. However, it remains quiet year-round, only getting a little busier in August.
Backed by pine and eucalyptus forests, which are protected on the island by the French government, the fine white sand remains unspoiled, and the views out across the turquoise Mediterranean are divine.
A quintessentially French Riviera beach, but without the throngs of tourists
Unlike other beaches on the island, such as the south's Plage Noir du Langoustier, Plage de la Courtade remains protected from the wind, making it a perfect swimming spot. It's also an ideal choice for families on a luxury yacht charter.
There are a few beach restaurants on Plage de la Courtade, and as motorboats cannot enter the bay, it’s best to arrive via the port – the beach is only a 10-minute stroll from the island’s main village square.
The port can accommodate yachts measuring up to 45 meters, but it’s also possible to anchor off the coast and catch a tender ashore.
If you would like to incorporate a visit to Plage de la Courtade into your charter itinerary, speak to your prefered yacht charter broker.
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