Situated just off one of the world’s most costly streets, Avenue Princess Grace, sits pebbly Larvotto Beach, the only public beach in Monaco. Jellyfish nets keep the waters safe for swimming, while sunbathers in designer sunglasses lie out on lounge chairs and beach towels, watching the yachts and sailboats bob in the harbor.
Lifeguards watch over the water, and toilets and showers are available for beachgoers. During the summer, the beach is also a hub for water sports, like jet skiing and sea kayaking. Beach clubs rent out lounge chairs where waiters will serve you champagne.
Like many beaches on the French Riviera, Larvotto’s sand is often filled with pebbles, so wear sturdy shoes to protect your feet.