Beaulieu-sur-Mer is a small town located east of Nice in the French Riviera. If you decide to visit the town, you’ll see magnificent beaches lined up with palm trees and a perfect climate all year round. Beaulieu-sur-Mer is an ideal place to rent a boat, with tons of activities, this destination provides everything you need. Whether you want to go water skiing, jet skiing, windsurfing or snorkelling. It’s also a perfect starting point for a sailing journey. Located in between some of the best spots in the Mediterranean, you could choose to navigate along the coast of Nice or even sail to Italy or some beautiful islands like Corsica or Sardinia.
Beaulieu-sur-Mer has good weather all year round. The best climate is during the months of July and August, this is also when most people decide to visit the town as it is the high season. Because of this, the prices are usually much more expensive too.
We strongly recommend you to visit the town off season, it’s a lot less crowded than in summer but still vibrant and active. Spring and fall are really good seasons to explore the city as the weather is good.
Boat rental prices in Beaulieu-sur-Mer really depend on the type and size of the boat you want to rent. You can rent a motorboat for a starting price of around 100€ per day. You can also expect to hire a sailboat in the French Riveira for around 600€ for a whole week.
Make sure to book a reservation well in advance if you decide to visit the seaside town in summer. The prices increase a lot during the high season because of the higher demand for boat rentals.
Licence requirements depend on the type of boat that you plan on renting. You will need a boating licence if you want to rent a motorboat in France. For sailboats, you don’t need a boating licence but authorities could ask you to provide a nautical CV explaining your previous sailing experience.
If you don’t have the required certificates, you can still rent a motorboat with a skipper. A skipper will drive the boat and guide you to the best spots to explore.
Beaulieu-sur-Mer has incredible beaches to explore. Hire a boat in the town’s port and cruise along the coast, try to find an uncrowded spot to go snorkelling and enjoy turquoise waters. At the end of the day anchor in a creek and appreciate the beautiful sunset.
The town also hosts some amazing on land activities, you could go hiking in the surrounding mountains or maybe just walk around the town’s streets and colourful plazas if you’d rather have a relaxing afternoon.