Towns of L’Esterel: Agay
Agay is a village and coastal resort on the Cote d’Azur, on the coast between Saint-Raphael and Theoule-sur-Mer. There is a timeless beauty to Agay village: the long main beach is studded with small cafés and backed by large red cliffs made of volcanic rock. It is in a sheltered position in a large natural bay with the Pointe de la Baumette to one side and Cap Dramont on the other side.
Occupying a natural bay overlooking the Mediterranean, Agay has a long main beach, backed by a string of small cafes and shops, and with villas running up the steep hill behind. Numerous sporting activities such as kayak and jet-ski are available on the beach.
There are basic facilities here, including a few small shops and restaurants, but Agay is a much smaller, quieter beach and resort than its more famous neighbors along the coast. The real reward here is the solitude. Unlike its popular neighbors on the French Riviera, one can explore the many coves and small beaches of this area without fighting the masses for a square bit of sand on which to slowly crisp.
As well as the main beach there are lots of smaller beaches and creeks along the coast here where you can enjoy yourself in virtual solitude away from the crowds at Agay beach. Several of them are backed by the lovely red cliffs and pine trees typical of the Cap d’Esterel. Our favorites are those to the east of Agay near Trayas (in the direction of Theoule-sur-Mer) but you will enjoy exploring them to decide for yourself!
Wondering how to get to Agay? Check out our guide: How to Get to the Esterel Area.