Towns of L’Esterel: Theoule-sur-Mer
Theoule-sur-Mer is only a small town, and has an attractive harbor / port along with easy access to beaches and also to the dramatic rocky coastline that characterizes the L’Esterel region.
There is little in the way of major monuments, but don’t worry too much – just stroll around, enjoy a drink in a cafe, look at the gardens, and generally relax. There is also a harbor for pleasure boats and a selection of cafes and restaurants – visit the courtyard (by the train station entrance ) opposite the castle entrance for a few options.
Alternatively if relaxing isn’t your thing there are ample opportunities to set off hiking into the hills and forests behind the town or exploring the region by bike. Of course after these exertions you will need to find time to enjoy one of the beaches in Theoule-sur-Mer.
There is a choice of sandy beaches available and these are the principal local attraction. The principal beaches along the Theoule headland are:
- The Plage du Suveret and the Plage du Château are the two main beaches in the town center, easily accessible although parking can be difficult, and very busy in summer.
- The Plage de la Petite Fontaine , a small sandy beach about 5 minute walk east along the promenade from the center of Theoule.
- The Plage de l’Aiguille , a popular sandy beach about 10 minute walk along the promende east from the center of Theoule. From here you can also walk along the coast to reach the more isolated beaches of the Aiguille Creek .
- The Suveret Beach , to the west of the Port of Theoule, is a nice sandy beach that is slightly less crowded than the beaches in the center.
There is a coast path that runs from Theoule-sur-Mer towards Mandalieu-la-Napoule that passes the castle, a couple of very small coves, and crosses some rocky sections with views across the sea to Cannes.
Wondering how to get to Theoule-sur-Mer? Check out our guide: How to Get to the Esterel Area.