activities / Water sports

Lonely Planet review

About 4km southeast of town is the start of Plage de Tahiti and its continuation, the famous Plage de Pampelonne , studded with St-Tropez’s most legendary drinking and dining haunts.

Just east of St-Tropez, Plage des Salins is a long, wide sandy beach at the southern foot of Cap des Salins .

At the northern end of Plage des Salins, on a rock jutting out to sea, is the tomb of Émile Olivier (1825–1913), who served as first minister to Napoleon III until his exile in 1870. It looks out towards La Tête de Chien (Dog’s Head), named after the legendary dog who declined to eat St Torpes’ remains.

Further south, Pointe du Capon is a beautiful cape criss-crossed with walking trails.