The last bay in the Var department of Provence, lies a fantastic 3km long beach, behind which stands the town of Cavalaire-sur-Mer, a sailor’s paradise. Cavalaire has gained a reputation as a top class seaside resort, and with the Pradels Mountains stretching down so close behind the town, Cavalaire-sur-Mer accommodation isn’t solely for beach holidays and sailing breaks in the summer sun.
The 3km beach at Cavalaire-sur-Mer is of course a huge attraction from a Cavalaire-sur-Mer villa, lining the inside of the rocky bay with a wide expanse of soft, yellow sand. Many hours can be spent relaxing on the beach, enjoying the feeling of soft sand between your toes, the bright sun on your face and the sound of gently lapping Mediterranean waters on the beach. The promenade that stretches along much of the beach is filled with small cafes, shops and restaurants should you need a break from sunbathing for a little refreshment. The beach is a safe place to swim from too, meaning that the popularity of Cavalaire-sur-Mer villas for family holidays is huge.
The modern port of Cavalaire-sur-Mer has room for over 1,200 moorings, which has meant the Cavalaire-sur-Mer villas are always highly popular with sailors exploring the French Riviera and the Cote d’Azur. The port also provides a huge amount of entertainment for holidaymakers staying in a self catering Cavalaire-sur-Mer villa, with many top quality scuba diving trips, deep sea fishing and sailing holidays heading out into the Mediterranean. If you are looking to head out to the islands of Levant, Porquerolles or Port Cros, there are great options for chartering a boat, with or without a captain and guide.
There is a wonderful cycling route along the coastline, passing through the town, and whether you would prefer to explore the coastline and the surrounding hills on foot or by bike, the coastal path runs straight past many Cavalaire-sur-Mer villas, providing fantastic walking and cycling access into the Var countryside.
There are many boat trips to St Tropez available from the Cavalaire-sur-Mer port, and during the summer, reaching St Tropez by boat is by far the fastest and most comfortable way of doing getting to Europe’s most famous luxury beach town. The water sports, shopping and nightlife possibilities are almost endless in St Tropez, and the resultants are simply superb, serving the finest of locally caught seafood as well as French cuisine of the highest standard.
The weather is fantastic in Provence, and when you take a self catering Cavalaire-sur-Mer villa you are almost ensured excellent conditions. During the long summer months, daily peak temperatures of around 36˚C are certainly not uncommon, especially during July and August when temperatures soar. Even during the coldest winter months, (January and December), you can still expect temperatures of over 12˚C.
You can reach a Cavalaire-sur-Mer villa in just a few hours from leaving home. The Toulon-Hyeres Airport (TLN) is located well within an hour of a Cavalaire-sur-Mer villa, receiving direct flights from London Stansted (STN) provided by Ryanair. If Stansted is not a suitable departure point, there are a great range of flights arriving into Nice International Airport (NCE), which is 100km away.