Saint Raphael on the French Riviera is a well known seaside holiday resort. Saint-Raphael offers all the main assets to delight tourists that are eager for sun, beaches, cosy restaurants and an epic summer atmosphere.
The city of Saint-Raphael has already convinced a number of artists, sportsmen and politicians. It all started in the second half of the 19th century as a result of the modernization and the development of tourism.
At Saint-Raphael, tourism continued to boom and today it represents an important part of the local economy as the population increases from 35 000 to 80 000 during the tourist season. The figures prove healthy management as well as the highlighting of Saint-Raphael’s much appreciated assets. As soon as the tourist season starts, the town of Saint Raphael puts on its summery finery to offer tourists its very best. For those that like to relax at the seafront or admire their children’s sandcastles, there are plenty of beaches, some of which you’ll find close to the city centre and its shops and restaurants.
For those that prefer an active holiday, know that Saint-Raphael is also renowned for its water sports : boat excursions, fishing, diving, sea kayaking and canoeing and for those who like to get a thrill, the town of Saint-Raphael offers waterskiing and parascending. Saint-Raphael also attracts a fair amount of golf players as the town has 3 golf courses, one of which is over a century old : The Valescure Old Course, an Esterel Caravaning partner.
If the adventurer in you likes to discover unique and idyllic spots, which are only accessible on foot in Saint-Raphael, you’ll have to take the coastal path, it will keep you busy for most of the day. The winding path has a few surprises for you in store: well hidden creeks you would never have discovered otherwise. Saint-Raphael has 36 kilometres of coastline. Saint-Raphael has over 30 different beaches, Saint-Raphael has sandy beaches, Saint Raphael has pebble beach’s. Saint-Raphael has creeks and rocky inlets.