Cabasson Beach in Bormes-les-Mimosas

This is my favourite beach in the region because 1) there is lifeguard on duty, 2) there are showers and public toilets within easy reach and 3) there is a reasonably priced restaurant (La Paillotte) where you can buy sandwiches to take-away or pizzas and salads for sit-down (remember to book if you are coming for lunch). The parking costs 8 euros for a car but it’s on private property that is well looked after so that makes sense.  It takes about 1hr 30 minutes from Cotignac by car.

Today (the 19th August 2015) the outdoor temperatures were 26 degrees so although it was very nice lying out in the sun but the water temperature was around 19 making it a little too cold for me but the kids were in there all day. There were some waves (thanks to the Mistral winds) so one could boogy-board but not exactly surf. The views of the Fort Bregançon (this place used to be the President’s summer getaway) are gorgeous and the beach is well protected from the winds by their two jetting peninsulas on either side. There is a walk you can take from this beach all the way to Plage de l’Argentier (8.7 km) via Plage Léoube so a good idea in the Fall would be to take that hike, have lunch at the other side, then walk back (might take a couple of hours to get there).

If you can stay until sunset, the show is worth the wait!
To get to Plage Cabasson from Cotignac, head in the direction of Brignoles, then La Celle, then take the second roundabout at the junction of the A57 Toulon towards Pierrefeu. Go straight through the village of Pierrefeu and head in the direction of La Londe/Le Lavandou. Stay towards Le Lavandou on the D559, and you’ll eventually see signs for Plage de Cabasson (D42A). Take a right turn onto this road and follow to the beach.