Mooring in Mala Bay - Cap d'Ail - Berths in Area

Bay of Saint Laurent – Mala Beach

Bay of Saint Laurent - Mala beach


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Part of the Bay of Saint Laurent is sheltered from the East by Cap Mala. It is a particularly popular mooring location during the season. There is a beach of pebbles, called Mala Beach (or “Plage de la Mala”) in the most eastern part of the bay. One part of it is public and the other privatised during the spring and summer for the two local restaurants. They also run shuttle services to help customers mooring for the day or the night access the beach. This beach is also accessible using a public footpath called “Chemin des Douaniers” which follows the coastline. You can also get to the beach by car, driving through the town centre of Cap d’Ail and the narrow roads where you will find many prestigious hotels, but not many places to park at the peak of the summer.
This is a beautiful location with an impressive cliff featuring pink, green and grey colours. In the distance, you can see one of the best views of Cap Ferrat. There is a small cave in the cliff which always attracts curious swimmers. Further West is a beach called “Pissarelles” difficult to access by land and where naturism is exclusively in practice. Another public beach, not as well sheltered is located further to the West of the bay.

In season, buoys clearly mark the areas restricted to boats for the use of swimmers. Buoys also mark a channel leading to a small dock on Mala Beach. Please use it when approaching the beach or when looking for your mooring spot. Watch your speed so you do not disturb the boats already anchored and the swimmers close by.

Photos of the Bay of Saint Laurent :


Ports close-by:


(East) Port of Cap d'Ail

Approaching Port Cap d'Ail from the West viewed from the Cape d'Ail - Link to Port Berths Moorings Location





View of Port of Beaulieu from promenade above - Link to Port Berths Moorings Location







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