Port Saint Laurent is a large private marina of the French Riviera, counting almost 1100 berths. This is a particularly accessible port by road, being so close to the A8 motorway, and of course, by air, thanks to the Nice Côte d'Azur International Airport. This aspect makes it an ideal homeport for boat owners based far away and wish to be on their boats as quickly as possible after disembarking in Nice.
The port is located in the most commercial part (shopping mall “Cap 3000” one kilometer to the east) and the seaside-resort part of the town of Saint-Laurent-du-Var, which stretches along the Var river, directly east of Nice. It has the distinction of being a busy place all year around. People do use their boats more often in the spring and during the summer, but throughout the year, the restaurants, bars, nightclubs and shops are what attracts a large number of visitors to Port Saint Laurent. When you dine there, there is such a diversity of restaurants along Quay La Perouse, that you will often have the dilemma of choice.
The Port of Saint Laurent du Var is sheltered by a long breakwater, the “Digue Sud”, which stretches over 700 meters on a parallel line to the coast. The shipyard has a 4000 m2 public area for hard-standing, located on the eastern embankment. The Marina Office (Capitainerie), the toilet / shower blocks and the fueling quay are located on the West Mole, north of the marina’s entrance (by sea). In the center, a pier provides a large parking area shaded by palm trees.
Although part of St-Laurent is turned towards shopping, dining and boating, the town has its old villageup in the hills, along the Var. It features an XIth century romanesque church, dating from the days the hospice which gave its name to the town was founded. Moreover, many town’s activity revolves around agriculture, with plantation and greenhouses on the other side of the A8 motorway.