Swimming — Overlooking the yacht-studded harbor, the Stade Nautique Rainier-III, quai Albert-1er, at La Condamine (tel. 93-30-64-83), a pool frequented by the Monégasques, was a gift from Prince Rainier to his subjects. It’s open May to October daily 9am to 6pm (until 8pm June–Aug). Admission costs 5.70€ per person. Between November and March, it’s an ice-skating rink.

Tennis & Squash — The Monte Carlo Country Club, 155 av. Princesse-Grace, Roquebrune-Cap Martin, France (www.mccc.mc; tel. 04-93-41-30-15), has 21 clay and 2 concrete tennis courts. The daily fee provides access to a restaurant, health club with Jacuzzi and sauna, putting green, beach, squash courts, and well-maintained tennis courts. Guests of the hotels administered by the Société des Bains de Mer (Hôtel de Paris, Hermitage, Monte Carlo Bay, and Monte Carlo Beach Club) pay half-price. It’s open daily 8am to 8 or 9pm, depending on the season.

Beaches—Just outside the border, on French soil, the Monte-Carlo Beach Club adjoins the Monte-Carlo Beach Hôtel, av. Princesse-Grace (www.monte-carlo-beach.com; tel. 04-93-28-66-66), a five-star sister establishment of the ultra-elegant Hôtel de Paris. Princess Grace used to frolic here, and today it’s an integral part of Monaco social life. It now has an Olympic-size swimming pool, a La Prairie spa, cabanas, a poolside fine dining restaurant, and a low-key Mediterranean restaurant. Beach activities include inner tubes, jet skis, and parachute rides. As the temperature drops in late October, the beach closes for the winter. The admission charge of 80€ to 170€, depending on the season, grants you access to changing rooms, toilets, restaurants, and bar, along with use of a mattress for sunbathing.

More low-key swimming and sunbathing is at Plage du Larvotto, off avenue Princesse-Grace. Part of this popular man-made strip of sand is public. The other part contains private beach clubs with bars, snacks, and showers, plus a kids’ club. A jogging track runs behind the beach.


Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.