Les Issambres has many beautiful sandy beaches and is also called the little sister of Sainte-Maxime, but then a bit more quiet. There are nice beach bars for a relaxed lunch, there is a sailing school and you can visit the Provencal and Flea market along the boulevard. All within minutes drive from a lively Sainte-Maxime.
Plage de San Peire
Plage de San Peire, with its beautiful promenade, is the heart of Les Issambres. Here you get your fresh croissants in the morning! Or go to La Tarte Tropeziennes, named after the local specialty 'Tarte Tropzienne', which you should definitely try! On the terrace of Le Bistrot at Le Provencal hotel you can enjoy a glass of rosé, while overlooking the boulevard. There are some small tourist shops and the tourist office is located at the village square.
Saint Aygulf has 5 km long sandy beaches, a lively downtown and many nice shops and restaurants around the village square. Here you can find several good bakeries, including a La Tarte Tropezienne shop. At the beginning of the boulevard, near Hotel Van der Valk, there are several nice beach bars, including Beach Club Blue et Blanc. A little further you will find the more fashionable and trendy Le Mas d'Estel, it offers a beautiful location, good parking, but mixed reviews. At Plage de la Gaillarde between Saint Aygulf and Les Issambres you will find more beach restaurants. At nightclub Le Cavo you can party until late into the night.
On the village square of Saint Aygulf there is a carousel. And for older children, there is the Aqua Scope, an underwater boat and Aqualand just outside the center of Sainte-Maxime. Also in Frejus-Saint Raphael, there is plenty of entertainment for children of all ages. Or visit the Parc Zoologique de Fréjus.
Beachclubs in Les Issambres
In Les Issambres, we like to eat at Le Cap Mail. This beach restaurant with blue umbrellas offers a nice atmosphere and good food! RIVA Plage, located at the same beach, is also a very fine place. Children are welcome and they can play on the beach while you enjoy your lunch. Ideal! Just outside the city center you can find the beach restaurants Les Planches and Le Paddock.
The more famous beach clubs and restaurant can be found at La Nartelle, in the direction of Sainte-Maxime. Restaurant Les Voiles is currently The Place to Be, but Le WYC is more relaxed and one of our favourites too. Barco Beach is a nice place for families with children, they have a nice playground at the restaurant. At Le WYC is also a disco and in Sainte-Maxime you can go clubbing in nightclub Saint Hilaire.
Watersports in Les Issambres
For water sports enthusiasts, there are extensive facilities. In Les Issambres there is a good sailing school, where you can rent a sailboat, surfboard or get sailing lessons. In the harbour you can rent a motor yacht. If you like to rent a watercraft, jetskis or a surfboard, they can be rented on the beaches in Saint Aygulf. Do you want to dive? Visit the Aqua Dive dive center in the harbour of Les Issambres.
Les Issambres golfcourts
Les Issambres is also for golf players a top destination. Just a few minutes drive away you can find the golf courses of Saint Endréol and Golf de Roquebrune. At La Nartelle is also the slightly elevated Golf de Sainte-Maxime and more in the direction of Saint Tropez is the seafront Golf de Beauvallon. Are you staying in Saint Aygulf, you can play at the famous golf courses of Valescure.
Nature and hiking
In terms of nature Les Issambres and Saint Aygulf are at a very privileged location between the Massif des Maures and Esterel. The protected Étangs the Villepey in Saint Aygulf offers a beautiful scenery and is home to many species of birds, including pink flamingos, swans and ducks. Hikers can follow Le Chemin des Douaniers; this route takes you along 11 km of an amazing coastline with rocky coves and beautiful bays.
Errands and shopping
In both resorts are several Petit Casinos where you can easily do small shopping-errands. In Les Issambres we recommend the Spar. There are also very large Carrefour shops and a Géant Casino shop in Saint Raphael, Puget-sur-Argens and Sainte-Maxime.
On Monday morning, there is a Provencal market in the village square of Les Issambres, where you can buy fresh products. On Tuesday and Friday is market day in Saint Aygulf. On Thursday and Sunday (in season) there is a Flea and Art market on the boulevard of Les Issambres.
With the ferry to Saint-Tropez
During the summer period you can sail with the ferry from the ports of Les Issambres and Saint Aygulf to Saint Tropez in just 20 minutes. Without traffic! This lovely crossing is worth is a nice boat trip, which ends in the fashionable port of Saint Tropez with its spectacular yachts. Also useful if you like to visit Le Marché in Saint Tropez on Tuesdays or Saturdays, a trip not to be missed. Abslolutely the most trendy and lively market in southern France.