Visit Agay (Provence, France)
Occupying a natural bay overlooking the Mediterranean, Agay has a long beach, backed by a string of small cafes and shops, and with villas running up the steep hill behind.
The beach itself, divided in two by a small headland that separates the 'main' Agay beach from the beach at La Baumette to the east of the bay is perhaps a mile (2km) long in total.
The main appeal of Agay lies in its position - it is on a very scenic section of coast, with impressive coastline and numerous photo opportunities in both directions, and with the great red cliffs and rocks of the Massif de l'Esterel rising immediately behind and around the town, running down to the sea itself at either end of the harbour.
There are basic facilities here, including a few small shops and restaurants, but Agay is a much smaller, quieter beach and resort than its more famous neighbours along the coast. there is a small pleasure port around the mouth of the Agay river.
Agay is also the closest beach for the substantial holiday village at Cap Esterel, which stands in the lower part of the Esterel hills just west of the village - see Cap Esterel holiday village for details
Agay market takes place on a Wednesday.
Local walks around Agay
The hill to the east is called Antheor mountain while to the west, with a lighthouse on top, is La Dramont - there is a walk along the coast and round La Dramont which takes a couple of hours and is very pleasant, especially for the views from the lighthouse itself, and the views across to the Ile d'Or (with a red tower on) from the Port de Poussai.
More challenging walks are also available in the Massif de l'Esterel - a reasonably early morning start is recommended, it can get very warm in the afternoon!
Nearby along the coast there are lots of little coves with beaches where you can enjoy yourself in virtual solitude away from the crowds at Agay beach.
Photos of Agay
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Address: Saint-Raphaël, Draguignan, Var, Provence, 83700 || GPS: latitude 43.4313092, longitude 6.8558399
Map of Agay & places nearby
Highlights close by
Cap Esterel 1km
Suggested tourist attractions to visit near Agay, France
- Eglise de St Raphaël (Saint-Raphael) - religious monument (7km)
- Frejus Cathedral cloisters - national monument (9km)
- Frejus - town of art and history (9km)
- Cathédrale Saint Léonce (Frejus) - religious monument (10km)
- Parc zoologique de Fréjus - zoo or wildlife park (11km)
- Parc du château de la Napoule - remarkable garden (12km)
- Abbaye de Lerins (Cannes) - religious monument (18km)
- Cannes - ville fleurie 4* (18km)
- Grottes de Saint-Cezaire - site of natural beauty (26km)
- Grasse - secteur sauvegarde (26km)
Market days in Agay: Regular market(s) are held in Agay each Tuesday & Monday. (Markets are held in the morning unless stated.)
The French version of this page is at Agay (Francais)