Cap Ferrat Coastline Circuit, French Riviera

In 2012 the Cap Ferrat peninsula was named as the second most expensive residential location in the world after Monaco!! This walk takes you around it’s beautiful coastal path, with stunning views out into the Mediterranean. You will pass countless sets of stone steps on your way round, tempting you down towards the turquoise waters of the peninsula’s many hidden coves and bays.

Technical sheet
No. 26510976
A Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat walk posted on 06/09/22 by Gillian's Walks. Update : 29/09/22
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h05[?]
Distance Distance : 6.36km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 92m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 98m
Highest point Highest point : 41m
Lowest point Lowest point : 1m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat (06230)
Starting point Starting point : N 43.694448° / E 7.326503°
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Cap Ferrat Lighthouse


(D/A) From the West side of the car park follow Chemin de Passable downhill (West).

(1) Go down the steps onto Plage de Passable. Walk past the little restaurants on the beach and follow the track SW through a car park and onto Chemin du Lido.

(2) Go down the set of steps on your right taking you down onto the coastal path.

From here follow this well-trodden footpath around the peninsula.

(3) You will pass the lighthouse on the far southern tip (approx halfway).

The path then continues East then North around the peninsula.

(4) It will lead you through a residential area and onto Avenue Claude Vignon. Continue straight ahead (North) into the main hub of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat.

Turn first left (West) onto Montée du Cap then first right (North-West) onto Traverse de la Ferme de May.

At the end of the road continue straight ahead (North) onto M25/Boulevard de la Libération.

At the fork on Boulevard de la Libération, turn left onto Avenue Denis Semeria.

(5) 200m along look out for a footpath on your left which heads down some steps (South-West) towards the botanical gardens but then cuts across to Chemin de Passable.

Turn left (West) onto Chemin de Passable.

(6) 200m along on your right, use the steps to cut out the corner.

Turn right (North) at the bottom of the steps towards Plage de Passable and retrace your steps back to the car park (D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 13m - Car park on Chemin de Passable
1 : km 0.17 - alt. 9m - Steps onto Plage de Passable
2 : km 0.57 - alt. 15m - Steps onto coastal path
3 : km 3.02 - alt. 14m - Lighthouse - Phare du Cap Ferrat
4 : km 4.97 - alt. 9m - Avenue Claude Vignon
5 : km 5.92 - alt. 40m - Steps towards botanical gardens
6 : km 6.15 - alt. 19m - Steps
D/A : km 6.36 - alt. 14m - Car park on Chemin de Passable

Useful Information

Parking available on Chemin de Passable (chargeable) just north of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

Some uneven narrow paths, lots of steps. After the lighthouse the path is much smoother.

For more information and a walk review, visit Gillian's Walks

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

During the walk or to do/see around

  • Cap Ferrat peninsula
  • Mediterranean views
  • Secluded coves and bays
  • Cap Ferrat lighthouse
  • Closest towns: Beaulieu-sur-Mer and Villefranch-sur-Mer

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