Unfussy is the best way to describe this mellow and family friendly beach club.
Located on the small coastal road that links Sainte-Maxime to Saint-Tropez, Le Pingouin Bleu (The Blue Penguin) is tucked behind a white gate and is a little hard to spot. But it’s located on a round-about, and has a parking lot, so keep an eye out.
The calm waters of the Gulf of Saint -Tropez are your beach, and tables under pine tables are spread out under the trees with a panoramic view across the gulf of Saint-Tropez.
The bar is simple and the restaurant serves good quality food, grilled on the outdoor barbecue. The burgers are great, FYI! They also have several other options including fresh fish and a daily special.
Sun beds and umbrellas are available for hire, or you can just stop in for lunch.
Make a reservation in advance for both.