We started our hike along the Sentier Littoral at Beaulieu-sur-mer heading toward the port of St-Jean-de-Cap-Ferrat. One of the first places you run into on this trail is Place David Niven, within which sits the beautiful villa that the actor called home for several years until his death in 1983. Once you get to the port of St-Jean-de-Cap-Ferrat, which is where the Rando Guide tells you to begin the hike, it can get kind of confusing. From the port, you continue along past the small shops in the village and then go left at avenue Claude Vignon where you will immediately find a big iron gate which leads to an abandoned stone-works site. This is where you cut through and skip past the thumb of the Cap. If you just keeping going, you’ll meet up with the Sentier Touristique, which continues along the sea and goes all around Cap Ferrat. We stopped at about the midway point, at the end of the Cap to have our pique-nique along the water, under the Lighthouse. The majority of the hiking trail is similar to what you see in this photograph above, or at least as easy to hike along. Some of the trail is dirt with rocks sticking out, and there are some ups and downs, but nothing too strenuous.
There are many spots along the picturesque trail where the water is clear and inviting. It was an easy hike which took us about three hours, including lunch, beginning at the Sentier Littoral in Beaulieu-sur-mer and ending at a seaside restaurant/bar above the Plage des Marinières in Villefranche-sur-mer, overlooking the beautiful Rade de Villefranche.