The overriding objective of the seaborne operation, centered on the St Tropez area, was the establishment of a large bridgehead which stretched 50 miles along the coast and 20 miles deep inland. This would then enable forces to move west along the coast towards Toulon and Marseille, east towards Cannes and Nice and northwards up The River Argens river valley. The bridgehead once established would importantly help facilitate the seizure of the major ports of Toulon and Marseille. Alongside this the plan would benefit from the capture of the smaller ports of St Raphael and St Tropez and the ability to use the flat area around Frejus to build airfields to support the operation and support the seaborne activity for future supply.
Another significant element of the operation was the advance airborne element of the plan which was for paratroopers to drop north of the seaborne invasion force in an area near the small town of Le Muy. The objective of this element of the plan was to protect the first landings on the coast and to seize the important crossroads leading down to Toulon and up into the major town of Draguignan. This would have the effect of both blocking any advance from the German forces south and at the same time also open up the route north.