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The following three beaches are quite similar. All have lifeguards in July and August but for sustenance you'll have to make do with La Marbella restaurant.
Plage du Borrigo
Plage du Casino
Plage du Marché
Plage de Fossan
Sandy, calm and with beautiful views of Menton's old town and the mountains, these are the best beaches and, of course, the most crowded in summer. Lying on Garavan bay, the beach area begins after the Old Port with the public beach, Sablettes, and then turns into a string of private beach-restaurants before the public beach, Rondelli. There's ample paid parking along the beach.
Just east of port, this beach is calm, sandy and sheltered. Wide with packed-down sand, the shallow waters are great for kids. And, there's a trampoline! For grabbing a bite of food, head east where there are snack places on the coastal road as well as beach-restaurants.
This public beach is at the end of a string of private beach restaurants. Wide and sandy, this beach has a volleyball court but can be crowded in summer.
The prices for a lounge chair and umbrella can dip as low as €9 in the shoulder season, among the cheapest on the Riviera.
The train station in Menton is about a 10-minute walk from the eastern beaches. To reach Garavan beaches take bus No 1 to the Les Sablettes stop.