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Plage du Borrigo
Plage du Borrigo

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Plage de Fossan
Plage de Fossan

Plage Sablettes
Plage Sablettes

 

Plage Rondelli
Plage Rondelli

As the last French town before Italy, Menton long, varied coastline that has been well-managed to please beach buffs. From the rocky beaches on the western side to the stretch of private beach restaurants in the east, there are beaches to suit all tastes and budgets. The western beaches are rocky but east of the Borrigo river, beaches become progressively sandier.

Western Beaches

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
The westernmost beach here is narrow and rocky. Mainly frequented by locals, there is parking nearby and beach showers.

Plage du Casino
Also narrow and rocky, this beach is close to the Menton Casino where there is some street parking. Facilities include wheelchair access.

Plage du Marché
The rocks get smaller on the eastern end of this beach which is an extension of Plage Casino.

Plage de Fossan
This wide beach is on a curve of sand. More sheltered than the other beaches, the water is calm and shallow making it perfect for kids. Also attractive to the little ones is the park and kiddie play area on the eastern end which is also tree-shaded in parts. Fossan is a no-smoking beach.

Eastern Beaches

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.

Plage Sablettes

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.

Plage Rondelli

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.

Private Beach-Restaurants

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The prices for a lounge chair and umbrella can dip as low as €9 in the shoulder season, among the cheapest on the Riviera.

La Melijo
Les Sablettes Beach
La Pergola
Jardin des Ambassadeurs (Hotel des Ambassadeurs)
Plage l'Helios
Da Mitchou
Festival Plage
Plage Napoleon (Hotel Napoleon)
La Dolce Vita

Access

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.

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