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With 25 public beaches and 15 private, there's no excuse if you can't find the beach of your dreams! The private beaches have restaurants of varying menus, prices and clientele: some cater to families, some to a more sedate crowd; some beaches have music and nightlife, others close at sunset; some have adventurous menus, others stick to the basics.
Even the public beaches vary. Some are more comfortable; some are quieter, others are sportier; some have better parking; some are more crowded than others. Take a look below at my picks and then follow the links for more detailed information.
Several Nice beaches have been awarded the special Qualité Tourisme label by the local Chamber of Commerce. Among the factors considered are the friendliness of staff, condition of facilities, quality of food and drink, cleanliness, comfort and overall competence of the staff. Three beaches in Nice carry this nationally recognized badge of quality: Blue Beach, Ruhl Plage and Beau Rivage.
Most Comfortable Beaches
Florida and Voilier beaches in the center of the baie des anges have wide areas of gravel interspersed with small stones including so much gravel at the water line that rubber shoes are unnecessary. The wide beaches slope gently down to the water, making access easy.
Forum beach on the western edge bordering Voilier is great for a picnic because there are public facilities right at the entrance for a shower, toilet and cold drinks. Pick up picnic supplies at the Spar supermarket on ave de la Californie behind the stately CUM building.
Fabron is the public beach closest to the airport that has public facilities where you can change and take a hot shower. The public facilities are at the eastern end bordering Lenval, so take the airport bus to the stop Lenval/Promenade.
Coco beach in the far east gives you a sweeping view of the Nice coastline.