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The lengthy Carras public beach in west Nice is one of the city's least touristy as it lies far from major hotels. Yet it has several important attributes: it's a "handiplage" with full wheelchair accessibility (see more) and it's the only Nice location for jetskiing. Jet Evasion is the company in charge and they're there from May to September.
There's also a beach volleyball court. At the westernmost end, there's a small boat port that's hardly used and a local fish market that sells the day's catch from one of Nice's last remaining small fishing boats (open Tues-Sun 7am-12.30pm).
Hotel Azur--this small hotel is right across the street from the beach.
There's a first-aid station open from May to September and a lifeguard on duty weekends in June and September and daily July and August. See more about lifeguards. There are no special safety concerns on Carras Beach except stay away from the jet ski lane which is clearly marked.
There's a small free public parking lot just west of the small boat port and a larger one just west of La Lanterne.
There's no WC on the beach. The nearest public toilet is about 200m west along the Promenade next to the Municipal Police station.
The bus stop is Carras/Promenade which is right in front of the beach. The buses are 8, 11, 52, 59, 60, 70, 94, 98, 200, 400, 500. See more on buses in Nice.
There's no beach restaurant. Across the street is Restaurant La Piccada (enter from ave de la Californie). A few doors away from the restaurant entrance is La Socca, famous throughout Nice as one of the town's best socca places. Also for take-away are pizza, tourte blette and pan bagnat.