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Plage des Marinieres

 
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The longest stretch of beach is the southwest facing Plage des Marinières which curves around the bay for about a kilometre. To the right is the old town of Villefranche-sur-Mer and to the left is a low, wooded hill. Steep cliffs rising in the background complete the stunning setting.

Marinieres Beach, Villefranche-sur-Mer

Although narrow, the coarse sand is easy on the feet. No special shoes required! It's neither quiet nor secluded however, as the Nice-Italy train runs on an elevated track right behind the beach. In fact, the Villefranche-sur-Mer train stop is only a few steps from the beach making this beach easily accessible from all parts of the coast. Between the beach and the train station a closed road is used for paid parking that can accommodate 400 vehicles. Also on the road are a number of snack bars where you can order takeaway or sit down and eat at a shaded table. It's even possible to buy alcoholic beverages at several places. Showers and toilets are also available and there are lifeguards on duty in July and August.

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