5 Of The Best Beaches In Antibes France
4. Plage Mala, Cap d’Ail
This beach is really little more than a sliver of sand and surrounded by high cliffs with stunningly blue clear sea.
To reach it takes a ten minute stroll down the hill from the Basse Corniche road until you see the breathtaking view. This beach was used by Tsar Nicholas II and his lover for romantic strolls and remains an almost unspoilt inlet on this beautiful coast line.
There are two sections to the beach – Le Reserve de la Mala and Eden Plage – and both offer seating, a bar, restaurant and music with bronzed attendants called ‘plagistes’ attending to your every need. If you prefer the public beach then continue down the stairs and settle lower down to enjoy an evening picnic and watch the sun set!
5. La Paloma Beach, Saint Jean Cap-Ferrat
This is a small pebble beach that offers the visitor a broad view of the coast and the mountains. There is a public section and a private section which is usually jam packed as the restaurant here specialises in seafood and candlelit dinners at the ocean’s edge! It’s romantic and so very tasty!
There are many beautiful and dreamy beaches in the area it’s hard to choose which to visit first and we’d recommend that you seek out La Garoupe in Cap d’Antibes where Dick Diver from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s ‘Tender is the Night’ raked seaweed from the sand and drive the 20 minutes to enjoy sunset at Theoule sur Mer with its white, sandy beaches and violet water.
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