Bored of pebblesS? Head to some of the best beaches around Nice
COCO BEACH – NICE
Coco Beach past the port there are a number of small coves in the rocks (this is about a half our walk around the port so not always the best option if it is very hot)
PALOMA PLAGE – ST JEAN CAP FERRAT
Paloma Plage has both a public and private beach with a fantastic view of the cliffs and coastline, you can see all the way to Monaco on a clear day. You can also walk round the coast of St Jean Cap Ferrat from this beach. Simply follow the path to the right of the beach around the coast. The beach has less sun in the afternoon but if you sit on the right hand side of the beach (as you are facing the sea) you will have the sun all day.
To get to St Jean Cap Ferrat by car follow the basse corniche. By bus take bus 81 from the bus station, which goes every half an hour until 19.30 to the port at St Jean Cap Ferrat.
The beach is on the southeast of the port, on the north side small peninsula (St Hospice). The location is about a 5-10 minutes walk from the port. From the Port, walk south and up the road past La Voile d’Or; straight, past the hotel Brise Marine, to the junction of Ave Claude Vignon; left, towards “Chapelle St. Hospice”, for about 300 m.
There is also a little shortcut through a little path up to the right called les fausses before you lose sight of the port. At the end of the path turn left and then first right until you reach the sea. There is also a beautiful little beach below this road but if you want to reach Paloma Plage turn left and follow the road until you reach the junction and follow the road up through the barriers
PLAGE MALA – CAP D’AIL
Beautiful beach surrounded by cliffs with two private beaches, which are a great place to get a drink in the evening. The restaurants are also open in the evening for dinner and sometimes have a DJ on Saturday nights.
If you are driving follow the basse corniche round to Cap D’Ail then turn right down a steep road towards the train station park whenever you can find a space on this street and walk down to the beach.
By train take the train to Cap D’Ail and then walk along the path in front of the sea to the right hand side until you reach Plage Mala. This is about a ten to fifteen walk, the views on this coastal path are fantastic.