Handiplage – Ville de Nice

During the summer, the city of Nice provides two handiplages (Centenaire and Carras) free of charge, enabling anyone in need of assistance to enjoy the pleasures of the sea and swim in complete safety.

Anyone with special needs can be accommodated:

people with disabilities
the elderly, who may have difficulty getting around or with balance problems.
The service offers safe swimming assistance thanks to
a qualified team: handiplagists holding the Brevet National de Sauvetage Aquatique.
adapted equipment: amphibious chairs, fries, life jackets, etc.
Both beaches have been awarded the Handiplage "3 buoys" label.

Facilities and equipment
For each site
Signage to identify the site (rather than adapted signage)
An access ramp to the beach and a walkway to facilitate access to the sea.
Parking spaces reserved for CES or CMI-S holders nearby
A first-aid post less than 60 meters away
A shade system installed for the entire summer season
Accessible showers, sanitary facilities and changing area.


  • Set down on-site for groups
  • Supervised beach

Adapted tourism

  • Access to water facility
  • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
  • Mental disability
  • Reception staff sensitized to the reception of people with disabilities

Opening periods

From 13/06 to 15/09
Opening hours daily between 10.45 am and 6.15 pm.
Handiplage de Carras :
385 Promenade des anglais - Nice
Open from June 13 to September 1, 2024
Handiplage du Centenaire
1 Promenade des anglais - Nice
Open from June 29 to September 15, 2024.


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