Relaxing on the beaches and water sports

Nice Côte d’Azur is above all the seaside! Out of 51 communes, 8 of them border the Mediterranean: Cagnes-sur-Mer, Saint-Laurent-du-Var, Nice, Villefranche-sur-Mer, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Beaulieu-sur-Mer, Eze and Cap d’Ail. In total, 45 kilometres of beaches, creeks and rocks offer you a heavenly landscape.

Make yourself comfortable in your deckchair and admire the sea as far as the eye can see. Let the scent of monoi overwhelm you and bask in the sun. And choose between a pebble beach or a fine sand beach, whichever suits you best.

From now on, swimming will be your favourite activity on the entire seafront or on one of the many private beaches along the coast. Ready for a lazy day on a deckchair? A family activity? A romantic dinner watching the sunset? An unforgettable gastronomic experience? An aperitif with friends in the water? Choose the beach that suits you best and vary the pleasures.

Finally, note that there are also beaches with the Handiplage label, easily accessible for people with reduced mobility.

Water sports activities on the Nice Côte d’Azur coastal area

Jet Ski, Flyboard, Canyoning, go beyond your limits with the different sports activities offered in Nice Côte d’Azur. Get ready, the coastline will become your own playground. Lovers of strong sensations, you will be served! First of all, get some height and discover parasailing. This is an activity not to be missed, are you ready? Perch 30 metres above the surface of the sea and let yourself be dazzled by the view from above. The spectacle is simply sublime.

Then explore the Mediterranean Sea by scuba diving. Put on your wetsuit and escape to discover the aquatic fauna and flora. Be dazzled by the colours of the fish and coral. You won’t believe your eyes!

Finally, let yourself be tempted by a coastal trip on board a boat. A ride along the coastline to admire the marinas, beaches, creeks and all the beauty of the Nice Côte d’Azur in an original way.

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Don’t forget your pets on holiday, some beaches are totally dedicated to them. You’ll find doggy bag dispensers and fresh water taps with a hook to attach a leash to rinse off dogs in peace (and give them a few sips at the same time).

Take a trip to the brand new beach on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, which is specially reserved for them. You will see that it is recognisable at a glance thanks to two perched works designed by the artist Stéphane Bolongaro: “Totor the lifeguard” and “Totor the surfer”.

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