Beach, Nice

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Along the coast of the Baie des Anges
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    The Azure Water

    by machomikemd Updated Aug 23, 2016

    this will be pictures of the azure waters of the Bai Des Anges in Nice which is part of the famous French Riviera.

    the large pebble rock beach along Baie des Anges is parallel to the Promenade Des Anglais and it starts from from Nice Airport on the western edge to the foot of Mont Boron in the east (besides the port of Nice) and the beach are composed of large pebbles called galets instead of sands. Since it is a pebble beach, the large amount of walking around is done via the promenade des anglais instead of along the beach area. The beach is a mish mash of public areas and enclosed private areas where there are wooden spikes that cover the private beaches and you need to pay from 15 to 20 euros to enter them and have a complimentary beach towel and beach beds and beach chairs and umbrellas. on the public beaches, you need to bring your own stuff. the azure waters are not that deep in some areas and you can even swim to a certain distance. however be cafeful of the riptides.


    there are lifeguards on duty from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm during summer and spring.








    Directions: Baie des Anges, 06000, Nice, France

    Website: http://www.allaboutnice.com/beaches.html

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    Private Beach Enclosed Areas

    by machomikemd Updated Aug 22, 2016

    this will be my pictures of the private beacheas along the baie des anges of which most are enclosed with woken spike enclosures and some even have private entrances fronting the promenade des anglais with separate concrete steps going to the private beaches of which you need to pay 15 to 20 euros per person to enter and have free beach beds and chairs and umbrellas and order from the private restaurant and bars on some of the private beaches.

    the large pebble rock beach along Baie des Anges is parallel to the Promenade Des Anglais and it starts from from Nice Airport on the western edge to the foot of Mont Boron in the east (besides the port of Nice) and the beach are composed of large pebbles called galets instead of sands. Since it is a pebble beach, the large amount of walking around is done via the promenade des anglais instead of along the beach area. The beach is a mish mash of public areas and enclosed private areas where there are wooden spikes that cover the private beaches and you need to pay from 15 to 20 euros to enter them and have a complimentary beach towel and beach beds and beach chairs and umbrellas. on the public beaches, you need to bring your own stuff. the azure waters are not that deep in some areas and you can even swim to a certain distance. however be cafeful of the riptides.


    there are lifeguards on duty from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm during summer and spring.






    Directions: Baie des Anges, 06000, Nice, France

    Website: http://www.allaboutnice.com/beaches.html

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    The Public Beach

    by machomikemd Updated Aug 22, 2016

    this will be my pictures of the public beach areas along Baie Des Angles of which you need to bring you own stuff such as beach towels, chairs, umbrellas, etc but has free entrance and are accessible from the many concrete stairs along promenade des anglais.

    the large pebble rock beach along Baie des Anges is parallel to the Promenade Des Anglais and it starts from from Nice Airport on the western edge to the foot of Mont Boron in the east (besides the port of Nice) and the beach are composed of large pebbles called galets instead of sands. Since it is a pebble beach, the large amount of walking around is done via the promenade des anglais instead of along the beach area. The beach is a mish mash of public areas and enclosed private areas where there are wooden spikes that cover the private beaches and you need to pay from 15 to 20 euros to enter them and have a complimentary beach towel and beach beds and beach chairs and umbrellas. on the public beaches, you need to bring your own stuff. the azure waters are not that deep in some areas and you can even swim to a certain distance. however be cafeful of the riptides.


    there are lifeguards on duty from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm during summer and spring.




    Directions: Baie des Anges, 06000, Nice, France

    Website: http://www.allaboutnice.com/beaches.html

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    The Pebble Beach of Baie des Anges

    by machomikemd Updated Aug 22, 2016

    the large pebble rock beach along Baie des Anges is parallel to the Promenade Des Anglais and it starts from from Nice Airport on the western edge to the foot of Mont Boron in the east (besides the port of Nice) and the beach are composed of large pebbles called galets instead of sands. Since it is a pebble beach, the large amount of walking around is done via the promenade des anglais instead of along the beach area. The beach is a mish mash of public areas and enclosed private areas where there are wooden spikes that cover the private beaches and you need to pay from 15 to 20 euros to enter them and have a complimentary beach towel and beach beds and beach chairs and umbrellas. on the public beaches, you need to bring your own stuff. the azure waters are not that deep in some areas and you can even swim to a certain distance. however be cafeful of the riptides.


    there are lifeguards on duty from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm during summer and spring.


    Directions: Baie des Anges, 06000, Nice, France

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    Nice Beach! of Nice!

    by angiebabe Updated Feb 23, 2016

    As you can Nice really does have a nice, or rather beautiful, beach! and it goes for miles....what a lovely view from this end of the beach looking over the main centre of town and the promenade that runs all the way down alongside called promenade des Anglais.
    Above or behind me is the cliff top park with excellent 360 degree views.

    just lookin, no plongin!
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    Central Public Beaches

    by antistar Written Nov 29, 2015

    In front of the old town there's a stretch of public beach which is actually separated into two (although you can barely tell the difference). Opera beach is a short stretch of sand in front of the Opera house, naturally, next to the private Plage Beau Rivage. Ponchettes Beach is further down towards the castle, and starts about where the Beach Volleyball court is. Both beaches offer fantastic views of Nice's Angel Bay as it sweeps up along Mont Boron.

    Directions: In front of the Old Town

    Website: http://www.allaboutnice.com/beaches.html

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    Blue Beach

    by antistar Updated Nov 24, 2015

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    A short walk from the centre, Blue Beach is one of the best public beaches in the city. It's child friendly and is the only public beach open all year round. There are water sports, like parasailing, to enjoy or just watch. And it's right by the grand hotel Le Negresco.

    Directions: Walk up Promenade des Anglais from the centre of Nice, it's just before hotel Le Negresco.

    Website: http://www.allaboutnice.com/beaches.html

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  • Enjoying Nice Beach

    by michelesofar2010 Written Aug 15, 2010

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    You must wear Jellies ! The stony beaches can hurt and be hot in the summer so wear the right thing on the beach. If you don't like the look of the person next to you then move away some were else.
    I have been coming to Nice since 2001 and its a wonderful place. There has been some trouble in the Cours Saleya area but its become a big drinking place at night if you don't like that kind of thing then stay away and go home at a sensible time. Walking the streets with revealing clothes on late at night is going to attract the wrong kind of attention. If your a girl never ever walk alone in any city anywhere late at night (after 10pm). I like Villefranche beach because its sandy, it costs one euro on the 100 bus to Menton. In the village center you get of the bus walk straight ahead The Tourist office is on the corner of the Tree Lined avenue on your right and its on the right. Beach is a 10 minute walk. If your lazy jump on the tourist train and it will take you down the hill to the beach.

    The only downside to this beach is it gets busy I sometimes walk around the corner passed the excellent Lounge Beach Petite, good service and good ice creams ! Here I sit with the locals on the narrow strip by the other two bars. The first one is the best, reasonable prices and nice nuts with your drink, good to watch the sun go down here. The last time I was there along came a group of young Americans (I think they were extra's in the movie Wall E they were very square and big... they all went in the water together, the girls shouted stuff like " Oh its salty" "Oh its so warm" and the boys flexed they arms with a small ball in the water and after about ten minutes they all left,
    and floating in the water was a huge menstrual pad, dripping with blood. I got a plastic sack and collected it up and put it in the bin, by the way there were no other people in the water around them at that time. That was not a nice experience. The next day there was two artists from the USA painting the scene in front of them on the same part of the beach. One of them had included the couple and there baby girl who sat next to him on the beach. When the couple noticed this they asked him how much for the painting I nearly fell of my perch when I heard what he said "five hundred, i can sell this back home in the gallery for at least a thousand"
    Well the got chatting and smoking and the artist told the man he had five children back home ( he looked about 20 to me ) and then the sob story about how he missed them, but he was here to paint and make his flight home. I looked at the mother and raised my eyes and she smiled at me, she new it was a con and we both shook our heads.
    All the beach area is patrolled by the police on bikes, cars, roller blades and even in there swimming trunks. Which is very good because there are some unruly french boys and girls who come down and just behave very badly , strange macho behavior including spitting at each other and throwing sand every where, when they leave the beach it was strewn with coke cans and rubbish left behind by them, but this was early in the year before the police presence.

    Address: EAT AT VOGILA in the COURS SALEYA . SIMPLY GOOD.

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    Beach and Promenade des Anglais

    by Flying.Scotsman Written Dec 31, 2009

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    One of the reasons most people go to the Riviera is to walk along the beach or promenade and watch the rest of the world go by. And they do go by; on roller skates, skateboards, bicycles, jogging, powerwalking, or like us, walking at their own pace. On the beach are several restaurants and bars where you can sit under a sunshade and enjoy a glass of wine or a full meal. On the landward side of the street are cafes, hotels and restaurants, most of them on the expensive side. Here are some photographs to give you an idea of what you will see.

    On the beach Famous Hotel Negresco Nice Harbour

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    A Lovely Stretch of Beach

    by VeronicaG Updated Nov 15, 2009

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    You won't find powdery white sand at Nice's shoreline, but you will find a long stretch of beach strewn with pebbles worn smooth by years and years of wave action.

    It was Fall when we traveled to Nice and although the beach was dotted with visitors, only a couple people ventured into the waters. The view was a good enough enticement!

    I've read that most consider beaches near Old Nice, at the west end of the city, best. There is a charge to use them (15 euros) and said to be well worth the price. You'll find umbrellas, chairs and beach mats for rent, plus eateries and showers/restrooms.

    If you ask for "premier ligne" you have an unobstructed ocean view from your chair. Otherwise, you may find yourself several rows from the water. Child-friendly beaches: The Blue Beach, La Reserve

    We didn't have much leisure time to spend at the beach, but it would be a good choice if you do have an afternoon free to do so.

    Address: Nice, France

    Directions: Fronting the promenade for many miles

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    Public or Private

    by tim07 Updated Nov 15, 2008

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    The pebble beach of the Baie des Anges is divided up into public & private sections.

    The public ones are great places to sunbathe, but obviously they get crowded.

    The private ones are of course not free. They do however have lockers for your valuables as well as a supply of sunbeds & umbrellas. Some of them even have restaurants on the beach & a carpet covering the pebbles.

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    la Plage

    by MM212 Updated Nov 2, 2008

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    Along the length of la Promenade des Anglais are scenic beaches where les niçois and holidayers go to get some sun. There are public beaches where anyone could bring a towel and private beaches where one could rent a mattress, but both get super crowded in the peak summer months. Although beautiful and scenic, these beaches are not the best on the Côte d'Azur. The reason is that they are pebbly rather than sandy, which is not the most comfortable to lie or walk on... And forget building a sandcastle!

    Scenic Pebbly Beaches of Nice
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    The Beach

    by mallyak Written Aug 20, 2008

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    The beach is sandier, quieter and less jam-packed with tourists than its more high-profile neighbor monte carlo. There is only a handful of shops and cafes here, but sunbathing is much more pleasant. Beautiful mansions loom overhead, and there is a delightful market here.

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    Hang Gliding & Other Activities

    by LauraWest Written May 25, 2008

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    I saw people having a short thrill on the beach. You pay for a chance to be pulling up into the air from the beach over the water. A speed boat is pulling you. The air under the colorful sail is lifting you up fast. Looks like fun, if I had the money to spend...

    There are many activities to do on this beach, including lying in the sun! You can rent an umbrella and a chair, too. Lots of people there on the weekend, for sure.

    And it was very hot. There was a marathon going on, too. The bike races were going on for hours, it seemed.

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    The Rocky Beach

    by wilocrek Written Mar 26, 2008

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    The beaches of Nice are wonderful in their location right along the main drag in Nice and for the beautiful cool blue ocean that brushes up against the beach with its gentle waves. The beach itself is like most European beaches, full of rocks instead of sand, however once you get over the fact you can't make a sand castle, the rocks aren't so bad. If your not happy at the thought of laying out on rocks, there are pay sections of the beach where you can get beach chairs and refreshments for a fee.

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