Cannes Beaches, France

Of all the amazing things Cannes is known for, Cannes beaches are by far one of the best things to look out for. There are both public beaches—which are free—and private beaches.

Croisette Beach, Cannes

Croisette Beach, Cannes

Croisette Beach, Cannes

As for the free beaches, check out the Croisette near the Palais des Festivals. When you get there, ask for the east end of this zone because the beach there grants you a superb view of the Croisette, the bay of Cannes with the Lérins islands.

Other Cannes Beaches

If your touring takes you west of the Vieux-Port, you’ll find the Plage du Midi, yet another amazing beach. Cannes’s east side has the infamous Palm Beach casino behind which waits another free beach, so as you can imagine, there are beaches almost everywhere here.

Plage du Midi

Plage du Midi

If you’re taking your kids along, don’t fret when you see the large crowds. Not all beaches are this way, and you’ll be glad to know such heavily peopled beaches have child-friendly setups so your kids can go there if they find themselves lost. They’re given plastic bracelets with your name and number on them so you’re contacted immediately.

You will never go a mile without someone heading to the French Riviera. Aside from the amazing shopping and entertainment scene, you have the beaches to appreciate as well. And, yes, you may already have guessed it, they can be a bit crowded. There are sublime coves and sunny beaches all the way from St Tropez to Grimaud. Arrive early because parking can be an issue. Also, take plenty of sunscreen; it’s an extensive open area under the sun.

Cannes Plage

Cannes Plage

The Cannes Plage is an eye-opener when it comes to beaches. They’re the ideal. Dining at one of the beachfront restaurants is an experience to remember. They can be expensive, as with most things in France, but otherwise it’s one place where you’ll find lots of people to socialize with and learn more about Cannes and where to party and where to get this and that. The people are friendly, as long as you know French, at least enough to get you going.

If you want more affordable beaches, ones that are free, and where sundry other experiences are less expensive, head to the beaches that stretch along the Boulevard du Midi. Here, opposite La Bocca railway station, you’ll spot Les Rochers. Now, this beach is quite a well-kept secret. It’s so beautiful that to have it crowded means to spoil the fun, but we’re letting you in on it anyway. The snorkeling is great here.

Les Rochers

Les Rochers

Looking for that classic French experience, with sunbeds and parasols? You can buy them at an affordable price—3.70 Euros each for a half day; 6.70 all day. You’ll find these offers at two municipal beaches here called Mace and Zamenhof.
All in all, Cannes has treats just waiting to be appreciated. The jewel of the lot are the beaches where you can find thrills, excitement, relaxation and plenty of company in a country where ‘love of life’ trumps everything else.

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