Cannes: Beach

Pearl of the French Riviera

From May to October, the French Riviera enjoys weather conditions ideal to spend a beach holiday in Cannes. All across the city and on the seashore, there are plenty of street shops abounded with bikinis, surf swim shorts, flip flops, bath towels, beach umbrellas, beach bags and various beach toys for kids to keep them busy. La Croisette Boulevard is lined with well-equipped private beaches owned by the legendary palaces facing the sea and enjoying them obviously has a cost. For the most exclusive beach experience, indulge yourself at ZPlage (Hotel Martinez) which welcomes the sun worshippers with 400 sun lounges and a vast ponton. In addition to dining options, water sport activities are available including skiing, wake boarding, parasailing and sea excursions. Cannes likewise offers some appealing public beaches such as La Plage du Midi located behind the old port. This family-friendly beach enjoys stunning panoramic views of the Golfe de La Napoule with the beginning of the ragged shoreline of The Esterel in the background. Lively and often crowded, it is a perfect spot for simple yet delightful beach holidays in Cannes. Most of Cannes' beaches are private and cost up to 30 Euros for a day's use (including sunbed and shade). The public beaches are crowded, and are found at the far east and west of town.