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Recommendations for Private beach in Nice?

Hi,

Anyone have any recommendations for a private beach in Nice? I looked online, and Beau Rivage looks appealing. Thoughts?

Why a private beach you may ask? So we can keep our personal belongings safe.

Thank you,
Ka

Posted by
11368 posts

We stayed at Hotel Beau Rivage and thus used this beach which was nice? There are many private beach areas( include chaise, umbrella and have bar restaurants) to choose from as well as public beach areas.

Posted by
795 posts

I can very highly recommend the Hotel Beau Rivage. It is beautiful, comfortable, has a private beach (with a restaurant), has good food, beautiful views, and many comforts. They have standard rooms, premium rooms, mini suites and even apartments. Walk to the beach, shopping, restaurants and more. One word of warning- most rooms have 2 twin beds or one double. We chose a suite with a king sized bed and terrace area. The bed was very comfy. Oh- and best of all- it is air conditioned and you get to decide how cool to keep it. Keep in mind though that even a private beach does not assure that no one will steal your things. The smartest thing is to leave almost everything in your room. You can always walk right back to the hotel to get something you really need. Also, don't touch anything in any mini-bar/fridge. You can walk to nearby stores to get what you need for a lot less.

Posted by
80 posts

We're not going to stay at the Beau Rivage hotel. Do you need to stay in the hotel to access the beach? If not, do you just pay at the front desk? Do they have beach service? Do they have lockers for your belongings? Can we bring our own towel? If not, I'm guessing renting a towel would probably mandatory bc of cleanliness reasons?

Haha..sorry lots of questions! First time there and just want it to be an unforgettable experience!

Posted by
11294 posts

Be aware the the beaches in Nice itself are rocks, not sand. That's why you need a towel, or something to lie on.

Some of the other towns in the area have sand beaches; I know Juan-les-Pins does.

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33339 posts

Be aware the the beaches in Nice itself are rocks, not sand

Sharp and pointy ones.

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33339 posts

Yup really.

I was avoiding the sharp sand and stones of Nice a couple of years ago when I saw what looked like a great sand beach at Villefranche sur Mer. Jumped off the train, popped on my water shoes and immediately got nasty sharp sand - really sharp - in them.

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80 posts

I thought you were just half joking! Okay good to know. It would suck to hurt oneself while on vacation.

Posted by
23472 posts

The beaches at Villefranche (next to Nice) are nicer than the big public beach at Nice - all smooth pebbles or some might say gravel. Most European beaches are not the same quality as Florida or Caribbean. Also all of those beaches are topless so plan accordingly. Finally, I never thought there was any safety concerns especially for theft. Real critical items like credit card and cash I keep in a waterproof pouch but camera and some other items we just buried in a bag with towels on the beach along with few hundred other people.

This question should have been posted in the Q and A Italian section rather than the review section. Not everyone checks the review sections.