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This is a preview of the full content of our Nice’s Best app.

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Beaches of Nice

Lifeguard hut, Nice, France

Nice has an amazing selection of beaches (les plages) – 25 in fact running all the way along the Promenade des Anglais from the Airport in the west, past the Quai des États Unis and on to the other side of Port Lympia below Mont Boron in the east.

Nice's coastline, fronting the Baie des Anges, is generally very clean and usually sports plenty of blue flags. If you spot yellow, orange or especially red flags then bathing is inadvisable. If in doubt consult a lifeguard. Also don’t expect to find sandy beaches – most consist of pebbles.

I’ve featured Opéra Plage in the app because it’s perhaps the most well known but there are many others which you can select from this map. Most of the beaches are accessible by public transport but the stop furthest east is at Jardin Albert I.

Private Beaches

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Opéra Plage

The pick of Nice's beaches

Text © Paul Shawcross

Image by Matt Kieffer