A panorama of the central French Riviera seen from Plage de la Salis’ little marina wall.
From left you can see: Antibes’ port and some mega yachts; the distant, hideous ‘pyramids’ of Villeneuve-Loubet Plage; the low hills section of Cagnes-sur-Mer and St Laurent-du-Var; the sprawl of Nice; Mount Boron’s park; the start of east Riviera affluence at Villefranche-sur-Mer. Continuing out of the picture to the east as far as Italy are St Jean Cap Ferrat, Eze, Beaulieu, Monaco and Menton.
Note that Antibes-Juan-les-Pins(aka JLP) is a single civic area under the control of one Mairie. Beaches on this page are Antibes proper. If, however, you walk west for about 10 minutes you will arrive at Juan-les-Pins beaches. These sport fine sand but are mostly narrow and controlled by restaurants/hotels, so it’s pay time, though the public can walk within 3 metres of the waterline anywhere in France.
There is one large, pleasant public beach at the far west end of JLP’s strip.