Nice Beaches, Côte d’Azur, France
A view of Nice beaches along the length of Nice’s curving Promenade des Anglais, seen from Castle Hill in late August.
How are Nice beaches?
Nice offers two or three dozen beaches along the 7 stony kms (4. 3 miles) of the shore of Baie des Anges, but they vary only in how much they cost to use (usually nothing) and proximity to other facilities or tourist accommodation, not in view nor in beach base. i. e. they are all based on something between pebbles and rounded grey gravel, apart from the splash of occasional imported sand for volleyball courts.
Plage Opera, with almost sand, if sand was grey and powdery, one of several dozen beaches stretching 7kms all the way to Nice airport, vaguely visible far left..
Above Nice’s beaches stretches the long curve of the Promenade des Anglais. This section of promenade, at the far east end is known as Quai des Etats Unis. Season: mid summer. This is Plage du Castel. The beaches are rarely this busy.
A Riviera panorama with Nice occupying most of the right half of the image.