With its 25km long coastline, Antibes Juan-les-Pins has lots of beaches. Never that wide, some long and some short, sometimes hidden, in shingle or sand, sunny or shady, open to the public with showers and restrooms, or private with restaurants and deckchairs... there is a beach for everyone.
The shingle beaches
At the East of Antibes, from La Brague area to Fort Carré, beaches are shingle which is carried from and deposited there by the Var. A few metres off the beach the water is very deep and so therefore cooler, but it is advisable to watch young children carefully and wear water shoes if you have sensitive feet. The beaches are supervised during summer, and equipped with showers and some fast food outlets.
The sandy beaches
Reached from the harbour, La Gravette beach, shaded by the ramparts when the sun drops behind the roofs, is a sandy beach protected from the wind and the swell. There is a surveillance and emergency post.
Leaving Old Antibes towards Cap d'Antibes are two long sandy beaches, Ponteil and Salis, which are perfect for young children because the water is shallow. A large car park, a sailing school and more importantly, access for people with disabilities, allows everybody to enjoy the simple pleasure of going to the beach. Both beaches have surveillance and emergency post, showers and toilets.
In Juan-les-Pins, public beaches run from the town centre to the exit towards Golf-Juan. You will find surveillance and emergency posts, food, showers and toilets.
Finally, the private beaches, that can be found in every part, offer deckchairs and parasols for hire, places to eat, and some also offer water sports.
Cap d'Antibes' coves and small beaches
In the south and on the west coast of Cap d'Antibes (going towards Juan-les-Pins), small, charming and completely unspoiled beaches await you... sometimes hidden and private, bring your diving mask and snorkel and go explore the sea bed. But take care as not all these beaches are supervised.