The beach below the promenade des Anglais is all pebbles and mostly public, with showers provided. It’s not particularly clean and you need to watch out for broken glass. There are fifteen private beaches, clustering at the more scenic, eastern end of the bay close to Vieux Nice. If you don’t mind rocks, you might want to try the string of coves beyond the port that starts with the plage de la Réserve, opposite Parc Vigier.

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