beaches - page 1
If your ideal holiday involves relaxing on a beach, then you will be delighted with what Cannes has to offer - and the apartment is a short walk to a choice of wonderful sandy beaches. You can opt for one of the well maintained municipal beaches or pay for the luxury of a private beach club.
Iles de Lérins
A visit to Les iles de lerins, less than half an hour’s boat trip away across the bay from Cannes, will bring you to some beautiful unspoilt beaches. The "Iles de Lérins" are the islands of Sainte-Marguerite and Saint-Honorat. The Ile Saint-Honorat has a Mediterranean coastal forest of native pine, eucalyptus and cypress trees. It was on the island of Sainte-Marguerite that the “Man in the Iron Mask”, made famous by Alexandre Dumas, he spent eleven years in the prison of the Isle of Sainte-Marguerite.
The beaches of Palm beach are a little walk from the Croisette but have a completely different atmosphere from those on the Croisette, here the beach is more family orientated as the waters are very shallow. This area is also fantastic for watching kite surfers.
Plage du Casino
The public beach near to the Palais des Festival at the Western end of the Croisette spans from the Hotel Majestic to the end, near to the Vieux Port. The area closer to the Majestic and the volley ball can become very crowded in the summer months so it is best to head down to the other end for a more relaxing day in the sun.
Plage du Martinez
- Web Address. http://www.hotel-martinez.com/en/facilities/facilities03.aspx
- Address. 73 boulevard La Croisette
This is one of the more famous private beaches, and is the biggest on La Croisette. The rich and trendy of Cannes come here for lunch, to sunbathe and hang out . If you're feeling more energetic there's parasailing; helicopter rides; waterskiing; sailing; wind-surfing; and scuba diving on offer.