Belle Plage, private beach, Cannes, French Riviera
CAUTION! THIS BEACH IS CLOSED FOR THE SEASON 2015!
About the beach
Perfectly located in the heart of La Croisette and just 200m from the Palais des Festivals (home of the Cannes film festival), Belle Plage is the private beach that you do not want to pass up. Having a large stretch of sand on the Croisette, Belle Plage boasts the elusive combination of exclusivity and spaciousness. Its sun drenched sands and shaded terrace are the perfect places to let a long afternoon slip by, allowing all the stresses of daily life to simply melt away.
If you should decide to stray from the sandy shore of the Riviera, Cannes is a town alive with activity. The harbour is a great spot for people watching, as it’s not uncommon for the world’s most rich and famous to be docked within its walls. This private beach certainly accommodates this clintele.
Sun bed / Umbrellas
Beach chair rental prices vary between 12€ for a half day and 18€ for a full day in the best spot.
Visitors should find their way to the Cannes Chateau in the old town, which has been converted into the ‘Musée de la Castre’. The museum hosts an incredibly diverse collection of artwork. For those interested, scaling the castle’s tower will reward the brave with an amazing view of the town and its bay. Continuing along the museum theme, there is also the ‘Musée de la Mer’ off the coast of Cannes, on the first of the Iles Lérins which hosts a unique and interesting set of exhibits – notably those devoted to the prison system and to the mysterious man in the iron mask.
Even when the Cannes Film Festival has long since switched off the projectors and reeled in the red carpet, there is a wealth of glitz and glamour to be soaked up from the official hosting site of the event. The Palais des Festivals et des Congres is host to many other events throughout the year and you can ogle the handprints of celebrities cast into flagstones outside of the convention centre.
The chances are that if you have decided to visit Cannes, you intend to spend some money! Aside from the range of shops and boutiques on the Croisette, there are several streets throughout Cannes that are host to many of the more upmarket labels, it simply wouldn’t be right not to treat yourself to a little bit of Gucci or Armani every now and then, especially after a day on this private beach.
If your wallet isn’t entirely exhausted after a day out on the town in Cannes, you should seriously consider a trip to the Croisette Casino Barriere. The staff are renowned for their impeccable treatment of customers and there is plenty of space inside which generates a truly pressure-free atmosphere, perfect for even the most laid-back of gamblers. Be sure to bring along your passport as simple i.d will not suffice and dress to impress to ensure entry. An evening visit to this Casino can really round off what is sure to be an amazing trip to Cannes.
One of the other great opportunities available in Cannes is to rent a boat for a day and tour the beautiful coastline.
How to get to there
By car: If arriving by car, follow the signs for Cannes Croisette and there is a choice of nearby car parks. Parking is generally only free late in the evening so be sure to have some money to hand, to avoid the nuisance of locating cash machines once you arrive.
By train: Belle Plage is just a 10 minute walk from the local train station. The walk itself is a very pleasant one that will allow you to soak up much of the local culture and spot things that you may wish to see or do during your stay. The station provides excellent links to all the major towns along the French Riviera. The beach is located just 200m from the Palais des Festivals and is opposite the Grand Hotel.
By bus: Cannes is served by numerous buses from most local towns.
By Boat: this service is proposed by Easy Boat Booking. The boat will come and pick you up from your hotel and take you directly to this private beach. For more information please contact Easy Boat Booking.
Belle Plage has its very own restaurant and bar, which overlooks the glorious Mediterranean Sea and provides fine cuisine. The chef specialises in serving a flavoursome fusion of local tradition combined with dishes from around the world. This beach restaurant is open around the year to provide a special lunch for those wishing to dine with a view of the hustle and bustle of Cannes on one side and the calming water on the other. During the summer, there is also a selection of evening meals on offer. The beach restaurant will certainly not break the bank, from Monday to Friday it will provide a three course lunch.
Easy Boat Booking advice : before going to the private beach consult the free application Jellyfish Report in order to avoid areas with jellyfish
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You cannot book online your sunbed on this private beach. This private beach's taking reservations only by phone on: 08 99 49 44 04
Belle Plage Private beach contact details
Boulevard Jean Hibert - Cannes 06400
CALL NOW TO MAKE A BOOKING ON THIS PRIVATE BEACH: 0033899490444 (1,35€ call cost, 0,34€ cts per minute)