L’ÉCRIN PLAGE, private beach, Cannes, Côte d’Azur/ French Riviera
About the beach:
Launched in 2003, and decorated by Miguel Cancio, the interior design guru behind Buddha Bar, Man Ray and Bar Fly in Paris, L’Écrin Plage offers an elegant ambiance in an outstanding Riviera position. The private beach and restaurant are nestled in a pretty bay in Cannes, on the East side of Port Canto. Its location, tucked away from the busy Croisette, gives it a quieter, more relaxed feel than some of the other Cannes beach clubs, yet it is still within walking distance of the centre of the town.
The beautiful waterfront setting accommodates 150 mattresses and deckchairs, as well as 6 special beds for 3 people to lie on. There is a private pontoon which offers direct access to the inviting Mediterranean sea, and which is also the perfect place to enjoy a cocktail as the sun goes down. There is a good restaurant, serving excellently presented Fusion-Provençale dishes, and a wonderful daily selection of fresh lobsters and fish. There is also a funky lounge bar, whose music attracts a trendy, good-looking crowd of people throughout the season. L’Écrin beach club can be fully privatised for events, and is able to host seated dinners for up to 120 people, and cocktail evenings for up to 400. The beach has WIFI access, a lifeguard, and provides an up to date selection of magazines and daily newspapers for its guests to enjoy.
Beach beds/ umbrellas:
Cannes is the glitz and glamour capital of the French Riviera. For years, wealthy, beautiful people have been flocking here in their masses, bringing their impressive yachts and bulging wallets with them. As a result, Cannes now has a selection of some of the finest fashion boutiques, and no visit here would be complete without a browse through the designer stores that line ‘La Croisette’. A walk around the water’s edge of the old port and Port Pierre Canto will bestow to the visitor a remarkable selection of ostentatious boats that have to be seen to be believed.
A wander up through the winding Rue Saint Antoine leads into the charming ‘Suquet’ area of the town. Here, in the old quarter, visitors will be able to choose from a wealth of delightful restaurants, squeezed in amongst the narrow cobbled streets. The clock tower and church at the top of the hill overlook the town and the inviting beaches in the bay of Cannes. At the bottom of the Suquet is the Marché Forville, which offers a huge array of some of the freshest and best food on the Riviera.
A trip to the Lérins islands, just off the Cannes coastline, is a must-do for visitors to the town. The closest, Ile St Marguerite, is a mere 15 minute boat ride from the mainland, and boasts some fantastic walking tracks where rare plants and migratory birds can be spotted. The island owns the legendary story of the Man in the Iron Mask, who was imprisoned in the old fort for 11 years. The Ile Saint Honorat is a short hop over from St Marguerite, and is home to a monastery and a series of little chapels, steeped in years of history. Ferries to the islands depart once an hour from Cannes during the summer.
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 there:
By car: Take the Cannes exit from the A8 motorway. Once in the town follow signs for Port Canto. It is possible to park in the port car park when visiting L’Écrin beach. Rent a car with Easy Car Booking.
By bus: Cannes is served by numerous buses from most local towns.
By train: The main Cannes train station is central and has frequent connections with Nice, Monaco, Grasses and St Raphael. L’Écrin beach is about a 15 minute walk from the station.
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.
The excellent restaurant at L’Écrin private beach is open year round, and serves an exciting menu of beautifully presented ‘Fusion-Provençale’ dishes, complimented by a comprehensive wine list. There is a tank full of appetising looking lobsters to choose from, as well as an enticing range of freshly caught fish to tempt the tastebuds. Every Monday from October to May, there is a brunch, which is a lovely way to take in the restaurant’s beautiful waterfront setting. Starters and pasta plates start from €20, with mains upwards from €25. Lobster is around €70. The restaurant is a popular place to host events on the Côte d’Azur, and full privatisation of the area is possible.
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L’Écrin beach contact details:
CALL NOW TO MAKE A BOOKING: 0033899490444 (1,35€ call cost, 0,34€ cts per minute)