MIDI PLAGE, private beach, Cannes, Côte d’Azur/ French Riviera
About the beach:
Midi Plage is situated to the west of the port in Cannes, along the sandy stretch of beach closest to the old town. This friendly, family run private beach is less expensive than the beaches on the Croisette, but enjoys fabulous views of the Lérins islands and the Esterel mountains. It is an idyllic venue for relaxing on a sun lounger by the calm waters of the Côte d’Azur, enjoying a spot of lunch on one of the two terraces, or having a drink in the chilled out lounge bar. It is open from March to November, and also features a restaurant that is both excellent and reasonably priced.
Beach beds/ umbrellas:
Sun Lounger + Umbrella (on beach) = €15 (Half day €11)
Sun Lounger + Umbrella (on Pontoon) = €18 (Half day €14)
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 and follow signs for Cannes centre and the Palais des Festivals.
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. Midi Plage, is situated around the other side of the port, and is either a short taxi journey away, or 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 restaurant focuses on top quality, seasonal produce, and there is a wonderful range of freshly caught fish to choose from. They serve some delicious Provencal specialities and diners can choose from two temperature-controlled terraces, both with exceptional views to enjoy their meal from. There are reasonably priced fixed menus at €22 or €28, and children can choose from the kids’ menu at €12. The wine list features a good selection of Provencal and other French wines.
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
Midi Plage beach contact details:0033899490444 (1,35€ call cost, 0,34€ cts per minute)