CASTEL PLAGE, Private beach, Nice, French Riviera
About the beach:
This private beach club in the Côte d’Azur’s ‘capital’ of Nice, is self titled the ‘beautiful beach for beautiful people’. True to its headline, it does attract a young, hip crowd, but also some families in vacation It is set amidst palm trees and art-deco designs, and benefits from a sheltered location at the far end of the Promenade des Anglais, meaning that the swimming conditions are very pleasant. It has a relaxing vibe- modern, chic and exotic. The restaurant serves some excellent food, though service is known to sometimes be poor.
Beach beds/ umbrellas:
Sunbed a day = 21€
Umbrella = 5€
Towel = 5€
Nice is a diverse and colourful town on the French Riviera. There really is something to suit all tastes, and it is a very enjoyable place to explore. Visitors should take a wander into Vieux Nice, the old part of the town. There are vibrant markets, including the famous Cours Saleya flower market, as well as old churches such as the stunning 18th century Chapelle de la Miséricorde. Meandering through the narrow winding streets, with their quirky bistros and boutiques, is a great way to lose oneself for an afternoon, before stepping into one of the outdoor cafés for a drink. In the evenings, the Old Town becomes the hub of Nice’s animated nightlife, with live music emanating from the concentration of bars around the Cours Saleya.
The Parc du Chateau, which towers above the town, provides stunning views back to the Nice beaches and the whole of the Baie des Anges. There is an old tower at the top of the hill, as well as an attractive artificial waterfall, which appears to cascade down towards the town below. After sunset, the sight of the park illuminated against the night time sky, is a visual treat.
For visitors interested in museums, Nice offers some of the best on the Côte d’Azur. The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, the Marc Chagall museum and the Massena museum are all worth a visit. There are also some lovely architectural highlights, such as the Palais Lascaris on Rue Droite, the Russian Orthodox Cathedral and Place Massena.
The coastal walk around the Cap de Nice offers beautiful scenery and access to some attractive secluded coves. It is possible to walk all the way around the Cap to Villefranche sur Mer. Another way to keep fit in Nice is to join the many roller-bladers that take to the Promenade des Anglais to show off their impressive displays of tricks.
One of the other great opportunities available in Nice is to rent a boat for a day and tour the beautiful coastline.
How to get there:
By car: Take exit number 50 from A8 motorway. Follow signs for Promenade des Anglais on the sea front. Castel Plage is at the far end of the Promenade, next to Castle hill. For more information please contact Easy Car Booking.
By bus: Any bus that goes along the Promenade des Anglais will pass by the beach. From the airport, you can take either number 23 or 98.
By train: Get a train to Nice ville, and either walk, get a tram or a taxi to the Promenade des Anglais.
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 serves a delicious, modern menu, which makes the most of the local seafood and fresh produce. The flavour combinations are exciting and tasty. Sadly, the quality of the service is not always what one would expect for an establishment of this calibre, but the beautiful location of Castel Plage, with its views out to the Baie des Anges, compensates for this shortcoming. Visitors should be warned that the management are very strict about allowing food or drink to be brought into the beach club. This includes bottled water.
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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
Castel plage contact details:
+33 (0)4 93 91 97 34
Quai Rauba-Capeu- 06300 Nice