PLAGE CARRÉ BLEU, private beach, Cagnes sur Mer, French Riviera
About the beach
Le Carré Bleu beach is on a pretty stretch of coastline in the town of Cagnes sur Mer. Unlike some of its neighbouring settlements along the Côte d’Azur, Cagnes sur Mer is a modest, coastal town, with a traditional fishing industry still in operation. The beach is one of a series of new private beach clubs which have sprung up in this area of the Riviera, and has a modern, fresh feel to it. It is open from 9am to 6pm every day between March and October. There is a spa and massage centre, offering a range of treatments including Swedish and Californian massages. There is free WIFI for clients of the beach, and waiters who will serve drinks directly to your sunlounger. The beach has its own reasonably priced restaurant.
Beach beds/ umbrellas
17€ the sunbed
* This price includes Easy Beach Booking fee.
The village of Haut de Cagnes, nestled in between the Cagnes sur Mer beaches and the mountains, is an attractive Medieval settlement. The imposing château (built in 1310 by a descendant of the current Monaco Grimaldi family) sits at the heart of the narrow cobbled streets, which reveal some charming restaurants and shops. The Château now houses the Grimaldi Museum, and boasts a collection of paintings by world-renowned artists. Haut de Cagnes is also home to Chapelle Notre Dame de la Protection, where frescoes dating back to 1530 were discovered as recently as 1936. There is a free shuttle bus to Haut de Cagnes from the main bus stop in Cagnes sur Mer.
The artist Renoir spent the last 12 years of his life in the Collettes neighbourhood of Cagnes sur Mer. Here, he gained inspiration for his work from the stunning views down to the Côte d’Azur beaches and the surrounding Riviera countryside. The backdrops went on to become some of the famous Impressionist paintings he is still so well known for. Now there is a museum there in his honour, where some of his canvases and sculptures are proudly displayed.
Cagnes sur Mer is home to the ‘Hippodrome de la Côte d’Azur’, where regular nightly horse racing takes place. In addition to being able to place a few bets, punters can enjoy the restaurant, bars, children's activities and occasional firework displays, making this a popular local evening activity for all the family.
One of the other great opportunities available in Saint Laurent du Var is to rent a boat for a day and tour the beautiful coastline.
How to get there
By car: Rent a car with Easy Car Booking.
Follow the Route Bord de Mer (D6098) from Antibes or Nice to Cagnes sur Mer. Alternatively you can reach the town via the A8 motorway.
By bus: Number 200 from Nice to Cannes, number 500 from Nice to Grasse and number 400 from Nice to Vence all stop in Cagnes sur Mer. Number 94 from Nice also goes directly to Cagnes sur Mer bus station, from where it is easy to get to Le Carré Bleu private beach.
By train: Trains from Nice and Antibes stop at Cagnes sur Mer.
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 at Le Carré Bleu in Cagnes sur mer serves up a fresh and tasty menu of grilled fish and seafood, fresh pastas, tapas, pizzas and Mediterranean-inspired meat dishes. The minimalist turquoise décor is complimented by the intense colour of the Côte d’Azur sea. Main dishes are between €15 and €23. Tapas dishes are around €4.50 each.
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You cannot book online your sunbed on this private beach. This private beach’s taking reservations only by phone on: +33899490444 number (1,35€ call cost, 0,34€ cts per minute).
61 Promenade de la plage - 06800 Cagnes sur Mer