ROYAL BEACH, private beach, Antibes, French Riviera
About the beach
This beach is the only private beach on the East side of the Cap d’Antibes. It is attached to the luxury Royal Beach Hotel, but it is also open to guests not staying at the resort. It is situated in a beautifully sunny spot in the town of Antibes and offers panoramic views over the sea towards the mountains in the distance. Sunbeds and deckchairs can be rented either on the sandy beach area or on a pier next to the bar area. There is a relaxed feeling to the beach, with cool lounge tunes playing at the bar, and expertly mixed cocktails at the ready. There are two restaurants onsite- the Café Royal and the Royal Beach Restaurant. Both offer an excellent quality of food and service, overseen by the superb in-house Italian chef. The proximity of this beach to the old town of Antibes means that the quaint marketplace and labyrinth of little shops and restaurants is a mere 10 minute walk away.
Beach beds/ umbrellas
Sunbeds on the beach : € 20
Sunbeds on the deck : € 30
Antibes’ famous Picasso museum is only 5 minutes’ walk from the beach. This was the first museum in the world to be dedicated to the legendary artist, who personally donated many of his works to the collection. It is housed in the 16th century Chateau Grimaldi, and is located next to the beautiful central church of Antibes, which is also worth a visit. The church was first built in the 11th century, and in the 18th century its façade was replaced with the current unusual design.
The Fort Carré, dating back to 1550, is a prominent landmark on the Antibes backdrop, and boasts 360 degrees views along the Cote d’Azur.
The old town of Antibes, within close walking distance of the Royal beach, is a fantastic area to while away a few hours. A network of small streets and alleys is home to many charming shops and restaurants, where you can find traditional gifts and souvenirs or enjoy a café whilst watching the passers by. The covered Marché Provençale is a food lover’s paradise, with a multitude of stalls teeming with local produce, charcuterie, flowers and handicrafts.
One of the other great opportunities available in Antibes is to rent a boat for a day and tour the beautiful coastline.
How to get there
By car: Take the Antibes exit from the A8 motorway, and follow signs for Antibes centre.
By bus: Walking distance from Antibes bus station. Alternatively numbers 2,3 and 14 all go from the bus station to the beach.
By train: Get a train to Antibes and then the beach is either a 10 minute walk or a short taxi journey.
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 Royal beach offers 2 restaurants- the chic, contemporary Café Royal, and the Royal Beach Restaurant, which offers an excellent array of Mediterranean cuisine, with Italian specialities, such as handmade pasta, being particularly noteworthy. There is a great wine list and the service is attentive. Its beautiful beach front location is unusual for the town of Antibes, and makes it a special place to enjoy an excellent meal.
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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Royal beach contact details
16 Boulevard Maréchal Leclerc - 06600 Antibes
CALL NOW TO MAKE A BOOKING: +33899490444 (1,35€ call cost, 0,34€ cts per minute)
Hotels near to Royal Beach private beach
Hotel Royal Beach ****
16, boulevard Leclerc - 06600 Antibes
+33(0)4 83 61 91 91
This new luxurious Riviera hotel, opened in April 2011, is linked to the Royal Beach private beach. Its 63 brand new rooms and apartments make up what has been deemed as ‘the first luxury hotel’ in the main town of Antibes. The international team of staff is highly professional and will go to great lengths to provide guests with a memorable stay at this stunning beach-side location. The hotel boasts modern and clean facilities, panoramic sea views, an excellent in-house Italian head chef, hi-tech features throughout, valet parking (at a charge of €20 per day in the hotel car park), and is soon to offer a luxury spa in addition to its current amenities. Its location allows easy walking access to the old town of Antibes, as well as the bars and clubs of Juan les Pins.
Hotel Residéal ****
240 Avenue Jules Grec - Antibes-Juan-les-Pins
+33 (0)4 92 90 76 00
Hotel Josse ***
8, Bd James Wyllie - 06160 Antibes
+33 (0)4 92 93 38 38
Hotel Djoliba ***
29 avenue de Provence - 06600 Antibes – France
+33 (0)4 93 34 02 48
Hotel La Jabotte **
13 avenue Max Maurey – 06160 - Cap d' Antibes
+33 (0) 4 93 34 20 77
Hotel Le Ponteil **
11, Impasse Jean Mensier - 06600 Antibes
+33 (0)4 93 34 67 92
Hotel La Place *
1 Avenue du 24 Aout 06600 – Antibes
+33 (0)4 97 21 03 11