The beautiful beaches around Antibes and Juan Les Pins

Antibes is a top-notch tourist destination between Cannes and Nice in the south of France. The old town with its winding streets, Picasso Museum, and the free commune of the Safranier, which offers a picture postcard setting; the rampart with its port where yachts like to come, the Fort Carré overlooking old Antibes and Marina Baie des Anges, which attracts lots of tourists all year long. As for attractions, apart from the famous Marineland Park with water shows, the beaches of Antibes are important tourist attractions as well. We invite you to discover the most interesting beaches around Antibes and the unusual ones that we discovered.


Map of Antibes POIs and its neighboring towns

The most famous beaches of Antibes

Gravette beach in Antibes

In the centre of Antibes, 3 beaches stand out. The first one, the most remarkable in our opinion is Gravette beach. Located below old Antibes and behind Vauban port, this sandy beach is surrounded by ramparts and offers a beautiful view of Cap d’Antibes.

Ponteil beach in Antibes and the old city

Further west, in the direction of Cap d’Antibes, Ponteil beach is a Handiplage. There is much to talk about Salis beach in Antibes, but for us Ponteil beach deserves better recognition. Away from the road, this long sandy beach offers one of the most beautiful views of Old Antibes.

Salis beach in Antibes in summer

How not to mention Salis beach, the most famous beach in Antibes? Located just before Cap d’Antibes, this sandy beach remains very pleasant although the proximity of the road can be disturbing to families with children.

The beaches of Cap d’Antibes

Cap d’Antibes is located between Antibes and Juan les Pins. The most famous beach of the Cap d’Antibes is Garoupe beach. Mainly private, this sandy beach is not’s favourite! In our opinion, if you are looking for a sandy beach, you do not come to Cap d’Antibes but rather to the beaches of Juan les Pins or Antibes.

Creek in the Cap d'Antibes

For, looking for a beach in Cap d’Antibes is to seek paradise, a wild area! For this, we recommend the beaches of Billionaires bay through Douaniers street. Easily accessible through footpaths (take care to avoid it when the sea is rough – see our detailed listings to find the various beaches), this path hides a few beautiful creeks in an idyllic landscape. Argent faux beach is unusual with its concrete beach and small natural pool among the rocks.

Argent Faux beach in Cap d'Antibes

The beaches around Juan les Pins

Juan les Pins, Antibes’ seaside resort, also has a few interesting beaches. The Big sandy beach of Juan les Pins (the eastern beach of the resort) is the most famous but also the busiest!

Beach of Juan les Pins

The closer you get to the city centre of Juan les Pins, the more private beaches you will get. In our opinion, the most interesting beaches of Juan les Pins are located to the east around Gallice port.

Gallice beach in Juan les Pins in october

Those beaches are the least known (as not shown). They are located around Gallice port. The first one, Gallice beach is entirely public and the second one, Crouton beach, also has a private area.

Crouton beach in Juan les Pins in december

What to discover around Antibes

Thanks to Sophia Antipolis technopole, Antibes is active all year round. We introduced in a previous article the must see areas around Antibes and Juan les Pins if you have children; the most interesting is Marineland Park (a park featuring aquatic animals through shows). Concerning events, the Cannes film festival starts in May with Monaco Formula 1 grand prix, the jazz festival in Juan les Pins and Nice start in July.


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