The public beaches of Cannes

Published on 8 June 2021
Swimming costume on … ready?

Find out where to lay your towel this summer!

8 km of fine sand, crystal-clear waters, Esterel massif and Lérins Islands on the horizon, the public beaches of Cannes are strung out from Mouré Rouge to BoccaCabana via the Croisette and the Plages du Midi. Totally free, equipped with showers, there are 13 public beaches that invite you to enjoy the sun.

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Right on the Croisette

Gently shelving, ideal for swimming, the first public beach on the Croisette is the Plage du Palais des Festivals. Close to the private Majestic Beach, the Macé Beach is the largest public beach of the Croisette West. At the end of the Croisette East, another public beach invites you to relax with its view of the bay of Cannes and the Esterel Massif. One of the busiest as access to the sea is so pleasant here.

Zamenhof Beach under municipal management

At kiosk 6, at the end of the Boulevard de la Croisette, is Zamenhof Beach and its well-spaced sunbeds. From 15 June to 15 September, this beach equipped with deckchairs, umbrellas and low tables can accommodate up to 350 people. All summer, a team of lifeguards monitor this part of the beachfront for safe swimming. On this beach, you’ll also find the educational fish, to raise awareness about protecting the sea and coast. This summer in Cannes, it will tour the public beaches to swallow up in its metal belly up to 2.5 m3 of waste.

More information on rates and times here.

Handiplage on Bijou Beach

At Pointe Croisette, this beach adapted to the four main deficiencies – motor, visual, auditory and mental – has high-performance equipment dedicated to leisure. Open every day from 9.00am to 7.00pm in July and August, Handiplage provides adapted, free supervision.

More information on access conditions here.

Mourre Rouge Beach

On Boulevard Eugène Gazagnaire, between rock dikes, a wooded pontoon and small fishing harbour, Mourre Rouge Beach extends for 700 metres. Its turquoise waters and breathtaking view of the island of Sainte-Marguerite make it one of the most popular among locals, as well as lovers of water activities. From 7 to 77 years old, they practise kitesurfing, diving, sailing or paddleboard here.

The Plages du Midi

With their view of the Esterel and Lérins Islands, the Plages du Midi are the ideal spot for a family day on the beach. Games, offshore raft, beach volleyball court, the activities are many and varied to entertain adults and children alike. Starting after the private Waikiki beach and undulating off to the beaches of La Bocca, the Plages du Midi invite you to laze around all day. Don’t forget your parasol!

Bocca Beach

Inspired by the most beautiful spots at the ends of the earth, the coastline of BoccaCabana extends more than 5 km. Lined with palm trees, this stretch of seaside bordering the beach also appeals to the more sporty types thanks to its “fitness & street workout”.

Free shuttles to the beach in Cannes

This summer, 2 free shuttles drop you directly next to your towel at the beach (well, almost)! The BoccaCabana shuttle departs every 15 minutes from 7.00am to 7.15pm, every day including Sundays and Bank holidays. And the brand new Moure Rouge summer shuttle from 7.00am to 11.00pm every day until 15 September. Departs: Roseraie car park with advantageous rates (€1.5 the 3hr and 3hr the 6hr).

More information about the route and timetables here.