Are you a traveler, an adventurer, or a tourist from the UK considering a beach vacation in a city in France? Antibes should be at the top of your list of cities to visit. Located in the French Riviera, this city is home to some of the world’s most stunning and spectacular beaches. You will discover a diverse and wide range of services and amenities to keep you hooked for the duration of your stay. Here is a guide I have prepared to help visitors and tourists from the UK find their way around Antibes and its beaches. But first, what do you know about Antibes?

Antibes: what you should Know

Between Nice and Cannes, Antibes, the second-largest town on the French Riviera, provides both opulent attractions and old-world charm. It has five-star hotels, Michelin-starred restaurants, and the largest harbor in the Mediterranean, which is packed with superyachts during its peak season from May through well into September.

Antibes has long attracted vibrant tourists. Every year, the city attracts a glitterati crowd, but it has also served as an inspiration for famous painters like Claude Monet, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Pablo Picasso, to mention a few. It has a turquoise ocean, gentle white sand beaches, and canopies of pines, acacias, and cypress trees. Red-roofed Mediterranean homes emerge from the hillsides.

The Lovely and Sandy Beaches of Antibes

In my opinion, the main attractions to this ancient town are the beaches you find outlining the town. Here the best Antibes Beaches you are sure to enjoy:

Plage de la Gravette

Ideal for a family seeking to sunbathe, and swim, Plage de la Gravette is the beach to go to and have fun. It is situated in the center of Antibes, close to the Picasso museum and the little antique town. It is ideal for little children to play in mostly because it is protected by the wind and does not pose much of a threat to the little ones. Not only that, but it is also a great spot to learn to stand up paddleboard. You can also hire a paddleboard if you’re experienced and want to relish the pleasures of this beach.

Plage de la Salis

For a pleasant enjoyable day in the sun, I will recommend this beautiful and spacious beach. Indeed, Plage de la Salis which is conveniently located close to Antibes’s historic center is ideal for a fun day on the beach with loved ones. You will find several beachside bars and restaurants where you can easily get something to eat, grab a cold drink, or snack on. The most intriguing aspect of Plage de la Salis is the clear waters of the beach, which makes it ideal and beautiful for swimming as you enjoy your holiday.

Juan-les-Pins Beach

For tourists and travelers looking for a beach in Antibes bustling and bubbling with energy, Juan-les-Pins beach is the place to be. Only a short walk from the center of the town, this beach is widely known for its vibrant energy; where you can find plenty of water sports and lots of young people. You can jetski, go parasailing or even windsurfing depending on what tickles your fancy.

For those who might not want to participate actively in the sporty fun of the beach, this beach offers one of the best scenery. You can sit at one of its numerous beachside bars sipping a cocktail, or a cold drink while enjoying the scenery.

Antibes Yacht Club Beach

As a traveler and tourist interested in sailing and boating, this is the best destination to go to in Antibes. The Antibes Yacht Club Beach is a simple and modest beach that houses the needs of people interested in sailing and boating. The beach houses the Antibes Yacht Club situated on the shores of the beach which is located not far from the town’s historic center. Here, you can learn to sail for a fee and rent or hire a sailboat, for those experienced in the art of sailing.

This is usually one beach that attracts many tourists from the UK and across Europe to enjoy the beauty of the beach and the people on the beach. The bars and restaurants on the beach are also good places for a quick lunch or a cold drink.

Other Places to Visit in Antibes

Aside from the beautiful beaches in Antibes, there are other places to visit which could equally give you the thrill you want to experience as a tourist. Places like the Picasso Museum in Chateau Grimaldi, the Safranier Free Commune, Cap d’Antibes, and The Naval and Napoleonic Museum.

One very important festival you have in Antibes is the Jazz festival that holds once every year. The Jazz a Juan festival is put on annually by Juan-les-Pins and Antibes. It boasts of having Dave Brubeck, Stevie Wonder, and, Ravi Coltrane as their past guests. The majority of the band performing during the festival are originally from New Orleans, which is the sister city and patron of the Jazz influences in Antibes.

The Best Time to Visit Antibes

I would recommend fall as the ideal season to visit Antibes because of the pleasant weather, decreasing crowds, and lower accommodation prices. The best time to book a reasonable hotel fare is during the low season, which is winter. However, the unavailability of accommodations as so many would be shut down to be reopened in the busy seasons might put you off a bit. Another lovely season is spring, although more and more people are traveling throughout summer. Tourists from the UK move around by public bus or by hiring from a reputable car rental service.

In conclusion, Antibes offers some of the most stunning beaches in France, and whether you’re searching for a family-friendly beach or a busy beach scene, there’s something for everyone. I would suggest not forgetting to pack your thrill for adventure and lots of sunscreen!

About the Author

I am Mehdi Ramzi, the founder of the blog "Hello French Riviera", dedicated to the French Riviera. I am passionate about this region and I share my knowledge about the activities, places and events not to be missed. I am also an avid surfer and chess player. I am a big fan of Arsenal and I am passionate about technology. I combine my passion for the French Riviera and technology by running this blog.

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