picture1 of 2
2 of 2
Iggi Falcon/Getty Images

Key Info

Price & Hours

Free

Details

Beaches, Free Type
Half Day to Full Day Time to Spend

scorecard

  • 5.0Value
  • 3.0Facilities
  • 4.5Atmosphere

One of the main reasons to take a French Riviera vacation is to enjoy the beach. Some resorts stake out some private sand for their patrons, but you can also visit several beaches for free even if you're not staying at a seaside resort. Both the Plage du Ponteil and Plage de la Salis are very popular (read: very crowded) shorelines. From Old Town, you'll simply veer toward Port Vauban.

Recent visitors say the Plage du Ponteil beach is great for sunbathing and swimming with soft sand. Plage de la Salis also earns high praise for its soft sand, but both beaches can get crowded, according to recent sunbathers.

For a little more seclusion (and pebbles rather than sand), head south to Cap d'Antibes. For a party atmosphere, you can visit the beaches in Juan-les-Pins. 

See all Hotels in Antibes »

More Best Things To Do in Antibes

1 of 6
2 of 6
Type
Time to Spend
#1 Antibes Old Town

Described by visitors as "enchanting" and "lovely," the Old Town of Antibes, or vielle ville, is filled with quintessential cobblestone streets, small storefronts and charming cafes. Many past visitors said you should set aside half a day to get lost among Old Town's charming alleyways, stopping for a delicious crepe and some entertaining people-watching as you please.

Within the Old Town, you'll also find several other attractions, including the Picasso Museum, the market and Fort Carré.

Read more
LightFieldStudios/Getty Images
See full list of Best Things To Do in Antibes »

Explore More of Antibes

If you make a purchase from our site, we may earn a commission. This does not affect the quality or independence of our editorial content.

Recommended