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The seaside resorts of the Alpes Maritimes (France) along the Côte d’Azur

Our guide presents 19 seaside resorts along the Alpes Maritimes coastline to help you prepare your stay with renting a privately owned Alpes Maritimes holiday property or holiday rental at the Cote d’Azur.

The major resorts of Alpes Maritimes

Antibes old town (vieille Antibes)

There are six major seaside resorts in the Alpes maritimes. To visit them you can:

  • Reserve your Cannes holiday rental property right now to enjoy the sandy beaches at Croisette or the Boulevard de Midi. The area of Suquet, the historical centre of Cannes, offers a magnificent view over the Bay of Cannes which is one of the most popular seaside resorts in the whole area.
  • Stay at an Antibes holiday rental to enjoy the lively old town all year round with its ramparts and museums, the Marineland Park and of course its sand or pebble beaches.
  • Take a Nice holiday rental and enjoy some of the numerous sites waiting for you to explore such as Old Nice, the château, the port or the Promenade des Anglais. Twenty pebble beaches are to be found along the Promenade des Anglais and the Quai des États-Unis
  • If you wish to holiday close to the Italian border you could rent a holiday property at Menton. Menton and enjoy its Lemon Festival (fête du citron - end February/beginning March). This seaside resort with its lovely seafront is a very popular destination, it also has four beaches.  
  • Rent a Mandelieu la Napoule holiday property to visit the capital of Mimosas at the gateway to Cannes. Several beaches can be found here including one at the foot of the Château de la Napoule. The casino and an excellent golf course can be found by the seafront.
  • Stay at a Juan les Pins holiday rental and enjoy the Jazz Festival in July or simply go to enjoy the lively atmosphere all year round. This seaside resort has lovely sandy beaches and some pleasant creeks at the Cap d’Antibes.

The small and family seaside resorts of Alpes Maritimes

Cagnes sur Mer Port (France - Cros de Cagnes)

The Côte d’Azur has five seaside resorts that are highly suitable for families. You can consult our guide to the Alpes Maritimes to learn more about the different towns of this area.

The upmarket seaside resorts on the Côte d'Azur

Villefrance sur Mer and the old town

After Nice in the direction of Italy, the seaside resorts become more upmarket. They have however managed to keep their old world charm.

  • Rent a holiday property at Villefranche sur Mer and stay at one of the most beautiful places along the Mediterranean coast, only 8 km from Nice. This seaside resort will charm you with its old town and citadel.  Of the three beaches available, two of them are sandy.
  • Reserve a Saint Jean Cap Ferrat holiday rental property to visit the Villa Rothschild and see one of the loveliest headlands of the Côte d’Azur. The beaches are mostly sandy here.
  • Rent a holiday home at Beaulieu sur Mer, a place that is highly popular for its warm winter climate and the bay of ‘ants’. There is a lovely walk from here to Saint Jean Cap Ferrat and two sandy beaches are available.
  • Stay at an Eze holiday rental in this delightful hillside village with its old houses and tiny streets. The charm of a traditional seaside village with five beaches, four of them of pebbles.
  • Lodge at the gateway to Monaco in a Cap d’Ail rental property between the Tête de Chien hill and the sea. Some of the protected beaches are sand, some pebbles. Take the enjoyable walk of around 3 km around the Pointe des Douaniers.
  • Rent a holiday property at Roquebrune Cap Martin to visit the oldest dungeon in France and its peninsula with its cabin, Le Corbusier. Some of the beaches at this resort are sand, some pebbles.