Plage Zamenhof Beach – Port Canto
This beautiful beach has shallow waters and a sandy beach and also has amazing views without paying through the roof for a private beach club. Along the Croisette, there are two municipal run beaches, Plage Mace to the west and Plage Zamenhof to the east.
This sandy stretch of beach is run by the municipality which means there are certain services provided. These services include lockers, changing rooms, showers and toilets.
In addition, the umbrellas and chairs are available at a reduced rate and there is a lifeguard on duty. However, there are no food or alcoholic beverages allowed on the beach. You can only buy items from the snack stand which sells soft drinks and sandwiches. You can hire one of the 200 beach chairs or umbrellas which are available in morning or afternoon slots.
This beach is excellent for swimming as the sea is hallow here. Its situated at the east end of the long cove which is sheltered from the wind.
Plage du Casino Beach – Cannes la Croisette
You will find this beach situated between La Plage du Majestic Beach Club and the end of Promenade Robert Favre le Bret at the west end of a long cove which is perfectly sheltered from the wind.
Cannes train station is an easy walk to the beach and as parking is scarce it would be your best bet, however there are several paid parking options.
The beach is very clean and well maintained and is free to use. There are no sun loungers, chairs or umbrellas provided. This beach is close to the Palais des Festivals and is the first on the La Croisette stretch coming from the west. There are many snack stalls, coffee shops and cafes beach side and restaurants along the main promenade.
The beach is fairly wide perfect for beach games and if you have a large group and wish to spread out. The bay is shallow and sheltered and is great for paddling however there are no lifeguards.
Bijou Plage (Port Canto) Beach
This beach is situated just past Port Canto and before Palm Beach. Apart from the Plage des Rochers at Cannes La Bocca, this is the only completely non-smoking beaches in the Cannes area.
The beach has shallow waters curving along two sandy coves. The smaller cove, the Plage du Square Verdun has a nautical centre where you can rent paddle boards and small sailing boats. Bijou beach is proud to be a Handiplage beach which means it has ramp access and assistance for wheelchair users and there are also disabled toilets.
Between mid-April and 30th September dogs are forbidden in Cannes, but as of October 1st your pampered pooches can happily use the beach and always make sure you clean up after.
Unlike some of the other Cannes beaches, Plage du Bijou is further away from the road, so it is relatively peaceful. It’s a narrow beach and has a well and a palm lined boulevard running behind it. There are lovely views across the bay to the Cannes Lerins Islands of Ile de Saint Honorat and Ile Sainte-Marguerite, as well as the Esterel mountains.