This coastal walk around Cap d’Antibes is simply amazing in many ways. First of all, everyone can join in, as the trip is not strenuous. And secondly, the experiences are unique and a string of beautiful impressions awaits the approx. 4.8 km long trip.
The trip starts at La Garoupe beach and takes you along the coast of really beautiful paths to Argent Faux bay (also called Billionaire bay) and from here through the residential areas back to the starting point.
Coastal walk – Cap d’Antibes
- Length 4.8 km
- Difficulty: easy
- Time consumption: 1.5 hours excluding breaks
- Elevation: +/- 30 m.
Legend has it that the Tirepoil trail (literally hair pull) takes its name from the ubiquitous sea breeze that shakes your hair.
Nature from its most beautiful side
Along the entire coastline you will find the most beautiful and charming small bays with the clearest water you can almost find.
You will also be able to experience a varied nature with a wide variety of flower species and changing landscapes. The whole area is protected and must be respected due to the unique flora and fauna.
Dolphins in the sea
If you keep a sharp eye out over the sea on the fine view terrace, you may be lucky enough to see dolphins frolicking in the sea.
With the sea on one side, you can on the other hand experience some of Antibes historic and architectural famous buildings.
You can see them in that order: Chateau de la Garoupe from 1907, Chateau de la Croë from 1927, which for a time was the home of the Duke of Windsor and his infamous wife, Wallis Simpson (today owned by Roman Abramovich) and finally Villa Eilinroc from 1867. The villa was a gift to Antibes from its last owner, Hélène Beaumont, back in 1982 and beautifully represents the Belle Époque era in French history.
The beaches on Cap d’Antibes
On this trip you can experience a total of 5 beaches. To start with, the trip starts from Plage de la Garoupe, then in this order you will meet Plage Cap Cros, Plage Eilen Roc, Plage Argent Faux and finally Plage Baie Milliardaires.
The return trip from Bay of Billionaires
When you reach the Bay of Billionaires, the trip returns to the starting point through the residential areas by taking Avenue Mrs. Beaumont and then Avenue de la Tour Gandolphe.
cityxee recommends: Park by the large car park along the André Sella avenue.
By Tommy Sverre – 2022
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