La Garoupe Beach Antibes

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La Garoupe Beach Antibes

La Garoupe Beach at Antibes is one of the most famous and exclusive sandy beaches on the Côte-d’Azur, located in a picturesque bay with cliffs and views towards Nice.

La Garoupe Beach at Cap d'Antibes
The beautiful and popular sand beach La Garoupe at Cap d’Antibes

La Garoupe Beach Antibes

La Garoupe Beach Antibes is very beautifully located in a small bay with cliffs on each side. There are several private areas with rental chairs and umbrellas.

A smaller area is public, but if you walk a little out of the beautiful coastal path Sentier du Tirepoil, there are several areas you can enjoy. Read about the amazing hike here.

La Garoupe is a sandy beach with fantastic clear water. The view doesn’t disappoint. You can see the whole bay to Nice and the mountains in the background.

The Restaurants at La Garoupe Beach

There are several restaurants on the beach in different price ranges: Plage Keller & Le Cesar, Pavillon Beach.

History of the beach

The beach has a wonderful history from the 1920s. At the end of the Belle Époque period, a well-known American society couple bought a villa on Cap d’Antibes. They spent the winter cleaning the beach so that in the summer they could welcome their famous friends.

Ernest Hemingway, Pablo Picasso and Francis Scott Fitzgerald were among the first to enjoy this sublime beach.

Facilities La Garoupe Beach:

  • Rental of sun loungers and umbrellas
  • Lifeguard
  • Family friendly
  • Sand beach
  • Toilet
  • Restaurants
  • Pontoon in the water with slide in summer

Map of fire jellyfish at the beaches: https://meduse.acri.fr/carte/carte.php

How to get to La Garoupe Beach?

By car, you follow the signs towards Cap d’Antibes, and turn left at the sign “Plage de la Garoupe”.  The beach is located about 2-3 km from the center of Antibes. It takes about 40 minutes to walk there and it’s a very nice walk.

Bus no. 2 from Antibes goes close to the beach.

Parking at La Garoupe Beach Antibes

There are both private and public parking. In high season, you have to come early or late. There is mostly parking on the long Avenue André Sella – see Google Map at the end of the article.

Out of season, the place is used a lot for the hike around Cap d’Antibes.

3 fantastic villas just around the corner

Also read about the 3 fantastic villas located on Cap d’Antibes. Villa Eilenroc, Chateau de la Croë (owned by Roman Abramovich) and Chateau de la Garoupe, currently seized by the French State.

By Mette A.W. – 2022

The beach is open all year, but the restaurants and sunbed hire are from mid-March to mid-October.

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