Villefranche-sur-Mer Beach is a very nice and cozy beach with coarse sand. The long narrow beach houses many small snack bars with both food, drink and ice cream.
It is one of the very few public beaches on the coast where there is no private area. It is possible to rent sun loungers but not umbrellas.
The beach is very family friendly and many locals use it especially late in the day. The bay, off the beach, is in high season very visited by sailboats and cruise ships, which are anchored and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. It gives a special atmosphere to the whole beach.
On both sides of the beach there are coastal paths to Nice and Cap-Ferrat respectively.
Facilities of Villefranche-sur-Mer Beach
- Rental of sun loungers/mattresses
- Lifeguard July and August
- Family friendly
- Coarse-grained sandy beach
- Snack bars
- No need for bath shoes
- Nets to keep jellyfish and fire jellyfish out, but only in summer
Map of beaches with fire jellyfish: https://meduse.acri.fr/carte/carte.php
How to get to Villefranche-sur-Mer Beach
If you come by car, you drive through the city and turn into the parking by the beach.
The train station is close to the beach.
Bus 80 goes right to the beach.
Parking Villefranche-sur-Mer Beach
Along the entire beach, it is possible to park for a fee. There are approximately 400 places.
By Mette F.W. – 2022
The beach is open all year, but the snack bars and sunbed hire are open between March and October
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