Nice Beaches


A great suggested itinerary for a day in Nice France would be spending a morning seeing some of the Nice attractions and an afternoon by the Nice beaches. Like many other French Riviera beaches, the Nice beaches are covered with galets, hard round marble-like pebbles sometimes as large as golf balls. The rocks have been worn smooth by the sea, but can still be uncomfortable to tender feet. Flip-flops or more stylish French beach shoes are highly recommended. For sunbathing, consider taking a padded mat or renting a sun lounger available at all the best beaches by Nice.

The best beaches by Nice are often private. The fifteen private Nice beaches alternate with the public areas. Most are clustered at the more scenic, western end of the bay close to old Nice. Some belong to seafront Nice hotels such as the Beau Rivage. Others welcome anyone willing to pay to 10 to 20 euros for a half-day or full-day pass. Renting a chaise longue, mattress, or parasol is extra. Outside food is also prohibited in these private areas – the best beaches by Nice expect you to buy food from their own restaurant. This is a good idea if you want to enjoy a day of luxury on a French beach; it can be very pleasant (though expensive) to have drinks brought right to your seat. Be sure to request a place on the premier ligne, closest to the Mediterranean and its cooling breeze. One quality private beach is the Castel Plage (plageis the French word for beach) at the foot of the Château, but all the private areas offer a welcome respite from the crowds and loud children on some of the other Nice beaches. If you only have a few days to spend on a French beach, paying for the private area can be well worth the cost.

A tip for a cheaper visit to the Nice beaches is to settle in on your own pad along the fence to a private beach. You can consume your own food and drink but still enjoy the music and atmosphere of the best beaches by Nice. If you visit the private Nice beaches for a sandwich, they will let you use their bathrooms. There are also free showers at regular intervals along the public Nice beaches. Sleeping on the Nice beaches used to be common, though illegal. It has become more difficult with the introduction of bright nighttime lights.

The sunbathing on French Riviera beaches often shocks American visitors. It is not unusual for women on a French beach to sunbathe topless, though on Nice France beaches full nudity is prohibited.

In Nice France beaches are most crowded in July and August, the standard vacation months in Europe. If you are visiting the Nice beaches in these months, you may need to call ahead to reserve a lounger or parasol. A visit to the French Riviera beaches is an essential part of any Côte d’Azur vacation and the best beaches by Nice are as good as any French beach.

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Hanalei Bay, Kauai, Hawaii


Considered by many locals to be the best swimming beach in Hawaii, Lanikai’s clear waters, clean, wide beach, and swaying coconut palms also make it a photographer’s dream. A mile-long stretch of powdered-sugar sand is perfect for sunbathing. Sparkling turquoise waters sheltered by a wide, protective offshore reef provide ideal swimming conditions. Other popular activities on Lanikai include kayaking, outrigger canoeing, sailing, surfing, and windsurfing. With the twin Mokulua Islands in the distance, Lanikai Beach truly lives up to its translated name of “heavenly sea.”

Go to Skiathos!


Lalaria beach! Even more beautiful in reality.


If you must choose only one island to go to in Greece I think you should choose Skiathos or Skopelos! Situated next to each other, both islands are beautiful and the destinations where they filmed Mamma Mia. The water is clear blue, the beaches are eather pebbly with smooth stones or sandy white. My boyfriend and I stayed the whole week at Skiathos and went to Skopelos for the whole day. It really felt like paradise (except from when we went to the most crowded, most popular and busy beach Koukonaries)!
We went on a day cruise around the island the second day and  got to se the famous and probably the world’s most beautiful beach Lalaria. It had a rock with a hole that you should swim through three times for eternity. Most of the days we actually went to the beach, but we didn’t sunbathe all the time. We bought beach tennis rackets and played on the beach. On evenings we walked by the beach to town and strolled in town. We ate out five nights of seven, which was so worth it! Greek food probably is my favorite!  We fell in love with a taverna which was situated in the old part of the town, they had an excellent view above the harbor and sea. Skopelos was really worth seeing as well, think I want to stay there the next time I’m going to Greece.

If you must choose only one island to go to in Greece I think you should choose Skiathos or Skopelos! Situated next to each other, both islands are beautiful and the destinations where they filmed Mamma Mia. The water is clear blue, the beaches are eather pebbly with smooth stones or sandy white. My boyfriend and I stayed the whole week at Skiathos and went to Skopelos for the whole day. It really felt like paradise (except from when we went to the most crowded, most popular and busy beach Koukonaries)!
We went on a day cruise around the island the second day and  got to se the famous and probably the world’s most beautiful beach Lalaria. It had a rock with a hole that you should swim through three times for eternity. Most of the days we actually went to the beach, but we didn’t sunbathe all the time. We bought beach tennis rackets and played on the beach. On evenings we walked by the beach to town and strolled in town. We ate out five nights of seven, which was so worth it! Greek food probably is my favorite!  We fell in love with a taverna which was situated in the old part of the town, they had an excellent view above the harbor and sea. Skopelos was really worth seeing as well, think I want to stay there the next time I’m going to Greece.

Aguadilla Beach




Aguadilla – in the top 10 of this year

Aguadilla is also known as “La Villa del Ojo de Agua” (village of the eye of water). Aguadilla vacations are also famous as “El Pueblo de los Tiburones” (town of the sharks), and recently “El Nuevo Jardin del Atlantico” (the new garden of the Atlantic). Aguadilla vacations are best known to visitors for the beaches and for traditional mundillo lace-making (bobbin lace). The most popular surfing beaches you’ll find on Aguadilla vacations include Crash Boat, famous for its crystal clear waters, Gas Chambers, and Wilderness. Among Aguadilla vacations’ main attractions you will find the popular “Parque Acuatico Las Cascadas”, a modern aquatic theme park, the biggest in the Caribbean and the “Merendero”, with a beautiful view of the town’s bay and the nearby Desecheo islet.

Aguadilla vacations are great

On Aguadilla vacations you will discover a city of almost 65,000 inhabitants (2000 census), located in the northwestern corner of the island of Puerto Rico. It is located on PR 2, one of the best freeways on the island, about twenty-five minutes from Arecibo and twenty minutes from Mayaguez. Aguadilla was for many years the home of Ramey Air Force Base. Upon its closing, the former base airport was converted into Aeropuerto Borinquen, one of the most active commercial airports around the island. Aguadilla vacations attract many internal tourists to the beautiful beaches, landmarks dating back to Spanish times.