Beach activities in Cannes
Cannes is blessed with sandy beaches, although much of the stretch along bd de la Croisette is taken up by private beaches. This arrangement leaves only a small strip of free sand near the Palais des Festivals for the bathing hoi polloi; the much bigger Plage du Midi and Plage de la Bocca, west of Vieux Port, are also free.
Rates for private beaches range from €15 to €25 at the relaxed and family-friendly Plage Vegaluna (water sports available) to €34/30/38 for the blue loungers on the front row/other rows/pier of the super-stylish Z Plage, the beach of Hôtel Martinez. Book ahead.