Mediterranean 3 week vacation.
Replies: 33 - Last Post: Jan 18, 2013 7:10 AM Last Post By: neckervd
Jan 11, 2013 10:29 PM
15The city of Nice did not 'got one' and has not 'made' the beach as it was there long time before the city was born, probably after the time when the continent Pangäa get splitted. To compare this part with others like Rio or Barcelona makes no sense at all. The 8km here offer of course some activities like volley ball places (with sand) but for the rest ist's just a part between the waterfront and the land cleaned up each morning at 6. There cannot be sand on as the geographic situation makes that the last moutains of the southern French Alps are just ending here and on some places it go immediatly down to 700 meters under the water. Some people like it, others like you dont - thats all what is OK !
Jan 12, 2013 1:42 AM
Jan 12, 2013 1:49 AM
17To be fiar,the OP didn't specify what knid of beach they were looking for,nor what they have to compare it to.Maybe they will like the one in NIce?
People do like different types..I know people that don't like sand at all and prefer the rocks,even here in Sicily.Personally i like quiet and tropical...not Copacabana (full of ball games and too crowded) and not Bondi either (full of English tourists) .
Give me a deserted beach in the Phillipines or Indonesia any day ;-)
Still...my personal opinion is that Nice is quite uninteresting and the beach is nothing special.
Jan 12, 2013 2:01 AM
Jan 12, 2013 8:01 AM
19You still insist on putting your definition of a 'great beach' on other people jedger. Suppose my definition of a great beach is not about surfing or sand or volleyball but about how many good looking women in bikinis there are per square metre? In particular, I grade them by how many good looking women in bikinis who speak French there are. Nice then is probably right up near the top of that list. OK?
You also say, Nice is a great city. I disagree. I don't particularly like Nice and would far rather spend my time elsewhere in the Area. Antibes is my favourite town in that area actually. But I am not going to try and tell you that you would prefer Antibes over Nice. Try and grasp the point. An opinion is not a fact, it is just an opinion.
You being surprised to find a pebble beach jedger is your issue, it does not mean anyone going there for the first time will be surprised just because you were. Your being surprised speaks more about your limited expectations and knowledge than about what others would think of it. There are probably as many pebble beaches in the world as sandy beaches. Why would anyone be surprised by that?
Jan 12, 2013 9:59 AM
Jan 12, 2013 2:44 PM
21Thank you to everyone's responses! Yes I am looking for opinions and advice Travelinstyle or why else would I be on here in the first place? Thank you to person who gave me the advice on their opinions of the beach at nice! That is what I like is people's opinions and backing with statements of why they like or dislike it! So to be more specific yes we do love nice sandy beaches, but we have already been to Australia in which we loved it, but we are looking for something like that in the Mediterranean plus the different culture and food! I herd someone that said the cinque terre is not a very nice beach or place? Why is that? Is there a better area along the Mediterranean near Italy that would be a good place to spend 3 or 4 days with nice sandy beaches and clear water and neat night life and culture? Also no one has yet to hand any advice on transportation along the Mediterranean? Is there a train that will go along my routes along the coast from Barcelona to Rome? Please indulge! And thanks to everyone who has given input on this thread, very much appreciated!
Jan 12, 2013 3:30 PM
22To get a few things straight here..................
The OP did not say anything about what sort of beach he was seeking anywhere, and in my post i did not indicate he did.
It was my observation about about the beach at Nice, alone that caused people to comment on it.
And i still think it crappy compared to others, and a sterile kind of place..............So shoot me, OK?
Jan 12, 2013 8:38 PM
Jan 13, 2013 12:08 AM
CT is certainly not a place for beaches.
It is a trekking/hiking destination,with pretty small towns and millions of tourists walking along paths high up above the sea.
Italy is not the best place for 'nice sandy beaches' IMHO.Though there are some very nice ones in the south,and in particular in Sicily and Sardinia.
Jan 13, 2013 12:15 AM
25On the transport...you can do all of that by train.
To get onto the CT or to Monte Argentario you will have to get off the main train lines for sure.......I don't know how to get to Monte Argentario by public transport,but getting to Grosseto from Viareggio is easy enough.
Jan 13, 2013 2:07 AM
26Transport along the coast.
From Barcelona take the regional train to Figueras - 1st change
From here with the French TGV to Nimes - 2nd change / 2h30 + 22€
From Nimes to Nice with regional or national / 4 or 5 h + minimum 38€
Information from http://www.voyages-sncf.com/
For Spain http://www.renfe.com/EN/viajeros/index.html
For Italy http://www.trenitalia.com
Jan 13, 2013 2:23 AM
27If time on your trip for a stop have a look here http://marseillecityofculture.eu/
Jan 13, 2013 2:40 AM
Jan 13, 2013 3:11 AM
29About nightlife in July you have the choice between St. Tropez, Juan les Pins, Cannes and with higher level Monaco of course. Also at the beach between Antibes and Villeneuve-Lobet. All kind of discos, bars, clubs and a lot of young folks. Wherever it's a question of money as the entrance fees are high.
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