Nice, France is perhaps best known for the string of beaches that line its beautiful crescent bay. Some are public and free, while others are private and require either an entrance fee or a chair rental fee. This photo is of public Beau Rivage Beach in Nice, looking toward the private Opera Beach.
Beau Rivage is popular with families because of its shallow water. There are public showers and toilets at the entrance. It also has a lifeguard and first-aid station from mid-June to September. The nearby Beau Rivage Private Beach Restaurant has been called the best beach restaurant in Nice, but if it is a bit pricey, there are many less expensive options just a short walk away in the Old Town.