Three things you’ll love about the pebbly beaches in Nice

You may be surprised to discover that there is an abundance of pebble beaches in Nice. This includes the famous La Plage Publique de Beau Rivage and Opera Plage, easily some of the best beaches in the south of France. While the distinct lack of sand might come as a shock at first, it’s certainly not something that tourists should turn their noses up at. After all, this unique feature is one of the things that makes the city such a wonderful and special place to visit. With this in mind, here are three things you’ll love about the pebbly beaches in Nice.

Less hassle

Yes, it’s nice to lie on the sand – but it doesn’t half cause problems. Just consider how annoying it can be to traipse sand back to your accommodation or to have it stick to your body as you leave the sea. Let’s not even get started on having a picnic on a sandy beach! Meanwhile, there’s just none of this hassle when it comes to pebble beaches – yet another reason to head to Nice.

Games

No, you can’t build a sandcastle. However, you can still get a lot of fun out of the pebbles on the coast. Families with young children might want to see who can find the most uniquely shaped stone to take home as a souvenir. Meanwhile, couples might want to go for a stroll along the seafront before seeing how far they can both skim a stone across the ocean on one of the best beaches in the south of france.

Distinction

Sand beaches are a little cliché. Meanwhile, there’s something rather extraordinary about the pebbly ones found in Nice. They emit a truly distinctive Mediterranean vibe that sets it apart from other locations in Europe and beyond. If anything it will certainly create a fantastic photo opportunity to capture your stay in such a breath-taking city.

It’s time to explore!

Pebbles beaches are just one of the many amazing sights that you’ll get to explore during your trip to Nice. It certainly won’t take you long to realise why people prefer them to sandy ones. If you’re putting the final touches on your trip, be sure to check out HB Property to find vacation apartments in Nice.

With just a 2-hour flight time from the UK, Nice is the ideal hotspot for an alternative city break. From the Bay of Angels, the most beautiful urban beachfront in Europe, to the gorgeous old town, there’s so much to see and do. It really is so much nicer to have a city break in Nice!

Must see sights

Though it’s perfectly possible to spend a long weekend simply strolling along the fabulous Promenade des Anglais, Nice has more than enough attractions to fill as a city break destination and leave you wanting more. From the warren of bustling and picturesque streets that make up the old town with its incredible flower market, to the mesmerising Matisse and Chagall museums, Nice is thrillingly cosmopolitan and cultured. Don’t miss a deviation from the Promenade des Anglais to the newly opened Promenade du Paillon, a green space that cuts through the heart of town with fountains and sculptures, then continue up Castle Hill for astonishing views over Nice and to the sea.

Unmissable eats

Eating in Nice is as laidback as the city itself. Enjoy the traditional and delicious chickpea socca pancakes (they’re also gluten free!) or a proper Salade Nicoise as you gaze across the Mediterranean. Beautiful southern stuffed vegetables and salty and delicious Pissaladiere are perfect washed down with some delicious rosé for a healthy and flavoursome lunch. From Michelin starred restaurants like the outstanding Chantecler to the mouthwatering array of seafood at La Petite Maison in the old town, you’ll love the Mediterranean diet.

Perfect places to stay

The Riviera has long been synonymous with style and luxury. The best way to enjoy a city break is to have one that puts you in the heart of the action . If you want to pop to the local boulangerie for a croissant or enjoy the best coffee in town at the Brulerie des Cafés Indien that has been roasting its own beans since the 1940s, have a picnic on the beach or grab a terrace table at Les Distilleries Idéales to enjoy the sunset, then an apartment offers you all the flexibility you need for the nicest city break in Nice. At HB Property we have a property to suit your needs, so contact us today for more details.