Cannes in the open air : Beaches and sports

Cannes in the open air : Beaches and sports

Cannes, capital of outdoor sports

Cannes is well known for its glamour with its palaces, luxury, stars and conventions. However, this former small fishing village has much more than glamour to offer.

Indeed, Cannes is considered the capital of outdoor sports thanks to its seaside, its beaches and its mild climate. The city of Cannes is known worldwide for the quality and supply of outdoor sports.

Physical activities in Cannes

For this purpose, the municipality of Cannes has set up a range of outdoor routes and activities to discover the city of Cannes on land and sea.

On the programme, cycling, paddle, swimrun, running and many other routes for different levels!

Thanks to the "Cannes Sport" mobile application, you will be able to prepare your route, follow the itinerary and performances, discover new sports, visualize live the state of the sea and the weather conditions.

Find all the features of the application here.

ZOOM on some activities

The Green Lung - The Cross of the Guards

This natural forest park of Cannes has 80 hectares of vegetation, 20km of which are dedicated to well-being thanks to a health trail and a 360° panorama of the city of Cannes and its many architectural features. During your walk you can discover the 5 belvederes trail which offers different viewpoints on the Bay of Cannes, its islands, the Estérel massif and the Préalpes d'azur. Walks and picnics among the mimosas, cycling, running, everything is possible! It's up to you to find what you are looking for in the heart of Cannes' vegetation.

The Cross of the Guards
The Cross of the Guards

Boccacabana - Cannes la bocca

The embellishment of the commune of Cannes continues along the coast to Cannes la Bocca. There is a space dedicated to well-being with an extended promenade, but also a sports area with an extended cycle track and an outdoor gym park at the Etienne Romano roundabout. With an idyllic setting facing the sea, open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, you will find 5 fitness machines and numerous fixed and parallel bars of different heights. This gym park is totally free and open to the public, so there are no excuses not to work out!

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Outdoor gym park - Picture Patrice Lapoirie
Outdoor gym park - Picture Patrice Lapoirie

Le beach volley

Do you want to go to the beach with friends but also to do an activity? No problem, Cannes thinks of everything! You will find 4 beach volleyball courts open 24 hours a day. Here is where to find them:

- Plage la bocca, 2 courts on beach n°16, Boulevard du midi-louise moreau
- Parc Picaud, 2 courts (reserved for high level and volleyball clubs)

Many other activities on land and in the sea can be discovered on the coast.

Cannes beaches not to be missed

Speaking of the sea, you all know that Cannes is open to the Mediterranean Sea and offers white sandy beaches (as opposed to Nice, where you will put your towels on pebbles), beaches that attract many tourists every year. Fine sand, idyllic setting on the Cannes islands (Lérins islands), everything is gathered to spend a wonderful summer.

Public beaches

There are 13 public beaches to discover, including the Palais des Festivals beach with its fine sand and the Macé beach, which is the most popular in summer. Here is a list of the most beautiful public beaches in Cannes:

- Macé, Zamenhof located at the Boulevard de la Croisette
- Palais des Festivals
- Plages du midi, surrounded by ice cream parlours and restaurants
- Palm beach, ideal for a family picnic
- Gazagniaire, offers a breathtaking view

Public beaches
Public beaches - Cannes

Private beaches

For those who love glamour and luxury, Cannes offers 33 private beaches with restaurants, sunbeds, mattresses, parasols and private pontoons where prices vary greatly depending on the entertainment, services and above all the reputation. Among them, you will be spoilt for choice at La Mandala, Long beach, Carlton beach, Bijou plage, Baoli beach, La Môme Plage, among the most famous.

To find all the activities in and around Cannes as well as all the restaurants and bars, go to our news page to download our Cannes guide.

So, what are you waiting for to drink a cocktail in the sun?

Private beaches
Private beaches - Cannes


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