Best Beach Bargains in Nice

Photo by Mary M. Payne

How expensive is a day at the beach in Nice?  The Nice-Matin recently published a comprehensive study of all Nice beaches, comparing the price of a lounge chair + parasol + lunch (Salade Nicoise, Coke and a coffee).   And the winners are… Miami Beach, near Fabron, with Opera Plage across from Old Nice in a close second!

With most beaches charging around 20€ for day’s use of a lounge chair and parasol,  Miami Beach stood out at only 11€ for the day, and Opera Plage and Florida Plage (near Gambetta) were close seconds at a very reasonable 14€.  Don’t forget that you can cut the price even further if you go after lunch for the half-day deal… and with the sun still out at 8pm, you’ll still have a nice long time to bake.

Least expensive lunch on the beach?  The venerable Opera Plage!   Their Salad Nicoise was only 13.50€, a Coke only 3.50€.   Runners up at 14€ and 4€ were Miami, Neptune and Blue Beach (both near the Negresco).  In general, a beachside cuppa coffee will run about 2.50€, but you can save a few centimes at Florida (2.20€), and Miami, Blue Beach, and Lido Plage, where it’s 2.30€.

Overall most expensive?  Ruhl Plage takes the dubious honor, with Hi Beach and Castel Plage close behind, setting you back 22-25€ for the beach day, and 24-25€ for the lunch.

Nice-Matin: Les tarifs des plages mettent-ils le consommateur sur le sable? 

Photo credit: Mary M. Payne,

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