Whether you are based in Antibes or just visiting the beautiful town for the day, a visit to the spectacular Antibes beach clubs is an absolute must. Some of Cote D’Azur’s most impressive and opulent beach clubs are found in this stunning part of the French Riveria.
Antibes is a short train ride from Nice which makes it a perfect day out. With cobbled streets, an impressive marina, and lots of beaches to choose from, it’s easy to see why it’s so popular.
And what stands out about the Antibes Beach Clubs is you can experience 5-star service for a small price tag (I’m looking at you Mykonos & Ibiza!).
1. Royal Beach Antibes
A very quick stroll from the center of Antibes and located just beneath its historic walls, you’ll find Royal Beach Antibes. Located at the end of Plage du Ponteil, Royal Beach Antibes offers a private beach club experience with 170 sun loungers to choose from and table service.
And considering that this is Antibes, the price for sun beds are some of the best on the entire French Riveria. Enjoy a lengthy lunch at the restaurant at Royal Beach Antibes, with plenty of water activities options to partake in after you’ve digested your delicious salad.
Royal Beach Antibes Prices
Prices for sun loungers:
- 1st Row €30
- 2nd Row €20
- Raised Deck Area €30
- Towel Rental €8
Website: Royal Beach Antibes
2. Cap D’Antibes Beach Hotel
The 5-Star luxury Cap D’Antibes Beach Hotel is closer to Juan-les-Pins but it’s one of the finest Antibes beach clubs in the area. And best of all you don’t need to be a guest to enjoy this incredible beach club in Antibes.
There’s no better place for visitors looking for a day to be pampered and treated like royalty than at Cap D’Antibes Beach Hotel. The sublime spa and treatment center has an array of treatments that non-hotel guests can reserve for the ultimate spa and beach day.
Enjoy drinks and either a spectacular lunch or dinner at Le Cap Restaurant. You’ll also find a Michelin Star restaurant, Les Pecheurs which is a foodie’s dream and reservations are needed months in advance.
Cap D’Antibes Beach Hotel Prices
Prices for sun loungers:
- 1st Row €60 (Months of June, July, August, September)
- 2nd Row €40 (Months of June, July, August, September)
- 1st Row €35 (Months of April, May & October)
- 2nd Row €25 (Months of April, May & October)
- Towel Rental €7
Website: Cap D’Antibes Beach Hotel
3. Plage Keller
Plage Keller has a long-standing history in Antibes. A large part has to do with the Restaurant Le Cesear which draws locals and tourists alike to it’s incredible restaurant. With views over the scalloped Bay of Angels, a pontoon that leads directly out to the water, there’s a lot to love about Plage Keller.
Did I mention that there’s an anti-jellyfish net, so you won’t have to worry about bumping into stingers in the months of August and September when they start to show up in their thousands.
You can reserve sun beds directly via their website, and if you plan on having lunch you can also opt to have it at your sun lounger or in the restaurant.
Website: Plage Keller
4. Belles Rives
Sometimes in certain parts of the French Riveria, you can’t move for all the 5-star hotels that are located in this stunning part of France. Hotel Belles Rives is an art deco hotel that has a rich and varied history. Once the home of ‘The Great Gatsby’ writer, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Hotel Belles Rives is now one of the finest hotels in Antibes.
It’s hard to beat the beauty of this historic Antibes beach club. The long pontoon sits underneath the splendor of the Hotel Belles Rives and has uninterrupted views across the water.
You’ll want to make every second count in Belles Rives and that includes lunch in the incredible La Passagère. Opulently designed in an art deco style, the menu reflects the local ingredients found in the South of France with an emphasis on freshly caught fish. Smart dress is essential.
Belles Rives Prices
There is a €50 minimum consumption fee that must be spent in the restaurant in order to use the sun beds at Belles Rives.
Website: Belles Rives
5. Plage Les Pirates
One of the largest beach clubs in Antibes, Plage Les Pirates is a 5-minute drive from the center of Antibes. Located in the pine forests outside the town of Juan-les-Pins, Plage Les Pirates has over 400 sun loungers and an enormous restaurant.
The sandy beach is a welcome change from the stone beaches found in Nice and beyond, it’s easy to spend the day at Plage Les Pirates swimming and relaxing on the comfortable sun beds.
There are plenty of options for sun loungers with the most expensive and requested located on the pontoon that offers a premium Antibes beach club experience.
Reservations for the sun beds can be made by calling or WhatsApp +33 (0)493 617 574
Website: Plage les Pirates
Beaches in Antibes
There are a number of public beaches in Antibes that are accessible to the public. Plage du Ponteil and Plage de la Salis are a 5-minute walk from the center of Antibes town and are popular with day trippers and locals alike. As you head towards the peninsula you’ll find Plage de la Garoupe and rocky outcrops that you can enter the water from.
In the next town across from Antibes is Juan-les-Pins, a hugely popular coastal town with a large number of sandy beaches and beach clubs. You can connect by bus or catch the train from Antibes station (it’s 1 stop). From Juan-les-Pins, it’s an easy 5-minute walk to the nearest beaches.