Plage de la Gravette

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Cestriana
London, UK31 contributions
Aug 2022
Lovely little beach on the edge of the harbour/old town. Beach itself is small with golden sand but even in high season, there's space and great safe swimming. Enjoyed several afternoons chilling out and soaking up the atmosphere.
Written November 26, 2022
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Richard E
W.Yorks32 contributions
Jul 2022
We stayed within 10 minutes walk of this beach and I swam and went snorkelling there every day , sometimes twice and on one occasion as late as 8:00 pm . Whilst the toilet is far from ideal but looked clean the beach and bay was excellent for my needs . Soft sand , clear water , but rather stoney entry requiring sand shoes . Quite a lot of fish , and warning occassional single jelly fish . Safe , popular clean and staffed with life guards. Lack a coffee bar but the old town is very close. . Made my holiday. R
Written July 24, 2022
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NewYorker95
Dublin, Ireland81 contributions
Aug 2014 • Friends
Plage de la Gravette is a great beach and best of all, it is free! Lovely calm bay for swimming, lifeguards on duty, no jellyfish, and showers on the beach. There is even a small stall selling refreshments. I love it. Tip: I recommend staying on the left side of the beach (as you face the water) as it gets the last of the sun.

The entrance can be hard to find - to get there, follow the street from the Marche Provencal all the way to the harbor, take a right and keep going through the security checkpoint for cars and the entrance will be on your right. Enjoy!
Written August 23, 2014
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Phju
Huddersfield, UK215 contributions
Jul 2014 • Couples
This free public beach is just around the corner from the marina, in the harbour at the bottom of the old town, but if you don't know where the entrance is you will never find it.
If you walk down through the old town you will come out at the marina eventually, through an archway. Turn right and walk 100m along the side of the harbour wall until you reach some public toilets. Just past these are some gates in the wall leading to the beach, which is a lovely sandy beach in a protected cove. Beach showers are available, and lifeguards are on duty in July and August.
A van was parked up when we were there selling ice creams / drinks and looks like a semi-permanent fixture.
You will need to take towels etc. but can get changed in the (slightly smelly) toilets rather than doing the towel shuffle.
The breakwater protects the beach so it is ideal for children, as it starts off shallow, unlike some of the rockier beaches in the area.
It is very popular with the locals, and is a bit of a suntrap, so is a pleasant way to while away a few hours, and a path leading away from the beach leads to a walkway around the edge of the harbour.
Written August 5, 2014
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Rumples
Tucson, AZ11,286 contributions
Dec 2018 • Couples
We first spied this small, horseshoe-shaped beach while walking the ramparts from the Picasso Museum. Much to my surprise, a closer look showed that the wide crescent held sand. This is unusual for the French Riviera, where beaches generally mean pebbles of varying sizes. I wished it had been a much-warmer December day and I would have headed to Gravette to bask comfortably in the sun.

Instead, I watched three visitors shuffle through the sand to the water's edge and look at their surroundings. Another two sat further back, rugged up, but eating a picnic lunch. I can only imagine how this public beach (no private beach clubs here) appears in high-tourist season.

The beach should be good for children, because swimming takes place in a sheltered cove with a rocky breakwater. And if anyone gets bored, hundreds of yachts to be looked at and some Old Town restaurants are a few-minutes walk away. I also noted that public restrooms are near the beach within the ramparts walls.
Written January 29, 2019
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junior1907
Istanbul, Türkiye188,468 contributions
Nov 2015 • Couples
Location 8/10
Athmosphere 8/10
Ambiance 7/10
Facilities available in the middle of November 4/10
Sand quality 8/10
Cleanless 8/10
Enviorement 7/10
General 7/10
Must be very good during the season.
Written November 19, 2015
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cindyp_nola
New Orleans, LA634 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
Plage de la Gravette is close to the city walls, shops and places to eat. Great showcase for the Mediterranean Sea and the clear, beautiful water.
Written November 11, 2018
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Linus H
Linköping, Sweden32 contributions
Aug 2017 • Couples
Great beach in a quite spectacular location. Big sand beach and shallow water. Bring your own umbrella, a small kiosk is located near buy for drinks and snacks.
Written August 9, 2017
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ppawlowski
Charlotte, NC40 contributions
Sep 2014 • Couples
The beach has nice sand and is wider than others in the area. It is also public (free). Heading east are pebble/rocky beaches. To the west the beaches are narrow. We were very pleased with Gravette.
Written September 26, 2014
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Johnny Trekkie
San Diego, CA9,188 contributions
Sep 2014 • Couples
Ugghhh...this little beach convinced us that we should have had stayed in Antibes instead of Nice...this is sooooo much better than Nice's rocky beaches!
Written September 18, 2014
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