Castel Plage
9:00 AM - 11:30 PM
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9:00 AM - 11:30 PM
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9:00 AM - 11:30 PM
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  • Hanna A
    7 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great views, poor service
    The views from the beach were amazing and sunbeds were comfy. Service was not the best, slow and disorganised, but the staff were friendly. Prices for drinks (even water) were extortionate and pressured to tip, despite poor service. Wifi was patchy and kept disconnecting. Overall it was ok, but would not return here again.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 17, 2023
  • Tanya McCallum
    Burlington, Canada1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely Beach Club!
    Our family of 4 had a great time at Castel Plage Beach Club. Our server Matt was amazing and very attentive! He always had service with a smile. The water was beautiful and very refreshing. The chairs were comfortable and the umbrellas gave us shade. We ordered the greek salad and foccacia bread which were delicious. Highly recommend this place when in Nice 😊
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 23, 2023
  • Thomas V
    Oakland, California16,960 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Rocky Beach in Town
    A good place for sun bathing and for gazing at the sun bathers. Beware the beach is rocky, so if that does not suit you, not a good idea. However the views of the sea and the city are superb and it is easily accessible by foot.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 9, 2024
  • Christina R
    Portland, Oregon78 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A lovely spot on the Nice waterfront
    We spent the day at Castel beach club and we really enjoyed it! The service was excellent and attentive but not pushy or aggressive. Everything arrived promptly and the food and drink were really good. Food was a good value for relative places in Nice. Really enjoyed our day here and would recommend to others.
    Visited June 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written June 29, 2024
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Jose3306
13 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
An experience NOT to be reproduced, never again!!
We were there for a business / friendly dinner with a party of 7, with the firm intention to enjoy good time together after a long period of remote work due to the sanitary crisis we have been facing to date.
First of all, as a fine wine lover, I brought a bottle from home to share our pleasure to be together again, just as an appetizer, with the intention to order more wine for diner. The owner, via his staff member, stricly refuse us to open this bottle, even paying a fee. We had it on the beach in "cafeteria" type of glasses prior to the diner.
Second, the food was average, and on my side it was just awful. I took black ink spaghetti with seafood, which ended up to be rubber seafood, bad smell / taste due to a questionable freshness of the food. I left most of my dish untouched.
Last but really not the least, our waiter did not wear a mask… to be honest, he was wearing a mask, but on his throat!! We gently mentioned it to him asking for the rule of the restaurant in that regard. He answered that the rule was clear and the mask was mandatory for the waiters. He said that he will wear his mask properly after this, but he came back with his mask on his throat again, and finished the diner with no mask. Other waiters were wearing masks properly, but not ours. All kitchen staff were NOT wearing masks at all.
Given the current circumstances, I found this was a lack of respect for their customers, and I personally did not feel comfortable when the waiter was approaching us like this.
On a positive side, yes the view is nice, but my recommendation is to enjoy it somewhere else. You'll get a much better experience.
Thanks for reading, and stay safe.
Written July 22, 2020
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Andrew K
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Couples
My partner and I visited Castel Beach on July 8th and 9th, 2024. At first glance, the beach appears gorgeous, providing a sense of isolation from the bustling, touristy Nice. However, the staff are quite adept at deceiving guests.

July 8th was our first day in Nice, and we chose Castel Beach due to its high ratings on multiple websites. Upon arrival, the hostess attempted to shortchange us by €20 when we paid the entrance fee with a €100 banknote. We noticed the discrepancy but assumed it was an honest mistake. After some time in the sun, we felt thirsty and requested tap water, which they offer free of charge. Instead, we were given €9 Evian water without any notice, and this was later added to our total bill, which came to €160: €60 for the entrance fee and €100 for food.

Despite these issues, we decided to return the next day, July 9th. We did not make a reservation. According to their website, “specific locations cannot be reserved”, and there is no mention of preference for booking over non-booking guests.

We arrived at 9:30 a.m. when the beach was nearly empty (only 10 out of 350 sunbeds were occupied). We were offered seats in the 5th row and told that everything else was "occupied," even though only 20 other people were on the beach. When we requested seats in the second row, the manager rudely refused, almost threw our money back at us, and asked us to leave. He gave us exactly 10 seconds of his "precious" attention before walking away. We had planned to spend seven days in Nice and around €1,120 at Castel Beach.

In conclusion, I do not recommend Castel Beach due to its poor customer service. The staff do not treat customers with respect, and they attempt to overcharge and deceive guests. This beach is not worth the money or the hassle.
Written July 9, 2024
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weekinhaiti
Stuttgart, Germany843 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Castel beach is one of many beaches along the Promenade des Anglais. Rocky indeed but a Million dollar view. The clear azure colored water is truly magniicante.
Written January 25, 2020
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Hanna A
7 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
The views from the beach were amazing and sunbeds were comfy. Service was not the best, slow and disorganised, but the staff were friendly. Prices for drinks (even water) were extortionate and pressured to tip, despite poor service. Wifi was patchy and kept disconnecting. Overall it was ok, but would not return here again.
Written August 17, 2023
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@623kandicen
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Friends
A group of us made a booking for Castel Plage over the weekend. Baba was our waiter and he was super friendly and made us feel so welcome - incredibly attentive. Food was delicious! All round great experience!
Written August 3, 2020
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jw6969
Ascot, UK2,970 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
This is an amazing film set - built up in Spring and taken down in autumn. It is quite something to see happen. We booked chairs for the day and were granted second row position. Frankly, we didn’t like their quality of the clientele - lots of weirdos and brassy types, and on the basis we wouldn’t come back in a hurry. There are better beach clubs nearby. Lunch was decent.
Written August 3, 2020
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Missjetlagged
Oslo, Norway246 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
I read somewhere that staff were really attentive here, but my experience is quite the opposite. Too many people and understaffed. They are doing their job but nothing more. I recommend the Radisson beach club any time over this. Smaller, more intimate, stylish. Food is far better and service so much better.
What really is good here- water is super clear and access to the water a little less painful if you don’t have beach shoes.

We had reserved online but there was a super long aura with a mix of people that had not reserved and those who hadn’t. They should definitely arrange for a better system to minimize waiting time for those who have already booked.
Written August 1, 2022
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Dinetah S
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
This beautiful private beach has exceptional service, great food, and beautiful decor. We arrived midday when it was already busy on our first day, and they were happy to accommodate us and made us feel completely welcome. We returned the next day and our experience was equally fantastic. The produce in our salads was so fresh, the fritto misto was really light and tender, and the drinks delicious! If you’re lucky enough to have Logan as your server, you are guaranteed to have a perfect day! Highly, highly recommend!
Written July 5, 2022
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fulltimeholidayer
London, UK508 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
We chose this beach club as it was windy and we noticed that this little corner was sheltered and also the water was calmer. Other beach clubs were having to take down parasols and everything was blowing everywhere.
We had a lovely day the food drinks and service all excellent. Recommend booking as it gets very busy. We booked online and paid on arrival.
It's quite steep getting in and out the sea but there's a helpful rope to use. Water shoes are a must, available in all the tourist shops.
Nice background music, not super loud, just right.
The lifeguard was really helpful when my husband got stung by a jellyfish giving advice and put some cream on.
The only negative is that it is on the pricey side here, but a great day.
Written July 4, 2022
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,960 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
A good place for sun bathing and for gazing at the sun bathers. Beware the beach is rocky, so if that does not suit you, not a good idea. However the views of the sea and the city are superb and it is easily accessible by foot.
Written February 9, 2024
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