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Le Cap D'Antibes

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Le Cap D'Antibes

We are staying at old Antibes in the summer and was wondering if you can swim off the Cap D'Antibes and which are the best beaches.

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There are two beaches near the Old Town - the Plage de La Gravette right under the walls - small but very popular . Just west - about 20 minutes walk around the cliff top Ramparts is the Plage de la Salis - a long beach with a great view of the Old Town. All free and with adjacent snack bars for the essential food and wine.

If you walk around the Cap itself (very worthwhile) you will find several isolated small coves where you can swim off the rocks as well as the incomparable Plage de la Garoupe. This is a private beach with a restaurant (Kellers) but there is a free part here too.

Ed

Edited: 1:56 pm, March 23, 2014
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Thank you so much for your reply. Very helpful. We are staying in old Antibes in August. How easy is the walk around the cap and to the beaches. It looks so lovely and would love to swim in the coves. Thank you

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The walk all the way round the Cap will take about 2 hours or a bit longer if you extend it by taking the pedestrian only Smuggler's Path beyond the Plage de la Garoupe. The scenery is wonderful on both the Antibes and Juan les Pins sides of the Cap but there is little shade so bear that in mind on a hot day. Also stock up with picnic stuff before you go .You can cheat a bit by taking the No.2 bus (Eden Roc) altho' this goes mainly down the middle of the peninsula past high walls so you don't get the full scenic route.

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4. Re: Le Cap D'Antibes

Thank you. we have decided to stay 2 weeks in antibes and travel by bus to local places. We will definitely go to le cap a few times! Thanks for all your help.

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Hello, Sorry to jump in on your topic, but am really keen to do the walk you talk about when we visit Antibes in May/June. Is there anywhere you can recommend for more info on where to start etc or even a book?

Thanks in advance

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6. Re: Le Cap D'Antibes

sares- if you google 'Tour de Cap d'Antibes' you bring up a lot of sites and maps devoted to the route in both English and in French.

From the Antibes side you will find the route easily by taking the coastal road which starts at Plage de la Salis (the farthest western of the line of Antibes' beaches)- this is called Boulevard James Wylie . The pedestrian-only extension ( Smuggler's Path) starts at the little Plage de la Garoupe - this is shown in green dots on some of the maps.

Ed

Edited: 4:18 am, April 05, 2014
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