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Written by Arundhati Toshniwal on August 26, 2021 Share on

10 best beaches in France – Why not relax and explore?

Everyone knows the Eiffel Tower, Louvre museum, bakeries and so much more to explore in France, but have you visited any astonishing beaches in France? If not, then this is the perfect page you have landed on. France has some magnificent beaches with amazing views, a friendly atmosphere, clean water and so on, which are worth exploring. Here are the 10 best beaches in France for you to include in your itinerary. Spend some relaxing and chill out time with your loved ones.

 

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10 best beaches in France –

  1. Plage de la Côte des Basques, Biarritz
  2. Étretat, Normandy
  3. Palombaggia, Corsica
  4. Les Calanques de Cassis, Marseille
  5. Plage de Tahiti, Frioul Islands
  6. Prado Beach, Marseille
  7. Plage de la Garoupe, Antibes
  8. Deauville Beach, Normandy
  9. Paloma Beach, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat
  10. Plage de la Gravette, Antibes

1. Plage de la Côte des Basques, Biarritz

Basques coast is one of the most popular beaches in France to spend a memorable holiday. You can surf, relax on golden sand, eat with your friends or family or engage yourself with other water activities. The beach is surrounded by cliffs that give you a magnificent view and a wonderful background for clicking pictures. Remember, people are not allowed to go in the water. If there are any chances of having high tides, otherwise, have fun!

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2. Étretat Cliffs and Beach, Normandy

Étretat beach is a 2-hour drive away from Paris and it could be a perfect place to explore in summer in the quiet outdoors of North France. This place is mainly known for its natural beauty like high cliffs, golden sand and turquoise water. Witness the amazing creation of Mother Nature, millions of years of geological process. A wonderful place to explore with your family or friends and relax!

Also read – Beaches in Normandy: Your perfect guide to a beach vacation

3. Palombaggia, Corsica

This place is a paradise not only for adults but for children too because of its shallow waters, pine trees, white dunes, huge cliffs, beach bars and so much more. It is a very popular beach in France and you should plan your visit here. You can also go for boat trips with expert guides to Porto-Vecchio and nature reserve islands Cervicale and Lavezzi. Still, waiting and thinking?

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4. Les Calanques de Cassis, Marseille

The magnificent surroundings of Calanques National Park with turquoise water and golden sand makes it a perfect destination to visit and spend a relaxed time. You can hike, boat, swim or relax here. July and August will be the hottest months to visit so plan accordingly. This phenomenal place is worth visiting and having memories of this beach. You can explore both the beach and the national park together, what else do you want! Explore, relax and enjoy!

Also read – 10 Best Day trips From Marseille, France – Why rest?

5. Plage de Tahiti, Frioul Islands

Plage de Tahiti is in southern France on the Frioul Islands. This beach is in the Mediterranean and is beautiful to explore. The climate of this place is quite moderate during summers and is easy to reach from Marseille. Not only the unique beach but also you can discover plenty of coves and astonishing fortresses around, which you should definitely explore. It is a perfect place to visit with your children and explore.

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6. Prado Beach, Marseille

Prado Beach is easily accessible and scattered along the 2- kilometre coastline. A place to chill, relax and provide tourists and locals with numerous amenities in a friendly atmosphere and supervision. Also, a lot of festivals and activities are celebrated on Prado like open-air concerts, fireworks during national holiday celebrations and more. Plan your trip accordingly and enjoy it to the fullest.

Also read – These Best Things to Do in Marseille are a worthy inclusion

7. Plage de la Garoupe, Antibes

One of the small and prettiest beaches in Antibes is located in the small cove on Cap d’Antibes. The white sand, clean water, great food, fantastic views and more are what you will get here. You can swim, sunbathe, snorkel or just have a break from life. Relax, you will surely enjoy this experience of serenity here! Visit with your loved ones and have fun.

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8. Deauville Beach, Normandy

Deauville Beach is very popular because of its broad walk. You can experience a typical movie scene, standing on the broad walk with your partner with beautiful water all around and sunset in the background. This beach is just perfect for your laid-back vacay and also, is not far from Paris. So, you definitely should add Deauville Beach to your Paris itinerary and have a relaxed day out with your family or friends!

Also read – 10 Best Cruises in France – Elegance, Charms and wonders!

9. Paloma Beach, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

This paradise was established in 1948 and is very famous for its stunning surroundings of the Cap Ferrat peninsula. The beach may be pebbly (you can take some pebbles home, hahaha!!) but yet the water is crystal clear and not too deep. You can have food from the restaurants on the beach, grilled fresh fish, fabulous salads and so much more. The view from the beach over Beaulieu and the surrounding mountains are simply awesome!

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10. Plage de la Gravette, Antibes

Located just below Antibes, medieval Plage de la Gravette is one of the popular beaches in Antibes. This unique horseshoe-shaped and whitewashed sanded beach provide amazing views. It is right in the middle of the old town and is easily accessible. The water is not too deep which is just perfect for children. Enjoy your evening with your family, friends and a stunning sunset view!

Also read – 10 must-see cities to visit in France for Indian families

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Now I’m sure that you definitely will add one of these amazing beaches with magnificent views and fun to your France vacation. Whether you are in Paris or Antibes, it is easy to access any beach near you. You can check out Pickyourtrail for some best deals in France tour packages, or even customise your itinerary according to your choices. Let’s just relax and explore!

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