Fodor's Expert Review Plage Beau Rivage
Across from Cours Saleya, the Riviera's largest private beach is one of Nice's nicest; you can gain access by renting a pricey lounger for the day via phone. The beach itself is stony, so wear water shoes. If there are jellyfish sightings, you'll see a written warning of "méduse" on a beach board; ditto for strong winds. Steps from Beau Rivage on the Prom is Nice's own Statue of Liberty (look carefully, as she's only 4½-feet tall). Amenities: food and drink; lifeguards; showers; toilets. Best for: sunset; swimming.