Blue Beach public beach lies between Neptune and Sporting beaches at the bottom of rue Rivoli and contains the private Blue Beach restaurant. Between Neptune and Blue Beach is the watersports center, Glisse Evasion where you can engage in parasailing, wakeboarding, kayaking, water skiing and more. Even if you don't participate, it gives you something to watch while you're soaking up rays!
Another possibility is to sign up for a swimming lesson or aquagym course with the lifeguard at Blue Beach restaurant.
There's really nowhere to park on the street here; it's best to head further west. There is a paid underground parking garage at the Palais Mediterranée.
Blue Beach has all necessary facilities for its clients and there are public toilets accessed from the beach.
Besides dining at Blue Beach restaurant, you could cross the Promenade and eat at Koudon restaurant-brasserie.
Access & Map
The closest bus stop is Gambetta/Promenade about a block to your west. You'll find buses 12 and 32. The closest tram stop is Alsace-Lorraine on tram line 2.
Blue Beach draws a devoted crowd of locals who appreciate that the restaurant is reliably open all year for lunch. Even in the dead of winter when restaurants up and down the baie des anges are shuttered, you can count on Blue Beach for lunch or an early evening drink. See more about private beaches and beach-restaurants.
Telephone: 04 93 87 10 36
Address: 32 Promenade des Anglais
Beach Opening Hours: 9am-7pm all year
Beach Prices: Bed/front lounger/rear lounger €50/24/20; parasol €7; towel €7.
Restaurant Style: French-Mediterranean
Restaurant Opening Hours: Lunch all year; breakfast and dinner from mid-May to September
Restaurant Prices: Salads from €18, pasta from €16, fish from €23; child's menu €13.
Dinner here was casual and charming. As this was the day after the 15 August national holiday fireworks, the beach-restaurant was nearly empty which no doubt contributed to the relaxed, friendly service. The bartender prepared a most respectable mojito while I poured over the menu. I ordered the salmon in a saffron cream sauce and was pleased with my choice. The salmon was grilled on the outside and tender on the interior and the sauce complemented it perfectly. I liked the vegetable flan, gratinéed potatoes and ratatouille on the side which made the main course nicely balanced and filling. At €19, I found it good value for money and wouldn't hesitate to eat there again. Jeanne August 16 2013.