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Centenaire is a beach divided--by the Peillon river that flows with varying intensity into the sea, separating the east and west side of this long public beach. The western portion is much narrower than the wide eastern portion which also has the advantage of gravel interspersed with the stones. Centenaire is a "handiplage" with full wheelchair accessibility. (see more) Centenaire is also a non-smoking beach. You'll have to stub it out from 9am to 8pm May to October. (Lenval is the other non-smoking beach)

Centenaire is also notable for the installation of a rope to help people get out of the water. Don't you hate it when you have to scramble over a little cliff of galets to get back to your towel? No more!

Beach rope


Centenaire is a short walk west from the luxury four-star Hotel La Perouse.

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Access & Map

The closest bus stop is Albert 1er, across the Promenade. There you'll find buses 12 and 32. The nearest tram stop is Masséna on tram line 1. See more on buses in Nice.


On the west end of the beach is the private beach-restaurant, Le Galet, with an excellent selection of local dishes. Or, walk a few blocks east to enter the Old Town and its vast array of dining possibilities.


There's a public and wheelchair-accessible toilet at the back of Centenaire beach.


Street parking is extremely limited. The closest paid parking is Parking Sulzer across from Beau Rivage beach.


Centenaire is a safe beach but the water can become cloudy and unappealing when the Peillon river is running high after a storm. Most people prefer to swim in an area away from the river's flow. Centenaire has a lifeguard on duty from mid-June to mid-September. See more about lifeguards.

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