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Plage de Lenval Beach, Nice

Pebbly beach at the west end of the Promenade des Anglais

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This public beach sits at the western end of the Promenade des Anglais and is situated near the Lenval hospital.

The beach is popular with families and locals and is less touristy than those on the eastern end. The other advantage of this beach is that it is one of the few non-smoking beaches on the Riviera, so you are unlikely to find ciggie ends amongst the pebbles!

There are toilets and showers, but no parking other than roadside which is hard to come by. There is a bus stop, conveniently also called Lenval, within just a few metres though and there are Vélobleu bike stations nearby.

Setting & Location

It is at the western (airport) end of the Promenade, so it is quieter than those closer to the centre of Nice but there is less in the way of restaurants and cafés nearby. Our advice is to pick up food and drinks on the way and have a picnic lunch.

Water Safety & Clarity

There are no lifeguards on this beach.

Beach Quality

As with many beaches in the centre of Nice, this is a mixed pebble beach so don't be expecting soft white sand.


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  • Toilets
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  • Pedestrian access


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