The grand old city of Nice sits on the edge of the Bay of Angels- a glorious expanse of water stretching out before the city’s palm-lined boulevards and belle époque hotels.
In the summer months, the calm waters come alive with every type of watersport- from a tranquil kayak around the rocky headlands to strapping on a jetpack and being catapulted 15 metres into the air. There are numerous watersports companies operating along the Promenade des Anglais and beach in Nice. You can’t really miss the signs- big yellow parachutes over the sea, jetskis and wakeboards tearing about.
Those looking for a less-crowded watersports experience in Nice could head further down the long promenade to the western suburb of Saint Laurent du Var (near the airport), where there’s more space and good conditions for windsports.