Plage de la Gravette

Beach / Outdoor Activity
Plage de la Gravette Surrounded by the medieval stone walls of Antibes' fortress, Plage de la Gravette is a small enclosed beach protected from the bustling town by the walls and from the open sea by two jetties. French Riviera France 43.582862 7.129365
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Party Earth Review Surrounded by the medieval stone walls of Antibes’ fortress, Plage de la Gravette is a small enclosed beach protected from the bustling town by the walls and from the open sea by two jetties. Always packed in the afternoons... ... read full review

  • Hours:

    24/7

  • Recommended as:

    • Day Spot
    • Night Spot

Party Earth Plage de la Gravette Review

The Scene

Surrounded by the medieval stone walls of Antibes' fortress, Plage de la Gravette is a small enclosed beach protected from the bustling town by the walls and from the open sea by two jetties.

Surrounded by the medieval stone walls of Antibes’ fortress, Plage de la Gravette is a small enclosed beach protected from the bustling town by the walls and from the open sea by two jetties.

Always packed in the afternoons with a mixed crowd of sunbathers and families, the beach provides a wonderful base not only for enjoying the sun, but also for exploring the nearby port with its breathtaking yachts or for strolling down Boulevard d’Auguillon to peruse the wares of local artisans.

In the early evenings, la Gravette is taken over by groups playing Frisbee or football, while later at night it turns into a hub for bohemian musicians who gather for bongo or guitar jam sessions.

Whether there to enjoy the sunset, the music, or a bottle of wine, the late crowd at Plage de la Gravette is always welcoming and ready to mingle.

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Tip from Jonah:

A word of caution: if the beach scene gets too rowdy, officials may close the fortress doors around midnight.

  • Crowd

    All types and ages by day, locals and travelers by night, 20 to 30s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Impromptu jam sessions by talented local performers.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Snacks, sandwiches, and beverages available at a food trailer near the entrance.

  • Prices

    Food €5–€8. Drinks €3.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Casual.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Any day for sunbathing or any night for pre- and post-club drinks and mingling.

Plage de la Gravette User Reviews

Average rating:
Small Beach, but Relaxing
Tara R. Dec 12, 2012
Antibes in one of my favorite towns in the Riviera, and its beach is small but surprisingly not overpopulated by sunbathers and screaming children. Going to Antibes, you’ll probably end up at the Picasso Museum. Apparently Picasso was just one of those artists that can just forget about his hotel bill and hand them one of his paintings as payment. True story. From the museum it’s an easy walk along the medieval walls to the beach, which doesn’t have the cleanest of waters (the port is right next door) but will still serve those looking for a tan, which, let’s face it, is sometimes all you need.
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