Where can you try out standup paddleboarding during your stay in Nice?

Feel like a trip on the crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean and discovering the hidden treasures of the French Riviera? Get yourself a paddleboard and an oar, and glide away towards the region's top spots. On your own or in a duo on your paddleboard, get away from the hectic life of the city and explore the heavenly spots the French Riviera has to offer. To enjoy your sea outing 100%, the team at the Hotel Byakko can share the places not to be missed. Pick up your oars, ready? Paddle!

A trip along the Baie des Anges

The "Bay of Angels" is the legendary coastal part of Nissa La Bella, the ideal spot for a trip on the water. Explore the bay from your paddleboard and admire the unique panorama of the city of Nice. Go with the flow and glide your way to the magnificent Villefranche-sur-Mer Bay, famous for its enchanting blue waters.

In summer, on some beaches in Nice you can rent a paddleboard and set off on your trip.

Head for the beach at Beau Rivage (Promenade des Anglais), rent a paddleboard at Nikaia Water Sport and enjoy a wonderful trip on the Mediterranean. A little further on along the Promenade, you will also find rentals at Blue Beach and Carras Beach. It's up to you to decide where to begin your adventure on the water!

Trip along the Baie des Anges - Credit : Summer Hotels 

See the hidden treasures of the French Riviera from a paddleboard

The city of Nice has some great spots to try, but you can also go further afield and discover places with unmatched charm. Turquoise waters, sublime landscapes – they are sure to take your breath away.

  • Cap d’Antibes

Cap d’Antibes is a magical spot on the French Riviera which you will definitely love visiting. Cap d'Antibes is famous for its natural beauty and well-preserved coasts. It is a picturesque site with breathtaking landscapes. Discover secluded creeks, fine sandy beaches with turquoise waters and underwater caves that can only be reached by the sea. The jewel of the French Riviera is yours for a few hours.

  • Villefranche-sur-Mer

Villefranche-sur-Mer Bay is close to Nice with easy access by public transport. An ideal place to enjoy standup paddleboarding, especially for beginners. To rent a board, head for the end of the beach at SUP in Villefranche. You then just need to start paddling and enjoy the wonderful view.

Paddle around the Villefranche-sur-Mer Bay - Credit : Summer Hotels 
  • Beaulieu-sur-Mer

If you still haven't fallen in love with the French Riviera, this trip will do the trick. Head for Petite Afrique beach in Beaulieu-sur-Mer and paddle on towards Monaco. On the way, succumb to the charm of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat Bay, the sublime Cap Estel and the most beautiful beach on the French Riviera: La Mala in Cap d’Ail. 

This indescribably beautiful trip takes about 4 hours, there and back. Our tip: enjoy the tasty breakfast at the Hotel Byakko before you leave and stock up on energy! 

If you decide to take a shorter trip, start from one of the beaches along the way. You can rent paddleboards all along the way from Beaulieu-sur-Mer to Monaco. 

Cap d'Ail Bay - Credit : Summer Hotels 

During your stay in Nice, enjoy a water trip on a paddleboard. This is a fun and accessible activity and a chance to discover the hidden wonders of the French Riviera. Enjoy an unforgettable experience on the Mediterranean and then take a rest in your cosy room at the heart of Nice.

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