1. La Réserve
What is it? A local favourite, tiny La Réserve is a lesser-known public beach tucked away to the east of Nice town in the port area.
Why go? Just strolling distance from the centre of Nice, La Réserve may get crowded thanks to its diminutive dimensions, but its seclusion from the main stretch lends it a relaxed, intimate atmosphere. The famed diving boards that crazed local teens have long leapt from have been renovated as part of a restaurant serving great food with views to match.