Many of the beach clubs are closing down as the tourist counts dwindle along the Cote d’Azur. But you don’t need a club to enjoy the sea. Near most any of the beach clubs, and all along this coastline one can stretch out a towel to enjoy a swim or to relax in the sun for a bit. My favorite public beach is Petite Afrique in Beauileu~sur~mer, the water is very warm, it’s protected from the winds and has a fine, pea sized pebble.
I keep my beach bag packed at all times, so that if I need to cool off during the day I have everything I need, sunscreen, bikini, book, snorkel, water, fouta. I LOVE using these “foutas” instead of a terry towel. They are thinner, lighter, roll up compactly and dry more quickly. They also make a great sarong. They sell them in a multitude of colors at many of the local markets.
|Foutas, Beaulieu-sur-mer market|
There are also plenty of beach bags to choose from…
|Straw bags at Beaulieu-sur-mer market|
which are your favorites?