Crystal clear waters
A day at a beach club
As you lie on a striped cushioned deck chair and a handsome waiter pours you an icy-cold glass of rosé, you will wonder if life gets any better than this. With a perfect view of the sparkling Mediterranean, fine food, and some chilled out beats from the resident DJ, a day at a glamorous beach club in Cannes is truly one of life’s great pleasures.
Escape to the lake
If the beaches get too hot and crowded, escape into the nearby hills to plunge into a deep cool lake. Lac Saint Cassien is an easy 45-minute drive south-west of Cannes and is the perfect place for a relaxing picnic amongst fragrant pine forest, listening to the cicadas chirp in the sleepy midday heat. In summer there are pedalos for rent and an inflatable waterpark set up in the middle of the lake with waterslides. Why not visit one of the stunning perched villages in the hills while you’re at it?
A boat trip to the Cannes Islands
Just offshore from the golden beaches and boutiques of Cannes lie the Isles des Lerins. These tranquil islands are havens of peace and tranquillity, with crystal clear coves and pine forests easily reached from Cannes on a short and beautiful ferry ride. On Sainte Marguerite, you can visit the old fortifications where the true ‘Man in the Iron Mask’ was held, while on Île Saint-Honorat you can visit the working monastery and tour its vineyard.
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Also see: Beaches in Cannes, France