Plage Des Ondes, Cap d’AntibesView All Sizes
JOURNAL : May 17, 2002
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We spent this day checking out several beaches around Cap d'Antibes. Public beaches in downtown Antibes were crowded and marginal at best. We had walked it the previous night and bought ice cream on the beach. The next day we just drove by searching for the best the area had to offer. First we walked around the picturesque Plage Garoupe and its little marina, and then hiked around the point. Coming back, we drove through the expensive, exclusive community of Cap d'Antibes. Just around the curve the road opens up and you can see across the bay to Juan de Pins and Cannes. The first public beach you come to is Plage des Ondes
We checked it out then drove on. At the Juan de Pins embarcadère we caught a ferry across to Sainte-Marguerite of the Lerins Islands. An old fort inhabits the island. Supposedly the Man in the Iron Mask was locked away here. There's a tiny collection of shops and restaurants and the only way to get around is to walk. We explored the island at a leisurely pace and ended up on the beach. The shore was nice but rocky in places. The beach was sandy and pleasant and we got some swimming in. The view across the bay to Cannes, Cap d'Antibes and Juan de Pins was spectacular.
Mas Djoliba, AntibesView All Sizes
After awhile we caught a ferry back to Juan de Pins and returned to Plage de Ondes. That's where we spent the rest of that day. Plage des Ondes is the panoramic photo at the top of this page.
Photos from the Hotel Mas Djoliba are also included here. The hotel grounds were beautifully landscaped. This hotel was very reasonably priced and a delicious gourmet meal was served each night. The couple that own and operate the hotel were very nice. Location was close to central Antibes too and many nice beaches are within walking distance.
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May 17, 2002
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After our stay here we continued our journey along the Côte d'Azur to Milan, Venice and Florence. Plage Des Ondes was certainly one of the nicest little beaches on Cap d'Antibes and would probably be our first stop if ever in the area again.