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must-do activities at the beach

The beaches of Cannes are huge and varied playgrounds for many activities. Windsurfing, kayaking, beach volleyball, paddle, snorkeling… Discover our selection of 6 activities to do on the beaches of Cannes.


Let the wind blow you away!

Windsurfing, the ideal beach activity for thrill seekers

This nautical activity provides many sensations: freedom, speed, escape, relaxation… and above all a lot of happiness! So why deprive yourself?

Where to take windsurfing lessons in Cannes?

With its beautiful sandy beaches and turquoise blue waters, Cannes is the ideal place to learn to windsurf.

The Cannes Jeunesse water sports centres offer private lessons and windsurfing courses in Cannes all year round.

From April to September, the base rents catamarans, kayaks and paddles.

Cannes Jeunesse: recognised nautical bases

Windsurfing is an activity that requires a good learning curve. The Cannes Jeunesses water sports centres have more than 40 qualified and experienced instructors to help you discover this water sport in Cannes.

They offer windsurfing courses for children as well as for adults.

Nautical base Cannes Jeunesse :

Port du Moure Rouge

06400 Cannes

Telephone : +33 (0)4 92 18 88 88

Snorkelling and swimming:

conquer the underwater world

Snorkeling, the activity to practice in Cannes

Snorkelling is an activity accessible to all and requires little equipment: fins, mask and snorkel. You will be able to observe numerous aquatic species.

The Lérins Islands, one of the best snorkelling spots in Cannes

The Lérins Islands have an exceptional and preserved fauna and flora. It is the perfect place to practice snorkeling in Cannes. The turquoise blue and shallow waters around the Lerins Islands are ideal for snorkelling.

Plongée Club de Cannes :

Quai St Pierre Old Port – 06400 Cannes

Telephone : +33 (0)6 11 81 76 17

How do you go snorkelling?

If you are a keen snorkeler, you can go swimming alone with your own equipment.

If it’s your first time, it’s best to go to a water sports centre for the best advice and recommendations. The Cannes diving club can accompany you on your underwater trek.

To practice snorkeling on the Lérins islands, the Cannes diving club offers 3-hour outings supervised by a qualified instructor.


to discover the submerged statues of Jason deCaires Taylor in the first underwater eco-museum in France and the Mediterranean

The statues of the famous British artist Jason deCaires Taylor can be found near the island of Sainte-Marguerite. Made from a PH-neutral ecological marine material, the six statues can be discovered free of charge in the first underwater ecomuseum in France and the Mediterranean.

The six faces are masks representing the Man in the Iron Mask who was imprisoned for eleven years on the island, but they also refer to the 7th art of which Cannes is one of the representatives.

Everyone can admire them freely by swimming to them (about a hundred metres from the shore).

Practice wakeboarding

on the Majestic beach in Cannes!

Discover wakeboarding

from the Majestic pontoon in Cannes

Children (from the age of 4) as well as adults can try out water activities such as wakeboarding or flyfish (towed floats).
The departure is from the pontoon of the private beach of the Hotel Barrière le Majestic, one of the most beautiful palaces in the city.
Don’t wait any longer to discover this unmissable beach activity on the Croisette!

Majestic pontoon

14, Boulevard de la Croisette à Cannes
Telephone : +33 (0)4 92 98 77 32

Ouvert tous les jours en pleine saison de 7h30 à 21h00

Wakeboarding: a mixture of snowboarding, water skiing and surfing

Lovers of thrills and spills will appreciate wakeboarding. This beach leisure activity is a cross between snowboarding, surfing and water ski.

Escape with the

stand up paddle in Cannes!

Sailing alone or with others on the bay of Cannes

Paddling is the perfect leisure activity to have fun with the whole family at the beach in Cannes.

Inflatable paddle, duo paddle, giant paddle and even yoga paddle, paddle is a nautical activity that can be adapted to any situation! It’s impossible not to find what you’re looking for!

Learn and progress in paddle

with Cannes Stand Up Paddle – Kayak Evasion

The Cannes Stand Up Paddle – Kayak Evasion water sports centre offers paddle and kayak rental in Cannes. The instructors also give private paddle lessons and organise paddle trips on the Lérins islands.

Cannes Stand Up Paddle – Kayak Evasion 

5 Place Franklin Roosevelt, Cannes

Telephone : +33 (0)7 69 91 57 01

Take to the sea

in your sea kayak!

Kayaking is a great way to see many landscapes that are often inaccessible on foot.

Two outings that are worth a visit:

Touring the Lerins Islands

Instead of crossing the islands by boat, take your kayak and paddle the 1275 metres that separate the islands from the Pointe de la Croisette. This way you will have the freedom to spend your day on the islands and discover them in a different way by sea.

Go on a treasure hunt with Seafirst

In addition to the year-round kayak rental in Cannes, Seafirst organizes treasure hunts and kayak tours. So don’t wait any longer and go on a kayaking adventure in Cannes!

Challenge your friends to a game of beach volleyball

with their feet in the sand!

Beach volleyball, a fun and sporting activity on the beach

One of the most popular beach volleyball courts in Cannes is located at the kiosk number 16. Everyone can meet there to play a match with their feet in the sand.