The city of Cannes has approximately 8 km of sandy beaches. There are essentially private beaches; you must pay for the use of sun beds, parasols and tables. It will cost you from 14 to 44 € per person per day. There are also options for a half-day 9 € plus 5 € per person for towels.
In Cannes, there are also public beaches, they are free. On some public beaches, you will find umbrellas and deck chairs rentals, it will cost you 1.50 € and 2.00 €.
Some hotels have their own private beach; if you're lucky enough to live there it will have, free of charge, at your disposal, beach towels, umbrella and chair.
The public beaches are overcrowded in high season, families, children, groups, holiday camps. On the private beach chairs are arranged very close, if you do not like promiscuity, avoid the place.
On all the beaches of the French Riviera, you have at your disposal the traditional activities: banana (prices from 2-5 €), parasailing (25-30 €), Jet-skiing (from 10 € per minute). The surf in the resorts of the Mediterranean Sea is not well developed because of the waves that rarely reach the required height.
For children, you can find on the beaches, playgrounds and mini-pools. In addition, you will find special services for child care.
The order and security are guaranteed on the beaches of Cannes. Here are some emergency numbers: Police on the beach: 04-97-06-42-73, First aid stations: 04-97-06-42-73.
Public Beaches in Cannes
Under the law (Article L321-9 of the Environmental Code), in France, all beaches are accessible to the public. But on the Cote d'Azur you will find many concessions owned by hotels or clubs.
However you will find many public beaches in Cannes with free access ; Below the list taken from the official website of the city of Cannes.
Zone : Croisette
Plage du Casino Esplanade des Alliés - 06400 Cannes
This is the first beach on La Croisette from the west. Very near to the Palais des Festivals, it is located right in the Rue de Belgesstreet and the Hotel Majestic, it adjoins the beach of the hotel. It is sometimes used in volleyball Beach Volley-Ball competitions . Open all year. Facilities: showers
Plage Macé publique Boulevard de la Croisette - 06400 Cannes
Right on the street of the same name, the is the greatest public beach on the Croisette west. With its giant cinema screen, it takes the name of Sands Room at the Cannes Film Festival. Open all year. Facilities: showers
Plage du Square Verdun Boulevard de la Croisette - 06400 Cannes
Small beach located between the private beaches, "Sporting" and "Bijou plage", it hosts a Swimming School and the Club Nautique de La Croisette. Open all year. Facilities: showers
Port Palm Beach Boulevard de la Croisette - 06400 Cannes
The last beach before the Pointe Croisette, it is located between "Bijou Beach" and the breakwater of the small municipal port of Palm Beach. Open all year. Facilities: showers
Zone : Gazagnaire
Plage du Mourre Rouge Boulevard Eugène Gazagnaire - 06400 Cannes
Swaying on 700 meters of rock between levees, pontoons, and small fishing ports, the Mourre Rouge beach is the only beach in Cannes located in the extreme east. It offers a beautiful view over the Ile Sainte-Marguerite and the Fort Royal. It houses the facilities of the sailing center and a municipal first aid station. And the Mourre Rouge Restaurant Open all year. Facilities: restaurant, showers, raft off
Zone : La Bocca
Plage du Trou de l'ancre Boulevard du Midi - Louise Moreau - 06150 Cannes La Bocca
Located in Mandelieu-La Napoule and Cannes, this beautiful beach is the first public place in the west of Cannes. It adjoins the private beach of "Les Sables d'Or". Open all year. Facilities: showers
Plage de La Bocca Boulevard du Midi - Louise Moreau - 06150 Cannes La Bocca
La Bocca beach stretches for 3 kilometers of golden sand, between the private beaches "Les Sables d'Or" and "Des Sports". Midway, stands the famous rock of La Bocca. Open all year. Facilities: showers, raft off
Zone : Midi
Plage du Midi Boulevard du Midi - Louise Moreau - 06400 Cannes
A wide and beautiful beach of golden sand running on 700 meters, between the private beach "Plage Des Sports" and "Waikiki". Open all year. Facilities: play area, showers
Plage Laugier Boulevard du Midi - Louise Moreau - 06400 Cannes
The beach, at the Avenue Laugier extends 100 meters between private beaches "Blue Beach" and "Belle Plage". It marks the beginning of the built and shopping boulevard du Midi. Open all year. Facilities: showers
Plage Mistral Boulevard du Midi - Louise Moreau - 06400 Cannes
In front of square Mistral, this small but broad beach is located between two private beaches "Belle Plage" and "New Azur Beach". Shops and restaurants along the road. Open all year. Facilities: showers, raft off
Plage Madrigal Boulevard du Midi - Louise Moreau - 06400 Cannes
In front of Bar "Le Madrigal", this small beach is located between the private "Riviera Beach "and "Midi plage". Shops and restaurants along the road. Open all year. Facilities: play area, showers, raft off
Plage de l'Abreuvoir Boulevard Jean Hibert - 06400 Cannes
This is the last of the beaches of the South before the harbor, this beach is adjacent to the private beach "OK Beach". A beautiful line of rocks, cutting its curve that reaches the harbor breakwater. Shops and restaurants along the road. Open all year. Facilities: showers
Source : http://www.cannes.com/index.php?Itemid=2457217&id=204&option=com_content&task=view