Plage des Pissarelles, off allée Mala at Cap-d'Ail, a gay and straight mix expanse of sand, to the north of Nice, within sight of Monaco.
Plage d'Èze, just after the Cap Estel tunnel on the road from Nice to Monaco, park and head down the path off the rail tracks to a very active cruisy gay beach - ask locals for exact directions. L'Eden Bleu is a nearby clothing-optional gay men's guesthouse with heated pool, and views of the picturesque harbor of Saint-Jean from their terrace. They're right by the medieval village of Eze, just 5km from Nice, and 8km from Monaco with it's museums, the Palace, and the Casino.
Hi Beach, (47 Promenade des Anglais) a designer beach at the old Forum Beach in Nice for guests of the HI hotel and general public, has sunning chaises, umbrellas, massage, yoga, coffee or cocktails and food - snacks to upscale cuisine.