The Beautiful Plage Mala Beach at Cap d’Ail.
Cap d’Ail is our hidden gem. Plage Mala is a hidden beach nestled into a cove, surrounded by cliffs perfect for cliff-jumping.
How to get to Plage Mala Beach.
You can reach Plage Mala by bus or by train. By bus, take the Bus 100 from the port and descend at the stop called Beaverbrook. Follow the little blue signs for “Plage de la Mala” to get there – the path is a bit steep. By train, take the train in the direction of Monaco from the central station in Nice, and get off at Cap d’Ail. Exit the train station by turning left through the parking lot, and then left again to go down a set of stairs in a tunnel. Cross the highway and go down more stairs to get to the waterfront. Turn right, and you have a lovely 10-minute walk to the beach.
Cliff Diving at Plage Mala.
If you would like to try cliff-jumping, you should go on the left-hand side of the beach where you can jump from the concrete pillars.
You can also walk to Monaco from the left-hand side of the beach.
Eating on Mala beach
There is a public part of the beach for everybody, and also two private restaurant beaches if you want to relax with a cocktail and some fresh seafood: Eden Plage Mala and La Mala Reserve. Otherwise, many locals bring food for picnics on the beach.