Cliff Jumping in Nice

If your mom never yelled at you while you were younger and said something along the lines of, “if all your friends told you to jump off of a cliff would you do it?!” then you were probably a total square and should go back to class, you teacher’s pet. In Nice, if your friends tell you to jump off of a cliff, you should totally do it. The geography of the Eastern Riviera has evolved in such a way that the cliffs meet the shore along the coastline in the perfect combination of height and ocean depth, providing ample opportunities to huck yourself off of a really high rock and try not to drown. 

There are various locations to jump from along the shores of Nice and up towards Cap d’Ail, but your best bet in terms of variation and consistency is just past Coco Beach. Coco Beach is situated at the base of a hill with rocky ledges lining the coast. The ledges range in height from around 10 feet to well over 50 (although we can’t in good conscience recommend anything above the five story mark). The process is fairly simple: walk along the coast, find a height your comfortable with, jump, rinse and repeat. For the first time jumper, start at ten feet and work your way up. For the seasoned adrenaline junkie, skip all that superfluous fluff and head straight for the main course — 40 feet and up. Bonus points for capturing your plummet on film and posting it online. #Letsgo

Flight School: Cliff Jumping in Nice was last modified: December 6th, 2015 by Zeb Goodman