6 Stunning Waterfront Properties in Cannes


Set on the French Riviera’s coastline, Cannes is glistening in more ways than one. Its waterfront location puts it right next to the shimmering Med, and the area is also known for its glamour, luxury, and star-studded annual film festival.

This is also where you’ll find some of the most exclusive and coveted waterfront properties in all of France. These grand homes and exceptional sea views are just as desirable as the lavish and tranquil lifestyle that comes with owning a property in Cannes.

Where Is Cannes?

Cannes is in Southeast France, in the French Riviera, which is also known as the Côte d’Azur. It’s in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region’s Alpes-Maritimes department, on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea.

Cannes is possibly best known for the annual Cannes Film Festival, but it’s also revered for its high-end properties and gorgeous beaches. It’s a popular destination for both home buyers and tourists, offering culture, natural beauty, and a luxury lifestyle.

Waterfront Properties in Cannes

What Makes Waterfront Properties in Cannes So Special?

Waterfront property in Cannes is in high demand for several reasons, including:

  • Architecture: There’s a range of architecture you can find here, including classic styles and ultra-contemporary designs.
  • Exclusivity: Owning a Cannes property symbolises prestige and wealth, which is why the area is so attractive to business and Hollywood elites.
  • Investment Value: The real estate market in Cannes tends to remain strong even when the economy fluctuates.
  • Location: The French Riviera is a major destination for home buyers and tourists, and Cannes has some of the best events, views, beaches, and homes along the Med.
  • Maritime Culture: Being set on the sea means boating and yachting enthusiasts have quick access to the water, and some properties even have private docks.

For property buyers interested in rental income, Cannes is especially popular during peak tourist seasons, such as the summertime, and when the film festival is in town.

Who Will Cannes Appeal To?

Buyers interested in a home in Cannes are typically motivated by the beautiful and sought-after setting as well as the cosmopolitan lifestyle the area is known for. Also, since Cannes is in such high demand, real estate is considered a worthwhile financial investment.

Cannes property appeals to a few distinct groups, including:

  • Celebrities and Other Wealthy Buyers: With its exclusive status, Cannes is a popular choice for affluent buyers who want high-end homes.
  • International Investors: Cannes property has global appeal, and investors from all over consider buying a home here to be lucrative and stable.
  • Property Collectors: There are luxury property buyers who purchase homes around the world, and it’s common for a Cannes to be considered a must-have addition to their portfolio.
  • Real Estate Enthusiasts: Buyers who have a distinct interest in real estate love the unique, top-notch properties that can be found in Cannes.
  • Second-Home Buyers: It’s common for buyers to purchase Cannes property as a getaway home that they can visit on holiday.

Also, note that entertainment and film industry members are drawn to Cannes homes because of the association with the film festival. Cannes makes a convenient home base during industry events.

Featured Waterfront Properties in Cannes

Home Hunts have a wide selection of apartments, houses and villas in Cannes. Here’s a small selection of what we could find for you.

Five-bedroom duplex apartment in the Croisette area of Port Canto


This five-bedroom duplex apartment in the Croisette area of Port Canto features large terraces, a wine cellar, and a stunning indoor swimming pool. Sleek and contemporary, this property has notably refined decor and top-quality furnishings. Possibly the best feature is its crystal-clear floor-to-ceiling windows that give you an unobstructed view of the Bay of Cannes.

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Iconic Cannes Property in Quiet Landscaped Garden


Designed by architect Jacques Couëlle, this iconic property follows his famous concept of integrating a property with nature. In a quiet setting in a landscaped garden, this six-bedroom, six-bathroom home in Cannes has a lift to connect its floors. There’s also a swimming pool, pool house, and views over the bay that take in the Lérins Islands and the Massif de l’Esterel.

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Sea-Facing Penthouse in the Palm Beach Area of Cannes


This sea-facing penthouse in the Palm Beach area of Cannes is in an exclusive residence that only has five apartments. Three levels are connected by an lift and an internal staircase, and the home has five bedrooms and five bathrooms, multiple terraces, a solarium, and a 180-degree sea view. There’s also a private, heated pool that lets you swim against the current.

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Modern, Luxury Villa in the French Riviera

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This modern, luxury villa in the French Riviera is set in the Californie neighborhood of Cannes. The five-bedroom home has large, bright rooms with clear views of the sea, Palm Beach, and the Rade de Cannes. The lounge area has stunning arched windows that look out over the Mediterranean, and the property’s fenced-in, fully landscaped gardens have a swimming pool, a summer kitchen, and an al fresco dining area. The home also has a driveaway and a secure garage.

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Ultra-Modern, Five-Bedroom Villa with Phenomenal Sea views


This new, ultra-modern, five-bedroom villa has an integrated home automation system for the utmost convenience. Large-scale glass walls mean there’s practically nothing between you and phenomenal Mediterranean Sea views from the reception areas and the primary bedroom. The property’s immaculate, professionally landscaped grounds feature an infinity pool, and there’s also a large driveway and additional parking for three vehicles in a closed garage.

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Opulent Belle Époque Residence in Californie


This opulent Belle Époque residence in Californie is elegantly designed, boasting sea views from the rooftop terrace and a landscaped garden with a summer kitchen, lounge area, pool, and fountain. While the villa was constructed in 1880 and has since been renovated, its original beauty has been carefully retained. The property has three buildings: the primary mansion, a guest house, and a caretaker’s house.

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HOMEHUNTS property agents are able to select beautiful, luxury Cannes property based on your specific search criteria. Search our site and browse our selection of stunning luxury homes. Alternatively, you can also speak directly to one of our consultants by calling +33 (0)970 44 66 43.

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