A view of the public beach called "La Mirandole" located below a mansion owned by the Saudi royal family in Golfe Juan Vallauris, southern France, July 17, 2015.
A view of the public beach called "La Mirandole" located below a mansion owned by the Saudi royal family in Golfe Juan Vallauris, southern France, July 17, 2015.

VALLAURIS, FRANCE - The likely visit of Saudi Arabia's king to his family's Riviera mansion has stirred the ire of beachgoers who will be banned from a stretch of sand.

King Salman is expected to vacation soon at the mansion that sits above an isolated - but public - beach near Juan-les-Pins.
 
Despite protests, the region's state official, Philippe Castanet, said the beach would be temporarily closed if the king visits - which regional security chief Francois-Xavier Lauch said is nearly certain.
 
Lauch said by telephone Monday that boats would also be banned from plying the Mediterranean near the mansion.
 
Last week, angry beachgoers won a temporary halt to unauthorized work ahead of the royal visit, notably a cement slab on the sand for an elevator allowing direct beach access from the mansion.