Beaches in the heart of the city
France’s second largest city, with 800,000 inhabitants, is permanently open to the Mediterranean Sea. The beaches invite themselves into the heart of Marseille and are easily accessible, for the most part, by public transport.
To the north, the Corbières beaches await bathers at the exit of the small fishing port of l’Estaque.
The Catalans beach, much appreciated by the people of Marseille, is less than a kilometer as the crow flies from the Old Port. On the Corniche, the Prophète beach, easily accessible, is also particularly popular in summer.
To the south of the city, not far from the Borély Park, Marseille is a trendy seaside resort with the equipped and supervised Prado beaches: restaurants, stores, playgrounds, large lawns make the Prado and Escale Borély beaches very popular with Marseille residents and tourists, who come here as a couple, with friends or family.
Further south, Pointe-Rouge offers a breathtaking view of the sea, the islands and the hills of Le Rove. Beyond, you leave the city to enter the heart of a wild, spectacular and luminous territory, protected by the Calanques National Park.
The Frioul archipelago, accessible only by boat, is also a paradise for swimmers. A shuttle bus service provides easy access to the beaches of the Frioul archipelago in Marseille.