The private beaches of Marseille

A dynamic metropolis and the second largest city in France, Marseille is also a seaside resort bathed by the Mediterranean Sea. Numerous private beaches, straw huts and waterfront restaurants make it possible to enjoy the sun and the sea while basking in the sun and tasting local specialties.

The private beaches of the Escale Borely

To the south of the city, halfway along the road to the Calanques, l’Escale Borély is the seaside destination of the city of Marseille with its landscaped beaches, sanitary facilities, playgrounds and large lawns.

The Patabeach welcomes sun lovers all summer long on its private beach and offers visitors comfortable mattresses. It is possible to have lunch on site or sip one of the many cocktails à la carte.

L’Ô Zen Plage is a private beach equipped with deckchairs, mattresses and parasols. Here you can enjoy the tasty cuisine of the Ô Zen la Mer waterfront restaurant.

La Rhumerie Plage Privée allows you to enjoy a delicious cuisine composed with seasonal products and sip various cocktails in front of the sea. Deckchairs and parasols invite you to relax.

Manu Beach, a restaurant with a lounge atmosphere, is renowned for its world cuisine. Its private beach allows you to enjoy the blue sky of the Mediterranean.

The place is appreciated by the inhabitants of Marseille all year round and is particularly popular in summer.

The restaurants of la Pointe Rouge

Last stop before the village of Goudes and the creeks, La Pointe Rouge has a picturesque charm with its small marina. Several straw huts and restaurants allow you to have waterfront lunch or dinner, with a breathtaking view of the harbor of Marseille and the Blue Coast.

The Tropicana installs its tables directly on the sand, for a waterfront lunch or dinner. The establishment is famous for its cocktails, pizzas and fish dishes.

The Blue Lagoon is a real invitation to gourmet food, with a generous cuisine: pizzas, entrecote, salads, seafood and fish dishes, gourmet desserts. You can share a meal with your family on the beach and enjoy the sun and the panorama.

L’Escale is a restaurant appreciated for its menu with Mediterranean accents. During the day or in the evening, against the backdrop of the sunset over the Mediterranean Sea, experience a moment of conviviality.

Many waterfront restaurants

Marseille is particularly famous for its gastronomy, which takes advantage of an extremely generous land and sea. Many waterfront establishments, without proposing a private beach with mattress rental, nevertheless allow you to spend a gourmet and convivial moment.

Chez Aldo, in the Madrague district, offers seafood specialties and many fishes, a la plancha, in soup or grilled.

Chez Fonfon, in the Vallon des Auffes, is a real institution and many epicureans come here to taste its famous bouillabaisse.

L’épuisette, an establishment located at the entrance of the Vallon des Auffes, serves Mediterranean gastronomic cuisine with a breathtaking sea view.

Le Petit Nice Passédat awaits you on the corniche. This five-star hotel is also famous for its starred gastronomic restaurant.

Many other restaurants, from l’Estaque to the Callelongue cove, allow you to have a waterfront lunch or dinner, under the Mediterranean sun. All prices and all cuisines are available, for a gourmet break with family or friends by the sea.

Many nautical activities

Marseille’s private beaches generally offer many other services to make the most of the beach: Wifi, accessibility for the disabled, proximity of a lifeguard’s station to monitor swimming… Water activities are also available to brighten up your day at the seaside. Sandy or pebble beach, located away from the city center or easily accessible from it? The Marseille Tourist Office will provide you with all the information you need to find the private beach of your dreams.

Marseille Tourist Office