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You can easily reach Parc Balneaire du Prado by bus. This is a series of 3 beaches along the coast of Marseille, easily reachable from the center. The water is blue and good for a swim. You have a lifeguard on each beach and facilities...More
The most popular and accessible beaches downtown Marseille are the beaches on Parc Balneaire du Prado, dominated by a copy of Michelangelo's David that get its time of glory at gay prides.
The Parc is nice for walks and footings, but the beach is really...More
Though Marseille is not really famous for its beaches, my wife and I think this was a great spot to visit. Very nice to take a sun bath, and just chill out after an entire day of walking around the city. There are bars and...More
I enjoy biking in this area!There is a long road, the Corniche, that leads you to the Parc. The water might not be so clean, it depends on the current. There are many people, so you can make new acquaintances ;)
Just in case anyone is wondering, the Prado beach at Marseille is a rock/pebble beach, rather than sand.
There are other beaches in the area (5-10 KM) that are sand beaches, therefore much more pleasant.
In favor of the Prado, there are many restaurants and...More