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The Prado beaches

Head for the 8th arrondissement, to the famous Prado beaches. The Prado beaches stretch for several kilometres, not far from Avenue du Prado and Parc Borély. They are easily accessible by car, bike, public transport or on foot from the surrounding districts. Each one has its own special features and charm. They offer facilities and services to make your day at the beach more comfortable. You’ll find showers, toilets, changing rooms and lockers for hire. There are also restaurants, bars and ice cream parlours along the promenade. They are very popular with locals and tourists alike, especially during the summer months. The atmosphere is lively and friendly, with families, groups of friends and water sports enthusiasts gathering to enjoy the sun and sea.

Authentic beaches

Discover the beaches of Prado and their special features, for unique moments on the shores of the Mediterranean:

  • Prado Sud beach

Prado Sud beach is fairly wide and offers a lovely stretch of sand for relaxing in the sun. It is made up of golden sand, with an uninterrupted view of the coastline. Prado Sud beach is generally appreciated for its size and width, making it easy for visitors to find a place to set up. This beach is also popular with water sports enthusiasts, such as kite surfing and windsurfing, due to the favourable winds in the area.

  • Prado Nord beach

This is the northernmost beach and is popular for its lively atmosphere and water sports. Showers and toilets are available on site, as is a ramp for disabled access. Bordered by the Parc du Prado and its green spaces, it is close to the surrounding restaurants and cafés.

  • Huveaune beach

This small beach is located at the mouth of the river Huveaune. Plage de l’Huveaune is a small beach of sand and pebbles with a picturesque view of the Mediterranean Sea. It is less busy than Marseille’s other beaches, making it a quiet place to soak up the sun and go for a swim. It doesn’t have as many services and facilities as the other Prado beaches, but it does have a real charm that makes it well worth a visit, a popular spot for water sports enthusiasts.

  • Bonneveine beach

This beach is located near the Bonneveine district and is quite popular. It offers a lovely stretch of fine golden sand where you can relax and soak up the sun. The beach is generally well-maintained and supervised during the summer months, making it perfect for families. As well as swimming and lazing around, Bonneveine beach also offers water sports. Bonneveine beach has public showers and toilets.

  • Borély Beach

This pretty, wide beach offers the perfect opportunity for a beach day out. At 260 metres long, it is made up of sand and crystal-clear water, making it particularly pleasant to swim in. The site boasts a number of facilities, including snack bars, showers, toilets, children’s play areas and even a volleyball court for lively games in the beautiful southern sunshine. Borély beach is supervised during the summer months, which is particularly ideal for families with young children. The beach precedes a promenade for pedestrians and cyclists, providing optimum access.