Marseille is the second-largest city in France in terms of population and is on the eastern side of France. The city is adjacent to the Mediterranean sea and is home to some of the most amazing and well-maintained beaches in France and Europe. It is among the most popular tourist destinations, mainly due to the surprising beauty of Mediterranean waters. The French authorities maintain these beaches properly, and these are very safe and enjoyable from the tourist point of view.
In this article, we will discuss specifically the Marseille beaches and why you should visit them. We shall also discuss the causes of the popularity of these beaches.
Beaches Of Marseille
Marseille have more than 15 supervised beaches that are developed for the maximum convenience and safety of the tourist and visitors. These beaches includes Corbière Fortin, Corbière Batterie, Corbière La Lave, Frioul Saint Estève, Les Catalans, Prophète, Prado Nord (Petit Roucas), Prado Nord (Grand Roucas), Prado Sud, Huveaune (David), Borély, Bonneveine, Vieille Chapelle, Pointe Rouge and Sormiou.
These beaches have all the facilities of lifeguards, sanitation, comfort, restaurants, cafes, .transports, etc. Some of these beaches also offer boat rides to the Mediterranean.
Corbières beach is north of Marseille and is adjacent to the fishing port l’Estaque. It is popular for boat riding and clear waters. Catalans beach is just a kilometer away from the Old Port and is one of the most accessible beaches in Marseille.
The southern part of the city offers Prado beach, known for its equipment and services, including restaurants, stores, playgrounds, and large lawns. The beach is just a few distances away from Borély Park and is appreciated by both the residents and tourists alike.
Suppose you want to enjoy the beauty of nature to a new extent by enjoying the mesmerizing beauty of the combination of the blue Mediterranean, sunny island, and hills of Le Rove. In that case, there is no better place than Pointe-Rouge, which is extremely popular among tourists due to its luminous territory. It is under the protection and perseverance of Calanques National Park.
Frioul archipelago, which is like a dream for the swimmers, is also a tourist spot only accessible by boat. It offers amazing views, natural beauty, and endless services that attract tourists, especially swimming enthusiasts.
The Calanques of Marseille
Hilly, sandy, rocky white cliffs that offer an undeniable beautiful feeling and a sense of relaxation to the visitors are located between Marseille and Cassis. There are many tourist spots among these cliffs, such as Sormiou, the only rocky water place where swimming is allowed. The visitors can go there by car or on foot. Morgiou is also famous for swimming areas and beaches and can be accessed by personal transport or foot.
Calanque de Sugiton challenges the visitors’ will as it is only accessible on foot, but the effort is worth the result and the beauty that it offers.
The Quality Of Water
Most of the beaches of Marseille are checked regularly to ensure the safety and well-being of the visitors. The authorities issue accurate weather forecasts and constantly update the tourists about the quality of water on the beaches of Marseille. There are supervised beaches, restrooms, and other facilities to ensure maximum comfort and hygiene for the visitors.
Beaches For Disable
The beaches of Prado Sud and Prado Nord are on the top list of Tourism & Handicap labels from 2005, and it is due to the extra facilities and comfort these beaches provide to handicapped and disabled people. There are special facilities available so that these people can also enjoy the comfort of the beach and can relax and have fun.