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Prado Beach

Lie on the sand, join a game of beach rugby or take to the Mediterranean skies at Marseille’s favorite summertime beach.

Come to the spectacular Prado Beach to cool off and enjoy a drink by the sparkling sea or take a leisurely stroll along the promenade. For more energetic pursuits, choose from a range of activities including windsurfing, kayaking or snorkeling.

Marseille has not always been regarded as a beach destination. Prado Beach and many of the other beaches down the coastline were created as part of a project in the 1970s to give residents easy access to the water. The beach and adjoining parklands have become a hit with locals and travelers alike who flock here to partake in the activities and relax in wide open spaces.

In summer, take to the water on a sailboard, kayak, or with a snorkel and fins, all of which can be rented along the promenade. The beachside stadium offers a year-round program of sports and activities, from beach rugby and volleyball, to BMX.

Take a break from the beach with a pleasant walk through the adjacent Parc Balnéaire, a 26-hectare (64 acre) strip of parkland along the Mediterranean coastline. Here you’ll find a skate park and a replica of Michelangelo’s David statue.

Visitors in September can’t miss the beach’s annual Festival of the Wind, attended by over 100,000 kite-makers and enthusiasts from all over the world.

Make a day of your trip by visiting other nearby attractions such as the Ferris wheel at Borély Beach or the magnificent Borély Park.

Prado Beach is located 20 minutes south of the old port by bus. In the summer months, catch a ride on the hourly boat shuttle service to Prado from Vieux Port. Prado Beach offers plenty of public bathrooms and changing facilities and is very disability-friendly. A small fee is charged for stadium-hosted summer activities.


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nhow Marseille ¥13,549
nhow Marseille

nhow Marseille

200, Corniche J F Kennedy, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhone
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in 7th Arrondissement, this beach hotel is within a 15-minute walk of La Corniche, Prado Beach, and Borely Park. Parc Chanot Convention and Exhibition Center and Velodrome Stadium are also within 2 mi (3 km).

    Aparthotel Adagio Marseille Prado Plage ¥5,611
    Aparthotel Adagio Marseille Prado Plage

    Aparthotel Adagio Marseille Prado Plage

    46 Rue des Mousses, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhone
       
      0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in 8th Arrondissement, this beach residence is within a 10-minute walk of La Corniche, Prado Beach, and Borely Park. Parc Chanot Convention and Exhibition Center and Velodrome Stadium are also within 1 mi (2 km). Rond-Point du Prado Station is 21 minutes by foot and Perier Metro Station is 28 minutes.

      Residhotel Grand Prado ¥5,532
      Residhotel Grand Prado

      Residhotel Grand Prado

      Allée Turcat Méry, 7 square des frères Ambrogiani, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhone
         
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in 8th Arrondissement, this residence is within a 15-minute walk of Prado Market and Parc Chanot Convention and Exhibition Center. Old Port of Marseille and Velodrome Stadium are also within 1 mi (2 km). Perier Metro Station is only a 2-minute walk and Castellane Station is 9 minutes.

        Novotel Marseille Centre Prado Vélodrome ¥10,049
        Novotel Marseille Centre Prado Vélodrome

        Novotel Marseille Centre Prado Vélodrome

        103 Avenue Du Prado, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhone
           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in 8th Arrondissement, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Parc Chanot Convention and Exhibition Center, Old Port of Marseille, and Palais des Sports de Marseille. Notre-Dame de la Garde and Borely Park are also within 2 mi (3 km). Perier Metro Station is only a 2-minute walk and Castellane Station is 7 minutes.

          Large Bright Apartment With Terrace, 200 m From the Beaches
          Large Bright Apartment With Terrace, 200 m From the Beaches

          Large Bright Apartment With Terrace, 200 m From the Beaches

          Marseille, Provence - Alpes - Cote d'Azur
             
            0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in 8th Arrondissement, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of La Corniche, Prado Beach, and Borely Park. Parc Chanot Convention and Exhibition Center and Velodrome Stadium are also within 2 mi (3 km). Rond-Point du Prado Station is 22 minutes by foot and Perier Metro Station is 30 minutes.

            Marseille, Mythical City: Superb Apartment With Terrace IN Edge OF SEA
            Marseille, Mythical City: Superb Apartment With Terrace IN Edge OF SEA

            Marseille, Mythical City: Superb Apartment With Terrace IN Edge OF SEA

            Marseille, Provence - Alpes - Cote d'Azur
               
              0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in 8th Arrondissement, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of La Corniche, Prado Beach, and Borely Park. Parc Chanot Convention and Exhibition Center and Velodrome Stadium are also within 2 mi (3 km). Rond-Point du Prado Station is 22 minutes by foot and Perier Metro Station is 30 minutes.

              Luxury Apartment Prado Beach David
              Luxury Apartment Prado Beach David

              Luxury Apartment Prado Beach David

              Marseille, Provence - Alpes - Cote d'Azur
                 
                0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in 8th Arrondissement, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of La Corniche, Prado Beach, and Borely Park. Parc Chanot Convention and Exhibition Center and Velodrome Stadium are also within 2 mi (3 km). Rond-Point du Prado Station is 22 minutes by foot and Perier Metro Station is 30 minutes.

                Mercure Marseille Centre Bompard La Corniche ¥8,129
                Mercure Marseille Centre Bompard La Corniche

                Mercure Marseille Centre Bompard La Corniche

                2 rue des Flots Bleus, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhone
                   
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in 7th Arrondissement, this romantic hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Catalan Beach, Old Port of Marseille, and La Corniche. Marseille Provence Cruise Terminal and Prado Beach are also within 3 mi (5 km).