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Prado Beach
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Divein the water, get a sweat up with beach volleyball or explore picturesquecoastal parkland in one of Marseille’s favourite summer destinations. 

Whether in need of a swim, a drink or a leisurely stroll, find a relaxing solution to your needs at Prado Beach. This spectacular location is home to coastal parkland alongside a popular promenade and water sports for the adventurous, and all framed by the sparkling Mediterranean Sea.

Before the 20th century, visitors to Marseille did not come for its beaches. In fact, prior to a coastal construction project in the 1970s, designed to give locals access to beaches, Prado Beach did not exist. These days join the throngs of visitors each summer who flock to the gorgeous parkland and white-sanded product of this engineering feat.

On hot summer days, hire equipment and explore the water on sailboards and kayaks. Alternatively, get your eyes below the water’s surface and spot local marine life with snorkels and fins, which are available for loan along the promenade. A beachside stadium hosts a number of year-round sporting events and group activities, including ball games and BMX.

Dry off after a swim with a pleasant walk through the Parc Balnéair just next to the beach. This 26-hectare (64-acre)stretch of lawns and play areas along the Mediterranean coastline is home to skate parks and a must-see replica of Michelangelo’s David statue.

In September the beach’s annual Festival of the Wind makes for a spectacular sight. Watch in awe as over 100,000 kite-makers and avid enthusiasts float their creations on the coastal winds.

Combine a trip to the beach with a walk to the nearby Borély Park. From here you can explore the nearby Borély Beach and ride its giant Ferris wheel.

Access Prado Beach by a 20-minute bus trip from the city centre. The summer crowds are catered for with hourly boat shuttle service to Prado from Vieux Port. Public bathrooms, changing facilities and wheelchair ramps are provided for visitor comfort and accessibility. The beach stadium charges a small admission for summer activities.

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2816 Cheap Hotels Near Prado Beach

Residhotel Grand Prado
Residhotel Grand Prado
3 out of 5
The price is NZ$88 per night from 7 Mar. to 8 Mar.

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 ...

3.8/5Good! (506 reviews)

"Very frendly and helfful staff"…"

Reviewed on 3 Nov. 2020

Residhotel Grand Prado
Aparthotel Adagio Marseille Prado Plage
Aparthotel Adagio Marseille Prado Plage
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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 ...

3.9/5Good! (245 reviews)

"Great staff, no hazzle check-out, clean, well located."…"

Reviewed on 9 Aug. 2020

Aparthotel Adagio Marseille Prado Plage
Joli Studio au Calme à la Plage, Avec Garage
Joli Studio au Calme à la Plage, Avec Garage
59 Prom. Georges Pompidou, Marseille, Provence - Alpes - Cote d'Azur
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Located in 8th Arrondissement, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of La Corniche and Prado Beach. Borely Park and Parc Chanot Convention and Exhibition ...

Joli Studio au Calme à la Plage, Avec Garage
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Top Prado Beach Hotel & Accommodation Deals

Residhotel Grand Prado
Residhotel Grand Prado
3 out of 5
The price is NZ$88 per night from 7 Mar. to 8 Mar.
Residhotel Grand Prado
Aparthotel Adagio Marseille Prado Plage
Aparthotel Adagio Marseille Prado Plage
Aparthotel Adagio Marseille Prado Plage
Joli Studio au Calme à la Plage, Avec Garage
Joli Studio au Calme à la Plage, Avec Garage
59 Prom. Georges Pompidou, Marseille, Provence - Alpes - Cote d'Azur
Joli Studio au Calme à la Plage, Avec Garage
Maisons du Monde Hôtel & Suites - Marseille
Maisons du Monde Hôtel & Suites - Marseille
The price is NZ$145 per night from 28 Feb. to 1 Mar.
Maisons du Monde Hôtel & Suites - Marseille
Odalys City Marseille Prado Castellane
Odalys City Marseille Prado Castellane
114 Rue du Rouet et 12, rue de Cassis, Marseille
The price is NZ$106 per night from 2 Mar. to 3 Mar.
Odalys City Marseille Prado Castellane
Michel-ange - Two Bedroom Apartment, Sleeps 6
Michel-ange - Two Bedroom Apartment, Sleeps 6
219 rue du commandant rolland, bât D, Quartier Prado Plage, Marseille, Provence - Alpes - Cote d'Azur
Michel-ange - Two Bedroom Apartment, Sleeps 6
nhow Marseille
nhow Marseille
4 out of 5
The price is NZ$222 per night from 28 Mar. to 29 Mar.
nhow Marseille
Sofitel Marseille Vieux Port
Sofitel Marseille Vieux Port
5 out of 5
The price is NZ$298 per night from 22 Mar. to 23 Mar.
Sofitel Marseille Vieux Port
Modern Flat With Terrace and Garden at the Heart of Marseille - Welkeys
Modern Flat With Terrace and Garden at the Heart of Marseille - Welkeys
11 Avenue du Parc Borély, Marseille, Provence - Alpes - Cote d'Azur
Modern Flat With Terrace and Garden at the Heart of Marseille - Welkeys
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