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Holidays in Prado Beach
Holiday Travel Guide

Prado Beach which includes swimming, a sandy beach and general coastal views

Sink your feet into the warm sand, play games with locals or watch a tapestry of kites flying in the Mediterranean sky at Marseille’s most popular beach.

At the end of a long day, there’s no better way to relax than with a cool drink and a slow stroll along Prado Beach’s wide promenade. If you’ve still got energy to burn, the idyllic stretch of coast offers plenty of action-packed activities for you: try windsurfing, kayaking or snorkelling in the clear water.

For much of the 20th century, Marseille lacked the beach-town reputation that many towns on France’s southern coast were famous for, and it wasn’t until the 1970s that development provided access to this stretch of coastline. Today, Prado Beach holds its own alongside the most sublime beaches in Europe and the parkland adjacent is popular with visitors and locals. Visit the park on the weekend to join the locals relaxing in the open spaces or playing sports on the beach.

Hit the water with your sailboard, kayak or snorkel in hand to make the most of the perfect beach conditions. Rent equipment from the vendors along the promenade. Get active on dry land at the stadium that overlooks the beach. Play beach rugby and volleyball or rent a BMX bike to use the course.

Take a walk through the 64 acres (26 hectares) of Parc Balnéaire immediately next to the beach. Hugging the coast, the park is home to a skate park and a replica of Michelangelo’s famous statue, David.

Head to the beach in September to see the sky fill with colour as around 100,000 kite-makers and flyers swarm on Marseille for the annual Festival of the Wind. From the top of the Ferris wheel on the nearby Borély Beach you’ll have a magnificent view of the coast and the kites hanging above it.

Prado Beach is located approximately 20 minutes by bus from Marseille’s old port. During summer an hourly shuttle boat runs between the beach and the port. Once you’re here you’ll find bathrooms, changing areas and wheelchair accessible facilities. A fee applies for activities within the stadium.

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2676 Cheap Hotels Near Prado Beach

Residhotel Grand Prado
Residhotel Grand Prado
3 out of 5
Allée Turcat Méry, 7 square des frères Ambrogiani, Marseille
The price is AU$102 per night from 20 Jun. to 20 Jun.
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! (538 reviews)
In the end it was okay.
"When we first arrived they gave us an absolutely dirty and rundown room. The paint was peeling off the wall skirts, there was something sticky next to the bedside table, hair and stains on the bed, the shower was dirty, a socket was hanging out of the wall, curtains were hanging down... We asked ..."

Reviewed on 12 Feb. 2021

Residhotel Grand Prado
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4 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$305 per night from 27 Jun. to 27 Jun.
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 ...
4.3/5Excellent! (204 reviews)
"nice location pool spacious room seaview friendly staff"

Reviewed on 24 Jul. 2020

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AC Hotel by Marriott Marseille Prado Velodrome
AC Hotel by Marriott Marseille Prado Velodrome
4 out of 5
4 allee Marcel Leclerc, Marseille
The price is AU$172 per night from 20 Jun. to 20 Jun.
Located in 8th Arrondissement, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Velodrome Stadium and Parc Chanot Convention and Exhibition Center. Palais des Sports ...
4.3/5Excellent! (309 reviews)
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"Nice Hotel - will use again"

Reviewed on 30 Nov. 2020

AC Hotel by Marriott Marseille Prado Velodrome
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Residhotel Grand Prado
Residhotel Grand Prado
3 out of 5
Allée Turcat Méry, 7 square des frères Ambrogiani, Marseille
The price is AU$102 per night from 20 Jun. to 20 Jun.
Residhotel Grand Prado
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nhow Marseille
4 out of 5
The price is AU$305 per night from 27 Jun. to 27 Jun.
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AC Hotel by Marriott Marseille Prado Velodrome
AC Hotel by Marriott Marseille Prado Velodrome
4 out of 5
4 allee Marcel Leclerc, Marseille
The price is AU$172 per night from 20 Jun. to 20 Jun.
AC Hotel by Marriott Marseille Prado Velodrome
Radisson Blu Hotel, Marseille Vieux Port
Radisson Blu Hotel, Marseille Vieux Port
4 out of 5
The price is AU$255 per night from 27 Jun. to 27 Jun.
Radisson Blu Hotel, Marseille Vieux Port
Aparthotel Adagio Marseille Prado Plage
Aparthotel Adagio Marseille Prado Plage
The price is AU$116 per night from 27 Jun. to 27 Jun.
Aparthotel Adagio Marseille Prado Plage
Golden Tulip Villa Massalia
Golden Tulip Villa Massalia
4 out of 5
17 Place Louis Bonnefon, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhone
The price is AU$236 per night from 14 Jun. to 14 Jun.
Golden Tulip Villa Massalia
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
Charmant Studio Avec Terrasse Dans Résidence Arborée à 100m des Plages
Charmant Studio Avec Terrasse Dans Résidence Arborée à 100m des Plages
59 Prom. Georges Pompidou, prado plage 3, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône
Charmant Studio Avec Terrasse Dans Résidence Arborée à 100m des Plages
Novotel Marseille Centre Prado Vélodrome
Novotel Marseille Centre Prado Vélodrome
4 out of 5
The price is AU$156 per night from 20 Jun. to 20 Jun.
Novotel Marseille Centre Prado Vélodrome
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