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Catalans Beach in Marseille - France

Information on the Catalans Beach in Marseille (France)


Description and location of the Catalans Beach in Marseille (13000)

Map of Catalans Beach in Marseille

Our opinion on the Catalans Beach

Adresse of the Catalans Beach : Av des Catalans 13007 Marseille

Catalans Beach in Marseille is the most popular beach and is the closest to the Vieux-Port (Old Harbor). It is also famous for its two beach volleyball courts where several international competitions are organized. This fine sand beach has a lifeguard in the summer and a first-aid station and several services (snacks, sundeck, set-points...). All around we can see the ancient bathing huts like on the beaches in the north of France. We also have a great view of the Iles du Frioul.

This beach is accessible from the Vieux-Port by foot in about 15 minutes (Quai Rive Neuve and Boulevard Charle Livon, the beach is next to the Cercle des Nageurs de Marseille) or by bus (stop at Catalans). It is very difficult to find parking nearby.

Note that this beach is only accessible by stairs. A favorite of our editorial team, the restaurant across form this beach (Chez Michel, on the other side of the road) serves one of the best “bouillabaisses” in Marseille.

Characteristics of the Catalans Beach

Type of beach

  • Creek
  • Shade
  • Lawn
  • Pebbles
  • Sand
  • Cement

Equipment on the beach

  • Handicap accessible
  • Swimming pool
  • Kids Club
  • Shower
  • Mattress rental
  • Free parking
  • Payed parking
  • Paddle boats
  • Lifeguards in season
  • Restaurants
  • WC


  • Beach volleyball
  • Nautical Center
  • Sand Yachting
  • Nursery
  • Fishing
  • Nautical sports
  • Surfing
  • Scuba diving
  • Kitesurfing


  • Difficult access
  • Nude beach
  • Wild beach
  • Near city center


  • Barbecues permitted
  • Dogs allowed
  • Smoke-free beach

Photos of the Catalans Beach

Catalans beach in Marseille in France

Beach volleyball is the symbol of this beach. We find two courts. In the background we can see the Frioul archipelago.

Beach near Cercle des Nageurs of Marseille

This beach is next to the Cercle des Nageurs de Marseille. This beach only accessible by stairs.

Beach near the harbor of Marseille

This beach is the closest to the Vieux-Port in Marseille. About 15 minutes by foot.

Photo of Catalans beach in Marseille

Less than 100 meters long for this downtown beach! It is very busy all year long.

Bathing cabins on the beach of Marseille

We can see on the sides of this beach, in orange, the bathing cabins. It's rare to see this type of structure on the beaches in the south of France.

Photo of Catalans beach in Marseille - France

On the concrete, several people lay out during the summer.

Archipel Frioul view from Catalans beach of Marseille

From this beach we have a great view of the islands. We can also see the dam between the beach and the islands that keeps this beach calm.

Catalans beach from the sea - Marseille

In the middle is Catalans Beach seen from the sea. The bathing huts in orange are seen in this photo.

Interactive map of the beaches of Marseille

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Map of beaches and calanques of Marseille - FranceMarseilleveyre calanque En Vau Calanque Port Pin Calanque Sugiton Calanque Morgiou Calanque Borely beach Catalans beach Pointe Rouge beach Prado Beach Sud Prado Beach Huveaune beach Bonneveine beach Vieille Chapelle beach Prophete beach Estaque beach Goudes beach Bain des Singes beach Sormiou beach Dames beach Phoceens beach Colombet beach Verrerie beach Madrague beach Samena beach Mauvais Pas beach Lions beach Vallon des Auffes beach Cuivre Calanque Maldorme beach Fausse Monnaie beach Malmousque Calanque Beach in Cassis Port Miou Calanque in Cassis Frioul beach

All beaches at Marseille

Beaches near the Catalans Beach:

Estaque Beach

RN 568 Av du Rove 13016 Marseille - L'Estaque

Calanque Sormiou

Route du Feu de la Calanque de Sormiou 13009 Marseille

Calanque Morgiou

Route du Feu de la Calanque de Morgiou 13009 Marseille

Calanque de Sugiton

Calanque de Sugiton 13009 Marseille

Vieille Chapelle Beach

211 Avenue Pierre Mendès France 13008 Marseille

Bonneveine Beach

142 Avenue Pierre Mendès France 13008 Marseille

Pointe Rouge Beach

25 Avenue de Montredon 13008 Marseille

Calanque d'En-Vau

D559 13009 Marseille

Calanque de Port-Pin

D559 13009 Marseille

Vallon des Auffes Beach

Rue du Vallon des Auffes 13007 Marseille

Calanque de Malmousque

Rue Va à la Calanque 13007 Marseille

Calanque de Cuivre

14 Plateau de Malmousque 13007 Marseille

Batterie des Lions Beach

Ch de la Batterie des Lions 13007 Marseille

Maldorme Beach

Traverse de la Cascade 13007 Marseille

Fausse Monnaie Beach

Rue des Braves 13007 Marseille

Prophète Beach

178 Corniche du Président JFK 13007 Marseille

Borély Beach

Rond-point Henry Fresnay 13008 Marseille

Huveaune Beach

Av Pierre Mendès France 13008 Marseille

Prado Nord Beach

53 Promenade Georges Pompidou 13008 Marseille

Prado Sud Beach

97 Promenade Georges Pompidou 13008 Marseille

Bain des Dames Beach

36 Promenade du Grand Large 13008 Marseille

Phocéens Beach

Bd des Baigneurs 13008 Marseille

Colombet Beach

Bd Colombet 13008 Marseille

Verrerie Beach

Bd Bonne Brise 13008 Marseille

Madrague Beach

Rue des Arapedes 13008 Marseille

Calanque de Saména

Bd de la Calanque de Samena 13008 Marseille

Calanque du Mauvais Pas

Ch des Goudes 13008 Marseille

Goudes Beach

Bd Alexandre Delabre 13008 Marseille

Baie des Singes Beach

Cap Croisette 13008 Marseille

Calanque de Marseilleveyre

Massif des Calanque 13008 Marseille

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Users rating given to this beach:
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