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St Esteve Beach in Ile de Frioul - France

Information on the St Esteve Beach in Ile de Frioul (France)


Description and location of the St Esteve Beach in Ile de Frioul (13007)

Map of St Esteve beach in Frioul - France

Our opinion on the St Esteve Beach

Adresse of the St Esteve Beach : Ch de Saint-Estève 13007 Marseille - Ile de Frioul

St Esteve Beach in Frioul island is located on Ratonneau Island near Caroline hospital. This is the only monitored beach in summer in the island and very crowded. The environment is very pleasant with a view of the bay of Marseille. The beach is quite small (but big for the island...). It is divided into two areas; the right part is covered in gravel. In summer, there is a restaurant on the edge with a pleasant terrace.

To get to this beach from the port, turn left toward Caroline Hospital (signs provide direction). It takes 20 minutes on foot. It is also possible to take a little train that will drop you off at the beach.

Characteristics of the St Esteve 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 St Esteve Beach

Photo of St Esteve beach in Frioul Island - Marseille - France

St Esteve Cove is the main beach in Ile de Frioul. It is the only supervised beach in summer. The environment is nice but attendance is significant.

Main beach of Frioul island in France (Marseille)

In the centre of the beach, there is a restaurant bar and an aid station.

Sand beach in Frioul island - St Estève

The main beach is on the right side. It is a mixture of sand and gravel. On the left there is a second small pebble beach (there is also an underwater trail in summer).

Supervised beach in Frioul

This photo was taken in mid-August in the morning around 10am; attendance is quite low. But in the afternoon, it is quite difficult to find space.

St Esteve cove in Frioul and view on Madrague in Marseille

The cove opens directly in Marseille at the Madrague.

Calanque of St Estève and view on Ratonneau fort

This is a global view of the cove with on the hill the fort of Ratonneau and in the background on the left the Fort of Pomègues on the second Ile de Frioul.

Hospital Caroline near calanque de St Estève - Frioul island

Old Caroline hospital is on the left edge of the cove (under renovation, it was built to put quarantine travellers arriving in Marseille and suffering from yellow fever).

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