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Vallon des Auffes Beach in Marseille - France

Information on the Vallon des Auffes Beach in Marseille (France)


Description and location of the Vallon des Auffes Beach in Marseille (13000)

Map of Vallon des Auffes Beach in Marseille

Our opinion on the Vallon des Auffes Beach

Adresse of the Vallon des Auffes Beach : Rue du Vallon des Auffes 13007 Marseille

Vallon des Auffes Beach in Marseille is located at 5 minutes from Catalans beach going toward Prado. It is easily found thanks to the monument to the dead that we find just before the overpass. The beach is below. It is not a beach, but rather a swimming space (it seems that swimming is tolerated but a sign indicates is is prohibited – the fishermen here said that we can swim without a problem...). The site is breathtaking. Behind the overpass is the little harbor Vallon des Auffes with fishing boats and charming homes. Are we in Marseille? Oui!

The swimming area is found behind the harbor and overpass, on the left. Swimmers us the rocks and quays for laying out. We find a ladder to reach the water.

You can get here by using the stairs next to the viaduct. For the beach, take the wooden path along the cliff. The zone is protected from waves. It is difficult to park here (as is usually is in Marseille), it is ideal to take the bus (stop at Vallon des Auffes) or come by foot from the Vieux-Port (Old Harbor) which takes about 20 to 25 minutues.

Characteristics of the Vallon des Auffes 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 Vallon des Auffes Beach

Vallon des Auffes beach in Marseille in France

We are in the Vallon des Auffes neighborhood. Below this bridge is the corniche Kennedy. Behind is the little typical harbor and  on the right is an area for swimming (even if it's prohibited, people still swim!). In the middle, in the arch, we can see Notre-Dame de la Garde perched on the hill.

Photo of Vallon des Auffes in Marseille

Here is the swimming space between the rocks and concrete beaches. This area is mostly frequented by youth.

Confidential beach in Marseille - Vallon des Auffes
Vallon des Auffes beach - view from Corniche of Marseille

From the corniche we have a nice global view of the swimming area.

Harbor in Vallon des Auffes in Marseille

From the viaduct, we have a great view of the harbor with its numerous typical fishing boats one after another. This neighborhood is like a little village!

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Beaches near the Vallon des Auffes 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

Catalans Beach

Av des Catalans 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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