Now a popular place to visit in summer, the Prado beaches; stretching from Palm-Beach down to the sea wall at Pointe-Rouge; were developed in 1974 encompassing 20 hectares of parkland. The seaside park consists of a huge leisure area where the inhabitants of Marseilles; both young and old; come to relax and play football, roller-blade, skateboard (in a specially designated area), cycle and fly kites. The Wind Festival celebrated in September is an opportunity for dedicated kite-flyers the world over to get together here and have fun. Admission to the park is free.
Beaches/Bodies of Water