Going Coastal

Marseille Coast


That is the first thought that comes to one’s mind upon first setting eyes on Marseille’s beautiful Mediterranean coastline. Whether viewed from the beach or the limestone calanques, the Mediterranean Sea shows its true-and-blue colors, and, quite frankly, it’s a stunning sight.

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Mediterranean Sea

The Mediterranean is characterized by its palette of deep blue colors, and this certainly holds true in Marseille. The beautiful sea can be observed from designated walking paths along the coast, but I recommend climbing down a rocky calanque to get a more intimate experience. You might even see some French people lounging, fishing, or picnicking on the limestone.

Marseille Coast

There is also a sandy beach section of the coast, where people play beach volleyball or football (soccer), while large groups of windsurfers cruise the sea behind them.

Marseille beach

Windsurfers in Marseille

Marseille Beach

When all is said and done, there is absolutely no better time to visit the coast than at sunset. Watching the sun set over the Mediterranean is an absolute must for any Marseille visitor and a frequent favorite activity of locals as well. Words don’t do it justice; take a look:

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127 thoughts on “Going Coastal

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  1. WOW!! was exactly the first word out of my mouth. Amazing photos and good writing to go with them. Very impressive. I’m glad I wandered by and look forward to strolling around some more.

  2. What a nice set of pictures. Thank you for posting them.
    It reminds me of my trip to San Diego, California several weeks ago.
    The views for the coastline and sunset are absolutely pulchritudious in San Diego as well.
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  3. Hey there! Are you still in Amsterdam? I’m thinking of organizing another Blogger Meetup (something I did 3 years ago with good results). Just a little get-together of Amsterdam’s expat bloggers. If you’re around you should join!

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    Επειδή αυτό τον καιρό ψιλοβαριέμαι να γράψω και επειδή ξέρω ότι σας λείπω, σας χαρίζω ένα πολύ ωραίο κολάζ φωτογραφιών από την Μασσαλία. Enjoy!

  5. aagh these pictures are totally beautiful. its been a long time since my last travel to the seaside. seeing your captures makes me want to visit the beach badly.
    very beautiful. beautiful deep blue sea, amazing coastal rocks, and sure, beautiful sunset..
    you got really masterpiece pictures here >.<

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  7. i knew by the boats you had to be in marseille, i was there a few weeks ago and have a similar picture!
    lovely to share in the beauty that is marseille 🙂

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  9. Love the sunset very much! The sun looks so clear, and the sky is so beautiful.. But the most important is when we can capture those beauties.. I’m jealous (Coz I can’t capture all of the beauties as you do) Thank you for sharing 🙂

  10. Beautiful photos! I can’t wait to visit Marseille now! I’m a new follower – looking forward to keeping up with all your travelling posts. Congrats on being Freshly Pressed 🙂 Abbie

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