Eight beaches out of the 21 on the Marseille coast are open this Friday. The town hall will communicate in the middle of the day on the quality of the sea water at the other bathing points.
The town hall of Marseille announced this Friday the reopening of new beaches in the Marseille city. In total, eight beaches out of the 21 on the Marseille coast can once again welcome tourists and locals wishing to enjoy the Mediterranean sand. Following the violent storms which occurred in the middle of the week, few were authorized to open because of the risks concerning the quality of bathing water.
“As a precaution, certain Marseille beaches remain prohibited for swimming this Friday, August 19 and until further notice. New bathing water analyzes will be carried out before reopening to the public”, indicates the town hall. site on his.
Consequently, the only beaches open this Friday are those of Corbière (La Lave and Le Fortin), Goudes, Sormiou, Morgiou, En Vau, Port Pin and Saint Estève beach. Note that the beaches of Corbière and Goudes had already been reopened this Thursday.
Severe thunderstorms frequently lead to the closure of beaches, in particular because sewage streams to the sea can pose a risk of bacteriological contamination.
The other bathing points are still closed while a new update on the situation should be made at 1 p.m. this Friday by the town hall and the Marseille Métropole Sanitation Service about the quality of bathing water. .