Marseille, Southern France
With 57km of stunning coastline and around 300 days of sunshine per year, Marseille is a great choice for a short beach break with a good chance of catching a tan.
Marseille has numerous rock, sand and shingle beaches to choose from, each with their own character – but all offering incredible views.
For families, Point Rouge is the largest sandy beach and is packed with restaurants and play areas to keep you entertained once the sandcastle has collapsed.
Meanwhile, the Prado Seaside Park offers 26 hectares of greenery and a 2km stretch of beach, with ample public facilities and attractions so everything you need is close-at-hand – and you never have a reason to leave.
Finally, for something more romantic, small beaches like the Prophète and Catalans are ideal for a more intimate experience.