Pointe Rouge

Marseille, France

English below
Avec ses nombreux établissements de plage, c'est sans doute une des plages, voire la plage la plus touristique de Marseille. En plus d'être une des plus grandes de Marseille, Pointe Rouge regroupe un ensemble de clubs d'activités nautiques. Le spot peut donc être rapidement saturé avec parfois une cohabitation difficile entre les baigneurs et les diverses activités nautiques. La plage est surveillée en été, et des jeux pour les enfants sont présents. Par mistral, le spot chasse les plagistes et baigneurs pour laisser place aux pratiquants de sports nautiques tels que le kite ou le windsurf. Un parking est situé à proximité, mais il est conseillé d'utiliser les transports en commun.
La forte fréquentation et la proximité du port peuvent être des sources de dégradation de la qualité de l'eau, ainsi que le système de traitement des eaux usées qui peut être défaillant en cas de fortes pluies.

Surrounded by many restaurants, Pointe Rouge is one of the most touristic beaches in Marseille. The tallest beach of the city is crowded during summer: coexistence might then be difficult for the bathers and windsurfers/kitesurfers. But when the famous wind le Mistral is here, bathers go away to the delight of windsurfers and kitesurfers. The beach is supervised, and there is a parking lot nearby, but we recommend you to use public transport.
The port, tourism and waste water treatment might be explanations for bad water quality, especially after heavy rains.

WATER QUALITY
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  • Current Status
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MONITORING FREQUENCY

Pointe Rouge is sampled from January 1st to December 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

As part of the Watermen Testers program, Surfrider Foundation Europe volunteers monitor recreational marine and freshwater quality at several sites in the region Nouvelle-Aquitaine. The sampling season goes throughout the year, on an irregular basis depending on availability of volunteers. That is why the monitoring frequency selected is "Other" for all the beaches in the region.

Priority is given to places where Watermen Testers suspect a pollution. Before (from 2014 to 2017), samples were collected bi-monthly. According to the European Directive 2006/7/CE, water quality is based on 2 bacteriological parameters: E. coli and enterococcus. Threshold between average and poor water quality :
Freshwater :
Enterococcus  660 CFU/100mL
E. coli : 1800 CFU/100mL
Marine water:
Enteroccocus : 370 CFU/100mL
E. coli: 1000 CFU/100mL

A beach is marked green if the two results (Enterococcus and E. coli) are under European thresholds.
A beach is marked red if one of the two or the two results is/are above the European threshold.
A beach is marked grey when there are no current results or there is no available information.

Special status beaches:
Due to the high frequentation of beaches during the summer and the occurrence of storms, leading to wastewater treatment plant overflows, some beaches are exposed to short term pollutions.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Pointe Rouge

Marseille, France

WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Current Status
For water quality icon legend, click:   

English below
Avec ses nombreux établissements de plage, c'est sans doute une des plages, voire la plage la plus touristique de Marseille. En plus d'être une des plus grandes de Marseille, Pointe Rouge regroupe un ensemble de clubs d'activités nautiques. Le spot peut donc être rapidement saturé avec parfois une cohabitation difficile entre les baigneurs et les diverses activités nautiques. La plage est surveillée en été, et des jeux pour les enfants sont présents. Par mistral, le spot chasse les plagistes et baigneurs pour laisser place aux pratiquants de sports nautiques tels que le kite ou le windsurf. Un parking est situé à proximité, mais il est conseillé d'utiliser les transports en commun.
La forte fréquentation et la proximité du port peuvent être des sources de dégradation de la qualité de l'eau, ainsi que le système de traitement des eaux usées qui peut être défaillant en cas de fortes pluies.

Surrounded by many restaurants, Pointe Rouge is one of the most touristic beaches in Marseille. The tallest beach of the city is crowded during summer: coexistence might then be difficult for the bathers and windsurfers/kitesurfers. But when the famous wind le Mistral is here, bathers go away to the delight of windsurfers and kitesurfers. The beach is supervised, and there is a parking lot nearby, but we recommend you to use public transport.
The port, tourism and waste water treatment might be explanations for bad water quality, especially after heavy rains.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Pointe Rouge is sampled from January 1st to December 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

As part of the Watermen Testers program, Surfrider Foundation Europe volunteers monitor recreational marine and freshwater quality at several sites in the region Nouvelle-Aquitaine. The sampling season goes throughout the year, on an irregular basis depending on availability of volunteers. That is why the monitoring frequency selected is "Other" for all the beaches in the region.

Priority is given to places where Watermen Testers suspect a pollution. Before (from 2014 to 2017), samples were collected bi-monthly. According to the European Directive 2006/7/CE, water quality is based on 2 bacteriological parameters: E. coli and enterococcus. Threshold between average and poor water quality :
Freshwater :
Enterococcus  660 CFU/100mL
E. coli : 1800 CFU/100mL
Marine water:
Enteroccocus : 370 CFU/100mL
E. coli: 1000 CFU/100mL

A beach is marked green if the two results (Enterococcus and E. coli) are under European thresholds.
A beach is marked red if one of the two or the two results is/are above the European threshold.
A beach is marked grey when there are no current results or there is no available information.

Special status beaches:
Due to the high frequentation of beaches during the summer and the occurrence of storms, leading to wastewater treatment plant overflows, some beaches are exposed to short term pollutions.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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