Corsica boasts an array of over 200 secluded, spotless and simply stunning sandy, pebbly and rocky beaches. As well as the larger, popular beaches, tucked away along the coastline are also a number of hidden gems, peaceful, stunning and unspoilt, these gold and turquoise coves provide the perfect reward for those willing to search off the beaten track.
Some of Our Favourite Beaches:
With fishing trips, watersports, fine sand and clear water, the main beaches at L’Île Rousse are conveniently situated adjacent to the centre of the town and, with a number of restaurants on the beaches, make it very popular amongst tourists.
A beautiful, large and steeply shelved beach which is often less crowded than its more popular neighbours. It also offers a range of watersports including jet ski hire.
Home to one of the more popular beaches on the island, Calvi is a fantastic location for children. The gently sloping beach provides peace of mind for parents travelling with little ones and the large selection of restaurants fringing the sands and many watersports providers makes it easy to spend an entire day on the sand.
A vast sweep of sand leading east from the village centre, the orientation offers some of the best surfing available on the island.
Saleccia & Lodo
Voted the number 1 secret beach in Europe by SkyScanners, Saleccia can only be reached by boat or a 15km walk, hence the fact it is seldom busy. Lodo, a little further east is a smaller version of the same – fine, golden sand with a backdrop of the Corsican maquis.
Consistently one of the quieter beaches due to its rather difficult access down a steep pathway and then the need to wade through the Ostriconi river, this beach has fine, white sand and faces south west thus benefitting from the cooling prevailing wind.
Situated 7km north of Porto Vecchio with a beautiful view of the Genoese tower and framed by a pine forest and featured by Time Out magazine.
An almost perfect circle of golden sand encompassing a lagoon of shallow, turquoise water.
Arguably one the best beach on the island.
A beautiful white sand beach in a secluded bay, popular with watersports enthusiasts and can get busy during the peak months.
Sparkling white sand with azure water with a backdrop of white chalk outcrops make this a very popular beach, especially being so close to Bonifacio.
Wherever you choose to stay in Corsica, you will never be too far from a beautiful coastline and the crystal clear, turquoise waters that envelop the island from the translucent waters of Rondinara and Palombaggia beaches in the south east, the sweeping golden sands of Campomoro and Portigliolo in the south west, the child friendly beaches of Calvi & L’Île Rousse in the north west and the famous remote white sands of Saleccia and Lodo beaches at the base of Cap Corse. This enchanting Mediterranean island has some of the cleanest, clearest waters in the world.
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