Corsica has literally hundreds of beaches, probably the best in France and several among the best to be found anywhere. So when in Corsica where should you head to? You are unlikely to go far wrong on any part of the island - because we have selected the most renowned doesn't mean you will be disappointed elsewhere!
The following Corsican beaches continually receive rave reviews:
To the south of the island near Porto Vecchio, a perfect white sandy beach with the sea an amazingly deep blue, and backed by sand dunes and pine trees, and bright red rocks. The beach is internationally renowned, and also perfect for children.
SAINT GIULIA BEACH
A little further on from Palombaggia beach, the horseshoe shaped beach at saint-Giulia is another stunning place to visit .Saint Giulia beach is extremely popular with lovers of watersports and sun-worshippers alike.
The long sandy beach running for several kilometres along the coast north of Calvi is an attractive, white sand, beach with water shallow enough that children can play safely. Snack bars are dotted along much of the length of the beach.
LOTO AND SALECCIA BEACHES
Being accessed by boat from Saint-Florent means that these beautiful beaches usually remain uncrowded even in high season, and are two of the most lovely beaches in Corsica. Saleccia beach, in the Desert des Agriates, is often said to be the best beach to be found anywhere in France.
SAINT RESTITUDE BEACH
Attractive, quite secluded, small beach accessed via the tramway from Calvi (or a long walk!) Restitude beach is a lovely sandy beach backed by typical Corsican scrubland and pine trees, and offering good conditions for swimming. The restaurant at the beach, Le Pain Sucre, is a great place for lunch!
Right at the northernmost point of Cap Corse, the inaccessibility of Barcaggio has helped peserve its allure. Calm and peaceful even in summer, the lovely sandy beach shelves gently into fabulously turquoise waters
Near Ile Rousse, north-west Corsica, a great beach accessed by fording a small river and backed by mountains.