If France has splendid destinations, Corsica is one of its most beautiful jewels! Its privileged territory, between the sea and the mountains, is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in France and even in Europe! Sumptuous coves where the crystal clear water reflects an almost tropical landscape hide in the scrubland, not to mention the various creeks with changing colours: to help you discover them, Petit Futé reveals its ten favourite beaches on the island of beauty, which are undoubtedly the most beautiful beaches in Corsica.
N° 10 - Nonza beach, Haute-Corse
Located west of Cape Corsica, Nonza was one of the defensive points in the north of the island. If the enchanting setting of this village nowadays charms visitors, it is most certainly its seaside that attracts them even more. Nonza beach is one of the most original and beautiful in Corsica. Here, don't expect white sand but small black pebbles! The contrast with the turquoise sea is striking!
N° 9 - The beach of San Ciprianu, South Corsica
The extreme south of Corsica offers a variety of landscapes of incomparable beauty. 10 minutes from Porto-Vecchio, in the village of Lecci, the hamlet of San Ciprianu is appreciated by holidaymakers for its lively summer life: activities and festivities take place there every year. Its beach, protected by its Genoese tower, is a magnificent cove of white sand. The northern part of the beach, bordered by the Arasu pond, is still wild and preserved
N°8 - The beach of Bussaglia, Upper Corsica
The sand that sticks and seeps everywhere, very little for you? Direction the beach of Bussaglia, 6 km from Porto! Its small pebbles do not take away any charm from this site nestled at the foot of the cliffs. The beach extends over 1 km and is an ideal place to swim after an excursion to the regional natural park of Corsica. Enjoy the view from the access road, it offers a breathtaking view of the Gulf of Porto
N°7 - La plage de Canella, Corse-du-Sud
Canella beach is located between Solenzara and Porto-Vecchio, in the heart of the Corsican maquis. Nestled in a charming cove, its transparent water and white sand give it a heavenly look. Easily accessible and ideal for children since its waters are shallow over fifty meters, it is the favorite beach for families. For more peace of mind, choose the off-season!
N°6 - The beaches of the Lavezzi Islands, South Corsica
The archipelago of the Lavezzi Islands and its six rocky islets are located a few kilometres from Bonifacio. It is the southernmost point in metropolitan France. This site is an incredible reservoir of biodiversity and its crystal-clear coves are among the best diving (or swimming!) spots in Corsica. To enjoy their beautiful beaches, you can reach the Lavezzi Islands by boat from Porto-Vecchio or Bonifacio
N°5 - Lotu beach, Haute-Corse
Lotu beach is accessible by boat shuttle from the port of Saint-Florent. Surrounded by the maquis, it extends in an enchanting setting that is popular with tourists in summer but almost deserted during the off-season. After having taken advantage of its turquoise water and white sand, hikers will take the "customs path" to reach the sumptuous beach of Saleccia, a favourite of our ranking and undoubtedly the most beautiful beach in Corsica!
N°4 - The beach of Santa Giulia, Corse-du-Sud
Only 10 minutes from Porto-Vecchio, Santa Giulia beach looks like a Polynesian lagoon, which allows it to be in a good position in our ranking of the most beautiful beaches in Corsica! Located at the foot of a mountain, it extends over more than 2 km. Its extremely fine sand and its ever-clear and shallow waters make it one of the favourite sites for summer vacationers. It is also one of the most active and complete water sports bases in Corsica: many activities are available such as paddle or jet-ski
N°3 - The beach of Rondinara, Corse-du-Sud
Elected on many occasions as the most beautiful beach in Corsica, France and even Europe, Rondinara is a preserved place, located on a cove between Bonifacio and Porto-Vecchio. Sheltered from the winds by its shell shape where the two ends meet, it is a delight for holidaymakers! When they leave the area, in the off-season, the cows resume their habits on the white sand, giving the landscape back its appearance of the end of the world..
N°2 - The beach of Palombaggia, South Corsica
Its name with its singing accents makes travellers dream. The beach of Palombaggia is located south of the gulf of Porto-Vecchio. With its crystal clear waters, white sand and umbrella pines, it could almost be mistaken for one of Thailand's must-see beaches, as it has nothing to envy from the most popular tropical destinations! Even less if you add to it the splendid panorama of the Cerbicale Islands just opposite. Often ranked among the most beautiful beaches in the world, its reputation is not usurped and allows it to be on our podium of the most beautiful beaches in Corsica!
N°1 - Saleccia beach, Haute-Corse
An undeniable favourite, Saleccia beach is the treasure of Agriates. Here, time seems to have stopped. Its clear waters and lush pine forest encourage calm and relaxation. In the early morning, the deserted beach is a real paradise and undoubtedly the most beautiful beach in Corsica. To get there, you will have to take a boat shuttle from Lotu beach or go down the broken track in a 4x4 or horse-drawn carriage: an original way to venture into the bush!