This renowned family beach is a short drive from the centre of Ajaccio and it has a good suite of facilities including parking, lifeguards and toilets. Yet is also maintains a unique environment with the recent replanting of local plants and a strong sense of conservation for the local wildlife. All this and the beautiful pure blue of the Mediterranean.
A long sandy beach with watersports and other facilities, making it quite lively. It runs along the Porticcio road. The area of Porticcio and Agosta has the highest proportion of hotels in the whole of Corsica and so the area can be busy in peak season.
Portigliolo, Isolella & Ruppione
The area has abundant sheltered coves, highly rated in summer and virtually untouched out of season. You may have these pretty beaches to yourself!
Plage St Francois, Ajaccio
Against the backdrop of the Citadelle in central Ajaccio, this is the city centre beach where locals go to relax while out shopping or taking a break from work. The view to the west is of the Iles Sanguinaires. Towards the end of the beach the sand becomes more pebbly.
Plage de Stagnoli
At the northern end of the Gulf of Sagone near the town of Cargese this lovely beach is blessed with sugary fine sand.
Plage du Menasina
Almost in the town centre of Cargese, this beach can get busy in high season
Plage du Monachi
A secluded, small, sandy cove just south of Cargèse. The beach is reached by scrambling down the track at the side of the road and past the little chapel on the cliff-side.
Plage de Pero
This is found 2km north of Cargèse (take the left fork down to the sea at the junction with the Piana road) and is by far the best of Cargèse’s beaches. Overlooked by a Genoese tower, this white stretch of sand has a couple of bars and water-sports stalls but is large enough to absorb the crowds that come here in July and August
Plage du Chioni
Found a further 2km on from Pero beach, this beach does get busy due to its water-sports activities and the proximity of Club Med resort.