Water Sports in Corsica

The constant presence of the wind attracts windsurfers to Corsica, and the island’s Mediterranean climate and varied bays and beaches also offer superb opportunities for swimming, rock swimming and snorkelling.

The spectacular and untouched coastline of Corsica can be best appreciated from the sea. Due to the constant presence presence of the wind, the island is an ideal choice for sailors and windsurfers alike, whilst Corsica's coastal waters rank amongst the cleanest and clearest in the Mediterranean making diving a remarkable experience.

The bigger bays of the west coast and the southeast are the main centres for windsurfing as well as dinghy or small catamaran sailing. You can usually hire equipment, from an hour upwards, from fully licensed sailing clubs and many centres offer tuition. Please be aware that without the appropriate licence, you will only be able to rent a motorboat with an engine up to 6cv.

Calvi Bay

A boat trip as a passenger is a more relaxing introduction to the best of the coastline. Vedettes, pleasure boats that also operate as ferries, depart from St Florent to the marvellous beaches of the Désert des Agriates and glass-bottomed boats run from Porto and Calvi to the Scandola marine nature reserve.