Corsica summer activities

Updated on Nov 01, 2019 by Alastair McClymont

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Heading on holiday to Corsica this summer? Here are some of the top Corsica activities to add to your itinerary - the very best ways to make the most of the sun.

Those heading to or considering heading to Corsica for their holiday this summer, will be met with a wide range of Corsica activities to keep them busy throughout their stay. Wherever you choose to base yourself during your holiday, and whatever type of holiday it is you're in search of, a summer in Corsica will provide access to a large selection of activities, from those that pursue relaxation to those guaranteed to please thrill-seekers.

Indulging in one or two of the countless top things to do and activities in Corsica presents one of the most accessible and memorable ways of experiencing the island. To help you decide what kind of experiences are right for you and your holiday clan, we've put together this list of some of the best Corsica activities for the summer.


Corsica activities


Explore the beautiful beaches

Corsica boasts 1,000km of glorious coastline, and around 200 beaches. Whether it is a quiet bay, an inviting cove or a long stretch of sandy beach, you'll find some rewarding spots in which to relax on the sand or paddle in the azure blue water.

Above: Palombaggia Beach


Try your hand at some diving or snorkelling

If you're not the kind to simply sit on the sand, the water around much of the island is fantastic for some underwater exploration. Whether you're an accomplished diver or you're partial to a spot of snorkelling, there are several locations around the island ideal for heading beneath the waves.

Corrado Giavara | Creative Commons


Head out on a boat trip

Spending the day on the water is a wonderful Corsica activity for the summer, and there are various means of achieving this throughout the island. Whether you head on a sailing tour or hire a boat, take a memorable boat trip to the Scandola Nature Reserve or to explore offshore islands, a life on the water awaits you during a holiday in Corsica...for a day or two anyway!


Visit the Lavezzi Islands

Of the islands to visit around Corsica, the Lavezzi Islands, located off the south coast beyond Bonifacio, are arguably the most stunning. Enjoy some idyllic sandy beaches and plenty of decent snorkelling opportunities during a day trip to the islands.


Attend a festival

The summer calendar is packed full of plenty of festivals and events, from vibrant music festivals to intriguing cultural festivals. Dropping in on one or two of them during your summer in Corsica will create a unique memory from your summer escape.


Sunbathe by the pool

If it is simply relaxation and rejuvenation you seek from your summer in Corsica, our great range of self-catering villas are packed full of properties with superb pools. L'Ancre Bleue (pictured below), for example, is one of many villas where you can simply sit back and relax on a sunlounger, punctuated by the occasional dip in the pool to cool down.


Engage in some water sports

In addition to the snorkelling and diving available to visitors during a summer in Corsica, you can also enjoy a range of other water sports. Whether it is sea kayaking, windsurfing or sailing, those that like to get active during their holidays will discover plenty of opportunities around the coast.


Walk the Gulf of Porto

This UNESCO World Heritage Site is amongst the most beautiful settings on the island. While some may find it to be a little hot during the summer, others will be drawn to the prospect of walking around this region of the island, dropping down to quiet bays to cool down as they venture along.


Have you chosen your accommodation yet? Check out our entire range of villas, hotels, apartments and houses by taking look at our dedicated accommodation page; we're sure you'll find your dream holiday base amongst our collection.


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