Top 10 beaches in Corsica

Updated on Feb 05, 2018 by Alastair McClymont

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We aim to ease your beach-filled troubles by presenting 10 of our favourite beaches in Corsica, all ready to accommodate your beach towels.

The choice for sun, sand and sea worshippers during Corsica holidays is endless, with the island boasting up to 200 beaches along a stunning 1000 km coastline. The wide range of choice can make finding that perfect sandy spot quite a challenge. We aim to ease your beach-filled troubles by presenting 10 of our favourite beaches in Corsica, all ready to accommodate your beach towels during your next holiday to Corsica.


1. Calvi Beach

Offering wonderful views of the town of Calvi and its magnificent Citadel, this sweeping bay of powdered white sand enjoys some of the clearest water on the island. The 6km-stretch ensures there is plenty of room to lay your towel, while the beach’s close proximity to a range of bars and eateries will allow you to remain fueled throughout your visit.


Is this the Corsican beach for you? Have a look at our fantastic selection of properties, all ready to be called home during your holiday in Corsica, by clicking here.


2. Arinella Beach

Discovered to the west of the picturesque town of Lumio, Arinella Beach is a peaceful spot backed by verdant hills and fronted by clear turquoise water. The soft sand is rarely busy, given the beach’s isolated location, though many prefer to spend their time in the water, especially due to the great snorkelling conditions.


Calvi is the perfect base for those hoping to spend time on Arinella Beach during their Corsica holidays. Check out some of the best accommodation in Calvi here.


3. Loto Beach & Saleccia Beach

A stunning isolated beach of the Désert des Agriates, Loto Beach's white sand and clear turquoise water is backed by verdant hills, ensuring a remote and isolated vibe resonates by the coast. Saleccia Beach is another of this coastline's prized gems, defined by a one kilometre curve of pearl white sand.


One of the best places to base yourself for visits to Loto Beach and Saleccia Beach is in the beautiful oasis of St Florent.

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4. Palombaggia Beach & Santa Giulia Beach 

For many, Palombaggia is the finest beach on the entire island. Its location in the south of Corsica hosts a number of great beaches, but overlooking Palombaggia during your Corsica holiday is a big mistake. The same can be said for Santa Giulia Beach, a remarkable curve of sand that wouldn’t look out of place in the Caribbean.


Porto Vecchio is a fascinating and vibrant place to stay for those hoping to hop from beach to beach. Have a look at some of the great villas in the Porto Vecchio area by clicking here.

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5. Pinarello Beach & San Ciprianu Beach 

Located to the north of Palombaggia Beach and the city of Porto Vecchio, Pinarello Beach is another of L'Extreme Sud's finest coastal gems. Its breath-taking sweep of yellow sand is joined by warm shallow water, perfect for the little ones to splash around in. Nearby San Ciprianu is another top pick, presenting an awe-inspiring half-moon of white sand and gorgeous turquoise water.


The accommodation options in L'Extreme Sud are among the finest on the island, from beautiful villas to fantastic hotels.


6. Bodri Beach 

Back to la Balagne, Bodri Beach is another stunning strip of sand in easy reach of those spending their holidays in Calvi. This unspoilt beach is defined by its soft sloping sand and clear ocean, perfect for some snorkelling or a refreshing dip amid the heat of the day.


Choose from some great accommodation in L'ile-Rousse during your Corsica holidays; just a short distance from beautiful Bodri Beach.


7. Ostriconi Beach 

A short drive from L’Ile Rousse and discovered between the mountains and the sea, this wild and striking location is home to a spectacular beach. It’s somewhat isolated location ensures that the sand is never busy, while the turquoise waters are just as stunning as the undulating landscapes which surround it.


Further to the east of Bodri Beach and L'ile-Rousse is beautiful Ostriconi Beach. Find your perfect accommodation option in and around L'ile-Rousse by clicking here.


8. Campomoro Beach

A peaceful beach retreat for those looking to escape the crowds, Campomoro Beach is a small and charming seaside resort. The clear blue water and long stretch of sand is surrounded by picturesque mountainous landscapes, reinforcing a sense of blissful solitude.


A stay in one of our top properties on the west coast of Corsica will be perfect for those hoping that their Corsica holidays will be blessed by the sands of Campomoro Beach.


9. Cupabia Beach 

Located beyond Porto Pollo, this beautiful beach is a popular jaunt for sun worshippers. Cupabia Beach is defined by dramatic jutting rocks and soft white sand, while a nearby café will serve up refreshments for the day, including ice creams and cold drinks.  


Ajaccio, Olmeto and Capicciolo are great places to base yourself during a holiday in Corsica. Check out some of the great properties we offer on the west coast of the island by clicking here.

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10. Roccapina Beach

Stunning white sand, clear water and a wild and remote location define this small beach on Corsica's west coast. Despite its size, Roccapina is one of the finest beaches in Corsica, with the calm water proving the perfect place for little ones to splash around in, while you can enjoy some much deserved rest in the sun.


A stay in Bonifacio is one of the best options for those hoping to explore Roccapina Beach and the culture and history of Corsica. Here are some of the best properties around Bonifacio.


Fancy staying in one of our properties located by the sea? Check out our villas, hotels and apartments and find the perfect spot for you to call home during your holiday in Corsica.

Have we missed out your favourite beach in Corsica? Let us know by posting below.



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