Beaches of the west coast

There are some beautiful beaches along the west coast of Corsica - some more well known than other, and some, around Portigliolo, Isolella & Ruppione, hardly known at all...

Plage de Lava

Nestling in the Golfe de Lava just north of Ajaccio, this lovely seaside resort with sandy beach is situated between Capo di Feno and la Liscia.

Plage de Liscia

This long strand of golden sand is the beach of Tiuccia and is one of the best in the area. It is framed on either side by two Genoese towers. The gentle slope of the sand and the calm, shallow water makes it ideal for young children.

Plage de Liamone

This vast sandy beach is the main attraction of the town of Sagone. There are many water sports facilities on offer during the season.

Plage de Stagnoli

At the northern end of the Gulf of Sagone near the town of Cargèse this lovely beach is blessed with sugary fine sand.

Plage du Menasina

Almost in the town centre of Cargèse, 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 and is by far the best of Cargèse’s beaches.  verlooked 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.