Beaches in South Corsica
There are plenty of beautiful beaches around Porto-Vecchio, with some of the best in Corsica. There are some of the best restaurants located at these beaches, with sun loungers for hire, massages on offer all with beautiful crystal clear waters.
Just a 10 minute walk from Villa Luna, Palombaggia is the closest beach, which has been voted top 10 in Europe. Palombaggia comprises of 3 beaches with the largest being our closest beach. Fantastic restaurants, rock pools, beautiful white sand and turquoise waters make Palombaggia the perfect place to relax for a day at the beach. You can stand-up paddle board or take a jet ski out, but whatever you do, we know it will be relaxing.
Santa Giulia - Just a 10-15 minute drive away, it is well worth a visit. Santa Giulia is possibly our favour beach (that and Cala Rossa), in the evening there is a great fine dining restaurant called Santa Marina, or during the day great places to get cocktails. The bay of Santa Giulia is so beautiful, but with wonderful rock pools and extremely safe water for young children. You can do most water sports at this beach, including: diving, wake boarding, sailing, sea kayaking, pedal boats for children, windsurfing and jet skiing.
Cala Rossa - This is a wonderful beach, but in the heat of the summer it could be a 30-45 minute drive from the Villa. The Grand Hotel Cala Rossa serves excellent food with great service, a beautiful view over the gulf of Porto-Vecchio and best of all it feels like your in the Caribbean.
San Ciprianu - This large crescent-shaped sandy beach is great for children, the beach is shallow and is shaded by lovely pine trees. With spectacular views of Aiguilles de Bavella mountain range. The parking is free and close to the beach. There is a selection of top class restaurants that also rent out sun loungers for the day. There are excellent water sport facilities including floating pontoons for children to jump off.
This picturesque beach with gorgeous white sands is located an hour drive from the villa. The beach is very similar to that of Palombaggia, this popular family friendly beach is ideal for young children, perfectly overlooked by the genoese watchtower. There are two main sections of beach, the smallest and closest is the busiest, so it is well worth the walk through the pine trees to access the quieter and more peaceful areas of the beach. Lots of water sports are on offer, with several good beach restaurants and snack bars, parking is also free.
Beaches in South Corisca - Bonifacio
Petit Sperone Beach
This is truly a beautiful spot but difficult to access. Petit Sperone is a small cove with fine white sand. You will need to do some walking to get to the beach but then you might have the beach to yourself! There are no facilities here, so bring plenty of water and food.
Maora Beach This beach is set amongst the red rocks in the Gulf of Santa Manza and is therefore made of fine red pebbles. There as a great restaurant on this beach which is perfect for lunch, the beach is beautiful and well worth a visit, parking is also free. A great starting point for coastal walks -just follow the tracks through the marquis.
Perfect white sand and clear water, the beach is small so gets crowded in July and August. This beach off the road medway between Bonifacio and Sartene. Above the beach is the ‘Lion of Roccapina’, a natural rock sculpture, crowned by an old Genoese watchtower erected at the start of the 16th century.
The west coast can be a bit wild and windy, so great for kite surfing. There are excellent water sports facilities such as wind surfing, kite surfing and jet ski hire. There is also 2 small beach restaurant serving refreshments. This lovely sandy beach is a beautiful place to watch the sunset.
As the name suggests, this is a gorgeous ‘round’ bay with fine white sand, but don’r be surprised to find a few cows there. Situated between Bonifacio and Porto-Vecchio, can be accessed off the N198 via the winding D158. Sun lounger and parasols can be rented from the restaurant there.
Gulf of Figari & Pianotolli
Bordering the Gulf of Figari and the village of Pianotolli, these secluded and unfrequented coves are just delightful -a gorgeous string of narrow sandy creeks spread around the shallow turquoise bay. These beaches are not crowded during high season, so a perfect get away for a quiet beach experience.
If you want the most perfect day trip, the Lavezzi Islands should be your first choice. With a boat ride to the island, these perfect little coves a beautiful and second to none. There are a choice of lots of beaches and plenty of history, but don't for get to take food and drink with you as this island is uninhabited and has no restaurant or shops. This little explored archipelago is in the strait of Bonifacio that separates Corsica from Sardinia.