Corsica is known as a mountain on the seas. It is not easy to follow its never-ending coastlines and choose a beach. You risk becoming drunk on its bays and coves, long dunes, and uncontaminated places. The capital is a treasure where you can go crazy amidst the monuments and natural beauties: if you don’t believe it, take a few looks to find out here what to see in Ajaccio.
Do you prefer soft sand or rocks with spectacular settings? Are you used to busy beaches or do you like to look for the rarer beauties? Don’t worry, in Ajaccio you will find the right one for you. What’s important is that you want to rest and you are ready to appreciate natural beauty. We have chosen the beaches that have struck us more with their beauty and will make your holiday personal and unmissable.
- St-François Beach
- Minaccia Beach / Capo di Feno Beach
- Sevani Beach / St-Antoine Beach
- La Terre Sacré Beach
- Ariadne Beach
- Barbicaja/Barbicaggia Beach
- Trottel Beach
- Ricanto Beach
- Porticcio Beach
- Agosta Beach
- Isolella Beach
- Medea Beach
- Ruppione Beach
- Sun and Sea Beach
- Portigliolo Beach
- Santa Lina Beach
- Le Crêtes Beach
- Lazaret Beach
- Moorea Beach
- Macumba Beach
This is the certainty of Ajaccio, that if you choose it, you will be sure and not make a mistake. It is the city beach, easy to reach, set between the bastions and the fortress. An abundance of sand, space for everyone, and on sunny days it is a sight to behold. The water is crystal-clear, the sea bed falls away gently, especially to the east, which is quieter.
It is not especially busy, not even in the summer. It has no bathing establishments and is ideal for anyone wanting to get away from the noisy city and free themselves of everyday stress. It is ideal if you want to be idle, but also if you want to go off and explore or if you want to try a little sport with friends.
Minaccia Beach / Capo di Feno Beach
Sevani Beach / St-Antoine Beach
La Terre Sacré Beach
On the Gulf of Ajaccio, the town of Porticcio is a fashionable seaside resort. The beach has become very popular in recent years. Here you will find an arch of fine sand that dips into a turquoise sea that is ideal for swimming and snorkelling. The beach is full of attractions and amenities for visitors. You will have the chance to rent sunbeds and deckchairs. Nearby, you can find restaurants, cafes and bars, as well as large car parks and supermarkets.
There are many places to enjoy something to eat while you watch the beautiful sunset. It is possible to organise trips amidst nature, into the mountains or even diving from Porticcio.
Sun and Sea Beach
The fine, shiny sand has given this beach its alternative name of “Silver Beach”. The Sun and Sea Beach, close to the town of Coti-Chiavari, in South Corsica, will come as a real surprise. Sea, sunshine, relaxation, in a place that is not so crowded. You can also make use of the several kiosks where you can enjoy a break or a snack. In fact, it manages to maintain its wild, rustic heart, also thanks to the lush pine foreststhat frame the beach.
Don’t be scared, but you could also come across some cows, that often venture into the area. A relaxed, country environment that will allow you to spend a relaxing afternoon in the middle of nature.
Portigliolo Beach is one of the largest, given that its shoreline continues for over two kilometres as far as the mouth of the River Rizzanese. We are between the municipalities of Campomoro and Propriano, in an unspoilt area that still preserves its beauty, in spite of being just a few kilometres from the airport.
Here, we find relaxing water and a peaceful, relaxing setting that characterizes the beach, and nearby there are also some ponds that lend an exotic touch to the area. Here, the sea is perfect for surfing, and many people come here to chase the waves on their boards. One area of the beach is frequented by naturists.
Santa Lina Beach
One of the most popular beaches with tourists. It is one of the most beautiful and easiest to reach in all Corsica. Santa Lina Beach is located on the Sanguinarie Islands road, in the Gulf of Ajaccio. You will feel like you are lost in time and have landed in the Caribbean. In front of you there will be soft sand and calm, turquoise waters. These are the reasons why it has become a popular beach with families, who can allow their children to swim and play in the shallow waters.
The long shoreline continues for about one and half kilometres, also ideal for a walk for anyone who doesn’t like sitting still under a parasol. It is possible to rent a jet ski, canoe or pedalo for that extra bit of adrenaline for your afternoon. There are kiosks or restaurants for all your needs in the area.
Le Crêtes Beach
One of the first beaches in the Corniche area, in Sète. It is a quiet place, where you will find a wide beach with several facilities. A sandy beach about one kilometre long, mainly made up of salt marshes and vineyards, which lends it a pleasant and unusual appearance.
You can do sport here, beach volley, football or water polo, or just relax on a sunbed and get a tan. Sète offers up to 12 kilometres of sand, all for you to enjoy your holiday. There are specific protections for children, so that they can have fun in a protected bathing area and sliding platforms to aid access and mobility of pushchairs.
Set sail for Ajaccio with Costa Cruises
National Parks, mountains, but above all, a thousand kilometres of coastline. Corsica is a paradise of beaches, a long list of wonders, comprising bays, gorges, and uncontaminated beaches. Ajaccio is just as attractive, with its many sights and attractions, but also offers a special sea. Sometimes it is suitable for surfing, other times for a swim, and in some cases it becomes the perfect setting for admiring a sunset or for sharing a special moment with friends. You will also have the chance to walk in nature or just spend time being perfectly idle.
Even in busy periods for tourism, you will manage to find your space, or a perfect corner. You will discover Ajaccio's identity through its cuisine too: strong tastes are predominant, like cold meats, and the elegant soups and fish dishes. Some of the desserts to try are the fiadone, a ricotta cake and a chestnut-flour sponge. Choose Ajaccio and Corsica, and go on a few of the trips organised by Costa Cruises to get to know its treasures from a different perspective.