Nowhere in the Mediterranean has beaches finer than Corsica. But, with close to 200, choosing which ones to visit on a luxury yacht charter can be tricky. So, to make it easier, we’ve picked nine of the best white sand beaches the island has to offer.
Officially part of France for more than 200 years, Corsica is just a day’s sail away from the Côte d'Azur. Yet, peaceful and unspoilt, the island’s perfect half-moon bays of bone white sand and clear waters are seemingly a world away from the crowds of the Riviera.
Anchor your luxury yacht at one of the following beaches during your charter vacation and experience the unescapable allure of this beautiful Mediterranean island.
Not content with being the most famous beach in Corsica, Palombaggia also ranks as one of Europe’s finest. With delicate white sand, azure waters, a mountainous backdrop, and an idyllic outlook onto the Cerbicale Islands, it’s popularity comes as no surprise.
Stretching for three kilometres, just south of Porto Vecchio, Palombaggia is a protected nature reserve. Its beauty has failed to go unnoticed and many flock here during the height of summer, but it’s still worth a visit on your charter vacation.
Located along the southern coast, not far from Palombaggia, Rodinara is one of the most secluded bays on the island and, with two headlands that almost touch, the perfect place to anchor your luxury charter yacht.
Bone white sands slope gently down to shimmering turquoise waters and a border of verdant scrubland decorated with reddish rocks completes the scene.
Within easy reach of Porto Vecchio, Santa Giulia is renowned for its dazzling aquamarine lagoon and powder-soft sands. The water is exceptionally calm and shallow with small areas of reef which beach-goers can easily wade out to.
A border of verdant pine trees adds to the beach’s natural charms and the destination is popular among families and water sports enthusiasts.
A succession of beaches and small coves, the gulf of Santa Manza stands out for its striking wild beauty as the lush colours of the scrub-covered hills contrast with the sparkling turquoise hues of the water.
Anchor in one of the coves, snorkel in the marine-rich waters or take the tender ashore to relax on one of the quiet beaches. Conditions here are also perfect for windsurfing.
A crescent-shaped strip of whiter-than-white sand lapped by shimmering blue water, San Ciprianu is set in an idyllic location north of Porto Vecchio. The spectacular Aiguilles de Bavella guard the sheltered inlet, making it a great anchorage for superyachts.
There are excellent water sport facilities here as well as first-class restaurants and beach clubs such as Le VIP and Le Tiki. Take the tender ashore and enjoy a beach-side meal or sip cocktails as the sun sets.
Overlooked by a granite rock formation that resembles a crouching lion, as well as an old Genoese watchtower, Roccapina is situated along the southwest coast of Corsica with a border of attractive dunes and green shrubbery.
A protected nature reserve, this intimate inlet is hard to access from the road, meaning those travelling by luxury yacht are well-placed to pay it a visit.
Lozari is a broad curve of beach near Ile Rousse in the north west of Corsica. Stretching for around 1.5 kilometres, it’s one of the islands more rugged beaches with, at times, rough seas, but this makes it less crowded than its neighbours.
Make Lorazi top of your list if you’re visiting Corisca in the peak summer season and want a peaceful afternoon spent relaxing on white sands and cooling off in vivd blue waters.
Lodo unfurls along the Desert of Agriates, a barren and wildly beautiful protected stretch of coast in the west of Corsica. Also known as Loto, Lodu or Lotu, it is a small bay with 400 metres of fine white sand bordering low hills swathed in heavily-scented marquis.
The remoteness and relative inaccessibility of Lodo makes it a favourite among yacht-goers. It is completely devoid of the human touch, apart from a track which extends from the bush to the beach.
The rocky landscape of the Desert of Agriates also gives way to the gorgeous beach of Saleccia. Wonderfully unspoilt, the golden sands are backed by dunes and Aleppo pines, which provide shade from the sun's rays.
Once a landing spot for submarines feeding the Resistance with supplies during the war, the one-kilometre strand of sand is now only home to intrepid travellers and the occasional chocolate-coloured cow taking a nap.
For more details on planning a Corsica yachting vacation, speak to your preferred charter broker.
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