The south coast of Corsica: the places and the beaches to see during a vacation

Corsica south coast

Sea, picturesque villages, and ancient city walls: if the south coast of Corsica is the destination of your next trip, these are the places to visit.

 

Places

  • Propriano. A tourist destination overlooking the Gulf of Valinco. Propriano is a very appreciated seaside town thanks to its beaches, the possibility to practice water sports, and its unique atmosphere.
  • Alta Rocca. One of the seven micro-regions of Corsica. An area made of mountains and hills dotted with oaks, pines and chestnut trees, where you can find many small villages. Recommended especially for mountain lovers and trekking enthusiasts.
  • Sartène. It is a picturesque medieval town built on a rock. The houses in the old part are grey granite, such as the streets and alleys. The Sartène area is renowned for its vineyards.
  • Ospedale (U Spidali) mountain. Another destination recommended for trekking enthusiasts. Rock masses, pine forests and cork oaks make this area unique. There are a lake and a waterfall, reachable by a well-marked path.
  • Bonifacio. The main city of southern Corsica. A part of the city is built overlooking the sea, on the high white rock cliffs that “embrace” the Strait of Bonifacio. The places to see are the Marina, the Citadel and the so-called Bosco (literally, “the wood”).

 

Beaches

To give you a sort of preview of the places you are going to visit, it is enough to say that the beaches of southern Corsica are among the most beautiful on the island. Among the many, there are at least three that you absolutely must not miss:

  • Palombaggia. This beach doesn’t even need an introduction and is a must-see place any holiday in Corsica. Palombaggia will offer you a really spectacle of nature made of transparent water, fine sand and smooth rocks that emerge from the sea.
  • Rondinara. Another simply legendary beach. The small bay, in which Rondinara is located, is protected by two rocky cliffs covered with Mediterranean vegetation.
  • Santa Giulia. Near Palombaggia, Santa Giulia is a two-kilometre long sand strip touched by an enchanting sea.

 

The places to see and the beaches to discover along the south coast of Corsica are these. Now, you just have one thing to do: book the ferry trip.

 

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