Travel along the east coast of Corsica: what to see and the most beautiful beaches

Corsica east coast

You pass through forests, rivers, springs, waterfalls, small and picturesque towns, which seem to have stopped in time. You can admire beautiful beaches, to take your breath away. One can discover one of the most authentic areas of the island of beauty. All this is the east coast of Corsica.


What to see

  • Castagniccia. A natural region located in the northeastern part of Corsica. The highest point is Mount San Petrone. Castagniccia is a place for lovers of hiking and excuursions, with many paths that wind through forests, rivers and natural springs. The endless sandy beaches are ideal for indulging in a bit of healthy relaxation. And this is the right area to sample the many typical Corsican dishes.
  • Aléria. The pond of Urbino and the Pond of Diana are both located on the coast, at a short distance from the renowned sandy beaches of this side of the island. In addition to their great naturalistic value, oysters from the Roman era are grown in these ponds. Over one hundred species of birds and turtles populate the Casabianda reserve instead.
  • Ania of Fiumorbu. Area made famous by its caves, numerous and all to explore. In particular, there is one that should be seen during a journey along the east coast of Corsica: it is the so-called cave of the last “honor bandit”.
  • San Gavino waterfall. It is located in San Gavino of Fiumorbo. The town, small and perched on the slopes of a hill, reserve alleys and streets that seem to be out of time. Nearby there is the homonymous waterfall, a water jump of about one hundred meters.
  • Ghisoni. Ghisoni (one of the places where to ski in Corsica) is a charming 16th century village, and still retains the charm and atmosphere of that time. Nearby there is a lush pine forest, one of the most beautiful in Europe. Ghisoni is also the starting point for excursions that go to the summit of Monte Renoso (one of the mountains of Corsica), at 2,352 meters above sea level. Another show not to be missed is that of the Pozzi sheepfolds, always nearby: peat bogs that dot the intense green of the moss with blue.

These five destinations could be as many stages of the first part of the itinerary to discover the east coast of Corsica.


The most beautiful beaches

While the second part must necessarily be dedicated to discover the most beautiful beaches of eastern Corsica. In all, there are seven: in summer, they become wonderful places to enjoy sun, sea and lots of relaxation; in other seasons, they are excellent opportunities for excursions that will make you admire breathtaking views.

Here are the following:

  • Plage de la Marana;
  • Lavilanella;
  • Moriani-Plage;
  • In Chiosura;
  • Scaffa Rossa;
  • Plage de Cannella;
  • Pinarellu.

These seven beaches are in order from north to south. The southernmost, Pinarellu, is a short distance from Porto Vecchio. So, if you still have some time available for your holiday, you can also explore the most beautiful beaches of southern Corsica, such as Rondinara and Palombaggia.


East or west coast?

You have this little doubt for your next vacation on the island of beauty. We have already talked about the east coast, the things to see and the most beautiful beaches. To help you choose the best way, we can also give you some good suggestions on the west coast of Corsica.


How to get

The main tourist port in the vicinity of the Castagniccia region is Bastia. From here, all you have to do is take the T11 and the T10 all the way south.


Chosen your itinerary to see the east coast of Corsica? Now you can book the ferry trip. Ferry on which we advise you to board a car, so you can move freely along all the stages of the itinerary.


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