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Les plus belles plages du nord de la Corse
Les plus belles plages de corse du nord


Les plus belles plages du nord de la Corse

Between the mountains and the sea, the Cap Corse, nicknamed the Island within the Island, has some of the most beautiful sandy or pebble beaches in Haute-Corse.

These many authentic places are accessible by paths (more or less difficult) that cross the maquis and prove to be small corners of paradise for water sports enthusiasts or holidaymakers looking for calm.

From Pietracorbara (on the east coast) via Barcaggio (in the north) to Farinole (on the west coast), you can spend idle time on beautiful beaches with breathtaking scenery.

All the most beautiful beaches of Cap Corse will satisfy you: large white sandy beaches and turquoise waters or more incredible and typical pebble beaches.

In this article, we will talk about the most beautiful beaches of North Corsica and more precisely those of the Cap Corse.

Seven beaches, among many others, which have amazed us by their landscapes or their characteristics.

Are you ready to visit the Cap Corse from Bastia to Saint Florent

1 - The beach of Pietracorbara

 Only 20 km from Bastia, its very large sandy beach will appeal to the young and old alike. Ideal for families, it offers numerous parking spaces close to the beach. You will be able to spend pleasant holidays thanks to the various activities offered: boat trips, towed buoys... and several local shops (boutiques, straw huts...).

Les Plus Belles Plages De Corse Du Nord

les plus belles plages de corse du nord

les plus belles plages de corse du nord

2 - Tamarone beach

2.5 km north of Macinaggio, in the commune of Rogliano, lies the beach of Tamarone at the end of a small dirt road. You will be conquered by its clear and deep waters.

From the car park at the end of the port of Macinaggio, follow the customs path which will lead you to the beach of Tamarone. This reserve also includes the Finocchiarola islands which border the coast. 

Approximately 500 metres of sand (rare at Cap Corse) lies in this paradise bay.

Please note that no nautical activities are offered on this beach. On the other hand, in summer, you will be able to eat at the edge of the beach in the straw hut of U Paradisu. Traditional Corsican cuisine will be served while listening to Corsican songs during the summer evenings. This restaurant is a key point: indeed, many hikers are passing through after their excursion along the customs path.

Les Plus Belles Plages De Corse Du Nord

les plus belle plage de corse du nord

les plus belle plage de corse du nord

3 - The beach of Barcaggio

 Barcaggio is a charming little port located at the tip of Cap Corse.

We can say that the beach of Barcaggio is located between sea and scrubland.

It's a ten-minute walk to get there.

The shallow sea makes this beach ideal for children and the water is 25°C in summer. Be sure to bring your sun protection as there is very little shade.

You will be surprised by the wildness of the area and you will probably meet some unusual and harmless guests: the famous Barcaggio cows which also enjoy the beach.

In front of you you can admire the island of Giraglia, the northernmost point of Corsica. The place is simply heavenly.

Les Plus Belles Plages De Corse Du Nord

Les plus belles plages de Corse du Nord

Les plus belles plages de Corse du Nord

4 - Giottani beach

Let's continue to visit the Cap Corse with Giottani beach which is located in the navy of the same name 15 km north of Nonza. On the left, you can see a stream flowing into the sea.

This beautiful bay is a public beach with pebbles and gravel. There is a pontoon and beach huts next to the tiny harbour.

The number of visitors remains fairly low even in summer. Please note that it is not suitable for young children.

In the village there are a few restaurants and it is possible to practice water sports.

Les Plus Belles Plages De Corse Du Nord

Les plus belles plages de Corse du Nord

5 - Albo beach

 Avec sa couleur des plus étonnantes, la plage d’Albo ne laisse personne indifférent !

The dark colour of these shale pebbles highlights the turquoise of its shoreline.

Located north of Nonza, the beach of Albo offers a long, wide stretch of shingle (about 300 metres long and up to 200 metres wide in places).

This beach is well known for board sports when the sea is rough (which is often the case). Swimming is also possible when the sea is calm.

There are many restaurants in the vicinity.

Depuis St Florent, il vous faudra environ 15 min de trajet en voiture.

Les Plus Belles Plages De Corse Du Nord

Les plus belles plages de Corse du Nord

The beach of Nonza is without doubt the most original beach on the west coast of Corsica. Situated below the perched village of Nonza, access is via a staircase from the village. More than 500 steps will be necessary to reach this beach.

Find no less than 1.4 km of small grey and black gravels which make up one of the most beautiful beaches in Northern Corsica. This coating comes from a former asbestos extraction factory in Canari which was closed in 1965. But rest assured, no risk has been detected.

La meilleure façon de contempler la plage de Nonza n’est pas d’y poser sa serviette et de faire voler son drône, mais bien de grimper sur le piton rocheux qui la surplombe. La couleur de l’eau change également en fonction de la météo. Vraiment un endroit à voir et revoir en Corse. 

> See our article on Nonza <

Les plus belles plages de Corse du Nord

7 - The beach of Farinole

The pretty village of Farinole is perched near Patrimonio and about 10 km north of the town of Saint-Florent.

Two beaches await you: one pebbled and the other sandy. The latter is the only beach on the west coast of the Cap Corse to be sandy.

Facilement accessibles et adaptées pour toute la famille. Mais attention, la baignade peut vite devenir dangereuse par grand vent !

La plage de Farinole est une destination agréable dans un cadre verdoyant. Idéal pour les amoureux de la nature et les adeptes de la marche.

Les Plus Belles Plages De Corse Du Nord

Les plus belles plages de Corse du Nord

Of course, visiting the Corsican Cape is not just about lying on the most beautiful beaches of Northern Corsica.

Find also our article on the good addresses of the Cap Corse