The beaches of Balagne

The most beautiful beaches of the Balagne

Between white sand beaches that could almost be found on tropical islands, but also those of silver gray or pink pebbles, a wide choice is offered to you in Haute-Corse.

A marvel in the heart of the Agriate desert! The beach of Saleccia offers the colors of a tropical lagoon which unfolds 1 km of fine sand, is bordered by dunes with junipers (protected species) and a pine forest of Aleppo pines unique in Corsica. It is very popular during the summer months and is visited by many boats that anchor in the bay.

Access : By a 12 km track on the D 81, after the hamlet of Casta.

Ostriconi beach, another jewel of the Agriate, at the bottom of the Peraiola cove, meeting point between the Agriate and the Ostriconi valley which leads to the sea. Ending with languid meanders, the river, which came from the mountains, forms at its mouth a kind of marshy and gamey area. Along the beach, the dunes shelter a magnificent population of junipers with big fruits, protected species, counting among the most spectacular of Corsica.

Access : From the national road (Corte / L’Île-Rousse), take a small road on the right at the level of the camping. We go down to the beach by a rather sloping path.

Beautiful beaches, only 8 km from Calvi!

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The beaches of the Balagne

Coming from the capital of Balagne, the first one is the Sugar Loaf. A small charming cove with translucent water in which you gradually lose your footing. The most : a restaurant with its feet in the water (deckchairs on the beach) in a paradisiacal and romantic setting…

Continuing towards Ile-Rousse, the beaches of Lumio, Mata Hari and Bodri, also very beautiful.

Access : Lumio is accessible by the T30 from Calvi and Ile-Rousse. The access to the Pain de Sucre is before arriving to Lumio from Calvi, just after the camp of Raffali.

Arone beach, not far from the sublime calanques of Piana, is a very beautiful sandy beach, framed by pink rocks, 12 km from the village. The beautiful road that leads to it offers sumptuous views. Beautiful sandy beach offering all possible and imaginable nautical activities. When you arrive, turn left (public access). Be careful, steep slope: you will lose your footing quickly. Camping and restaurant nearby.
Également dans les environs, la marina de Ficajola, un petit bout du monde accessible par une pente vertigineuse !

Access : by the D824, 12 km from Piana

That’s it and that’s only a sample, I urge you to be curious because other little nuggets could be discovered to you!