Corsica Photo Gallery

Corsica Photo Gallery

Corsica
We’ve created this photo gallery from some of our Corsica holiday photos, from both the Porto Vecchio region in the south to the Ajaccio area in the west, to show you what it’s like here and hopefully provide some inspiration for you on places to visit and things to do if you’re considering a family holiday to Corsica. Click a…
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Sunset at Capo di Feno Beach, Ajaccio

Sunset at Capo di Feno Beach, Ajaccio

Corsica
Every night in Porticcio, after finishing dinner at the beach-front restaurants, we’d watch the sun set over the other side of the Gulf of Ajaccio, behind the Sanguinaire Islands.  Earlier in the week, we’d briefly visited the beach at Capo di Feno - a large beach out in the countryside about 30-minutes’ drive from Ajaccio centre, which faces directly west…
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Boat Trip to Scandola, Girolata and Calanches de Piana

Boat Trip to Scandola, Girolata and Calanches de Piana

Corsica
All around Ajaccio and Porticcio are locations for booking boat trips to various sites up and down the western coast of Corsica, most of them consisting of visits to the Isles Sanguinaires, Calanches de Piana, Bonifacio, Girolata and the Scandola nature reserve.  [caption id="attachment_868" align="aligncenter" width="800"] One of the ‘Nave Va’ tour boats that operate from Porticcio and Ajaccio[/caption] There’s…
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Pointe de la Parata

Pointe de la Parata

Corsica
After several days at different beaches, we were looking for something a bit different to do and found the Pointe de la Parata - an area about 35 minutes’ drive from Ajaccio where the mainland of western Corsica ends and turns in to the ‘Isles Sanguinaires’ - a string of small, remote islands with rocky coastlines, lighthouses and watchtowers... The…
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Agosta Fun Beach

Agosta Fun Beach

Corsica
We picked up a leaflet in Porticcio for the Agosta Fun Beach, which is a location for watersports activities like jet ski hire, parasailing, banana boats, etc about 10-minutes up the road from Porticcio centre. On arrival at Agosta Beach, we were surprised at how empty it was, especially considering this was the middle of peak season and all the…
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Ajaccio

Ajaccio

Corsica
The town of Ajaccio (pronounced Ah-jax-io) is the capital of Corsica. It’s a large town by the standards of the rest of Corsica, but still small enough to easily explore on foot or by the small ‘land train’ that tours around each day.  We parked up in an underground multi-storey car park and headed first for the port area, which…
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Porticcio

Porticcio

Corsica
For our week spent near Ajaccio in Corsica, we chose a villa in the small town of Porticcio, which is about 15-minutes’ drive from Ajaccio centre itself. Porticcio is a popular holiday destination with numerous hotels, ‘residences’ - and a brilliant beach which is lined with a load of restaurants and bars with all their seating directly on the beachfront.…
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Bonifacio

Bonifacio

Corsica
Bonifacio is one of Corsica's main landmark attractions - a seaside town with a glamorous marina and landmark 'old town' high up on the cliff face overlooking the sea with the neighbouring island of Sardinia clearly visible beyond. It's within driving distance of where we stayed near Porto Vecchio but we split the journey up, spending half the day on…
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Palombaggia Beach, Porto Vecchio

Palombaggia Beach, Porto Vecchio

Corsica
The most famous beach in Corsica is Palombaggia, on the outskirts of the town of Porto Vecchio. It’s famed for its soft white sands and crystal clear water - and is a long, 2km stretch of sand lined with ‘umbrella’ pine trees. We’d visited nearby Santa Giulia beach earlier in the week and had been completely blown away by the…
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Santa Giulia Beach, Porto Vecchio

Santa Giulia Beach, Porto Vecchio

Corsica
This South-East part of Corsica’s coast is dotted with countless beaches - but the two main ‘destination’ beaches in the region are Palombaggia and Santa Giulia, both within a few miles of each other and both famed for their almost Caribbean-style white sand and clear blue waters.  We turned up a bit late in the day to Santa Giulia, to…
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Porto Vecchio

Porto Vecchio

Corsica
For our first week in Corsica we stayed about 20-minutes outside the town of Porto Vecchio... Accommodation in the actual town itself is reserved pretty much for the rich - it’s an exclusive, up-market resort with super-yachts frequenting its glittering marina - but we were able to stay more cheaply on the outskirts of the town and could easily drive…
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Rondinara Beach (Plage de Rondinara)

Rondinara Beach (Plage de Rondinara)

Corsica
Another of the most beautiful beaches near Porto Vecchio, on Corsica’s South-East coast, is in the bay of Rondinara, which is between the towns of Porto Vecchio and Bonifacio. The Rondinara bay is an almost perfectly circular cove lined with picturesque hillsides, down which a narrow road snakes from the top to a large car park a few hundred metres…
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