Corsica is one of France’s best-kept secrets. This lush green Mediterranean island combines a mix of golden sandy beaches, mountain trails, and imposing cliffs to explore. Stray off the beaten track and out into the wilderness for an unforgettable getaway.
No trip to Corsica would be complete without visiting some of its most alluring beaches. With over 1,000 kilometres of coastline, there are plenty to suit every mood. Whether you’re craving a bustling social scene or secluded cove for swimming, you’ll find the perfect beach to inspire holiday relaxation. Head to the towns of Porto Vecchio or Calvi to find lifeguard-patrolled swimming beaches, or Plage du Lotu for blissful solitude.
Surrounded by the deep blue waters of the Mediterranean, Corsica’s spectacular beauty is best explored from the sea. You can’t really appreciate the beauty of towns like Bonifacio until you’ve approached them from the water, allowing you to see the colourful buildings sitting on top of bright white cliffs. The Calanches cliffs are also a must-see from the water, with their rust-coloured rocks jutting out over the water. For Corsica Ferries ticket reservations, click here! You’ll be able to admire the stunning views as you arrive.
Walking the interior
While the coastline is undoubtedly a top draw in Corsica, its mountainous interior is perfect for anyone who loves a good hike. It’s most famous for the GR20 walking trail, which is a good 14-day trek across the island. However you can find shorter day hikes to suit your fitness levels and holiday time. You’ll be able to see mountain villages like Evisa, which seem lost in time with their rustic homes and lovely gardens. Neolithic monuments dot the island, like the mysterious standing stones of Filitosa.
Whether you’re in search of a relaxing beach getaway or strenuous trek, the scenery of Corsica does not disappoint.