Corsica, Island of Beauty: mountains, streams, trails, places full of history and the sea: long, sandy or rocky beaches alternate for over 1,000 kilometres of coastline and make this island the perfect place for vacations by the sea all year around, even outside the hot season. The beach closest to the Marina di Sorbo campground is ten minutes away by foot and, with its nine kilometres of sandy shore, offers plentiful space even during the warmest period, the beautiful season, which begins here in May and ends in September, the perfect month to appreciate Corsica.
The fine sand and the transparent sea of the beach of Marina di Sorbo is pleasing to all: this includes families, who on the east coast can appreciate less exposure to wind and a gradual descent toward the deepest waters; those who seek to play sports in the water or on the sand; and those who travel with a dog and appreciate the gift of a long, free beach.
If you like exploring the environs and visiting other beaches, take the car and prepare to enjoy days full of beauty and blue.
Upper Corsica: Corse Cape, Calvi and Rousse Island
Have you decided to change seas? Here’s a tour for you: leaving from Bastia and heading west, you will begin the “tour du Doigt,” the continuation of the trail leading you through some of the nicest places in the north of Corsica.
Corse Cape: the island within an island
The peninsula that resembles a finger continues northward and is one of the wildest areas in Corsica, alternating between beaches and bays: from Bastia toward Saint-Florent, you will cross Tamarone and its long, white beach, from which you can head toward Barcaggio, at the most northern point of the finger. This area is wild and frequented not only by people, as it is also called “the beach of cows.”
Following the “tour du Doigt,” you will discover the black beaches of Nonza, with its grey sand of a thousand variations, and those of Marina d’Albo, where the bright white cliffs accentuate the blackness of the sand.
Westward: Calvi and Rousse Island
Calvi and Rousse Island present the occasion you are seeking to change seas and landscapes, abandon the east coast and discover the nature on the west side of Corsica.
In Calvi, a small, welcoming and lively city in the region of Balagna, you will find white sand, shallow blue water, and a beautiful pine forest; you will understand why this area is called the garden of Corsica. If you seek a calmer ambiance, you will find it on Rousse Island, by strolling along the beach or along the Promenade in Marinella.
Other beaches deserving a glance in the environs of Calvi and Rousse Island are the beach of Bodri in the south of Rousse Island, slightly shaved and surprising with its crystalline sea, from the north, the large and ideal beach of Lozari, if you like a sea that descends rapidly.
Aleria, ancient capital of Corsica and midway between Bastia and Porto Vecchio, is a place to visit not only for the sea: there you will discover Roman ruins, the archaeological museum and the stream of Diana, renowned for its oysters and the cultivation of other seashells and fish. When searching for a beach, you can stop in Padulone to enjoy four kilometres of fine sand and the surrounding pine forest.
This and much more is what Corsica has to offer thanks to its nature and ever-varying landscapes: make sure to properly plan your excursions starting from Marina di Sorbo and ask our reception to help you by providing you with advice on planning and beaches to discover for great memories.