Corsica has been a particularly well-known holiday destination for many years. And of course, given its popularity it has been cited by many travel guides, blogs and TV shows. Of course, it is always great to see the same classic spots getting mentioned, such as the Bavella mountains, the Girolata reserve, the Bonifacio beaches and the Lavezzi Islands. All of these are worth a visit, however, if you’re lucky enough to rent a yacht in Porto Vecchio you will have the chance to see less frequented places! The Corsican coastline is a whopping 1000km long and much of it is not urbanised. This means that you can anchor in dreamy corners in the middle of summer, in (almost!) complete tranquillity. (True Corsican sailors know the terrain inside out!)
Explore the small cove of Cala di Fico and its sandy beach in the north of the gulf. The local Ajaccians call it the beach of donkeys… you’ll quickly understand why! This beautiful bay located slightly further north of Capo di Feno is not very accessible by land. However, you’ll reach it just fine by sailboat. Its proximity to Ajaccio makes it a perfect day (or night) trip!
In Corsica’s south you’ll find the port of Tralicettu and its unspoilt beach nearby. Just over one-kilometre east is Argent or ‘silver’ beach. No roads or infrastructure in sight… just dreamlike scenery – ideal anchorages for your catamaran or sailboat. With these beaches being quite large, expect to have some company during the summer months!
There is no denying that Bonifacio is a highly sought-after destination among holidaymakers – and understandably so! The beaches at Paraganu, Piantarella, Santamanza. Rondinara and Balistra are largely saturated during the summer period. However, with a yacht charter in Porto Vecchio you will be able to access two small creeks situated between the latter two beaches. You are guaranteed to enjoy some privacy here as these creeks are totally unspoilt and not developed for tourism.
Between the bays of Pinarello and San Cyprien, Capicciola beach is largely unknown to tourists. Although it is less ‘glamorous’ than its sister beaches, Capicciola offers a tranquil and scenic anchorage.
Fastest route via Figari Sud Corse airport – Connected daily to Paris, Marseille and Nice and, in season, to other French cities (Avignon, Bordeaux, Dijon, Lille, Lyon, Strasbourg, Tours,...) and European cities (Bernes, Brussels, Geneva,...) Figari Sud Corse airport, the third largest airport in Corsica, is equipped to handle all categories of traffic. To continue the onward journey to Porto Vecchio, you can take a regional bus depart from Figari town (approx. 30 min duration).
Note: You may also choose to fly to Ajaccio, Bastia or Clavi airports however expect much longer onward journeys to Porto Vecchio.
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