CORSICA'S SECRET BEACHES
Welcome to the Mediterranean’s quietest stretches of sand
BEACHES TO MAKE A BRAZILIAN WEEP WITH ENVY
A ribbon of magnificent beaches sweeps along Corsica’s northern shore. Several, like Tuara and Cravani, are populated only by driftwood, seashells and the occasional goat. Others, including Ghignu and Ostriconi, are so isolated you need a mule, a superyacht or a very sturdy set of legs to reach them. Little prepares visitors for the majesty of Plage Saleccia. This ice-white idyll sits in a 55km2 National Park – and there’s not a building in sight.
TWO OF THE WORLD’S TOP 10 BEACHES
To moor next to one of the world’s top ten beaches is envy-inducing. To park your yacht next to two of them is just showing off. Palombaggia Plage and Rondinara Plage are both snowy-white, award-winning arcs of sand. The only clue they’re not in the Virgin Islands is the occasional beach bar selling pastis.
CORSICA’S PLAGE PAMPELONNE
A curve of heavenly white beaches spans west from the St-Florent’s chic marina. The finest is surely Plage Lodo. This vast Caribbean-style bay couples tickly sand with a translucent sea. For a mental picture think of a deserted Plage Pampelonne, but with a touch more nudity and less Champagne.
At sea, pods of up to 100 dolphins bask along Europe’s most-seldom visited shores
A LITTLE TOO MUCH NATURE?
Locals claim the ‘true’ Corsica starts just north of Bastia. Cap Corse is a soaring ridge of mountain passes and eagle’s nests, ringed by a lonely coastal road. The beaches here are naturally deserted. All visitors will spot at Barcaggio and Tamarone is empty sand, driftwood and the Tuscan coast shimmering in the distance. And south of Bastia, it’s one long beach for a good 100km. Plage Linguizzetta is particularly stunning, but visitors should beware: it’s Europe’s longest naturist beach.
A YACHT WHERE WELL-BEING IS THE FOCUS
The ideal superyacht for discovering Corsica is Spirit. For guests looking for relaxation they will discover a dedicated massage and beauty therapy room together with masseuse and yoga instructor. Unusually, her ‘gym with a view’ is situated on deck, ensuring you can work out to an unforgettable backdrop.
And for those seeking sheer fun, a collection of Sea Doo’s, kneeboards, windsurfers, inflatables, canoes and dive gear mean guests will never be short of something that is good for the mind, body or soul.