Things to do when camping in Corse-du-Sud
A utopian destination emerging from the beautiful waters of the Mediterranean Sea, Corsica is defined by stunning beaches and sweeping coves on the shore and a green, serene heartland filled with natural beauty. It’s recommended that you hire a car if you plan on visiting as much as you can while taking a camping holiday in Corse-du-Sud.
Droves of holidaymakers arrive on the balmy shores of the island in search of blissful beach holidays on dazzling white sands with impossibly beautiful azure blue waters. Stunning beaches can be found along the entire coastline of the department, so idle days by the sea are always possible.
While you have numerous options for sun-soaked days at the beach, we’d recommend the soft sands of Plage d'arone, Beach Rondinara, Plage de Roccapina, Plage du petit Sperone, Plage de Pinarellu and Palombaggia Beach. One of the most scenic bays, Santa Giulia features a lovely beach backed by a sea pond.
With dramatic rugged red cliffs that emerge gracefully from the sea, the Calanques de Piana is a UNESCO World Heritage site in the north west of the island. The cliffs can be accessed on foot or by car, but taking a boat trip rewards visitors with the best views.
With remote walking routes, a scattering of isles, a lighthouse and no shortage of beautiful vantage points, the Sanguinaires Archipelago is ideal for shoreline walks and hikes, and can be easily accessed from the city of Ajaccio. The Bavella Needles, located in the heart of the department are the highlight of a walking trip in the lush environs of the Regional Nature Park of Corsica.
With a rich heritage and history, the capital city of the island Ajaccio offers up nice shopping and dining experiences, as well as the opportunity to visit some key attractions. The most popular sights in and around the capital include Maison Bonaparte and the Fesch museum. Spend the morning soaking up the culture in the city before soaking up the sun on the beaches of Plage du Ricanto and Plage d'Agosta in the afternoon.
In the extreme south of the island, Bonifacio stands out from the crowd with its stunning clifftop citadel and picturesque marina. Visitors to the town typically spend time experiencing the Grotte de Sdragonato, King of Aragon staircase, Phare de Pertusato Lighthouse and Bastion de l'Etendard.
The seaside resort of Porto Vecchio makes a great base from which to venture into the countryside areas of the Depart Mare à mare Sud hiking trail as well as the gorgeous beaches of Plage de Carataggio and Petite Plage de Cala Rossa.