Popular places to visit while camping In Corsica
Ajaccio is the capital of Corsica with a beautiful landscape, sweeping golden beaches and lively waterfront cafés. You can visit the family home of Napoléon Bonaparte who was born here in 1769.
Bastia is the second largest city on the island and well worth a visit to enjoy Corsican culture. The 19th Century Square, Place St Nicolas, sprawls along the waterfront and is home to many cafés, shops and bars. A traditional flea market is held here every Sunday - perfect for picking up a souvenir or two.
Calvi is the tourist capital of Corsica with its own stunning 4-mile white sandy beach. Heavily influenced by the glitz of the Côte d’Azur, it’s a magnet for the super-rich who sail their luxurious yachts here from St Tropez. Quai Landry is filled with restaurants, bars, cafés, shops and hotels and is a fantastic spot to enjoy a drink and people watching.
Corte is situated high in the mountains and is often referred to as the heart and soul of Corsica. This stunning mountain top city is home to a university, which gives it a lively feel. It is also home to many cafés & restaurants – perfect for taking a seat at to watch the world go by.
For an authentic taste of Corsican life, head for the tiny fishing village of Erbalunga on the east coast where you can explore network of squares and tiny alleyways or book an organised trek from its riding school to explore the mountains and sandy beaches. In August, the village comes alive with a jazz festival.
Things to do when camping in Corsica
Hikers can enjoy the many trails that take you through the pretty mountain and seaside villages of Corsica. If you fancy the ultimate challenge there’s the infamous GR 20 hiking trail – the longest in Europe that traverses the whole island diagonally from north to south and takes around 15 days to complete!
The Reserve Naturelle de Scandola is perfect for those who love the outdoors. This natural reserve is completely untouched and only accessible by boat. Hop on a tour from Calvi or Porto and spot the dolphins and seals in their natural habitat, as well as soaring sea eagles.
There are no shortage of blissful beaches on offer in Corsica, with stunning examples found at Calvi beach, Bodri beach, Bravone and Plage de Santa Giulia. Spend the day lazing on the fine white sands, snorkelling in the pristine waters and building sandcastles while on a camping holiday in Corsica.