Panaroma of the beautiful beaches around Ajaccio

The island of beauty… but what's worth this pretty nickname?? perhaps its sunny climate mixed with its dream landscapes, its mountains or its many beaches, coves and calanches… ? Well, that's kind of it… With its 5 nature reserves that cover more than a third of the island, Corsica has an extraordinary natural heritage.

But let's start with what makes the joy of holidaymakers and one of our favorite leisure activities by the way: the beaches…

The major advantage of these beautiful stretches of sand is that, unlike the beaches of the French Riviera, you will have the choice to place your towel wherever you want on the beach, and space to be quiet.

Moreover in Corsica, no one will try to steal your bag while you bathe … (well unless you come across an unlucky tourist unwell but for now we have never had a complaint like a holidaymaker).

Finally, when it comes to swimming you will be surprised at the water temperature which is much warmer than on the mainland.

Here is a panorama of the beaches around Villa Serena in Ajaccio.

From the villa you will have easy access to the south bank of Ajaccio and the beaches of the Road of the Sanguinaires:

Beaches down the coast to the south

south-bank map

Ricanto beach: 8.3 km / 16 min from the villa by car. Sand beach more than 3 km long! A little windy to my taste from 11am.

Porticcio Beach / Viva Beach: 12.7 km / 23 min. Popular sandy beach with superb facilities at the seaside resort of Porticcio. It is served in the summer by a sea shuttle from the port of Ajaccio, the crossing is really nice. Rent umbrellas and sun loungers, surfboards, small sailboats, jet skis etc.


Agosta Beach: 17.8 km / 26 min. It offers a large swimming area with a huge golden sand beach.

Isolella Beach: 22.7 km / 37 min. Very small hidden sandy beach with very shallow and warm water. 


Ruppione Beach: 23.4 km / 37 min. Sandy bay, about 500 m wide.

Mare e Sole Beach Beach: 36.7 km / 44 min. It belongs to the most beautiful beaches of the Gulf of Ajaccio. Also called Silver or Verghia Beach. On a very interesting rock garden, we arrive at this beautiful expanse of very fine sand in a translucent blue sea shaded by centuries-old maritime pines. The water is shallow and what is suitable for families.


Portigliolo Beach: 31.3 km / 52 min 

Beaches up the coast to the north

On the mythical road of the Sanguinaires, at every turn, you can find a paradise beach… I'm not going to list them all otherwise it's no longer an article but a book that would be needed! So I'm going to focus on my favorites, let's say the ones I've gotten used to dating the most.


 St. Francis Beach: 7.7 km / 26 min. Beach near the centre of Ajaccio, is directly below the citadel and the Promenade, a short walk from the Town Hall Square.

Trottel Beach: 8.7 km / 29 min. One of the beaches of the city of Ajaccio. Is directly under the Promenade. Fine gravel beach, with some rocks in the water.


 Barbicaja Beach: 12km / 36 min. Fine sand, with a few rocks. On the road to the Sanguinaires, you can take pictures of postcards! Not deep, ideal for families.

Ariadne Beach: 19km / 42 min: Fine sand and clear water. Located also directly on the Route des Sanguinaires.

Saint Antoine Beach: 19 km / 45 min. Only 250 m wide. Sand beach.

Capo di Feno beach: 20 km / 45 min: Sand beach almost 1 km long. In high and fast westerly winds, as they are not very protected.


In short you will understand: there is only the embarrassment of choice … and again I limited myself to the beaches which are less than an hour from the villa. And the list is not exhaustive…

So book fast!

To go further you can see the updated "Guide to corsica's most beautiful beaches" from 2020:

And also to offer (or for you) here is a superb wall calendar "The most beautiful beaches of Corsica":

2 thoughts on “Panaroma of the beautiful beaches around Ajaccio”


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