Discover Ajaccio and its most beautiful beaches
You will be amazed by the Ajaccio "Dolce Vita" as soon as you land in the largest city of Corsica. At the bottom of its magnificent gulf, the city has managed to keep this sweet feeling of Mediterranean life and still provides all the advantages of a modern city. Landing at Ajaccio means immersing yourself right away in Corsican holidays: café terraces, shaded squares, white sand beaches, historical monuments, markets full of flavours, with no doubt, this is the island of beauty!
Ajaccio was founded by the Genoese, at least in its modern form. They built the citadel that still shows today the entrance to the port of Ajaccio. They also gave the city its characteristic aspect of Genoese cities, with narrow and colourful streets which you will also find in Bastia, Calvi, or Porto Vecchio. The history of the city took an unexpected turn on August 15, 1769, with the birth of baby Napoleon Bonaparte, who became the emperor of the French and whose fame is still very lively his hometown. Cours Napoléon, Rue du roi de Rome, Avenue du Premier Consul, Place Austerlitz, are all names of places that remind everyone of the meaning of "imperial city".
Close to the city, it is possible to go down to any part of the sea to enjoy the beach. In particular, the Plage de St. Francois which is the most central beach fits between the citadel and the ramparts. With very easy access and with enough sand to accommodate everyone.
Following the west coast, advancing towards the tip of the Sanguinarias Islands, the city of Ajaccio fades into a landscape of Mediterranean scrub and the beaches become smaller and more particular.
Here we have the beach of Marinella with white sand, clear and calm sea, surrounded by unspoiled nature. In the background, you can see the city of Ajaccio. The beach is easily accessible and is one of the most famous in Corsica.
Also very popular in summer, Barbicaja beach is located on the Sanguinarie highway. The picture formed by fine white sand, turquoise sea and some rocks placed on the sand is heavenly.
Do we want a great beach that extends a few kilometers? To the south, we find the two areas of Rican to Porticcio and Agosta, with pebble beaches. An excellent option to sunbathe in the afternoon and see how it sets behind the Sanguinaires. Perfect for both families and lovers of water sports. Without breakwaters except at the ends, the marvelous seawater allows you to see marine life a few meters from the shore and with a simple snorkel mask.
The Gulf of Ajaccio has it all, the crystal clear water of a truly enviable sea. The rest is just a nice garnish to choose from, according to your tastes.