The gorgeous French island of Corsica is a paradise for those after blissful bays, quaint hilltop villages and ample opportunities for outdoor living – but what about if you’re travelling with kids in tow?
From easy to reach coves to sandy strips with handy amenities, we’ve done some digging to come up with five family-friendly beaches for your next Corsica camping adventure.
1. Palombaggio Beach
The Seychelles or the south of France? You’d be forgiven for thinking Palombaggio is located in the former; picture fine white sand, rose-tinged rocks jutting out of clear waters and swaying pine trees that offer up shady spaces to keep your little ones out of the sun. It’s perhaps one of Corsica’s most idyllic spots and it’s only a short drive from popular Porto-Vecchio.
Palombaggio is also a generous size, meaning there’s plenty of space for everyone in the busy summer months. You’ll find Camping Cupulatta 10km away, too, making it the ideal campsite for long days spent at this Corsica beach.
2. Calvi Beach
Plage du Calvi, as it’s known locally, is found on Corsica’s north coast and it stretches in a crescent shape from Calvi’s picturesque marina. The port town itself is famed for its medieval citadel and cobbled esplanade that’s packed with great eateries for a lazy lunch or quick bite.
If a family day out on the sand is on the cards, Calvi beach is ideal, not just because it’s walking distance from the town but because it’s scattered with brilliant beachside cafés and facilities. The beach also slopes gently into the sea, meaning younger kids can splash about safely in the shallows.
3. Pinarello Beach
Another beach with calm waters is Pinarello in southern Corsica. Its spacious stretch of golden sand has plenty of shady spots, plus the water is warm enough for even the fussiest of children to paddle in during the summer months.
Older members of your group may want to try their hand at windsurfing or kayaking with the area’s local sailing and sports clubs. Feeling peckish? The north end of Pinarello has a handful of restaurants overlooking the ocean which serve up tasty grub that’ll definitely satisfy hungry little tummies.
4. Campomoro Beach
Located on the opposite side of the island near Propriano, this Corsica beach is a dream for kids who love marine life. Campomoro’s clear waters are great for snorkelling, while kayak and canoe hire options are sure to keep teens entertained.
The beach has several small car parks (one is free but you’ll need to get there early to secure a spot), plus there are snack bars dotted along the shoreline for when you need to cool off with a drink or ice cream. Want to stay nearby? Try out Camping Colomba a scenic 25-minute drive from Campomoro.
5. Moriani Beach
If you’re after lots of space for your brood to spread out, Moriani beach is for you. It’s located on Corsica’s north west coast and is nearly 14km long, making it one of the island’s biggest beaches. The easiest way to access it is via the coastal commune of San Nicolao that’s made up of several seaside villages – including Moriani Plage resort.
You’ll discover water sports facilities and restaurants along the sand, plus the area of the beach nearest the resort is lifeguarded in peak season. Fancy a stroll? Moriani forms part of the Costa Verde which is a real hotspot for hiking. You’ll also discover the spacious Domaine D’Anghione campsite in Castellare du Casinca a short drive up the coast.
Keen to enjoy this French idyll’s glorious outdoor scenery? Make your next trip to the island a camping holiday to remember by staying at one of our family friendly campsites near Corsica’s best beaches.