Southern Corsica

Corsica – “L’Ile de Beauté” and Napoleon’s birthplace – is the Mediterranean’s fourth biggest island. A length of 183km and a width of 85km produce some 1,000km of coastline thanks to the island’s jagged outline; the west coast is particularly rugged and wild, while the east coast is significantly tamer. Up in Northern Corsica you’ll also find excellent Mistral wave spots, whereas freeride spots dominate the scene down in [[REGION-65]] – often with postcard-perfect combinations of white sandy beaches and turquoise waters, framed by remarkable rock formations. Some even say that Santa Giulia and Piantarella are like Aruba’s Fisherman’s Hut, only more beautiful!

The climate and vegetation on Corsica’s coasts are typically Mediterranean, and the bewitching aroma of macchia (a scrub smelling of laurel, myrtle and arbutus) sees visitors returning time and again. The countryside is mountainous enough for small ski-resorts on some peaks above 2000m. The water temperature never dips below 12°C while air temperatures reach 15-18°C during the winter. The Mistral is Corsica’s most reliable force – accelerated by the mountainous Cap Corse in the north, as well as a Venturi between southern Corsica and Sardinia. Other winds include the warm, humid, south-westerly Libecciu, the dry Tramontana, and the cyclonic easterly Levante. What’s more, reliable summer thermals blow between Figari and Santa Giulia in the south of the island.
Southern Corsica copyright Michel Magali

Spots in Southern Corsica

Capo di Feno
Plage du Ricanto
Mar é Sol
Porto Pollo
Baie de Figari
La Punta
La Tonnara
Santa Manza
Santa Giulia
Golfo di Sogno
San Ciprianu
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