With an exceptional location in the heart of the Mediterranean, Corsica wants to become a center of excellence for nautical activities.
The sailing industry concentrates more than 300 enterprises and 1,300 salaried jobs located at coastal municipalities of the island. Very heterogeneous, the sector is composed by three subsectors with specific characteristics: maintenance activities and port services, recreational services and shops selling nautical articles.
Corsica is unarguably a paradise for enthusiasts of sea and water sports, in all their forms.
With its more than 1 000 km of coastline that are home to crystal-clear waters, vast fine sandy beaches, small deserted creeks and granite cliffs inhabited by sea birds, Corsica offers a variety of marine landscapes that is unique in the Mediterranean. Even in the height of summer, it is not hard to find a quite little creek in which to dive, fish or simply swim. With water temperatures suitable for bathing between May (19°C) and October (20°C), and reaching 24°C in July and August, Corsica is the dream setting for practising all kinds of water sports: sea kayaking, funboarding, competitive and liveaboard sailing, water skiing, diving, surfing and jet skiing.
A few dream beaches
Saleccia: Accessible on foot from Saint Florent or by 4 x 4 along a 13 km track, a real "beach at the end of the world".
Albo: On the west coast of Cap Corse, a dark pebble beach at the heart of the village with the same name, where stands a perfectly preserved 16th-century Genoese tower.
Pinia: On the east coast, this beach fringed with sea pines stretches as far as the eye can see.
Palombaggia: Close to Porto Vecchio, this beach frequented by families, which looks across at the Cerbicale Islands, is bordered by an ancient pine forest.
Cupabia: A haven of peace set in a little creek in the Gulf of Valinco.
Marinella: Immortalised by singer Tino Rossi, the calm waters of this beach in the Gulf of Ajaccio are ideal for bathing with all the family.
Arone: A beautiful sandy beach in the area of the Gulf of Porto, close to the village of Piana; a refreshing place to stop off after discovering the famous "Calanche".
Algajola: Situated between the islands of Rousse and Calvi, this vast beach is also a spot appreciated by funboarders.