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Camping in South Corsica, you don't have to choose between sea and mountains

Plage de Palombaggia en Corse du Sud
Plage de Palombaggia en Corse du Sud

South Corsica is the department with the highest rate of afforestation, and its vegetation is essentially composed of maquis, pine forests and forests of chestnut, eucalyptus and oak. But it is also a territory rich in medieval sites, architectural heritage and breathtaking natural landscapes. Welcome to South Corsica for a relaxing camping holiday.

Campsites in South Corsica

There are 98 campsites in South Corsica that welcome you throughout the department. Like the U Farniente campsite **** in Bonifacio, located in a natural park 4 kilometres from the sea, or the Benista campsite **** near Ajaccio and on the banks of a river, or the Avena campsite *** in Sartène, which has direct access to a dream cove.

Natural and built treasures of South Corsica

Famous for its old town protected by a fortress and perched on a cliffside, Bonifacio is also famous for its sheer granite or limestone cliffs overlooking the sea. From up there, the view of the Lavezzi islands and the sea bed is breathtaking. Apart from the small streets full of restaurants, where it is very pleasant to stroll, as well as the charming beaches, the pretty port of Bonifacio is also well known. It is often from here that one leaves for an excursion at sea.

The beaches of Santa Giulia and Palombaggia are undoubtedly among the most beautiful beaches in southern Corsica. The sand is very fine and white and the water transparent. They are also bordered by magnificent pine forests that invite you to relax. Not far away, you can visit the nature reserve of the Cerbicale Islands, where rare sea birds such as the crested cormorant can be found.

Located in the Corsican Regional Natural Park, the Gulf of Porto offers you an exceptional natural spectacle, that of the sea at the foot of the mountains. Here, there is no need to choose between the sea and the mountains, you will have both! Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the red granite cliffs overlooking the sea are sublime. This is where the famous Calanche de Piana are sheltered, also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and which must be seen at sunset, when their flamboyant colours contrast with those of the sea. Just like the Scandola nature reserve, also protected by the Gulf of Porto, it is home to an extraordinary fauna and flora and many rare bird species. It offers unique landscapes of peaks, red cliffs and caves. The only way to get there is on foot or by boat, which only accentuates the wild and unspoilt nature of this exceptional place.

For sportsmen and those who prefer to contemplate, the Bavella massif is the ideal place. Indeed, hiking, via ferrata, climbing and even canyoning are practised there, but it is known for its pink granite needles which can reach a height of 900 metres. From the Col de Bavella, you will discover an extraordinary panorama on the crests.

The ancient city of salt, and located at the bottom of the gulf of the same name, the pretty seaside resort of Porto Vecchio is located between the sea and the mountains, a classic in Corsica, you will have understood! Particularly lively in the summer, there are many restaurants, shops, small old squares, vaulted stone passages and fortifications. The town is surrounded by beautiful beaches such as Pinarello, Rondinara and Saint-Cyprien.

Very popular with tourists in the summer, the seaside resort of Propriano is appreciated for its beaches as well as its water sports activities. Not to be missed if you want to spend a day of discovery. The small port and the beautiful beaches will not leave you indifferent either.

If you haven't seen everything of South Corsica, then you'll have to come back to explore Saterne, the Bloody Islands, Cargèse...


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