It is one of Corsica’s most famous beaches. This 2-kilometre-long beach is renowned for its paradisiacal appearance. The lagoon is located in a preserved natural environment and offers an idyllic landscape, shallow turquoise and crystal-clear waters, much appreciated by visitors.
Its fame is richly deserved: turquoise water, pink granite rocks, maritime pines, white sand. You will be enchanted by the palette of colours, the perfection of nature, the absolutely perfect settings that make this beach a tourist destination par excellence.
Palombaggia beach is ideal for bathing as the water slopes gently, making it a perfect place for children to safely enjoy themselves.
Besides the beauty of the beach, holidaymakers can also take advantage of the restaurants and activities that can be undertaken nearby. In fact, right in the centre of the beach is the Club Nautique Palombaggia: you can rent equipment and practice kayaking, windsurfing, paddleboarding or hiking near the beach or at the Cerbicali Islands archipelago.
Otherwise, for the more adventurous and water sports enthusiasts, snorkelling is a rewarding activity that you can easily try in the area. Scuba diving to discover the seabed of the Cerbicali Islands nature reserve is a must. Or you can hire boats or jet skis to visit this stretch of coastline.
Land lovers, on the other hand, will have the opportunity to take long rides on mountain bikes or on horseback through the Mediterranean maquis surrounding the beach.
The most popular period for tourists is from May to September. The summer season is ideal for refreshing baths and intense tanning sessions. It is therefore the time when Palombaggia beach is most populated.
Those, on the other hand, who prefer to enjoy these picture-postcard views in total solitude should choose the low season: from October to April, Palombaggia beach is decidedly quieter. The month of October is particularly recommended: the water temperatures are still warm enough for swimming and the sun is warm enough to enjoy the beach and the Mediterranean colours.
Palombaggia beach is located in a wild and beautiful natural environment. To get there, the car is undoubtedly the best alternative. The journey from Porto Vecchio is 12 km and takes about 20 minutes. From Bonifacio, located 36 km from the beach, it will take 36 minutes without traffic jams.
During the high season, it is not uncommon to struggle to find parking. It is best to come early in the morning to make sure you find a place. On the north side of the beach there is a large free car park in the shade of pine trees, which fills up very quickly. Alternatively, you have the option of parking on the south side, in a pay zone. For 10 euro a day, you will also be entitled to a voucher, which you can spend at one of the restaurants overlooking the beach.
If you prefer not to use your car, shuttles run several times a day between Porto Vecchio and Palombaggia during the two summer months. The price is 6€ for a one-way ticket and 10€ for a return ticket.
There are several options for staying near Palombaggia beach: there are several hotels, flats and equipped campsites within walking distance of this wonderful beach.
Alternatively, the nearest resort in which to stay is the historic village of Porto-Vecchio, which is only 10 km from the beach.
La Palombaggia beach is only 10 km from Porto Vecchio.