Flanked by mountains and a pine forest, Plage de Palombaggia is ranked as one of the 10 best beaches in all of Europe. Pink granite surrounds the beach adding to the rich variety of terrain and colors. This protected site has powdery, golden sandy beaches stretching for 2 km (1.2 mi) that are ideal for relaxing, sun bathing, and swimming in the crystal-blue sea.
Given its immense popularity, the beach gets crowded during the summer, especially at the northern narrow end because it's closer to the parking lot. The beach widens as you go south and tends to be less busy. Going early will ensure that you get an ideal spot to set up, and find easier parking. Lifeguards watch swimmers during the peak summer season making this an ideal spot to bring active children. You'll have many opportunities to enjoy water sports with several rental and guide companies that provide snorkeling, wind surfing, kayaking, pedal boating, and diving. PutPlage de Palombaggia into our Porto-Vecchio road trip planning site and find out whats close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
Plage de Palombaggia Reviews
Great beach with gentle shelving in the water so safe. Busy than some other beaches. You will have to pay to park but close and lots of it in shade. One of my favourite in the south. Small number... more »
Wonderful beach even better because we were there at the end of the season. Crystal clear waters and powderwhite sand. more »
Very nice beach in Corsica.
The most popular beach on the Island of Corsica is the Plage de Palombaggia, prized for its wide swath of soft, fine white sand and crystal-clear waters. The drive that leads to this idyllic stretch of beach is noteworthy in itself, with enormous red granite rocks and maritime pine trees adding to the coastal scenery. Because Palombaggia Beach is one of Corsica's finest, it can be crowded. Tourists could avoid the crowds by visiting off-season and still enjoy the wonderful sunny weather and stunning scenery. Palombaggia Beach lies 10 kilometers from Porto Vecchio, a historic fortified town with pleasant town squares, outdoor cafés, and a scenic marina. Corsica has other beaches, too. Also north of Porto-Vecchio and not far from Palombaggia are the beaches of Tamaricciu and Santa-Giulia. The longest is at Calvi, where the sand stretches for several kilometers, and to its north, the little resort towns of Algajola and l'Ile-Rousse have long beaches, both connected to Calvi by a tourist train.
Places to stay near Plage de Palombaggia
Plan your trip to Porto-Vecchio
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
View all ›
Side trips from Porto-Vecchio
Hidden gems in Porto-Vecchio
Kid-friendly things to do in Porto-Vecchio
Nearby attractions in Porto-Vecchio
Plans to Plage de Palombaggia by other users
9 days in Corsica BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND July, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in Cinque Terre & Corsica BY A USER FROM GERMANY May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in French Riviera - Cote d'Azur & Corsica BY A USER FROM CANADA August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Corsica BY A USER FROM CANADA August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Corsica BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 18 days in Italy & Corsica BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium