Pretty Propriano

It’s our final day in gorgeous Corsica and it ends on a high with possibly my favourite beach of all – Propriano!

The curved golden sands of the Plage du Lido provide a perfect last stop on our scenic tour.

Ten days in Corsica gave us a chance to scratch the surface of this pretty island. From its rugged interior to its numerous gorgeous beaches.

Hiring a car is definitely the best way to see the most of the island.

And that’s it for now folks! Goodbye from gorgeous Corsica 🙂

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Beautiful beaches

Corsica has no end of stunning beaches to chose from. Here’s a selection of some of them!

Beautiful San cipriano beach is just one of the beautiful swathes of white sand.

So enjoy lots of lovely azure waters and endless white sands.

Take me back . . . . I can still feel the warm breeze and gently lapping water.

After enjoying various labour intensive activities such as swimming, lounging, sunbathing and people watching, we then head onto another wonderful beach Calla Rossa.

Beautiful beaches

Corsican is littered with stunning beaches of all shapes and sizes. So naturally we’re off to explore a few of them!

From tiny coves to vast swathes of pure white sand, there’s a patch of sand to suit everyone.

The sands are blissfully empty towards the end of September. It’s our favourite time of year to travel as the weather is still great but the crowds are thinning out nicely.

Green hills and wind blown salty trees back the lovely beach of Ostriconi.

Ostriconi Beach (also called the beach of Perajola) is renowned for its rugged beauty.

It’s wild and windswept, braced by dunes and immersed in fragrant Corsican maquis.

Maquis is a special wild-scrub area of Corsica that covers approximately 20% of the island.

It includes the fragrant curry plant and rock rose to myrte, daisies and various types of mint. When the wind blows over it, the smells are amazing.

As Corsica had seen some bad weather before we arrived, a lot of the beaches were covered in seaweed which detracted from their pristine loveliness.

However Ostriconi was not one of them and its gorgeous sands were weed free!

Look how joy filled we are!!! The water was phenomenally blue and the sun was just the right level of scorching!

Boats & beaches

Ajaccio is Corsica’s capital and is a port city on the rugged isle’s western coast.

As such it has a bustling little marina and large port complete with a multitude of colourful, bobbing boats.

The Tino Rossi Marina is a pleasant place to stroll around and enjoy the laid back bustle of fishermen carrying on their centuries old traditions.

Naturally the hubby opts to locate the more flashy boats and proceeds to act as if he has the money to own one . . .

Then we’re heading back to the pretty town beach for one of our budget picnics and a splash about!

Supermarket beer and baguettes! That’s how us cheapskates travel 🙂

That’s it for Ajaccio, we’re heading onward in a North Easterly direction as we head to the citadel town of Calvi via the spectacular Calanches de Piana and Gorges de la Spelunca.

Rough seas and windswept sands

Onwards with our tour of the Costa Smeralda coastline and this time we’re treated to the sea at its windswept best.

The water has transformed into a boiling, seething mass of navy fury topped with foamy white horses at Cala Liccia.

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To get to this empty, wind whipped shingle beach we have to do a far bit of scrambling down rocky paths.

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The beaches in Sardinia are not always accessible but that makes it even more rewarding when you finally arrive on them!

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The navy water contrasts nicely with the weathered orange tones of the weather beaten rocks.

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Onwards in the car until we spot another picturesque spot. The beach at Punta Capaccia.

Naturally I can’t help but be drawn towards the water like a magnet to metal so we end up picking our way down to the sands.

it’s rather blustery now so the effect is slightly less glamorous Italian retreat and more good old Blighty beach!

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Next on our beach day blitz are the stunning beaches of Spiaggia Del Romazzino,  Spiaggia del Principe and Spiaggia Capriccioli.

This island just keeps getting better and better!