Plage de Palombaggia, Porto-Vecchio

4.3
#1 of 108 in Beaches in France
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. Plage de Palombaggia is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Porto-Vecchio Edition.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Beautiful beach of white sand and turquoise water. I recommend! It is one of the famous beaches of Porto vecchio. She is clean and big, which allows that it is not piled up on each other
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  • August 18, 2017
    Arrived by ferry from 7 in Porto Vecchio, we did cap directly to Palombaggia. Arrived at 7:45, we discovered a beach crystal clear waters and mostly deserted at this hour of the day. Hot water, clean beach... What more? Welcome in Corsica!
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  • August 17, 2017
    Too many people and a beach full of algae, where's the best beach in the world? It's sad.
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  • August 24, 2017
    Ample free parking is nestled in the pine forest with charge (4 euros) fighting very long beach with fine white sand! Several bars and restaurants and a truly wonderful, one of the few this year to have hardly any seaweed on the beach!!! Must see!!!
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  • August 19, 2017
    Very nice beach and equipped. Sea warm and clear. There are plenty of free parking along the street. Highly recommended
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  • August 21, 2017
    Undoubtedly a beautiful beach of white sand with turquoise water. Long enough to not be on each others even if there are a lot of people in August. Free parking is possible with a bit of a walk to reach the beach. Mask snorkel diving is a must. Remains a pb of cleanliness of the beach although there are garbage cans available. Another concern: not easily accessible public washrooms.
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  • August 19, 2017
    Small and crowded beach. Clear water. Parking (€ 4 with shower). We really preferred Tamariccu
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  • July 10, 2017
    Beach not crowded in early July, some stones outside the swimming area, the little background spread over a large part makes the hot water. For those who love marine exploration go on the right toward the rocks.
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