Plage de Palombaggia, Porto-Vecchio

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#1 of 297 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. Put Plage de Palombaggia into our Porto-Vecchio road trip planning site and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Tested in mid-October. Great because very few people. (must be unbearable in high season) Turquoise water, beautiful landscape.
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  • ...IM Europe is one of the most beautiful beaches. Mountains, vegetation, nature pure, crystal clear water. An insider's tip.
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  • One of the most beautiful beach of porto vecchio with santa giulia: it was family to a villa. White sand... Turquoise sea... Do not go to the other side of the world: Heaven is right here
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  • Beautiful beach. Dogfriendly. Free parking available. Have fun!
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  • Stunning beach with crystal clear sea. Of course in August very crowded
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  • Beautiful beach, good location, cold sea but is Mediterranean and Caribbean not unfortunately. Only note: every now and then the local authority could spend and collect everything the sea stacks on the beach.
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