Plage de Palombaggia, Porto-Vecchio

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#1 of 299 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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  • Super idyllic beach the view is beautiful water is clear and clear one of the most beautiful beach of Porto Vecchio
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  • Still as heavenly, I don't get tired to go there whenever I'm in Corsica. A real corner of paradise
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  • A little piece of paradise at hand, ideal to enjoy in off season! Turquoise waters that have nothing to envy to those of the tropics...
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  • Beautiful beach. Dogfriendly. Free parking available. Have fun!
  • 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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  • Very nice beach and equipped. Sea warm and clear. There are plenty of free parking along the street. Highly recommended
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  • 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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  • Small and crowded beach. Clear water. Parking (€ 4 with shower). We really preferred Tamariccu
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