Makeshift Beaches, Corsica

There are a number of lovely beaches in North Corsica.

But as with anywhere in Europe, they tend to be rather popular in August.

Thankfully, the island is more than big enough for all of us and with a little imagination you can find your own private slice of heaven.

Which is just what we did.

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Driving south towards Calvi, we spotted this glittering oasis from the roadside, just before we got to L’Île-Rousse.

We parked up and clambered down.

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Giving it a good old once over before we moved in.

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Smooth rocks for stretching out on?

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Crystal clear water the colour of your dream man’s eyes?

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We decided it would do nicely.

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Straw hat

Comfiest bikini of the trip

So in we hopped!

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Marvelling at the clear water and lack of people to share it with.

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We played, jumping in and out of the water, chasing fish and each other through the shallows.

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Indulging in the simple pleasure of cool water swirling around you and the feel of morning sun on skin.

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We took a breakfast of pastries and fruit, eating them on the rocks with our toes in the waves.

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Cooling off in the sea.

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With a grin from ear to ear!

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Before sharing the last bits with the locals.

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We played until well after lunchtime.

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And after one final dip continued our trip into L’Île-Rousse.

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A pretty seaside town with restaurants and a market.

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Wrap front playsuit // Striped beach bag

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We climbed through the pretty painted streets, in search of a late lunch.

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And a few… ahem… essentials!

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We dipped into the market, boasting all things local and delicious.

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Before strolling along the beach.

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There are a number of restaurants here, all much of a muchness but we chose the one with the white umbrellas.

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Picking a table on the sand, in the shade.

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Where, hungry from swimming all morning long, I tucked unceremoniously into a bowl of gambas pasta.

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We spent the remainder of the afternoon on that very beach. Not giving two hoots about the crowds because you can have cocktails and ice-creams brought to your sunbeds.

I think it’s fair to say we have our priorities in order.

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  • Cate Cruse

    My husband and I have loved your Corsica photos so much that we’ve decided to take a trip there next year! I used to spend all my summers down on the French-Spanish border and your photos just remind me of that – it looks SO beautiful! xxx

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  • Fabienne

    Looks so gorgeous!!
    How do you pack all your lovely straw hats without them getting crushed? I can only ever take just the one with me and I have to wear it through the airport!

    Can’t wait to see the rest of your time in the sun, sand and sea!

  • That wild beach looks wonderful, sounds like you’ve had a perfect day! xx

  • Sasha

    Can your life get any dreamier?

  • love love love this post! I’m headed to south of france (not corsica though) next week and this looks absolutely divine! xx Maren

  • Love that last shot! 🙂 That meal looks so good!
    xx Jenelle

  • It does look the most blissful of holidays! I can’t get over how clear that water is, and how fantastic to find such a private spot! xxx

  • This looks like the absolute DREAM. Especially breakfast on the rocks, all I want now is a glass of cool rose and some of that bread from the market and mayyybe and ice cream too. Immy x

  • I’ve never thought about visiting here for some reason. It looks absolutely stunning! Plus the food looks rather good! Beautiful pictures.

    Jaynie Shannon * | Beauty and Lifestyle


  • I’ve been loving looking at these photos on your Instagram!

    You captured some great ones of you diving into the sea, did you have to use a special camera to get above/below water shots? They look fantastic!

    Heather x

  • Peppermint Dolly

    Absolutely stunning photos – that water is SO clear!!


  • Aurè

    Wow…so nice photos…Great Corsica!

  • Rach

    Corsica was originally not in my place to visit list, but now I might consider it. So pretty there!

  • I’m loving your vacation in Corsica! You look fantastic, what workouts are you doing? I’m finding that my youthful metabolism is slowing as I near my 30s.

  • Bree

    It looks so beautiful there! Definitely have to take a trip there.

    xx Bree | Essential Oils –

  • Gorgeous and breathtakingly beautiful as ever . . . The sparkling of the clear blue water always gives life hope and inspiration. Such a little serene get away adventurer. These are always the best of the very best when a special moment is captured and cherished for life.

    Une vie si sereine et pleine de jouissance est une vie doit vivre !
    Simply beyond beautiful! 🙂

    La Bijoux Bella | by mia

  • love the under water pics. i’ve definitely seen another side to corsica in your latest posts, i must go back again soon

    Mel x

  • This looks so gorgeous!! 🙂

  • Looks amazing!


  • Love the underwater shots! Very cool! And that romper is so cute!

  • Love all the photos! looks like the perfect summer escape x

  • Athena Politou

    I never knew Corsica is THAT pretty. Now I have yet another destination in my already long travel bucket list. Sounds like you had the most amazing summer.

  • Gosh, I looked through this post twice, the photos are amazing, so gorgeous, the colours and lighting!
    Fantastic post.


  • What an amazing holiday. I love reading our blog posts. It just makes me forget everything and travel to another part of the world without even leaving my sofa.

  • Still can’t get over how crystal clear the sea is, reminds me of the Maldives! I adore local markets & love to “get lost ” in them. You’re looking fab in your bikinis Rosie!
    Hugs Adele xoxo

  • Definitely think Corsica is somewhere to visit, looks so beautiful and those diving photos, beaut!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Beauty Wellbeing

  • What a fantastic day! That little rocky area looks like a heavenly oasis! And your gambas pasta looks delicious!!

    Gemma x
    The Gem Agenda – A UK Lifestyle Blog

  • Kelly

    That beach look and sounds incredible and I really just want to be there eating that delicious food!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  • Utterly perfect, adore the bikini and will be adding that to my list of must have. Love the photography so wish I could take better pictures.

    Love Cathy

  • I think you just lived my perfect holiday in photo form – stunning!

    Mel ★

  • Kari Guastella

    What a beautiful little swimming spot! That water is so clear!