A half-mile stretch of blinding white sand sloping into vivid turquoise waters: Plage de Saleccia could very well be the most stunning beach on the French island of Corsica. Situated on the Northern coast, the crescent-moon shaped beach is sheltered by thick Mediterranean scrub.
Despite getting to this beach can be quite difficult, its crystal clear waters and fine sand attract the crowds, especially in high summer. Plage de Saleccia is completely wild, and the sun can be quite unforgiving, so don’t forget to bring water and shade.
WHERE TO STAY: tent lovers can stay at Campinug U Paradisu, a few hundred meters inland.
HOW TO GET THERE: From April to September, Agriate Marittima and Le Popeye run an hourly ferry service to Plage du Lodu (€15 return). From here, you can continue to Plage de Saleccia, a few km to the west, by horse-drawn calèche; even better is to hike there along the coastal footpath (about one hour each way). Tourist office 0033 495 37 06 04