Lavezzi archipelago


Several small, secluded granite islands and cliffs with sandy beaches, known as the Lavezzi archipelago, are among the most popular tips for a trip to southern Corsica.

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The archipelago lies in the Bonifacio Strait separating Corsica from Sardinia, Italy, and consists of two main islands: the inhabited Cavallo and the uninhabited Lavezzi.

The island of Lavezzu

Although uninhabited, this island is the main tourist magnet of the archipelago. The mostly rocky surface of the few hectares of the island is interspersed with several beautiful sandy beaches that invite you to spend a day away from civilisation.

The beaches are located in small quiet lagoons with crystal clear water that invites snorkeling and swimming.

A ferry runs every half hour from the port of Bonifacio to the islet in the summer season. However, the price of a return ticket is quite high and amounts to 37 eur. Detailed information can be found on the official tourist website:

TIP: Don't forget to bring plenty of water, snacks and beach gear for your stay on the remote island. The island of Lavezzu is completely deserted even during the high season, and you won't find any refreshments or sun lounger hire.

Cavallo Island

The southernmost inhabited place in metropolitan France, the islet of Cavallo is mostly privately owned and although public access is possible, most of the beaches are behind the gates of luxury villas or resorts.

Cavallo Island is particularly popular with those seeking accommodation in complete tranquillity and away from all civilisation. On the south coast, with direct private access to the sea, there is a luxury hotel resort Hotel & SPA des Pecheurs, which is the ideal place if you want undisturbed peace and quiet.

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