Saleccia beach


The most beautiful beach in northern Corsica is located in a remote area of the dry area also known as Désert des Agriate. If you're looking for swimming in a purely natural environment, but also easily accessible by car and with basic facilities in the form of a few snack bars, then Saleccia is made for you.

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In contrast to the surrounding dry landscape, the beach lies in a wide valley wooded with pine trees that provide pleasant shade and make the whole area smell lovely.

Swimming and beach facilities

The Plage de Saleccia boasts fine, white sand and a length of over 600 metres, which combined with its remoteness means you'll always find a spot. Nice sand dunes separate the beach from the pine forest, where you can always go to hide from the sun's rays.

The sea here is a clear turquoise colour, and the entrance is very gradual and free of rocks. Of the purely natural beaches, we rate Saleccia as the most beautiful and spacious in Corsica.

In the summer season, there are several refreshment stands, but don't expect water sports or sunbed hire.

  • The surface of the beach - fine white sand
  • Water entrance - gradual sandy
  • Length of beach - 600 metres
  • Beach width - 25-35 metres
  • Sun lounger rentals - no
  • Toilets and showers - no
  • Restaurants - yes, small refreshment stands
  • Shops - no

Beachfront accommodation

Just a few steps away from the beach, you can stay at the campsite U Paradis during the summer. Reservations and further information on the website:

Find more accommodation in Saint-Florent.

How to get to the beach?

The most fun way to get to the beach is by boat. The service is operated by Le Popeye and you always have to change trains on the way. A large boat will first take you from Saint-Florent to Lotu beach, where you change to a small motorboat that will take you to Saleccia.

  • Lotu beach combo (return): €35 (July, August, first week of September) or 33 eur (April, May, June, rest of September).

Only smaller motorboats run between Lotu and Saleccia beaches.

Saleccia can also be reached by car on a 12 km long tarmac road that branches off the D81 road about 8 km west of Saint-Florent. The turn-off is signposted, but check the exact route map from St-Florent. However, the last section of about 5 km is only accessible with larger 4x4s.

Parking at the beach is free.

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