Of course we went to Corsica because of the sea. Excluding swimming and lying on the beach, travelers say that the island is a paradise for wind surfers and sailors. My friends divers have enjoyed the diving in the underwater world of the coastal sea Scandola. On the larger beaches enthusiasts can rent equipment likesurf, catamaran, small boat, diving equipment) with or without an instructor.It is not unusual, if almost everyone at first asks about beaches in Corsica.
The sea, beaches, mild climate - reason to visit Corsica
Your choose depends on what do you like: kind of sand, pebbles or rocks, beach restaurants,accessibility, popularity, waves or not, life guards or not, shelving quickly or gently sloping, with or without water sports...
Don't forget thatin the summer, only 25% of recognised beaches have life guards. And on the other hand Corsica has three of 20 top European beaches. You wil be surprised with Corsica's shapes and sizes of beaches, and since there is such a huge
distance of coast accessible on foot.
Argentella lies 13 km south-west of Calvi 25 km of the narrow panoramic road. Argentella is named for its mineral resource. I like it because is has million of small granite pebbles of every colour tones.
In case you are stone gathering, this particular remote beach will certainly thrill you. The particular clear water shelves deep, so that you will get to swim quickly. It is easy of access however parking on the roadside may possibly entail you walking a path. There at the southerly end lie a hotel and cafe.
The remains of the Argentella silver mine are situated on the Bay of Crovani. The silver mine was open in the nineteenth century until the beginning of the 20th century. The visible remains are a high brick ventilation shaft and some buildings. France planed the centre of nuclear experiments on the Argentella site in 1960. In that time French president Charles de Gaulle had proposed using Argentella for French nuclear tests when the Sahara became internationally frowned on. Corsicans protested and with the additional public pressure the plan about nuclear testing dropped.
Le Filosorma hotel is located just outside the Corsican town of Galéria a few steps from the beach. Each room has a private balcony with sea views. The Filosorma’s hotel and restaurant serves regional specialties and fish caught locally. You can enjoy hiking and mountain biking in the surrounding countryside and discovering small secret beaches all around.
Start your holidays in Corsica with Accommodation in Calvi : there are many hotels in Calvi with nice, comfortable, quiet rooms, wonderful restaurant with beautiful view and friendly and helpful staff. The beach of Argentella is about 25 km far away from Calvi. It is linked by pictursque coastal road.