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  • Arles - historic town
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    Trip to Pointe de la Parata and nearby beaches

    View from Genoese tower to the Gulf of Sagone

    About 14 kilometers NW from Ajjacio betwen archipelago Sanguinaires and Capo di Fena lies three beaches Sevani beach, Rose beach and Capo di Feno beach. Actually you can merge sunbathing and swiming on the beaches of southern end of the Gulf of Sagone with the visit of Pointe de la Parata. You can reach Pointe de la Parata from Ajjacio by panoramic road Route de la Parata (road D111). As transport as well choose your car, bike or even Petit Train.

    View from Genoese tower to the Gulf of Sagone

    Climb up to the Parata tower, it’s easy and takes roughly 10 minutes. From there, you have a view to the Sanguinaires islands that look red under the setting sun. There are a lot of people but the car park is free ! It’s a great sight not to be missed. At the top of cape of Pointe de la Parata stay Genoese tower build in 1608 to defend the island from pirate raids.

    Capo di Feno, Sevani and Rose beaches

    Beaches of the Gulf of Sagone

    Capo di Feno beach Corsica Pointe de la Parata - Corsica Pointe de la Parata - Corsica Pointe de la Parata - Corsica Pointe de la Parata - Corsica

    All beaches (Sevani beach, Rose beach and Capo di Feno beach) are a bit exposed so it has good conditions for surfing. At first look it seems to be a bit wild area. Capo di Feno is an exposed reef break that has pretty consitent surf. Autumn and winter are the best times of year for waves. Works best in offshore winds from the east. Windswells are much more typical than groudswells and the ideal wave direction is from the southwest. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded.

    Pointe de la Parata - Corsica Pointe de la Parata - Corsica Pointe de la Parata - Corsica Pointe de la Parata - Corsica The beach is divided into two by a field: the "Grand Capo" is the larger, more visited beach, while Sevani beach, also known as the "Petit Capo", is smaller, but very pleasant and quite quiet. This region often has large waves, which is why close attention needs to be paid to the warning flag on the beach.

    Capo di Feno Beach corsicaHolidays in Ajjacio Corsica

     

    The centre of Ajaccio suffers from inexpensive accommodation, but there are a fair number of mid- and upscale places. You can choose a hotel around the town of Ajjacio.

    There are many hotel in a great location, outside the busy parts of Ajaccio and the busier resort area, but still just a 15-20 minute drive into the city. The rooms will be comfortable and clean with a gorgeous view of the sea.

    You should book your holidays at the hotels in direction of the Gulf of Sagone. The location of hotels is excellent and only 10 minutes drive from Ajaccio.