Rondinara is hidden away in south-east Corsica between Bonifacio and Porto Vecchio, but nearer to Bonifacio.
As Corsica’s beaches become discovered and developed beach-lovers have to trudge further and further in search of the elusive perfect strand. Rondinara is beautiful and easy to find yet mostly commerce-free. A little, winding lane off the N198 has been recently extended to a new car park adjacent to Rondinara that can probably handle a couple of hundred cars at peak times.
Small guest houses and camp sites are scattered around though most will still require wheels to reach the beach.
If Rondinara’s too busy for you then get jump in a motor, drive around and be prepared to walk to find your piece of perfect sand.
In the island’s south-west Cala Erbaju is well off the regular tourist trail, a dazzling yet unfrequented white strip of sand unspoilt by north European beach bums and commercial paraphernalia.
Why not? Well, it’s short of shade and long on access, needing a 45 minute walk along a delightful coastal path to reach it. The nearest road is at Roccapina and don’t forget anything. There are no facilities there and it’s a hefty walk back to the car.
When to visit Corsica?
The best time to travel around the Island is May, June, and September when there is plenty of sunshine, flowers and less visitors, though July and August are fine if you like it hot on beach and book ahead. It’s a 40-minute flight from Nice or a few hours by boat from Marseilles or Nice Car Ferry.