Looking out to the Mediterranean Sea on the northeast coast of Corsica is L’Arinella Beach. The beach’s appealing stretch of sand offers a perfect escape from the busy port life of Bastia. Its wide, flat area is great for playing beach sports and popular with families with young children. At the heart of the beach is a watersport center where you can rent sailing and windsurfing equipment.
Walk to the north end of the beach to enjoy uninterrupted views of Bastia’s cityscape and the surrounding mountains of Corsica. Watch as cruise ships and private yachts arrive at the Port of Bastia from mainland France and Italy. Gaze out across the glistening sea toward Italy’s west coast. On an especially clear day you might be able to make out the distant islands of the Tuscan Archipelago.
Off the beach you’ll find plenty of entertainment for younger visitors. At the southern end is a children’s playground, complete with slides, swings, climbing frames and a small zip-line course. Bring a ball to play soccer or basketball. Adjacent to the watersport center is a well-maintained skate park.
L’Arinella Beach is about a 10-minute drive from Place St.-Nicolas, in Bastia’s city center. Both metered and free parking are available, although the free spaces fill up fast during the summer months. Public trains operate regularly between the beach and Bastia’s central station. If you are feeling energetic, make the enjoyable 1-hour walk to the beach from Bastia’s Vieux Port via a waterfront boulevard.
Combine your day at L’Arinella Beach with a visit to picturesque La Marana Beach. This 10-mile-long (16-kilometer) beach sits between the enticing Mediterranean waters and Étang de Biguglia, one of Corsica’s largest lagoons and a natural habitat for turtles, fish and myriad birdlife. Find bars, watersports centers and ample parking at various points along the beach.
Situated near the beach, this residence is within 1 mi (2 km) of Stade Armand Cesari and Ecomusee du Fortin. L'Arinella Beach and La Marana Beach are also within 3 mi (5 km).
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of L'Arinella Beach and Stade Armand Cesari. Ecomusee du Fortin and Eglise Ste-Marie are also within 3 mi (5 km).
Situated by the sea, this spa hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from L'Arinella Beach and within 3 mi (5 km) of Stade Armand Cesari and Ecomusee du Fortin. Eglise Ste-Marie and Musee de Bastia are also within 3 mi (5 km).
Situated in Bastia, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Musee de Bastia, Romieu Gardens, and Palais des Gouverneurs. Eglise Ste-Marie and Place du Donjon are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Situated in Bastia, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of UNA Volta Cultural Center and Place St-Nicolas. Bastia Vieux Port Marina and Church of St-Jean-Baptiste are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Located in the heart of Furiani, this apartment is within 2 mi (3 km) of L'Arinella Beach, Stade Armand Cesari, and Ecomusee du Fortin. Eglise Ste-Marie and Musee de Bastia are also within 3 mi (5 km).
Situated on the waterfront, this hotel is steps from Musee de Bastia, Oratoire de la Confrerie de Sainte Croix, and Palais des Gouverneurs. Eglise Ste-Marie and Place du Donjon are also within 5 minutes.
Located in the heart of Bastia, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Church of St-Jean-Baptiste and Bastia Vieux Port Marina. Place St-Nicolas and UNA Volta Cultural Center are also within 10 minutes.