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L'Arinella Beach

This attractive Mediterranean beach offers family-friendly activities and watersports and is the closest sandy beach to Bastia’s city center.

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.


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Lodging Near L'Arinella Beach

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$79
Hôtel & Résidence Lido Marana

Hôtel & Résidence Lido Marana

Route du Stade, Furiani
4.5
of 5, from 4 reviews
0.0 out of 5.0

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).

$73
Hôtel Sampiero

Hôtel Sampiero

Avenue Sampiero Corso, Bastia
3.2
of 5, from 82 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

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).

$82
Hôtel Spa Restaurant l'Ostella

Hôtel Spa Restaurant l'Ostella

Avenida Sampiero Corso, Bastia
4.1
of 5, from 22 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

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).

$62
Sud Hotel

Sud Hotel

Avenue de la Liberation, Bastia
4.2
of 5, from 195 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

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).

$66
Best Western Corsica Hotel Bastia Centre

Best Western Corsica Hotel Bastia Centre

20 Avenue Jean Zuccarelli, Bastia
4.0
of 5, from 317 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

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).

F3 Ground Villa Furiani

F3 Ground Villa Furiani

Villa les platanes, Furiani
0.0 out of 5.0

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).

$170
Hôtel des Gouverneurs

Hôtel des Gouverneurs

3 bis rue des Turquines, Bastia
4.6
of 5, from 39 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

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.

$58
Hôtel Posta Eco

Hôtel Posta Eco

Quai des Martyrs de la Libération, Bastia
3.2
of 5, from 41 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

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.