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St. François Beach

Enjoy the hot Mediterranean weather on this beach nestled between bars, shops and landmarks in the center of town.

With its central location, St. François Beach is the ideal spot to unwind after an afternoon of sightseeing. The scenic stretch of sand is the most popular area for sunbathing and swimming in Ajaccio. Admire inspiring views of the Mediterranean Sea and parts of the city’s skyline.

Walk down the steps from the boulevard to get to the narrow beach. Sunbathe on the sand to deepen your tan. Cool down in the blue-green water, which is surprisingly clean given its proximity to the center of the city. The calm water is safe for families with young children.

Lean back against the stone wall separating the beach from the boulevard. Sit with a book and relax in the shimmering sunshine. 

The sandy beach is a popular spot for picnics. Purchase local ingredients, including chorizo, cheese and wine, from the market at nearby Place Foch and take your treats down to the beach.

Capture photos of the sparkling sea with its varied shades of blue. Due to the curved landscape, you can enjoy views of the Ajaccio skyline with many white villas dotted around the mountains. 

Spot the stunning Blood Islands (Les Isles Sanguinaires) in the distance to the southwest. See how they seem to turn crimson red as the day turns to dusk. Watch the sunset and enjoy the changing colors of the sky.

At the end of the sandy beach is a long strip of small white rocks. Stroll along the adjoining boulevard next to a row of palm trees. Explore the boutiques and dine at one of the many bars and restaurants with views of the sea.

St. François Beach is a short walk from the port in the heart of Ajaccio. Stroll past the Ajaccio Cathedral and the Place du Général de Gaulle to reach the beach. Several buses stop along the adjacent boulevard. Most of the other beaches are a short taxi ride outside the city center.


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Lodging Near St. Francois Beach

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$89
Hotel Fesch

Hotel Fesch

7 rue Cardinal Fesch, Ajaccio
3.2
of 5, from 9 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated near the beach, this hotel is steps from Hotel de Ville and Musee Fesch. Ajaccio Cathedral is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) away.

$94
Hotel Napoleon

Hotel Napoleon

4 rue Lorenzo Vero BP 28, Ajaccio
4.1
of 5, from 88 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Ajaccio, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Chapelle Imperiale, Place de Gaulle, and Musee Fesch. Ajaccio Cathedral is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) away.

$83
Best Western Plus Ajaccio Amiraute

Best Western Plus Ajaccio Amiraute

20 Boulevard Georges Pompidou, Ajaccio
3.9
of 5, from 56 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Port de Plaisance Charles Ornano and within 3 mi (5 km) of Musee Fesch and Ajaccio Cathedral. Chapelle Imperiale and Hotel de Ville are also within 2 mi (3 km).

$155
Palazzu U Domu

Palazzu U Domu

17 Rue Bonaparte, Ajaccio
3.8
of 5, from 45 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Ajaccio, this boutique hotel is steps from National Museum of the Bonaparte Residence and Ajaccio Cathedral. Musee Fesch is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) away.

$69
Kallisté Hôtel

Kallisté Hôtel

51, Cours Napoléon, Ajaccio
3.3
of 5, from 29 reviews
2.0 out of 5.0

Situated on the boardwalk, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Musee Fesch and Ajaccio Cathedral. Chapelle Imperiale and Port de Plaisance Charles Ornano are also within 10 minutes.

Appartements Roi de Rome

Appartements Roi de Rome

12,13,14 Rue Roi De Rome, Ajaccio
5.0
of 5, from 1 reviews
0.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Ajaccio, this apartment is steps from Maison Bonaparte and Ajaccio Cathedral. Musee Fesch is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) away.

$92
Hotel San Carlu Citadelle

Hotel San Carlu Citadelle

8 Boulevard Danielle Casanova, Ajaccio
4.3
of 5, from 17 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Ajaccio, this hotel is steps from Musee du Capitellu and Ajaccio Cathedral. Musee Fesch is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) away.

Apparently F3 Ajaccio Weekly Rental

Apparently F3 Ajaccio Weekly Rental

Res belvédère haut du vazzio bat c, Ajaccio
0.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Ajaccio, this property is steps from St. Francois Beach and Ajaccio Cathedral. Musee Fesch is 0.3 mi (0.6 km) away.