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L'Arinella Beach

Holiday Travel Guide
L\'Arinella Beach which includes a sandy 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.

Top Trending Hotels Near L'Arinella Beach

Best Western Montecristo
Best Western Montecristo
3 out of 5
The price is Rs7,883 per night from 24 Aug to 24 Aug
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of UNA Volta Cultural Center and Bastia Vieux Port Marina. Place St-Nicolas and Church of St-Jean-Baptiste ...
4.1/5Very Good! (643 reviews)
"Very comfortable hotel. Breakfast is optional but reasonable value."

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Best Western Montecristo
Hôtel & Résidence Lido Marana
Hôtel & Résidence Lido Marana
Route du Stade, Furiani
The price is Rs11,162 per night from 1 Aug to 1 Aug
Situated near the beach, this residence is within a 15-minute walk of Stade Armand Cesari, La Marana Beach and L'Arinella Beach. Ecomusee du Fortin and Eglise ...
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Adonis Hotel Le Bastia
Adonis Hotel Le Bastia
11 Boulevard Benoît Danesi, Bastia
The price is Rs10,895 per night from 23 Aug to 23 Aug
Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Oratory of Monserrato and Bastia Vieux Port Marina. UNA Volta Cultural Center and Place St-Nicolas ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (11 reviews)
"Superbe week-end passé dans l’hôtel. Je recommande !"

Reviewed on 8 Jul 2021

Adonis Hotel Le Bastia
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Best Western Montecristo
Best Western Montecristo
3 out of 5
The price is Rs7,883 per night from 24 Aug to 24 Aug
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Hôtel & Résidence Lido Marana
Hôtel & Résidence Lido Marana
Route du Stade, Furiani
The price is Rs11,162 per night from 1 Aug to 1 Aug
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Adonis Hotel Le Bastia
Adonis Hotel Le Bastia
11 Boulevard Benoît Danesi, Bastia
The price is Rs10,895 per night from 23 Aug to 23 Aug
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Hôtel Posta Vecchia
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3 out of 5
1 rue Posta Vecchia, Quai des Martyrs, Bastia, Haute-corse
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Hotel Du Palais Bastia Centre
Hotel Du Palais Bastia Centre
2 Boulevard Paoli, Bastia, Haute-Corse
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Hotel Central Bastia
Hotel Central Bastia
3 out of 5
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Hôtel Sampiero
Hôtel Sampiero
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Hôtel Spa Restaurant l'Ostella
Hôtel Spa Restaurant l'Ostella
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17 rue Maréchal Juin, Bastia, Corsica
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Hôtel Port Toga
Hôtel Port Toga
3 out of 5
Rond Point de Toga, Bastia
The price is Rs10,454 per night from 7 Aug to 7 Aug
Hôtel Port Toga
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