La Marana Beach

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La Marana Beach which includes general coastal views and a sandy beach

Explore miles of wild Mediterranean coastline, spot myriad birdlife at a nature reserve and visit historical ruins at an old Roman town. 

Enjoy relaxed walks, safe swimming, spectacular views and waterfront bars at La Marana Beach. Afterward, admire colorful birdlife at a nearby nature reserve or visit historic landmarks. La Marana Beach stretches for about 10 miles (16 kilometers) from the southern edge of Bastia and along Corsica’s picturesque Mediterranean Sea coastline.

The wide sweep of sandy beach will rarely feel overcrowded. Take strolls and play beach sports. You’ll find plenty of space to sit undisturbed and appreciate the picturesque natural setting. Gaze out across the sea toward the Tuscan Archipelago or inland over pine woods to Corsica’s mountains.

On a warm day the beach’s calm water is great for a refreshing swim. For exciting water adventures, rent windsurfers or a sailboat at the various watersports clubs located on the beach. Several beach bars offer snacks, light meals and refreshments.

Running parallel with the beach is one of Corsica’s largest lagoons, Étang de Biguglia. It is home to the Réserve Naturelle de Étang de Biguglia, a natural habitat for many European pond turtles and water birds including pochard and coot. Spot warblers in summer and grebes, grey herons and kingfishers in winter. Watch local fishermen waiting patiently in their boats to catch eel, mullet and silverside, among other fish. They harvest nearly 100 tons (90 tonnes) of fish annually through a conservation management plan.

While here, visit the former Roman village of Mariana, just south of Étang de Biguglia. Check out La Canonica (Lucciana Cathedral), a 12th-century cathedral adorned with interesting carvings and Corinthian capitals.

La Marana Beach is a 15-minute drive from Place St.-Nicolas, in the heart of Bastia. The most convenient way to get here is via rented car, scooter or bike. Drive or ride a bicycle to the northern tip of Étang de Biguglia and then follow the coastal road, which has designated bike lanes. Ample free parking is available on the roads that lead to the beach.

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Cors Hotel
Cors Hotel
3 out of 5
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs6,667 per night from 27 Sep to 27 Sep
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Stade Armand Cesari, L'Arinella Beach and Ecomusee du Fortin. La Marana Beach and Place du ...
4.2/5Very Good! (70 reviews)
Good for a night not for a long stay
"Breakfast was good, room ok. Tennis court not in perfect conditions and the swimming pool needed a little cleaning."

Reviewed on 10 Sep 2020

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Hôtel & Résidence Lido Marana
Hôtel & Résidence Lido Marana
Route du Stade, Furiani
The price is Rs6,919 per night from 1 Oct to 1 Oct
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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"Beautiful little gem of a hotel. Fantastic rooftop pool. Good position and easy access to everything."

Reviewed on 17 Sep 2019

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Adonis Borgo Résidence Cala Bianca
Adonis Borgo Résidence Cala Bianca
3 out of 5
Lido de la Marana, Borgo, Haute-Corse
The price is Rs7,595 per night from 2 Oct to 2 Oct
Situated by the sea, this residence is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from La Marana Beach and 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Etang de Biguglia. Stade Armand Cesari and Church of Canonica ...
3.7/5Good! (205 reviews)
"having a kitchen with a big fridge the aircon and proximity of the beach as well as supermarket just a walk away. Jean pizzas a close walkaway was also really nice. i really needs updating but overall positive and very nice girls at the reception"

Reviewed on 16 Oct 2019

Adonis Borgo Résidence Cala Bianca
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