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.

Top Trending Hotels Near La Marana Beach

Cors Hotel
Cors Hotel
3 out of 5
The price is Rs5,813 per night from 4 Dec to 4 Dec
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 ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (76 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

Cors Hotel
Hôtel Isola
Hôtel Isola
3 out of 5
5644 Route des Marines de Borgo, Lido de la Marana, Borgo, Haute-Corse
Offering direct access to the beach, this Borgo hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of La Marana Beach and Etang de Biguglia. Stade Armand Cesari and Ecomusee du Fortin ...
3.5/5 Good! (25 reviews)
Hotel Isola in Corsica just great!!!
"First time in Corsica but unforgettable memories. Thank you Hotel Isola to make it special. I shall return and definitely recommend your hotel to my friends. I just loved everything"

Reviewed on 9 Jul 2014

Hôtel Isola
Belambra Clubs Borgo - Residence Pineto
Belambra Clubs Borgo - Residence Pineto
3 out of 5
Lido de la Marana, Route du Cordon, Borgo, Haute-Corse
Nestled on the beach, this Borgo residence is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from La Marana Beach and 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Etang de Biguglia. Stade Armand Cesari and Ecomusee ...
3.6/5 Good! (33 reviews)
A bit disappointing
"Arrival lobby, gardens and pool area are very well presented and we didn't make use of facilities on offer, but accommodation apartment was tired and in need of sprucing up. Wi-fi only available in main areas and not free. Be aware - bed linen and towels (and cover for sofa) not provided."

Reviewed on 26 Sep 2019

Belambra Clubs Borgo - Residence Pineto
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Cors Hotel
Cors Hotel
3 out of 5
The price is Rs5,813 per night from 4 Dec to 4 Dec
Cors Hotel
Hôtel Isola
Hôtel Isola
3 out of 5
5644 Route des Marines de Borgo, Lido de la Marana, Borgo, Haute-Corse
Hôtel Isola
Belambra Clubs Borgo - Residence Pineto
Belambra Clubs Borgo - Residence Pineto
3 out of 5
Lido de la Marana, Route du Cordon, Borgo, Haute-Corse
Belambra Clubs Borgo - Residence Pineto
Hôtel Mercure Bastia Biguglia
Hôtel Mercure Bastia Biguglia
4 out of 5
The price is Rs7,474 per night from 1 Jan to 1 Jan
Hôtel Mercure Bastia Biguglia
Belambra Clubs Borgo - Pineto
Belambra Clubs Borgo - Pineto
3 out of 5
Lido de la Marana, Route du Cordon Lagunaire, Borgo
Belambra Clubs Borgo - Pineto
Camping San Damiano
Camping San Damiano
4 out of 5
1075 ROUTE DE LA MARANA, Biguglia
Camping San Damiano
Chez Laurette
Chez Laurette
Rue Vincentello d'Istria, Résidence Santa Regina - Bât D, Biguglia, Corse
Chez Laurette
Adonis Borgo Résidence Cala Bianca
Adonis Borgo Résidence Cala Bianca
3 out of 5
Lido de la Marana, Borgo, Haute-Corse
Adonis Borgo Résidence Cala Bianca
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.