Escape the city with a trip to this picturesque beach surrounded by shops and restaurants on the south coast of Corsica.
Trottel Beach is a stretch of sand with fantastic views of the Mediterranean Sea. It is one of the nearest beaches to Ajaccio’s town center and is popular with families due to its security center and placid waves.
The beach is very wide, with enough space to set up a base for the afternoon. Chat with friends as you turn sunbathe under the hot rays of the sun. Take photos of the sea and the stunning background of mountains full of green vegetation.
Join in a game of beach volleyball around the tall nets that are provided for public use. Get involved in a game of soccer or other sports. Watch locals fishing from small boats. Many people on vacation buy local ingredients from a market and use them for a picnic on the spacious beach.
People-watch from your seat at one of the restaurants near the shoreline. Visit the row of boutiques along the boulevard to browse for souvenirs. This sandy area is larger than St. François Beach, although slightly farther from downtown Ajaccio. Relish the serene atmosphere, away from the crowds and historic venues in the center of the city.
People with reduced mobility can access the beach via a ramp from the boulevard. The middle of the beach has a security center. The beach is near many shops and has its own free parking area enclosed by trees that keep most spaces cool. Use the public bathroom facilities and showers during your long beach day.
Trottel Beach is on the Albert Premier Boulevard and is one of the nearest beaches to the center of Ajaccio. Take a 10-minute taxi ride from the main port to get to the scenic stretch of sand. You will pass several historic landmarks on the journey, such as the Ajaccio Bishopric and the former home of Napoleon Bonaparte.