Ostriconi beach, in the north-west of Corsica, is sublime. The view looking down over the beach from the road above is simply stunning.

At the viewpoint from where I took this photograph last June, if you turn a little to your right you will see a river gently winding through green pastures with a backdrop of mountains (and of course that wonderful blue sky) until the river reaches the sweeping bay that is Ostriconi beach. It was so lovely I couldn’t stop taking pictures in both directions!

The only way to reach the beach is to hire a car (or bicycle), find the small turning off the N1197 to the beach, then find a parking space which is not easy at the height of summer, climb down the hillside, ford the river, walk across the sands and voilà, you’re there!

There’s no shade on the beach so you will probably want to take a parasol and there are no facilities, so your own water is a must.

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