Palombaggia offers breathtaking views of the Cerbicale Islands. These five bare islands, popular with birds and often bitten by the wind, are classified as a nature reserve.
This natural beauty extends as far south as Cap d'Acciaghju, via the beaches of Cala di Lume, Tamaricciu and La Folacca. For some fifteen kilometres, fine sandy beaches and wild coves intermingle, dotted with bright green umbrella pines and pink rocks plunging into sparkling turquoise water.
Ideal for a spring walk.
Features: dunes, ancient pines, pink porphyry rocks, seaside scrub, fine sandy beach, view of the Cerbicale Islands nature reserve...
Access by road: South of Porto-Vecchio, on the RN 198 take the D859 towards Palombaggia / Piccovaggia.
Practical info: Palombaggia lifeguard station: 00 33 (0) 7 86 10 59 75
A short detour will take you to the Chiappa lighthouse: Porto-Vecchio's local heritage lighthouse. Located on the Pointe de la Chiappa, at the entrance to the Gulf of Porto-Vecchio, it was built in the second quarter of the 19th century. It consists of a square tower of exposed stonework centred on a base surrounded by an exposed stone terrace.
This is the north-eastern border of the Bouches de Bonifacio International Marine Park.