Plage de Calvi

Plage de Calvi: Address, Plage de Calvi Reviews: 4/5

Plage de Calvi
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MeredithAussie
Cannes, France1,918 contributions
Long beach
Jul 2020
I took an early morning walk for a few kilometres along the well-maintained boardwalk that runs alongside the beach and the railway line, then walked back along the beach. I finished with a swim just near Marco Plage. How lovely to swim with a view of the Citadel.
The tide was out, and the water wasn’t very deep – this would be excellent for families with young children!
I was impressed to see municipal workers out and about very early emptying bins and recycling containers and keeping the whole area presentable.
Written 3 August 2020
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flaneur40
New York City, NY1,718 contributions
It's the main beach in town and covers a lot of ground
Sep 2019
This is a very long beach that spans several train stations through Calvi. The water quality varies from area to area. Certain areas are calmer than others and certain areas have large quantities of seaweed that is like tree bark; it isn't pleasant to wade through so I would avoid those sections of the beach. There is a smaller beach closer to the Citadel and on the way to Revellata that is called Plage du Roncu. It's quieter but the water is rocky and the water can be rougher.
Written 24 September 2019
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jtflgf
Charlottesville, VA36 contributions
Very pleasantly surprised!
Sep 2019
Calvi was much more charming and picturesque than we had thought before going for a day trip during our stay in Corsica. The Landry area of portside restaurants is a wonderful spot for lunch, snack or dinner and the central city provides a scenic walk. Do NOT miss the drive up the mountain to the Chapel Notre Dame de la Serra with its breathtaking views of Calvi and the sea, not to mention the incredibly beautiful statue of Mary atop a huge rock formation.
Written 18 September 2019
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mvanroy
Merelbeke, Belgium350 contributions
Perfect beach for little kids - with a view on the citadel
Jul 2018 • Family
Nice stretch of beach just before you drive into the centre of the city. There is a big parking lot to drop the car and then you just have to jump over the train rails to get to the beach. You have a spectacular view from the beach on the citadel. The beach is perfect for little kids as the water stays low for quiet a long distance with non-aggressive waves (at least in the morning).
Written 9 August 2018
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Andréa A
Vaxjo, Sweden126 contributions
Comfortable
Jul 2018 • Couples
A 5 km long sandbeach in Calvi. Close to the trainstation and the city centre and a beautiful view over Calvi and the Citadel. On the other side of the beach you can see the mountains. The water is clear, there aren’t any high waves and the water is not that deep. You can choose between lying on a towel in the sand or rent a bed with a parsol. Along the beach there is several restaurants with food and drinks, quite expensive though. If your not staying in Calvi you can go here by the train of Balange från I’lle Rousse
Written 20 July 2018
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lewisreviews
London, UK687 contributions
Fantastic beach, especially with young kids
Jun 2018 • Family
My title says it all - if you want a safe beach to sit all day with kids in Corsica (or the Med in general) then Calvi ticks all those boxes. The water is shallow for a good couple hundred metres with beautifully rippled surface and very flat gradient. There is no rip tide or sharp drops so even kids who can't swim can play comfortably.

The beach itself has beautiful soft white sand which is perfect for playing, building sand castles, forts, digging holes etc. There are also rock built breakwaters periodically which create fantastic rock pools - we found starfish, fish, hermit crabs etc - so perfect for those who want a bucket and net rather than bucket and spade. There are shoals of small fish which swim around in the shallow waters and they are fun to watch / try to catch in the net.

There are beach cafes along the length which has sections with their own loungers and parasols for hire for a day at a cost of about €10-15 for two which we didnt think was bad; but there is plenty of space if you just want to bring a towel and sit on the sand.

There are places to rent wind surfing and jet skiing equipment as well.

The train runs along the back of the beach which adds another level of interest when sitting there watching the water but alongside the track is a boardwalk which takes you along the beach nicely. From Calvi a short walk away from the Citadel there is a treeline activity centre aimed at kids / young adults suspended in the pine trees which line the beach.

All in all, this is not a hidden secluded beach this is a practical but perfect beach if travelling with kids, especially young ones.
Written 6 June 2018
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tallguy1204
Gloucestershire, UK206 contributions
Lovely beach
Aug 2017 • Couples
Lovely beach just a short walk from the town centre, gentle shelving and very calm the day we were there, plenty of sun beds for hire and lots of good beach bars/restaurants
Written 30 August 2017
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Christina K
Wien120 contributions
Nice
Jun 2017 • Couples
Nice public beach with easy Access from the road and a big parking lot.

The beach is not spectacular like some others in the Region (Arone Comes to mind) with White sand and turquoise sea. It is a solid beach, yellow sand, deep blue sea, what makes it nice is the great view on Calvi's port and citadel.

Nice!
Written 27 June 2017
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retireeVancouver
Vancouver, Canada1,650 contributions
Sandy beach would be a draw
Sep 2016 • Couples
Just a short walk past the harbor, I came across Calvi's 3 miles of curved sandy beach. I took my sandals off to feel the temperature of the water that hot mid-September day - refreshing! Plenty of umbrellaed loungers - some with a thick pad - were available on a shoreline that wasn't very wide and hemmed in by pine trees. Loungers were placed in 3 rows and very close together. Two "sun chairs" rented at 12E for a half day or 20E for a full day - the usual price. These lounge chairs sat on soft white sand. Right at the entrance to the beach was an area for sunbathers, not wanting to pay the lounger fee, to spread a towel. Here the sand was more compacted. For these people, probably there was no access to showers or change rooms. The water was shallow for a long way out, but walking on the rippled sand would make that walk OK. The view of Lower Town, the citadel, and the harbor could be seen from every location on this beach. There was no industry around this beach nor seaweed. The beach was very popular - the parking lot was full as Calvi is, I think, a resort town. We enjoyed walking at the water's edge for a while and then headed back to town.
Written 13 October 2016
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ITRT
Virginia34,367 contributions
Calvi's Beach
Jul 2016 • Couples
Filled with cafes, bars, boutiques and souvenir shops, the Quai Landry promenade can be your next stop after visiting the Citadel. You will walk along the seafront and marina filled with pleasure and fishing boats. The beaches here actually have sand instead of pebbles. The water is shallow, and warm. Swimmers have to go out a distance before they reach deeper water. Just a note for families that topless sunbathing is not frowned upon. There are places along the promenade that offer rentals of small sailboats, snorkeling equipment, and other items for water sport activities. Calvi offers the best of both worlds - a place to see historic sights and a place to enjoy the sun and water.
Written 6 September 2016
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