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Rough road to nice beach

Not the nicest beach we visited, but perhaps because the wind was stronger than on other... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2016
Andy B
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Very nice beach

The beach is fantastic, long and not crowded when we have been there. The water is crystal clear... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2015
Alan Philip M
Basel, Switzerland
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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

This beach is tucked away down a side road, around three miles from the main N-S road heading North from Bonifacio. The road is a little rough although all sorts of cars make it. The beach is supervised by a lifeguard, and as a result...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

To get to the beach you have to drive a couple of kilometers along a dirt road in a very poor state. I was thinking that maybe we would be alone at the beach, "not so many people would make this effort to go to...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank AnnHes
Reviewed 27 June 2017

We visited this after Sperone and it pales in comparison. Natural, and very windy, so great for water sports. Plus: an operating Restaurant with bathroom facilities on site. The parking lot is at the beginning of the beach, so very comfortable to reach (and free)....More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We were disappointed be our visit today at Balistra beach. Not only was the road very poor but also the beach did not promise what was described in former comments. It is a beach for bringing dogs and spending time with family. However the water...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 12 July 2016

Not the nicest beach we visited, but perhaps because the wind was stronger than on other days/beaches. The dirt road is long and rough but worth the effort to get there. Good beach cafe, and some other amenities, and some more shelter to the southern...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Andy B
Reviewed 13 August 2015

This beach was surprisingly lovely. Most beaches in the Southern part of Corsica are very crowded in August but Balistra offered a lots of space and good, relaxed atmosphere. A small snacks restaurant, nice and clear water, best in the northern part of the beach....More

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank Tjing
Reviewed 10 July 2015 via mobile

The beach is fantastic, long and not crowded when we have been there. The water is crystal clear, but it was a bit too cold for us. This was the first free beach where we saw also surveillance. You can also find a small place...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Alan Philip M
Reviewed 16 September 2014

My wife and i spend a long week end near by bonifacio and found this beautiful beach that it quite long and , at least in september, almost empty. To reach it you must follow a dirt road for around 3 km which it is...More

Date of experience: September 2014
2  Thank spitfirex
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