Bastia: Magical shores and wild nature

Bastia: Magical shores and wild nature

Bastia

Bastia is Corsica’s second largest city and its main economic and commercial hub. Several charters of the island depart from Bastia’s fully-equipped port. The nearby Vieux Port boasts top-quality restaurants and cafés.

Bastia is a picture-perfect clifftop town of sorbet-colored buildings, baroque churches, and steep streets. The enticing mix of historical and artistic elements is an invitation to hop off your luxury yacht for a few hours and tour of its attractions. These include Place Saint-Nicolas, home to a lovely antique market that takes place every Sunday morning. The Citadel is Bastia’s oldest district, filled with churches and historical buildings.

On a long strip of lagoon a few kilometers off Bastia are the Marana beaches. These windy shores of gray sand are the ideal destination for fans of water sports. The rich local fauna of the nature reserve, that includes lakes Chiurlinu and Biguglia, attracts birdwatchers and fishers.
The town has a strip of pebbly beach that can get very busy in the summer months, with a second sandy beach, Plage de l’Arinella, just out of town. To the north is the sublime Cap Corse, one of Corsica’s best beaches. Depart on an exploration of the coastline of this area on your luxury yacht: fishing villages and hamlets are sprinkled among rocks and secluded coves which include the beautiful Barcaggio and Macinaggio.

Corsica suits every yachter’s need and Bastia is the perfect location to sail on an exploration of the island on a luxury charter.

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