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Address: Strada Tra Bonifacio e Porto Vecchio, Bonifacio, Corsica, France
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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 days/beaches. The dirt road is long and rough but worth the effort to get there. Good... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2016
Andy B
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 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 and the sand are not at all comparable to Petit Sperone, Grand Sperone or Palombaggia.... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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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 end. Sea is shallow a long way out, and special area has life guards for... More 

Thank Andy B
Stockholm, Sweden
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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. One of my favourites during our trip among the ten beaches we visited.

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Basel, Switzerland
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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 where you can get food and drinks, but we cannot write about its quality as... More 

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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 really on a sorry state but the effort is really worthed. On the back of... More 

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