Thursday, 25 March 2010


Despite eating at the restaurant ‘A Marinasca’ at a nearby campsite (sounds slightly dodgy but what an amazing place!), it has actually been about 4-5 years since I was last at the beach at Portigliolo.

It’s funny how some beaches seem to be more prone to wind and Portigliolo is one where there is often a breeze, hence the sailing and windsurfing school on the shore. However, today the water was as calm as a millpond and the colour was just incredible.

Situated right on the headland with a terrace overlooking the shallow sandy crescent is the Restaurant ‘Le Robinson’. I wasn’t expecting it to be open at this time of year, but the sound of chatting and children playing caught my attention and I realised it was probably the family enjoying a beach barbecue before the start of the season.

The sand here is much paler than at neighbouring Propriano and I discovered that the beach is actually protected as it is home to the ‘Buglosse Crepue, a rare flower indigenous to Corsica and Sardinia, and a community of small soft water tortoises (Cistude d’Europe) that are known to breed here. Ahhh!

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