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Santa Maria Beach in Macinaggio - France

Information on the Santa Maria Beach in Macinaggio (France)


Description and location of the Santa Maria Beach in Macinaggio (20247)

Map of Santa Maria Beach in Macinaggio

Our opinion on the Santa Maria Beach

Adresse of the Santa Maria Beach : Sentier des douaniers 20247 Macinaggio

On the sentier des Douaniers in Cap Corsica from Macinaggio to Barcaggio, there are 3 beaches in Santa Maria bay, one of which is at the foot of the Genoese tower. In the protected site of Capandula, the environment is totally wild. Due to the difficulty of the access (about 45 minutes on foot), attendance is low (see our photos taken the second week of August). We prefer the first beach, which is sandy; the second one (the one at the foot of the Genoese tower) is a mixture of sand and pebbles. On the other hand, we advise you to go on the following two beaches for a change of scenery.

One can access this beach via the sentier des Douaniers from Tamarone Beach. One has to pass Finocchiarola Islands (where there is a beach) and then through a cpae before arriving at these beaches (easily recognizable by the tower).

Characteristics of the Santa Maria Beach

Type of beach

  • Creek
  • Shade
  • Lawn
  • Pebbles
  • Sand
  • Cement

Equipment on the beach

  • Handicap accessible
  • Swimming pool
  • Kids Club
  • Shower
  • Mattress rental
  • Free parking
  • Payed parking
  • Paddle boats
  • Lifeguards in season
  • Restaurants
  • WC


  • Beach volleyball
  • Nautical Center
  • Sand Yachting
  • Nursery
  • Fishing
  • Nautical sports
  • Surfing
  • Scuba diving
  • Kitesurfing


  • Difficult access
  • Nude beach
  • Wild beach
  • Near city center


  • Barbecues permitted
  • Dogs allowed
  • Smoke-free beach

Photos of the Santa Maria Beach

Bay of Santa Maria with its tower in Macinaggio in Corsica

This is the entrance of Santa Maria Bay in Macinaggio in Cap Corsica. The tower in ruins is on the right and the second beach of the harbour is on the left.

Santa Maria beaches in Macinaggio in Corsica

From Tamarone Beach after circling Monte di a Guardia, the view of the various beaches of the bay of Santa Maria is magnificent. Before the Genoese tower, it was the two beaches of Santa Maria. Behind the tower, there are successively the beaches of Cala Francese and Cala Genovese.

Santa Maria beach before the tower - Macinaggio - Corsica

The first beach that we meet is this one. Covered in fine sand, it is small but one can easily find a place (40 minutes on foot from Tamarone).

Photo of Santa Maria beach in Macinaggio - Cap Corse
Santa Maria tower and its beach - Macinaggio

At the foot of the Genoese ruined tower (the left side is completely destroyed), there is a small sandy and pebble beach (5 minutes from the previous one).

Santa Maria beach in Corsica (Macinaggio)

Attendance is lower than on the first beach, probably because of the many pebbles.

Cows on the Macinaggio beach in Corsica

On the left side of the tower, there is a third small beach (thick layer of Posidonia during our visit). At the edge, a few cows come to meet vacationers.

Santa Maria tower in Corsica
Creeks before the Santa Maria tower in Macinaggio

Before getting to the first beach, there are a few discrete coves.

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