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Plage de Balistra

Plage de Balistra, Bonifacio, France

Lake/ River/ Ponds

About Plage de Balistra

The Balistra pond is a lagoon in Corse-du-Sud located north-east of Bonifacio, extending over 99 hectares. This pond is located north of the Gulf of Santa Manza , at the mouth of the Francolu stream. It is home to many species of birds such as great cormorants, diving ducks and great crested grebes. The pond is located in a wild area covered with scrub where one can observe the Hermann's tortoise and so more.

Attractions near Plage de Balistra

Golf de Spérone7.55km from Plage de Balistra

The Sperone golf course is an 80-hectare golf course located in the town of Bonifacio, in the territorial community of Corsica. It was created in the early 1960s by Jacques Dewez, a former fighter pilot passionate about motorsport, recycled in real estate.  An archaeological site of 4 hectares, including a vast Roman villa and a dry dock, is present not far from the golf course.

Lighthouse Pertusato8.68km from Plage de Balistra

A famous majestic lighthouse with a size of 16.5 m, masonry stone walls, overlooking a rectangular-shaped building overlooking the sea to a height of 99.50 m. Phare de Pertusato is automated, not guarded, and not open to visitors. Walk along the cliffs of Bonifacio to the Pertusato lighthouse offers really stunning views back towards the town and out over the Straits towards Sardinia.

Capo Pertusato8.95km from Plage de Balistra

The Cap de Pertusato is the southernmost point of Corsica. It is a high limestone plateau with an area of ​​6010 ha, with a maximum altitude of 95 meters and a minimum of –50 meters.  Among the peculiarities on the cliffs, we will notice the lapiazs  : limestone surfaces dug with grooves and channels a few centimeters wide and separated by limestone blades. One of the natural locations where you can see the nature's wonder.

Strait of Bonifacio14.29km from Plage de Balistra

The Strait of Bonifacio is an international strait separating Sardinia from Corsica. Located in the south of Corsica the commune of Bonifacio. The strait is notorious among sailors for its weather, currents, shoals, and other obstacles. This urbanized area is currently a natural reserve and niche tourist destination, popular internationally as a diving location. Its maximum depth is 100 metres.

Palombaggia15.64km from Plage de Balistra

Palombaggia is a locality located in the town of Porto-Vecchio in Corse-du-Sud between the hamlets of Picovaggia and Bocca dell'Oro. Its white sand beaches framed by red rocks, bordered by umbrella pines , facing the Cerbicale Islands , are considered to be among the most beautiful in Corsica .

îles Cerbicale16.89km from Plage de Balistra

The Cerbicale Islands constitute a small archipelago in the Tyrrhenian Sea located in Corse-du-Sud, in the town of Porto-Vecchio, off the Punta Cerbicale. Since 1999, they have belonged to the Bouches de Bonifacio Reserve, which is the largest reserve in mainland France. To preserve the richness of the avian and underwater fauna, the Cerbicale Islands were set up as a nature reserve in 1981.

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Corsica is an island in the Mediterranean Sea and politically one of the 18 regions of France. The island's climate, mountains, and coastlines make it popular among tourists.