Contributor Review – Charlee Peterson
Local Expert. Visited 2023
There are some stunning nude beaches in Europe but Corsica must have a high percentage of the best ones! Bagheera Beach is tucked neatly between the glistening Mediterranean and these towering mountains, boasting an endless expanse of pure, near-white sand nudging right up against a lush forest. Of all the epic beaches around here, Bagheera has a special spot in our hearts. It’s one of the longest nude beach strips in the world, a buzzing haven for couples, solo travelers, and naturists of all experience levels. Bagheera in the summer? It’s a sometimes busy experience but it’ll keep you coming back for more.
Walking along Bagheera’s sand, you’re always guaranteed to find a spot to yourself. There’s this chill café perched just right to watch the beach scene, but the place still feels like an untouched paradise. We love the peaceful, vendor-free atmosphere – and if you need anything, the Bagheera resort nearby is your go-to spot.
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Bagheera isn’t just another beach – it’s a playground for the adventurous and the relaxed, rookies and old hands. It’s an official nudist beach, and together with Linguizzetta and Bravone beaches, it gives you about 4 kilometers of pure freedom. And you’ve got to meet Gerard, a Bagheera regular. He’s a hoot with stories that will leave you laughing till your sides hurt. The sunset? Unforgettable, especially when you’re sipping on a glass of local Corsican wine at a beach bar. These are the places to gather towards the end of the day if you’re looking for lively conversation.
Before you get all settled in though, there are a couple of things you need to know. The Med is as enticing as it looks, but remember there are no lifeguards around, so be smart in the water. Bring your own snorkeling gear, the underwater world here is unreal. A lot of the beach-goers are from the Bagheera Naturist Village right behind the beach or nearby Club Corsicana. If you’re thinking of staying over, make sure to book well in advance. Things get very busy here in summer but the beach never seems to get too crowded. The beach bars and nearby amenities can be a bit pricey, but remember, you’re living the dream in paradise… and Corsican wine is stunning.
Bagheera Resort is tucked away in a cork oak and eucalyptus forest, overlooking the beach, you’ll find a hip new restaurant with killer views of the ocean (a bit on the pricier side but worth every cent), and a beach restaurant serving up wood-fired pizza, perfect for budget-conscious travelers. They also have a cute little supermarket on site (again, it’s a little pricier compared to normal supermarkets but it is handy). If you’re up for a short drive, bigger supermarkets and quaint roadside fruit and veggie stands are just 5 minutes away in the next town.
Even with some seaweed in the water and sporadic sand cleanliness issues, Bagheera’s allure remains unscathed. The walking tracks in the forest around the beach are a great getaway from the sun and it seems like most tourists are unaware they exist, or they’re just too busy with resort activities.
Corsica isn’t short on beautiful beaches but Bagheera is one of the best and longest on the island. The fact it is also a nude beach? Total bonus. We didn’t stay here this time around but would definitely look at doing that next time. It seems that regulars love the resorts and come back each year for a reason.
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Finding this slice of paradise is pretty straightforward with a car. Keep in mind that traveling by public transport in Corsica can be time-consuming, so if you're planning to explore more of the island, renting a car might be a more efficient option.
By Car: If you're driving, Bagheera Beach is located in the east of Corsica, near the town of Bravone. From Bastia, take the N198 south towards Porto-Vecchio. Once you reach the town of Bravone, turn off onto the D110 and continue until you see signs for Bagheera Beach. Follow the signs and they'll take you to the beach. Parking may be a bit challenging during peak summer months, so try to arrive early to secure a spot. The resort is labelled 'Camping & Village Vacances Bagheera' in Google Maps.
By Public Transport: Reaching Bagheera Beach by public transport can be a bit trickier but it's still possible. From Bastia, you can take the train to Aleria. It’s a beautiful journey and you'll get a glimpse of Corsica's stunning landscape. From Aleria, you can take a local bus or taxi to Bagheera Beach. Do check the local bus schedules in advance, as they may vary seasonally and tend to be less frequent during the off-peak months.
Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bastia directly to Bravone. From Bravone, Bagheera Beach is a short taxi ride away. Be sure to check the bus schedules as the service may not be very frequent.
Bagheera Village Naturiste - ⭐⭐⭐⭐
This village has everything from upscale but affordable camping to very comfortable 4 star lodges. There are restaurants, bars, day spas, pools and all the facilities you would expect from a resort. The property encourages the use of 'light clothing' at indoor restaurants and bars, also reception. Elsewhere you are welcome to naked anywhere on the property, however it isn't mandatory and they respect 'those that may not initially be comfortable with nudity'.
Club Corsicana - ⭐⭐⭐⭐
The smaller of the nude resorts. Club Corsicana has a range of villas and also an adjacent campground called Campground Tropica. They have a small restaurants and activities for the whole family. Nudity is mandatory on their section of the beach but not throughout the resort property.