You can head East from Macinaggio and over to the Tuscan Islands of Capraia, Elba and Pianosa, close to the Italian Mainland. Napoleon Bonaparte was born in the capital of Ajaccio, where his boyhood home is open to the public. Whale and dolphin sanctuaries surround the islands. In the south of the island Bonifaccio is arguably the most dramatic natural harbour entrance in the world with a narrow gap in the high cliffs opening up to reveal this jewel of a town. The straits of Bonifaccio separate Corsica and the north coast of Sardinia, with its beautiful towns and bays. At the heart of the straits of Bonifaccio lie La Maddelena islands, a national park due to their outstanding natural beauty.

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Corsica

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Sailing conditions

The prevailing persistent winds in this area of the Med are from a Northwest and Southeast direction. During April to October you will encounter thermal breezes in the afternoon. Winds are generally stronger in the gulfs and capes of the islands and anchorages are calm during the night. Water temperatures are between 18-29 degrees C.

Getting there

There are limited direct flights to Corsica from the UK. Other options are to fly via Paris, or Marseille, or alternatively there is a regular ferry service from the South of France to Corsica.

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