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The wild and rocky east coast of Cap Corse, in northern Corsica, is home to many small coves. Most, like Capu Sagru, have great snorkeling, even if the coast is quite exposed to surf and not always practicable. In Capu Sagru, you will explore scenic rocky beds sheltering scorpionfish, groupers, sponges, cardinalfish and moray eels, just a 20 minutes drive from Bastia.

Vue sur le Capu Sagru, Cap Corse
The rocky shore of Capu Sagru.

How to get to Capu Sagru snorkeling spot?

Capu Sagru is a small rocky point on the east coast of Cap Corse. It is a little less than 3 km north of Erbalunga Beach. Park in the roadside (location here), then take the small path that descends into the small creek.

Carte snorkeling Capu Sagru, Cap Corse

Water entrance for snorkeling Capu Sagru

Water entrance is pretty easy, from rocks. Do not enter the water if the sea is rough.

Capu Sagru snorkeling exploration tips

The small cove nestled south of the cape, and through which you will enter the water, is the shallowest and most sheltered area. If the sea is calm, you can get further and explore its surroundings, including the two islets on the left, about 150 meters from the shore (see map).

Poissons autour d'un mur rocheux au Capu Sagru
Small saddled seabream and damselfish shelter near Capu Sagru rock wall.

Capu Sagru has pleasant rocky beds, including boulders, small drop-offs and many cracks in which crabs, cardinalfish, scorpionfish, moray eels and juvenile dusky groupers hide. Do not miss the passage between the two islets, which feature an atypical topography.

Apogon au Capu Sagru
A Mediterranean cardinalfish in Capu Sagru.

The rocks support many sponges and coralligenous, but also an interesting marine flora including different species of algae. Several species of jellyfish can also be seen at this location, depending on the seasons and the tides.

Restaurants and accommodation nearby

There is no restaurant or accommodation near the spot. You will find in Sisco (2 km north of Capu Sagru) and in Erbalunga (3 km south) a choice of hotels, guesthouses and restaurants.

 

  • Level required Beginner
  • Maximum depth20ft/7m
  • Water entranceFrom a rocky shore
  • LifeguardNo
  • Visitor numbersLow
  • Access costsFree
  • Restaurants nearbyNo

MAP Spot

These snorkeling spots are accessible to beginners and kids. You will enter the water gradually from a beach, or in a less than 3ft. deep area. The sea is generally calm, shallow, with almost no waves or currents. These spots are usually located in marked and/or monitored swimming areas. It is not necessary to swim long distances to discover the sea life.

This level only apply when the spot experiences optimal sea and/or weather conditions. It is not applicable if the sea and/or weather conditions deteriorate, in particular in the presence of rough sea, rain, strong wind, unusual current, large tides, waves and/or swell. You can find more details about the definition of our snorkeling levels on our snorkeling safety page.