Together with neighboring Plage de l’Alga, Plage de l’Oscellucia is one of the most accessible snorkeling spots around Calvi. In the seagrass meadows and rocky areas that line the beach, an interesting variety of Mediterranean fish can be found, such as sargo, wrasses and combers.

Brown wrasse at Plage de l'Alga
A brown wrasse hiding in posidonia meadows.

How to get to Plage de l’Alga snorkeling spot?

Plage de l’Alga is on the Revellata peninsula, about 3km west of Calvi. The fastest way to reach the spot requires a car: take road D81B towards Porto until you reach a parking lot set along the road (click here to locate the parking lot on Google Maps). From there, you can walk down to plage de l’Alga, which you can easily see from the parking lot (20 minutes). It is also possible to reach the Revellata peninsula from Calvi by a coastal walk (7km).

If you feel like walking a bit more, Plage de l’Oscellucia, located further north on the peninsula, offers more varied seabed and sealife.

Plage de l'Alga snorkeling map, Corsica

Water entrance for snorkeling Plage de l’Alga

Enter the water directly from the sandy beach.

Plage de l’Alga snorkeling exploration

You can snorkel all over the bay, but we advise you to follow the rocks that extend west of the beach (on your left when you are facing the sea). This area is more sheltered, and boasts a more varied underwater life than the other side.

Snorkeling Plage de l'Alga, Corsica
Many wrasse species can be seen in the bay.

There are rocks, sandy and grassy beds at Alga Beach. In the rocks, you can see many purple sea urchins, sea cucumbers, as well as sea anemones.

Sea breams and painted combers are the most common fish on this spot. Several wrasse species, such as the brown wrasse, the ocellated wrasse and the East Atlantic peacock wrasse also live hidden in the seagrass. If you’re lucky, you might also come across a Mediterranean moray, often reported here. In the eastern side of the spot, near the posidonia meadows, red starfish are also pretty common (↕6-12ft/2-4m).

View over plage de l'Alga, Calvi
View over plage de l’Alga bay from its western side.

Pay attention to the many boats that come to moor in front of the beach in summer.

Restaurants and accommodation nearby

The beach is located in a completely natural area, without any water or food option. The walk back up to the parking lot can be hard during summer: make sure you bring enough water along with you.

 

  • Level required Beginner
  • Maximum depth12ft/4m in the center of the bay
  • Water entranceFrom a sandy beach
  • LifeguardNo
  • Visitor numbersMedium
  • 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.