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The shoreline of Solenzara, a small village of eastern Corsica, is made of a series of small rocky beaches ideal for snorkeling. Its sandy slopes, rocky points and Neptune grass beds are home to a varied marine life, including shoals of salema porgy and seabream, several species of wrasse, octopus and sea anemones.

Sea anemone in Solenzara, Corsica

How to get there?

The snorkeling spot is located at the edge of Solenzara, a quiet seaside town situated on the eastern coast of Corsica, 35km north of Porto Vecchio and 100km south of Bastia. It stretches along the village seafront, just south of the marina. There are some access paths between the villas to reach the shore from the coastal road.

Water entrance

Enter the water from the beach.

Solenzara snorkeling map, Corsica

Exploration

Solenzara seabed is made of a sandy slope with some rocks outcroppings and posidonia patches. In the clear water off the rocky points between the small beaches, you will find a wide variety of colorful fish and other marine creatures. These rocky areas provide shelter for shoals of common two-banded seabream, salema porgy, sargo and damselfish. Grey mullet are frequently seen darting over the sandy beds.

School of salema porgy in Solenzara

Solenzara, with pristine waters and almost no currents, is a perfect snorkeling spot for kids and beginners. Its location (at the edge of the village) makes it a very accessible spot if you are staying for a few days in Solenzara.

Ermit crab at Solenzara

Restaurants and accommodation

You will find in the village (mainly in the main street and around the marina) a wide choice of snacks, restaurants and accommodation. A supermarket is set behind the beach.

 

  • Level required Beginner
  • Maximum depth4m/12ft
  • Water entranceEasy, from a sandy beach
  • LifeguardNo
  • Visitor numbersMedium
  • Access costsFree
  • Restaurants nearbyYes

MAP Spot

This reference identification guide includes all the 860 marine fish species that may be encountered while snorkeling in coastal Western Europe and the Mediterranean.

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.