Bastia Holidays

Sun, sea and foodie fun in Corsica

Offering the best of charming Corsica, Bastia is a lively port city on the island’s northeastern side. Bastia holidays offer plenty of history, fine cuisine and glorious weather. Not only is there masses to keep culture lovers happy at this buzzing resort, including an impressive citadel, picturesque harbour and historic churches, but it’s also a good base for beach-hopping and exploring the rest of the island’s attractions.

Known for its seafood and hearty cuisine, holidays to Bastia are a dream for foodie families and couples, with restaurants serving up generous portions of boar and lamb or the local catch of the day. Be sure to pair your dinner with one of the island’s delicious regional wines. A place where you can enjoy fine food, spectacular beaches nearby and the outdoor pursuits of the rugged interior should you fancy an adventure out of the city, holidays to Bastia guarantee a memorable Corsican experience.

Your Bastia questions, answered

Very much so. Bastia itself has beautiful winding alleys and historic churches, and the quaint fishing villages of Cap Corse are nearby. Further afield, Corsica’s pine-forested inland is staggeringly pretty.

Corsican food is legendary and the wine is equally good. The island is famous for its hearty meat dishes, but coastal towns such as Bastia also excel at seafood.

Bastia has its own beach and, if you rent a car, it’s easy to get to several others, such as the rather lovely sandy sweep of Plage de l'Arinella.

Best things to do in Bastia

Stroll along the harbour

The old harbour area of Bastia is a fabulous place to go for a walk. Wander along Quai des Martyrs-de-la-Libération for great views before stopping at a local café.

Go birdwatching

The Biguglia pond nature reserve is home to the island’s biggest lagoon and is a birding hotspot. It’s about 30 minutes’ drive from Bastia and has a 1.5-kilometre trail to walk around.

Try a local speciality

Bastia has lots of unique food and drink. Try Myrttei Blanche, a liqueur made with wild, fragrant myrtle berries, or Mattei Cap Corse, made with grapes, plants, fruits and island-grown spices.