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Great Harbour. If you arreve by boat get in early

We were on a sailing holiday at the beginning of October and arrived in the harbour at around... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Road611223
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Chamonix, France
Busy harbor area

This is a busy harbor area. Some very pretty rock formations around. When we were there early... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
chitownsam
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were on a sailing holiday at the beginning of October and arrived in the harbour at around 14:00. At this time there was plenty of space, by about 18:00 the place had filled up and the larger yachts 45 feet + were having difficulty finding spots. We stayed two days and had time for some long walks along the cliff tops and round the old city. A fascinating place to visit. Good food available, small supermarket near the harbour office.
I would recommend a visit.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a busy harbor area. Some very pretty rock formations around. When we were there early October, it was somewhat less busy but we still saw a couple huge yachts. Tour boats go out regularly and certainly no adbance reservations are needed in lower season. Lots of restaurants and shops surrounding the marina. There is a tourist train you can get in for €5 which takes you around and up to the Citadel and Upper Town. The walk up isn’t particularly strenuous.

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Reviewed 10 August 2018

This might be an unusual review for some, since my friends and I arrived from Sardinia on a chartered sailing yacht, and therefore I'm perhaps seeing a different side. It was the end of July, but a weekday, and we arrived early afternoon, and stayed overnight on the yacht.
First impressions are of a busy commercial port, with a large crowded marina. Sightseeing trip boats are everywhere. Space seemed in short supply, but the harbour launch crews found us a berth a few steps away from the row of restaurants that line the southern side of the quay. Having tied up, we were soon enjoying a pleasant snack lunch and a cold beer in the Irish Pub. There were plenty of tourists, but it wasn't overbearing, and there was a good atmosphere. Prices were on the high side as one might expect in a tourist area.
We explored the Citadel in the early evening, and it's well worth 5 Euros return to take the road train that leaves from the Eastern end of the basin. The views are spectacular, but the price of food and drink is roughly double the quayside equivalent.
The mooring fee cost 80 Euros for one night. Showers were available, but the conditions were primitive to say the least. Compared with about £35 for a UK South Coast marina with modern facilities, we were definitely unimpressed.
We had a good dinner in a quayside restaurant for about 25 Euros each, including a glass of wine. The evening was quite lively, with loud music playing, and by sunset it was getting quite crowded, but still a good atmosphere. We returned to our boat, and enjoyed a drink before turning in about midnight.
Then the music volume increased, and was still going strong at 0300. There were people falling down drunk on the quay, and urinating into the marina between the boats. I guess that took the edge off the experience.
So, worth a visit, but don't stay in the marina, and unless you're into that kind of behaviour, have an early night in a hotel.

Thank SteveGE2014
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Reviewed 1 August 2018

I preferred this port to Porto Vechio's (about 35 mins away).

Many cafes and restaurants are along the berths - some exceptional - like 4 Vents. Definitely worth spending an afternoon there

Thank Kamil5000
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Reviewed 19 July 2018

The place is beautiful but very busy (and it was only end of June!). Too many touristic restaurants, too many shops with the same knick-knacks for tourists and of course too many visitors.
It is a must-do while in Corsica because the setting is really amazing, but between the time to find a parking space and the crowd, I couldn't appreciate the place as much as it deserves. We didn't spend very long there in the end.

Thank Chris77CH
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Reviewed 17 July 2018

The harbor has a spectacular setting as it is a narrow inlet framed bu massive white stone cliffs. The main old town is on the hilltop, but the harbor is nevertheless busy with hundreds of yachts. Some of those are as huge as you will see anywhere and are all register in fiscal heaven countries around the world. There are also ferries to Sardinia, tourist boats and a few fishing boats. The quay is full of hotels, bars, restaurants and shop. Busy but nice.

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Reviewed 20 June 2018

We had the chance to see this place and drove in the narrow street beside the port. We were driving around to find an available parking place but there was none. We found ourselves driving in the busiest street of Bonifacio with restaurants and small boutiques in both sides of the street.

Thank Travellingisagift
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

a fantastic port with so much to see. Plenty of restaurants and the ice cream parlours are well worth a visit. Parking for motorcycles is plentiful and everywhere was litter free. we were there in June so imagine it could be busy at the height of summer but if you can visit, it's worth it.

Thank lynfapostans
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

lot of restaurants in this location, you will find everything , not only trips to visit Lavezzi Islands

Thank fabetlucy
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Reviewed 6 June 2018

Lovely little port that is hidden from the sea .... a pirates paradise .
Visited it twice in the week we were in the area and wondered who was rich enough to own some of the vessels moored there .
Plenty of places to eat ,, but the parking is busy and expensive.

Thank Carole F
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