San Damiano, dream campsite to the south of Bastia
Ten kilometres from Bastia, the San Damiano campsite is an absolute gem on the Ile de Beauté ! With its 4-star rating, this campsite enjoys an idyllic location. Right by the sea, it offers holiday makers direct access to the superb sandy beach of Marana as well as the Etang de Biguglia nature reserve… (which is a large lake)
A pine forest by the sea
At the heart of a verdant pine forest, which immensely shades the vast majority of the land on which the San Damiano campsite is located. It enjoys numerous benefits, amongst them a geographical location which could not be more idyllic. Close to Bastia, the town centre and main tourist attractions are located 9.7 kilometres from the site, this campsite is situated on the Lido de La Marana, a strip of sand which separates the Mer Tyrrhénienne from the Étang de la Biguglia.
This proves to be the largest Corsican coastal lagoon since it stretches over a length exceeding 11 kilometres with a total area of 1,450 hectares! A nature reserve of prime importance on Ile de Beauté which was renamed, in particular, for its ornithological significance, the Etang de Biguglia exalts the surroundings of this high-end Corsican campsite.
The beach at Marana enjoys a sublime view across the Bay of Bastia and the Cap Corse mountains Ideal for indulging in laziness, with its fine and delightfully soft sand, this beach which delicately disappears into the water, offers a shallow sea which is ideal for swimming. This is all the more so as it is not uncommon in summer, for its temperature to exceed 25°C…
With your feet in the water, the San Damiano campsite attracts holidaymakers, both through the quality of its facilities and its range of services available. There are comfortable pitches for hire, nestled in the heart of the pine forest and suitably sheltered, as well as spacious pitches which are intended to accommodate campers and their tent, caravan and motor home. It is worth noting that all of the on-site pitches are defined by natural hedges which ensure a shady, cool spot and privacy for their occupants...
With direct access to the beach
Amongst the services available within this 4-star open air hotel in Biguglia, which may be found outside its traditional reception, which dispenses valuable advice upon tourist sites in the region are an Internet point, a laundry, a grocer's shop as well as a very pleasing snack bar/bar/restaurant, known as La Pagode.
Located by the beach, the campsite's restaurant offers holidaymakers a varied menu; salads, fish, grilled meat, pizzas, and other food but also varied and delicious regional specialities. At the snack-bar/bar, you can make the most of the terrace to enjoy a cold drink, a cocktail, an ice cream or voluptuous desserts…
San Damiano also has numerous leisure facilities available, such as its aquatic park with an average temperature of 28°C, equipped with a 264 m² swimming pool and a 40 m² paddling pool equipped with various water games, allowing young people to play under a parent's watchful eye. Around the pools, there are large artificial beaches, across an area of 1,000 m², on which sunbeds tempt swimmers to indulge in laziness.
Amongst the other facilities of this 4-star Corsican campsite are a children's outside play area, equipped with slides, a see-saw and a roundabout, as well as an “adventure playground” facility with a giant 9 m² trampoline and a rope bridge, an area for playing boules, ping-pong tables and a terrace for relaxation.
Located ten kilometres from Bastia
Youngsters will always have something to amuse themselves with on the campsite, all the more so since they can join the mini-club to participate in numerous recreational or sports activities. Other holiday makers are not, for all that, overlooked at Biguglia since at the same time other activities are available for them such as aquaerobics, step, zumba, yoga, ping-pong tournaments, water-ball, petanque, and other activities.
An abundant and varied programme of activities, that may go on until 11 p.m. in the evening with themed evenings, dance and karaoke evenings, concerts, quizzes, cinema and other leisure activities. To attend one of these, just go to one of the two spaces entirely given over to entertainment. There is the “Cocoon” where it is, in particular, possible to view major sports events, which are being rebroadcast on a giant screen. In addition, there is the stage located close to the pool which often accommodates Corsican singing groups during somewhat emotional concerts!
Lastly, a stay at the San Damiano campsite may be a chance to discover the charms of the Ile de Beauté. Amongst the inescapable attractions of northern Corsica, we might mention the town of Bastia, which is steeped in art and history, Cap Corse, the small but charming port of Saint Florent, and the old town of Corte, and as well as other attractions.