Continent
Europe
Country
France
Next Big City
Ajaccio, Porto Vecchio, Corsica
Next Town
Bonifacio
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Shop, Toilet, Food, Parking

Water

Type:
Chop, Medium wave, Big wave
Hazards:
Rocks
Quality:
Crystal clear
Best Tide:
Tide independent

Mediterranean Sea. Wind swell up to 3-4 meters after several days of wind. Can be choppy. With Mistral from the Northwest La Tonarra is one of the best wave spots on the southern part of Corsica.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Small
Hazards:
Rocks
Beach Users:
July, August

Small beach. Soft sand, rocks on both ends. Enough space to launch and land a kite. When going out with winds from the west walk up to the southern point of the beach before going out. There is very little space downwind before you're on the rocks! Definitely not a beginners spot. No shore break because of island that brakes the swell. Lots of people during summer.

Weather

Spring:
Shorty, Normal
Summer:
Shorts
Fall:
Shorty, Normal
Winter:
Normal, Thick

During summer 23-30┬░C, and water about 22┬░C as well. Shorty or even shorts are enough in summer. Besides summer a wetsuit is needed. Surfing all year is possible.

Wind

Best Months:
January, February, March, April, October, November, December
Wind Type:
Frontal
Best Direction:
WNW, NW, NNW
Main Direction:
E, SW, WSW, W, WNW, NW

Can be very windy, any strenght possible. Best winds from October to April. Main wind direction: West. Most of the time, it's West, Southwest and Northwest. In October to December often East. The beach curves making several directions sideshore.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

Take the road N196 from Bonifacio to Sartene. Approx 5 km outside Bonifacio you will see a sign to Tonnara, approx. 1km down the main road. Stop on top of hill to get a good overview over the beach.

Extra information

Rules
None

Be careful, the rocks downwind and just below the surface make this an expert beach.

Nightlife

Bonifacio is a very nice harbor place with stunning view and nice nightlife.