We see some of the beautiful Corsican coast in our exploration of the old town and want to experience more of this delightful place. Our hotel tells us that we can start down a path toward town, turn right in a few hundred meters, away from town, and head along the coast. We're on our way a few minutes later.
We continue along the water and pass the entrance to the Bonifacio harbor.
Bonifacio fades from sight and the views of the coast ahead get even more spectacular, with the inland mountains visible on our right.
As we reach a small, sheltered channel, the path turns inland and descends to a protected cove with a fabulous beach. There is a small sailing school in the cove and several groups of people who hiked in from town (about an hour and a half walk) are unpacking and setting up on the beach for a day of fun and relaxation.
We, however, had no idea that our hike would arrive at such an inviting beach and wish we had known to bring our swimming suits (as did the locals hiking in). But, we pause and enjoy the view and the beach experience before heading back up into the hills for the walk back along the inland route.
We return to the edge of the channel (on the other side from yesterday) and stroll back up toward our hotel.
What a fabulous coastline!