Corsica Weather August Averages, France
What's the Weather Like in Corsica in August
Sitting in the Mediterranean Sea, between France and Italy and just above Sardinia, Corsica is a Mediterranean island with plenty to offer visitors. Amazing beaches, rugged mountain views, charming coastal towns and a Mediterranean climate are just a few of the draws to the island.
In continuation of July's beautiful weather and low precipitation, August is a wonderful month for tourism in Corsica. Holiday makers can expect much of the same that is, high temperatures, long, sunny days and hardly any wet weather. The climate is perfect for relaxing on the beach and enjoying Corsica's stunning natural surroundings, which makes August an extremely popular time to visit the island.
Average temperatures are at their highest at this time of year at 22°C though they often peak to highs of 27°C during the day. The high temperatures can get a bit hot for some, but luckily, the island is cooled by sea breezes, especially in coastal areas. Evenings are much more comfortable, with lows dropping to 17°C at night.
Corsica is situated in one of France's sunniest regions and sees sunny weather all year round, but August is particularly great for those who want to catch a tan. The month sees long, bright days with 11 hours of sunshine every day.
There are only 2 days of rain on average during this month with a total average precipitation of 20mm for all of July. This makes it one of the driest months of the year, and visitors can expect clear, dry weather for the majority of their stay.
Warm sea temperatures make the beaches of Corsica a top priority during the month, especially for those who like to splash around or take part in watersports. The average sea temperature peaks in August, at a balmy 24°C which is perfect for swimming.
August is peak summer season in Corsica and sees some of the best weather of the year, but holiday makers should remember that great weather attracts crowds, and it is also one of the busiest times of the year of the island. Nonetheless, it is easy to enjoy a holiday to Corsica in August.
Hotels for Corsica in August
Looking for somewhere to stay in Corsica in August? Whichever part of the island you're heading to, it's not hard to find great accommodation here, even in the peak summer season.
Hotel Demeure Les Mouettes
One of the most highly-rated hotels in the Ajaccio region is the Hôtel-Demeure Les Mouettes. Situated on the famous Route des les Sanguinaires, in the heart of the Ajaccio Bay, the four-star seafront hotel makes a perfect base for a relaxing beach break in Corsica. Housed inside a classic 19th century building, the interior is bright and modern with spacious rooms and a rejuvenating spa on site. Meanwhile, the beach is just steps away.
Hotel Pietracap is a great choice if you want to stay close to Bastia. The hotel is set in beautiful flowered gardens and olive groves just 3km from the town in a small area called Pietranera. Perfectly suited for couples, the hotel's double rooms feature private balconies with sea or park views as well as air conditioning which will be a welcome addition in August. Breakfast is served every morning.
Hotel A Piattatella
Highly recommended by fellow travelers, Hotel A Piattatella can be found in the hills of northwest Corsica overlooking the Reginu Valley. Perfect for those who want a relaxing escape, the luxury and contemporary four-star hotel features a heated swimming pool, a hot tub and a massage centre with a range of treatments where guests can while away their days.
Beaches for August for Corsica
There's no better time to hit the beaches of Corsica than in August when the sun is shining and sea temperatures are hitting 24°C. The island has miles and miles of beautiful unspoiled coastline so visitors will be spoiled for choice.
One of the most popular beaches on the island is Calvi Beach in the town of the same name. This beach has something for everyone from families to fun seekers, with child-friendly shallow waters and a wide range of watersports on offer. Sunbeds are available for hire and there are also several restaurants and cafés nearby.
Restaurants and Bars for Corsica in August
Aside from natural beauty and wonderful weather, Corsica has an amazing food scene that regularly wows travelers. Unlike many holiday resorts, the island sticks to its roots and most of the restaurants serve traditional Corsican cuisine.
L'isula Restaurant is one of the most highly rated place to eat in the city of Calvi. The food here is gourmet and authentically Corsican, with a wide range of delicious fish and meat dishes as well as some more unusual options such as escargots and quail. Close to the quayside, it's a great choice for lunch or dinner.
Located close to Italy, it's no surprise that good Italian food is not hard to find here. If pizza and pasta is what you're craving, head to Le Papacionu in Ajaccio which is often cited as the best pizza in town. The outdoor terrace is a lovely place to spend a warm August evening enjoying a delicious dinner and a glass of wine.
Finally, La Pinta is the place to go for a great night out on the island. Located by the sea in Bastia, this place serves delicious food by day and transforms into a lively bar and club by night.
Things to Do in Corsica in August
If you're visiting Corsica in August, you'll probably want to spend the majority of your time outdoors soaking up the beautiful sunshine and warm weather. One of the best ways to see the island, and keep cool in the sea breezes, is on an organized boat tour. Companies such as Naveva offer a range of boat trips that depart from all over the island and take in some of Corsica's best views including Bonifacio, Capo Rosso and the Sanguinaires islands. There's even a whale watching excursion for nature lovers.
Arbo Valley Horse Farm
Another wonderful outdoor experience available to tourists is the Arbo Valley Horse Farm. Located near Ostriconi in a spot known as Saleccia, this ranch allows both novices and expert horse riders to discover Corsica on horseback. The rides follow a circuit that winds between the mountains with beautiful sea views - a truly memorable activity for all the family.