Cala Rossa is a picturesque beach, with soft reddish sand and calm, glittering sea. It is backed by lush hillside interspersed with villas and is set against the stunning inland backdrop of the mountainous Bavella Needles.
Cala Rossa gets its name from the reddish colour of the sand and surrounding rocks.
It is a beautiful beach with an air of sophistication, given the surrounding luxurious villas with landscaped gardens running right up to the beach and the prestigious Grand Hotel de Cala Rossa at one end (with its own private secluded cove).
There is still however some room for outsiders on this narrow 800 m sweep of beach, who can make use of the beach water sport facilities and enjoy the beauty of Cala Rossa.
Vegetated mountainous hill slopes encircle the beach to the right, dropping dramatically into the sea.
Two beach bars, offering sun-bed hire.
Sailing school. Windsurfing, Hobie Cat and canoe/kayak hire is available.
Free parking on the road alongside the stretch of Cala Rossa beach.
Cala Rossa is close to Porto-Vecchio being just a 10-minute drive from the town.
Take the D468 off the N198, then follow the D468A to the beach.