Welcome to our special series, Family Trips Worldwide. In this series we post short facts about a cool place from various parts of the world that is great for a family trip. This time we present you the short hike to a medieval tower in shallow waters of Corsica.

WHAT: a ruined Genoese tower from 1548 standing in the shallow sea water on the east coast of the French island of Corsica.

WHERE: France, the island of Corsica, near the town Macinaggio.  42°59’27.19″N 9°27’6.71″E

HOW TO GET THERE: In the town of Macinaggio, turn left at the sign for Camping and Plage Tamarone, Ste. Marie. Follow the signs for Tamarone and Ste. Marie – after a left curve, take the first road to the right and follow the signs indicating the Camping U Stazzu.  There the road turns into a track and leads to the beach of Tamarone. There you can park your car. From there you proceed by foot. Cross the beach and follow the path all the way to the tower. You can continue and extend your hike if you want.

WHEN: all year round.

WHAT TO DO: take the easy hike to the tower of Santa Maria. On warm months you can stop and take a dip in the sea on the lovely beaches you cross on your way to the tower.

TIPS: be sure to bring bathing suit and sun protection (hat and sunscreen).

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