Averages for Corsica in March

Corsica is a French island located in the Mediterranean Sea, just off the coast of Italy and above the island of Sardinia. Tourists visit the island all year round to enjoy the beautiful mountain scenery and the wonderful Mediterranean weather. Like the nearby resorts, summers are hot and dry here, while winters are cooler with some rain.

Temperatures in March begin to warm as spring arrives, which all...

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Averages for Corsica in March

  Temperature 9°C

48°F

Low Temperature 4°C

39°F

  High Temperature 14°C

57°F

  Sunshine Hours 6 hrs
  Chance of Sunny Day 20 %
  Rainfall 58mm
  Rainfall days 14 days
  Chance of Rain 40 %
  Chance of Cloudy Day 20 %
  Sea Temperature 14°C

56°F

Averages for Corsica in March

Corsica is a French island located in the Mediterranean Sea, just off the coast of Italy and above the island of Sardinia. Tourists visit the island all year round to enjoy the beautiful mountain scenery and the wonderful Mediterranean weather. Like the nearby resorts, summers are hot and dry here, while winters are cooler with some rain.

Temperatures in March begin to warm as spring arrives, which allows tourists to get outside and see the beauty of Corsica, whether that’s the rugged mountainous areas or the beautiful streets and historical locations of the island’s towns. Average temperatures are around 9°C while high temperatures reach 14°C, which makes spending days outside rather pleasant. Nights get cooler on the island, with temperatures dropping to 4°C, so travelers may want to wrap up in warmer layers on an evening. The sea remains too cold to swim at this time of year, with an average temperature of just 14°C.

Rainfall starts to decrease in March after the rainy winter season. The average precipitation for the month is 58mm, but this only comes on approximately 9 days out of the entire month, so there will be plenty of rain-free days to enjoy during March. Skies are still quite cloudy though, with a 20% chance of clouds throughout.

Days are getting longer and sunnier as the year goes on, and though not as sunny as summer, travelers will be able to enjoy some sunny weather. There’s an average of 6 hours of sunshine a day on the island.

Travelling to Corsica in March offers a different experience to the peak summer months, but many tourists prefer the island at this time of year. Though the beach is generally off limits, the towns will be much quieter and the cooler weather is ideal for mountain activities such as walking and bike riding. Holiday makers can check the weather forecast for up-to-date information before travelling.

Church of Figari Village

Church of Figari Village

Where to stay

March is a great time to visit Corsica if you’re looking for a good deal on accommodation. Outside of peak season, prices are generally lower.

One of the best budget hotels on the island is the Hotel Napolean. Named after the famous emperor, this three-star hotel is located in the town of Ajaccio just a 3 minute walk from the Musée Fesch art museum and a 6 minute walk from the beach. The hotel is particularly well rated for its friendly staff and clean, comfortable rooms.

For a pleasant stay in Corsica, the Hotel Davia is located in the heart of the Balagne to the north of the island and enjoys an idyllic setting overlooking the sea. Inside, the hotel has a modern Mediterranean interior with bright and charming rooms that have been thoughtfully decorated. A buffet breakfast is served every morning which includes an array of fresh island produce.

Holiday makers heading to the harbor town of Bonifacio will find great accommodation at Hotel Genovese. Centrally situated, it provides a perfect base for a trip, being just steps away from the Eglise Saint-Dominique de Bonifacio, the Bonifacio Citadel and the Escalier du Roi d'Aragon. Facilities include a bar and lounge, free Wi-Fi and an outdoor pool.

Coastal promenade along Santa Giulia beach

Coastal promenade along Santa Giulia beach

Things to do

Looking for something fun to do in Corsica in March? With warming temperatures, it’s a great time to get outside and admire the scenery. Adventure lovers should definitely add A Tyroliana Park to their itinerary. Located between the sea and the mountains in Sainte Lucie de Porto Vecchio, this huge adventure park offers an array of outdoor activities, from rope courses to rock climbing. It caters to everyone from experienced athletes to children as young as three, making it a great day out for the whole family.

A popular landmark of Corsica is the Escalier du Roi d'Aragon, or King Aragon Steps located in the town of Bonifacio. This ancient set of steps are cut into the limestone cliffs, offering amazing scenic views for those who climb or ascend them. There are 187 steps that lead from the town down to ocean level. The area can get quite busy with travellers, but March is an ideal time to visit when the whole island will be much quieter.

Colorful typical fishing boats on Corsica

Typical colourful fishing boats on Corsica

Eating and drinking out

Corsica is well known for its amazing food and drink scene, with fantastic restaurants and bars located in just about every town and village on the island. Wherever you’re heading, you’re sure to find something good.

Bastelicaccia is just a short drive from the town of Porticcio and here, travelers will find an authentic taste of French cuisine at Auberge du Prunelli. This friendly restaurant serves a range of delicious local delicacies such as river trout and the local cheese “brocciu”. The daily menu is excellent value, with 4 courses and wine for a very low price.

One of the best rated restaurants on the whole islands is U Fanale in Calvi which is popular with locals and tourists alike. Gourmet-style Mediterranean dishes are freshly cooked and beautifully presented and there’s a great selection of wines and other drinks available. Outdoor dining is available but in March, diners may prefer to be seated indoors, where they can enjoy dinner with spectacular views.

Last but not least, U Paisanu is a small but not-to-be-missed eatery located behind the marina in Bastia. This unique and quirky little place serves homemade dishes which are simple but full of flavour. The restaurant also features a shop where tourists can buy fresh produce such as meat and cheese.

 

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