Corsica Weather September Averages, France
What's the Weather Like in Corsica in September
Corsica is a popular holiday destination and island located in the Mediterranean Sea. Sitting above Sardinia, just off the coast of Italy, the French island experiences a similar climate to these nearby regions, with hot and sunny summers and mild winters.
September is officially the end of the summer in Corsica, but that doesn't mean the beautiful weather is gone. The weather is still lovely at this time of year and, in fact, the slightly cooler temperatures are often favoured by travelers who prefer comfort over sizzling heat. Average temperatures drop only slightly, to 19°C, but often still reach into the twenties during the day, with high temperatures of 24°C. Low temperatures are still pleasant too, at just 14°C which is still warm enough to walk around on an evening comfortably, and even eat alfresco.
After the hot summer months, the sea retains its warmth well into September with average temperatures of 23°C. Together with the warm weather, this make the beaches around Corsica's coast very popular for swimmers and water sports enthusiasts, even this late in the season.
September is slightly wetter than June, July and August on average but still not as wet as the rainy autumn season. It rains about 6 days out of the month, with an average of 44mm of precipitation falling in short showers.
While the days are starting to get shorter in September, the island is located in one of France's sunniest regions, and there's still an abundance of sunshine to be found at this time of year. Each day sees an average of 9 sunny hours which leaves plenty of time for sunbathing. Find out more about how we calculate these weather averages.
September may surprise tourists with its weather which is perfect for a beach break or a countryside escape. This is the last month of the year when holiday makers can enjoy Corsica's idyllic summer climate before autumn arrives on the island.
Hotels for Corsica in September
Holiday makers will have no problem finding a suitable place to stay in Corsica in September. The island has hotels and apartments to suit all needs and every budget.
Hotel Perla Rossa
On the luxurious end, Hotel Perla Rossa is sure to impress. The four-star hotel is housed in an 18th century villa and overlooks the sea in the centre of L'le-Rousse, with the beach just steps away. Luxury and elegance is the theme at this hotel, with simple but sophisticated décor and a romantic ambience which makes this a particularly great choice for couples.
Hotel Dominique Colonna
Hotel Dominique Colonna is located in Corte and comes highly recommended for its facilities and beautiful location. The three-star hotel sits on the banks of the Restonica river in the Parc Naturel Régional de Corse and is surrounded by lush greenery and beautiful views. Guests here can enjoy stylish and air-conditioned rooms as well as an on-site bar and a terrace overlooking the river. Children stay free, making this a popular hotel for families.
If you're travelling on a budget and looking for great value accommodation, look no further than Hotel Columbo. Located in Porto, this small and charming hotel offers clean and comfortable accommodation that makes an ideal base for exploring the region. Double, triple and quadruple rooms are available.
Beaches for September for Corsica
September is perhaps the last month of the year when holiday makers can really take advantage of Corsica's beautiful beaches. The weather means that you can still soak up the sunshine and with average sea temperatures of 23°C, it's still warm enough to swim.
Located in the Balagne area of Corsica, Algajola (also known as Aregno Plage) is a great choice for everyone. The large beach is one of the longest in the region and is well-equipped, with many water sports facilities and a range of cafés and restaurants nearby. The western end of the beach is rockier than the eastern end, but the water here is much shallower and calmer, making it popular with families and children.
Restaurants and Bars for Corsica in September
Cafe de la Plage
Make the most of September's lovely weather by dining by the sea. Cafe de la Plage, as its name suggests, sits on Arone beach near the town of Piana, providing a beautiful setting for lunch or dinner. Reviews suggest that the food is just as impressive as the setting, with a menu full of fresh salads, seafood and homemade desserts.
La Minute Moule
Seafood lovers should add La Minute Moule to their must-try list when visiting Corsica. Located by the coast in Bonifacio, this small hole-in-the-wall restaurant offers great value food and drink as well as excellent service. The signature dish of mussels is recommended.
For a gourmet Corsican dining experience, head to Acula Marina in the northern town of L'le-Rousse. This highly rated establishment is another beachside gem, with amazing sea views from the outdoor terrace. Perfectly presented dishes are handmade by the restaurant's renowned Italian chef; the homemade gnocchi is particular recommended.
Things to Do in Corsica in September
Mele in Festa
A unique opportunity exists for visitors to the island in September. Mele in Festa is an annual open market or fair that celebrates Corsican culture and in particular, one Corsican speciality - honey. Held in the small town of Murzo near to Ajaccio, the event sees hundreds of local producers take to the streets and set up stalls under the sun where they sell their wares. The unique event attracts visitors from afar and is a must-see event if you're in the region at this time of year.
Scandola Nature Reserve
With temperatures slightly cooler than peak summer, but still pleasantly warm, September is an ideal time to explore Corsica's rich and varied landscape. Located on the west coast of the island, the Scandola Nature Reserve is one of the region's natural highlights and is frequently recommended by fellow travellers. The Natural World Heritage Site covers around 900 hectares of land and 1000 hectares of sea and features stunning red rock formations which jut into the sky, creating an amazing contrast against the blue sky and sea. The best way to see the area is by hiking through the reserve or taking a boat trip from nearby towns.
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