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Gulf of Porto


Gulf of Porto
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Gulf of Porto: Calanche of Piana, Gulf of Girolata, Scandola Reserve is a natural area with dramatic geological landforms and wealthy undersea life. It also is the habitat of the rare osprey, peregrine falcons and bearded vultures. The Gulf is situated on the western coast of Corsica, between Punta Muchillina and Punta Nera.

The sheer cliffs of the Gulf contain many grottos and are flanked by numerous stacks and almost inaccessible islets and coves. The coastline is also noted for its red cliffs, some 900 metres high, sand beaches, and headlands.





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Adrienne A. (USA):
Corsica is by far, by FAR, the most beautiful place I've ever visited. Crystal-clear water, pristine beaches, mountains, and a friendly atmosphere. I would recommend it as a vacation spot to everyone.
 


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Site info


Gulf of Porto: Calanche of Piana, Gulf of Girolata, Scandola Reserve
Country: France
Inscribed: 1983
Natural Heritage
Criteria:  (7) (8) (10)
Category: Natural landscape, Marine / Coastal

Site history:
2006Name change
From "Cape Girolata, Cape Porto, Scandola Nature Reserve and the Piana Calanches in Corsica" to "Gulf of Porto: Calanche of Piana, Gulf of Girolata, Scandola Reserve"
1996Name change
Name Change to add "...and the Piana Calanches"
1983 Inscribed
Reasons for inscription

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»Porto tourisme

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Columnar Jointing .
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Mediterranean shore .
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