Bonifacio’s town beaches – such as Plage de Sotta Rocca, a small pebbly cove reached by steps that drop from av Charles de Gaulle – are a little underwhelming. For something nicer, explore Plage Fazzio and the other sandy inlets on the northern side of Bouches de Bonifacio, accessed via a 3km footpath that leaves av Sylvère Bohn just north of the Esso petrol station at the harbour's eastern edge. Even better stretches of sand can be found in Sperone, 8km southeast of Bonifacio.