Den­mark’s Baltic is­land es­cape

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By April, tem­per­a­tures in Cor­sica should be well into the teens, but France’s most Mediter­ranean cor­ner won’t yet have put out all the beach chairs. If you want to steal a march on the crowds, head to the south of the is­land now. Porto-Vec­chio plays the role of St Tropez in these parts: the hillside town over­looks a sail-specked bay, with se­duc­tive beaches close to hand. Best of all is the mile­long arc of Palom­bag­gia, poised be­tween pine trees and turquoise wa­ters. This re­gion has seen much less sea­side de­vel­op­ment than the Côte d’Azur – if you fol­low the rocky, in­dented coast clock­wise from Porto-Vec­chio, past the as­tound­ing clifftop port of Boni­fa­cio, you’ll come to even wilder spots, such as Plage de Roc­cap­ina (pic­tured). Many beaches can be reached only on foot or by boat.


On a hillside above Palom­bag­gia Beach, Lit­tar­ic­cia is a B&B with a dreamy pool and a spa (from £70; lit­tar­ic­ Di­rect flights from the UK to Cor­sica don’t prop­erly get go­ing un­til May, but out of main sea­son you can fly via Paris, Mar­seille or Nice to Cor­sica’s four com­mer­cial air­ports; Fi­gari is the south­ern­most (from £130; air­ and air­cor­

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