Corsican Holidays with your dog at the Merendella campsite


Experiencing Corsica with your faithful four-legged companion is an experience not to be missed. Here, you and your dog can immerse yourself in the authenticity of the Mediterranean, between crystal clear sea, fragrant scrub and majestic mountains.

Traveling to Corsica with a dog: what to know

Before embarking on your Corsican adventure with your dog, some preparations are necessary. Make sure your pet is up to date on vaccinations and anti-parasitic treatments. Don’t forget the pet passport if you come from abroad.

Vaccines to provide for your dog in Corsica

When you plan to go to Corsica with your dog, it is essential to ensure that your pet is in good health and up to date with its vaccinations. In addition to common vaccines such as the distemper, Rubarth’s hepatitis, Parvovirus, and Leptospirosis vaccine (DHPPL vaccine), it is important to vaccinate your dog against Leishmaniasis, a parasitic disease transmitted by sandflies. , a small mosquito, very present in Corsica.

The most beautiful beaches in CorsicaIndeed, the island of beauty, with its Mediterranean climate, is an endemic area for this disease. Leishmaniasis can be very serious in dogs, affecting various organs and possibly leading to skin problems, kidney problems, and other complications. Fortunately, a Leishmaniasis vaccine is available and is recommended for all dogs traveling to Corsica.

Also don’t forget to protect your dog against external parasites (ticks, fleas) by using suitable antiparasitic products. Always consult your veterinarian before leaving, for a routine check-up and to ensure that your dog is ready for the trip to Corsica.

Destination Corsica: the beaches

One of the greatest joys of a stay in Corsica is the beach. Your dog will love cooling off in the water and running on the sand. Several beaches on the island allow dogs, even in high season. Among these, Bodri beach on Ile Rousse is particularly popular with dog owners.

Discovering the Corsican maquis

Corsica is also famous for its maquis, a dense and fragrant vegetation which covers a large part of the island. You and your dog can explore these trails together. However, be careful of the heat in summer, make sure you bring enough water for you and your pet.

Hiking with your dog in Corsica

Traveling to Corsica with your dog

Corsica offers a multitude of hiking trails, from the famous GR20 to lesser-known trails. Many of these trails allow dogs, as long as they are on a leash. This is a great opportunity for your dog to exercise while enjoying the stunning scenery of Corsica.

The development of dogs in Corsican nature

One of the major assets of Corsica for dog owners is the diversity of its natural landscapes, where your four-legged companion can flourish and let off steam. From rugged mountains to dense forests, cool rivers and permitted beaches, the island offers plenty of spaces for your pet to explore, play and exercise.

Corsica with its DogImagine your dog running freely through the Ospedale forest, near Porto-Vecchio, or cooling off in the clear waters of the San Nicolao stream, near Moriani-Plage. Dogs are also welcome on the Mare a Mare Trail, a hike that crosses the island from the west coast to the east coast, offering breathtaking panoramas.

As dogs are allowed, they can also enjoy some beaches, such as Caspiu Beach near Porto, where they can romp on the sand and swim in the sea.

However, be sure to respect the natural Corsican environment, keep your dog under control and clean up after him. In this way, you will help to maintain Corsica as an ideal destination for holidays with your dog.

Corsica, a dog-friendly island

The Corsicans are known for their hospitality, and that extends to our four-legged friends. Many hotels, lodges and restaurants accept dogs, making your stay with your pet even more pleasant.

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