Strait of Bonifacio (Italy-France) – World Open Water Swimming Association

The Strait of Bonifacio is a 15 km straight-line distance between Faro Pertusato on Corsica in France and Rena Bianca on Sardinia in Italy.


The cross-border swim across the Strait of Bonifacio is one of the World’s Top 100 Island Swims where the strait divides the Tyrrhenian Sea and the western Mediterranean Sea. The stretch of sea in the area is famous for winds and currents. The two relatively close opposite coasts and the seabed with an average depth of 50 meters, which in any case does not exceed 100 meters, mean that the winds and currents that are channeled increase their intensity. The crossing is often characterized by non-linear trajectories and more or less demanding waves. Finding calm seas is a rarity.

The coasts of the Strait of Bonifacio are a Protected Marine Area.




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