Located on the west coast shores of Corsica, the coastal city of Ajaccio is scattered with beautiful sandy beaches, which are only within a short walking distance from the city centre. Although Ajaccio itself spans a large distance and car hire in Ajaccio is advised, the area is not hugely populated in comparison to its size. The city is home to both natural habitations and urban conurbation. Hiring a car in Ajaccio allows you to explore both the beautiful lake and mountains at Lac de Tolla. This is one of the more peaceful areas of the city - relax and enjoy the picturesque views of the natural landscape; while sampling some of the local chestnut beer.