The electric blue water of Cap Corse is a sight to behold. The region stretches over 80 km of coastline laced with islands and displaying a great variety of landscapes. To the West, the jagged Riviera splinters into the sea. To the East, the rocky coast is lower and straight. Marinas and small ports are nestled in the curves of the coast. The small island of Giraglia has become a yachting hub in the western Mediterranean. The fertile soil of Cap Corse offers a profusion of Mediterranean species such as: myrtle, rockrose, heather, arbutus, Phoenician juniper, etc. The wine production has slowly developed and now offers premium wines classified AOC. The Finocchiaroli Islands has been classified as a nature reserve since 1987 and is now home to species such as the Audouin's Gull, the Great Cormorant and the Osprey, as well as endemic lizards.