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The 10 most beautiful beaches in Italy

Explore the 10 most beautiful beaches in Italy: which one is your favorite?

For those looking for a relaxing holiday, Italy is a dream destination. From the sparkling golden sands of La Pelosa in Sardinia to the secluded beach of Spiaggia delle Due Sorelle off the coast of Mount Conero, these beautiful beaches have something for everyone. Not to mention, you can explore a variety of ancient artifacts from the Roman Empire and Renaissance and sample delicious Italian cuisine. You can explore many ancient artifacts from the Roman Empire and the Renaissance and taste delicious Italian cuisine. Our list of tips will help you choose 1 of 10 ideal beaches in Italy.

1. Cala Mariolu, Sardinia

This is the most beautiful coast in Sardinia, Italy.   The famous beach with pristine white sand and high cliffs. You can swim in the clear turquoise water, the natural landscape reigns here.A popular place for both tourists and locals. The beach season is open from May to October, which is ideal for Italy in terms of climate, air temperature and water. There is practically no infrastructure on the beach. The beach can only be reached by boat or on foot, walking and inhaling the aroma of the sea and feeling the calm atmosphere of the sea.

When planning a trip to the beach, our advice for you need to stock up on everything you need. For example, food and water, equipment. And also do not forget to rent a boat or catamaran in advance, buy a sunbed and an umbrella. As for the rental of umbrellas, sometimes after lunch there’re no umbrellas that can be rented. You can rent water sports equipment.  There’re almost no restaurants and cafes on the coast. There’re small eateries where they sell light snacks. Therefore, we advise you to stock up on food and water for the whole day. So as not to waste time.

2. San Vito Lo Capo, Sicily

San Vito is a famous summer resort in all of Italy, an ancient seaside town in the west of Sicily. A place with turquoise water, soft white sand. From here, open the view of the Rocky Mountains. It’s a good place for sunbathing and water sports. For example, windsurfing, kitesurfing and diving.San Vito and its white houses, cultural monuments, local nature and climate, a Mediterranean atmosphere in which it is not cold even in winter. 

In the neighboring town near San Vito there are many bars, restaurants and shops. You can rent sun loungers and beach umbrellas. Or what you need you can find there, such as showers, restaurants and cafes along the embankment. The beach can be reached by car, train, ship to the port of Palermo. Also by plane to Palermo Airport and Trapani.

3. Baia dei Turchi, Puglia

A stunning beach located on the Adriatic coast on the Salento Peninsula in Puglia, Italy. Baia dei Turki is a famous and beautiful beach near Otranto. It got its Turkish name because of a legend according to which in the 15th century Turkish soldiers landed here to intimidate Otranto. There is crystal clear water.It’s considered one of the cleanest in the country and therefore has the status of a “Blue Flag”. This status can be assigned to beaches that meet strict environmental criteria.  On hot summer days, there’s also pristine white sand and pine forests. A quiet place to relax, surrounded by rocks,

The beach season starts in June and ends in August. If you’ll decide to enjoyyour day and lie in the sun until the evening. Our advice to you is to take all you need with you. There’re private hotels and bars here. There, almost part of the beach is occupied by sun loungers and umbrellas of these private hotels.

You can rent umbrellas with sun loungers for half a day or for the whole day. If you want to take a shower, do not forget to always have coins with you, because they’re not free. About car parking, keep in mind that you need to park quite far from the beach (1 km to the beach and costs 5 euros). And then have a walk through the wooded area to the beach.

4. Tropea, Calabria

Tropea is a beautiful seaside town on the west coast of Calabria, Italy. Placed between the bays of Saint Euphemia and Gioia Tauro in the Tyrrhenian Sea. It’s part of the province of Vibo Valentia.  The “pearl” of the Tyrrhenian Sea is Tropea, and the local beaches were awarded the international Blue Flag award for the purity of the water and golden sand! The city beach is distinguished by crystal clear turquoise water.

There’re soft golden sand and stunning views of the surrounding cliffs and the Tyrrhenian Sea. It’s in a small bay, so you can find a calm and protected environment for swimming and sunbathing on the beach. The city itself is charming for its atmosphere.  There’re narrow streets, historic buildings and lively atmosphere at night and during the day. A great place to combine a beach holiday with cultural attractions and local cuisine.

5. Rabbit Beach, Lampedusa

Rabbit Beach is located on the small island of Lampedusa in Italy. This volcanic island is located on two continents – Europe and Africa. Between them, on the border of two worlds. Also, between them, the distance to the African city of Tunis is 113 km, and to Sicily is 210 km. There’re fantastic landscapes with clear blue waters. It’s here that you’ll find snow-white sands and a huge amount of marine flora and fauna, sheltered by rocks, as well as beautiful weather. A good place for snorkeling and diving.

The title of the most beautiful beach in Europe:

in 2014, 2015 and 2017.  Then in Italy it was recognized in 2018. But even in Europe, this place is among the ten most beautiful beaches in Europe. During the season, the beach can be very busy. We advice you come in the morning at 10 o’clock to take a seat and have time to rent an umbrella.

From the parking lot to the beach 20 minutes; the road goes through steep rocky slopes. For visiting tourists, it is recommended to wear comfortable sports shoes. As always, like the local Italians, you need to stock up on the necessary food and water in one day so as not to waste time and effort on the way back. It is better to relax near the beach and eat during this time.

The beach is surrounded by steep cliffs and gorgeous vegetation, which creates a secluded and peaceful atmosphere. The beach is also known for being a favorite nesting place for rare caretta sea turtles (big-headed turtles), which lay eggs at night, so entrance to the beach is allowed only from 08:30 to 19:30.

6. Spiaggia del Fornillo, Amalfi Coast

Spiaggia del Fornillo is a beautiful beach located on the Amalfi coast in Italy. One of the hidden gems of the Amalfi coast! The beach is so small and cozy, it is popular for its clear water, soft golden sand and stunning views of the rugged coastline and the Tyrrhenian Sea. The beach can be reached by stairs through beautiful vegetation. It’s one of the great places for swimming, sunbathing and enjoying the natural beauty of the Amalfi coast. Especially for lovers of romantic holidays, the most ideal beach.

There’re fewer people in the daytime than at night. In sunset time, there’re more people who want to sit near the bar. Around your team if there’re lovers of romanticism,  so you can listen to the soothing sound of waves on the seashore in the evening. Also, you can order a glass of fine wine and have a good rest near the beach. Another Positano beach is nearby. These two beaches are an ideal opportunity for a day trip or a long stay.

7.  Marina Piccola, Capri

Marina Piccola on Capri is the most popular, beautiful small beach located between the rocks, on the south side of the island of Capri in Italy. It has crystal clear waters and stunning views of the Faraglioni rocks. The length of the beach is about 50 meters. Time for beach holiday, and for the warm season, it’s starts  from July to September. The daily working hours: 08.00-20.00.  It’s a popular place in Capri.  And in the list below, there’s a list of other places need visiting:

  • Grotta di Matromania: This’s a small sea cave located near the beach and is famous for its rock formations and clear water.
  • Torre Saracena: Located on a hill overlooking the marina and you can see the views of the bay. This is an ancient watchtower that was used to protect the island from pirate attacks.
  • The Faraglioni Rocks are three rock shapes that rise near above the sea. The rocks can be seen from different sides.

8. La Pelosa, Sardinia

La Pelosa is located on the northwest coast of Sardinia, Italy. This is a shallow beach, so you can walk for a long time on white sand in crystal clear water without stones. The depth there is small, so many families with children prefer to choose this particular beach.  The islands of Piana (Isola Piana) and Asinara (Isola dell’asinara) protect the beach from the winds, and this is very important during your vacation. Thus, even when bad weather is raging all over the island, you can enjoy the sea without waves.

An important side of this beach is the developed infrastructure. There are a lot of entertainment and services on the beach, from cafes to boat rentals or excursions. In addition, there are very few free beaches here. But in order to find them and have time to book, we strongly recommend arriving early in the morning on weekdays.

Nearby attractions include the 16th century Torre della Pelosa tower, Asinara Island National Park, Nuraghe di Unia Nuragic village, and Stintino which offers a beautiful harbor and quaint old town.

9. Spiaggia delle Due Sorelle, Marche

Spiaggia delle Due Sorelle, otherwise known as the Beach of the Two Sisters, is a stunning beach located on the south side of Mount Conero in Marche, Italy. This sandy beach is surrounded by high cliffs and can only be reached by canoe, making it ideal for those seeking seclusion, but swimming should be done with caution as jellyfish can be found beneath the boat.

Nearby attractions include the picturesque town of Sirolo, Conero Regional Park, Monte Conero mountain and Il Parco del Sole Water Park. Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or a family adventure, Spiaggia delle Due Sorelle has something for everyone.

10.  Positano, Amalfi Coast

Positano is a charming and cozy town along the Amalfi Coast in the south of the Sorrento Peninsula. Margherita pizza was born in this beautiful Italian city, and the local cuisine is based on seafood and soft cheeses made from goat’s milk and Mozzarella cheese made from buffalo milk. Positano’s main beach is Spiaggia Grande where you can sunbathe, swim, and take in the stunning views of the sea and cliffs. Be sure to visit the beautiful Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta church, with its colorful interiors and majestic dome. Hikers will enjoy the views of the coast and the Mediterranean Sea on the Path of the Gods, located in the nearby village of Agerola.

Who needs to see the stunning beaches of Italy?

For everyone who wants to come on vacation to this charming and beautiful country,regardless of whether you are looking for a romantic getaway. It’s an exact place for a family adventure or just a place to relax and bask in the sun. Here everyone can find something for themselves.

From the crystal clear waters of La Pelosa in Sardinia to the secluded Spiaggia delle du Sorel beach off the coast of Mount Conero. There’re night bars, an active lifestyle, so many types of cheese, breakfast with cornetto, pasta with seafood. Plunge into a leisurely life with Italians, in a sunny country.  So, you can grab your beach towel and sunglasses and don’t forget to explore these stunning coastal gems!