Italy has some great food, wine, cheese, beautiful women but even more beautiful beaches. When you’re in Italy eating the great food, drinking the wine and eating the cheese don’t forget to check out the great beaches with your skimboard as well.
Here’s a list of some of the great beaches in Italy:
Acquafredda di Maratea Beach
Acquafredda is the northernmost seaside resort in the province of Basilicata, Italy. There are three beaches, beautiful mountains, caves, and clear seawater.
Cala Goloritze, a tiny but stunning beach at the base of a deep and pleasant ravine, is located just south of Cala Biriola, in the Ogliastra area, 9 kilometers north of Baunei.Cala Goloritze beach is one of the most photogenic of its kind. It is only reachable on foot or by boat. If you’re planning on coming on foot, the hike to Cala Goloritze takes more than one hour, and the return trip will probably take you twice as long.
Camogli in Liguria is a lovely little coastal village that is home to a large pebbly beach that has that oh so familiar special Mediterranean beauty. The great thing about Camogli Beach is that it’s rarely crowded and you can always find a secluded spot for some privacy.
Most of the visitors to Calabria are visiting the region for one thing only; the holiday resorts. In the winter, too, Calabria is popular with skiers from the south of Italy, who don’t want to travel to the far north for their fun. The most popular seaside resort is probably Tropea, which not only has fabulous sandy beaches but a beautiful old town to explore when the southern sun gets too hot! The highlight of the town is undoubtedly the monastery of Santa Maria dell’Isola, built on a promontory with steep rocks on three sides and a pleasant beach on the fourth. If the temperatures allow, you can walk out to the church along a pretty path lined with traditional fisherman’s caves. Tropea is also probably the liveliest resort if you are looking to stay somewhere with lots of bars and restaurants.
Spiaggia di Tuerredda
If you’re planning to spend a full day at the beach, Spiaggia di Tuerredda should be top of your list of choices. Its beauty and extensive facilities makes it the perfect day trip for anyone on holidays to Sardinia.
Spiaggia di Tuerredda is often said to have a similar appearance to beaches found in the Caribbean. The water is renowned for its crystal clear appearance and the beach is one of the best when it comes to sand quality. The clean water is ideal for swimming and scuba diving, as the temperature remains cool and is extremely refreshing after a few hours of sunbathing.
The facilities of Spiaggia di Tuerredda offer a café and restaurant, car park, beach equipment and the opportunity to rent pedal boats and canoes. Once you are there you can relax and enjoy the fact that everything you need is within walking distance.
Known for its turquoise waters and soft white sand, Otranto Beach is nestled in the easternmost town in the country, Otranto. Head out to this small historic seaside town for some fine wine and delicious Italian cheeses.
Otranto Beach is perfect for numerous water activities such as snorkeling, sunbathing, and swimming. While doing so, make sure to admire the amazing cliffs that make Otranto Beach one of the most beautiful beaches in Puglia.
Campo all’Aia Beach
Campo all’Aia is a flat location rising on the right of the Gulf of Procchio. Mainly residential it offers a nice little beach located within the Gulf. The sandy beach mixed with gravels is separated from Procchio beach by a small bridge where during the rainy season a stream flows to the sea collecting water from the valley. From the beach, you can admire La Guardiola, built on the rocky point at the end of the Gulf of Procchio.
This small beach less frequented compared to the greater beach of Procchio is largely free, but there is the possibility of renting umbrellas and sunbeds directly at the bar located down the beach; there you can stop for lunch and taste typical dishes from Elba mainly based on local fish.
Marina Grande Beach
There are times when the Mediterranean weather calls for a day at the beach. For a wonderfully relaxing experience, go swimming in the Bay of Naples then enjoy a hearty meal of locally caught fish. The Marina Grande in Sorrento is near the harbor, in the heart of the town, with pastel-colored houses and bright boats as a backdrop. Lunch is the morning’s catch, served in any of the many restaurants by the sea.
Taormina is the pearl of the Mediterranean, it’s a medieval village. Its beach is the small bay of Mazzarò, full of sea caves and natural marine reserve like the Isola Bella, a little island connected to the mainland by a little sand beach.
Nestled at the far end of the western coast of Sicily, Riserva Naturale dello Zingaro is the only nature reserve in the region that features six kilometers of amazing coastline. What makes this area so special is that there are no modern developments built here, so you will find nothing but native plants and wildlife.