The stunning beaches of Italy are often compared to those of the Caribbean. Picturesque fishing harbours, beautiful turquoise waters, white sandy stretches and hidden coves. Combined together to provide the perfect beach getaway. However, with so many gorgeous beaches to choose from, how can you possibly decide which one to head to?
To help, we’ve chosen our favourite Italian beach hotspots in some of the country’s most popular destinations.
Marina Grande, Amalfi Coast
If you prefer a quieter beach getaway, you’ll love the beaches of the Amalfi Coast. Marina Grande is especially beautiful, tucked away in the cliffs and surrounded by stunning limoncello houses. Or, why not head to Lido di Procida, where you’ll discover a beautiful, quiet, beach haven.
You could also take a boat trip to the island of Capri, loved for its colourful, pretty houses and a large, glorious beach.
Spiaggia Di Sansone, Tuscany
Tuscany may be better known for its vineyards and countryside, but it’s also home to a particularly beautiful beach. Commonly referred to as the Beach of Samson. The Spiaggia Di Sansone beach benefits from stunning shallow waters and pristine white sand. This makes it a great choice for families and those looking to enjoy a little snorkelling.
Prefer a quieter beach? Forno is a secluded and quiet beach, perfect if you’re are looking for a relaxing atmosphere.
Baia Dei Turchi, Puglia
When it comes to impressive Italian beaches, Puglia has some of the very best on offer. One of our absolute favourites is the stunning Blue Flag awarded, Baia Dei Turchi beach; surrounded by a beautiful pine forest and nestled away within a protected nature reserve. These waters are considered the cleanest in the whole of Italy and its backdrop is jaw-droppingly beautiful.
San Vito lo Capo, Sicily
Located close to the Trapani airport, the resort town of San Vito Lo Capo is a fantastic choice for those seeking a quiet, unspoiled, beach holiday. It’s one of the prettiest beaches in Sicily and as it isn’t as well known by tourists, you’ll typically find it’s quiet all year round. Take a two-mile walk along the sand beside all the tempting local cuisine and picturesque houses with a dramatic mountain backdrop.
Alternatively, you could head to the Scala Dei Turchi beach found on Sicily’s south coast. This stunning beach offers something a little different, with sparkling bronze sands and a marble-cliff backdrop.
The tranquil Italian island of Ischia is famous for its stunning beaches and thermal springs. Warm climate offers something even more important to its visitors, wellness of mind, body and spirit. Set within the Tyrrhenian Sea, the island boasts an impressive 28 kilometres of sand. What makes the beaches on the island so spectacular, is the unique volcanic and mountainous backdrop. There’s a variety of beaches on the island, from small secluded beaches perfect for snorkelling, to larger, more serviced beaches that are great for soaking up the sun.
Sardinia has one of the largest collections of beaches in Italy and Chia is where you’ll find some of the most beautiful. A thick, stunning pine forest gives way to breath-taking beaches backed by lagoons. It should come as absolutely no surprise that Chia beach is one of the best beaches of south Sardinia. Expect to find powder-white sandy beaches and stunning clear waters. Interestingly, the lagoons surrounding the beaches attract wildlife, such as migrating flamingos which can be fascinating to watch.
So, the next time you’re looking for the perfect beach getaway, Italy should definitely be considered. The above are just some of the beautiful, pristine beaches you can expect to find. No matter where in Italy you’re thinking of heading to, there’s sure to be a picturesque beach not too far behind.
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