10 amazing holiday beaches in Italy
Monterosso al Mare La Spezia
This is a secret gem – the town of Monterosso al Mare in the province of La Spezia lying between Genoa and Pisa in fact one of the five villages that the world knows under name of Cirque Terre. In the past, you could only get there by boat or on foot, now you can reach it by train as well. And it’s worth it. The local beach is sandy, surrounded by sharp cliffs and the water is nice and clean. Immediately above the beach on a rock expands the picturesque old town with the ruins. This place is visited every year by thousands of tourists. The following beach facilities are available here: umbrellas, deckchairs, restaurant, toilets. Take with you a proper shoes. Along the coast leads a beautiful hiking trails.
San Vito lo Capo, Sicily
At Cape near Palermo and Trapani town is the picturesque San Vito lo Capo beach. It’s sandy, has crystal clear water and stretches for several kilometres. There’s all the “beach infrastructure”: toilets, restaurant, one can rent an umbrella, buy the ice cream and chilled coconut.
Vieste is situated in the region of Apulia in Adriatic Sea is the most visited city of the Garland peninsula. It is situated on a rocky promontory high above the sea, decorate with white houses and narrow streets. It offers tourists everything what you want from great hotels and kilometres of equipped beaches. They are sandy and impossibly crystal blue (its purity has been awarded by the blue flag).However, you can easily escape the tourists. Just pack you swimsuit, towel and picnic basket and ask local where they are driving to the beach. In the town are many small hidden beaches between cliffs with sharp rocks. For example, try Pizzomunno Beach, La Baia dei Campi and la Cala della Pergola.
In Otranto in Puglia region on the Adriatic you will find one of the most beautiful beaches in the south of Italy. The beaches are very long, more than ten kilometres. Don’t forget to pack your diving mask as snorkelling around the local reefs is worth it. The main beach has everything a lover of swimming need: umbrellas, deckchairs, you will also find nearby restaurants and bars.
Another nice Italian beach near San Marino. This is one of the most popular holiday region and it looks amazing. In summer is overcrowded a bit. The beaches are sandy, extend the mileage, the water is clean and there is everything a visitor could wish for. Umbrellas, deck chairs, lifeguard surveillance, ice-cream, pizzeria, rental paddle boats and other attractions. In the evening the beach turns into a great disco place which mostly the young should not miss.
Lignano, north of Italy
Even in the 50s, it was just a small fishing village, today it is a modern seaside resort with a kilometer long clean beaches. At every entrance to the beach are children’s slides, umbrellas etc. In main season concerts are held here. Just a few steps from there, the beach stretches along the main class with dozens of shops, restaurants and bars. In Lignano there are several entertainment centres, near the town there is the Zoo Punta Verde, with more than 1,500 species.
San Teodoro, Sardinia
Breathtaking beaches can also be found in the town of San Teodoro on the north-East coast of Sardinia. There are twelve beaches not far away from each other, you can visit any of them you wont be disappointed. If you do not like to share a personal space then skip the beach La Cinta, which is one of those noisiest. The most beautiful beach is Cala Brandinchi, nicknamed Tahiti. But the city is few kilometres away to get here you need to have a car. On the beach you will find everything you need, you can also rent a small boat. On of the beach sandy Italian beach which is also suitable for families with children.
Elba Island in the Northwest of Italy is worth a visit for sure. If you are already there, definitely you cannot miss swimming in the bay of Procchio, one of the most beautiful on the island. Golden sand and clear sea attracts more and more tourists. However, while the resort is not the biggest in Italy. It is a peaceful place with full of greenery and quiet atmosphere. The left side of the bay is ideal for families with children, there is very shallow water. You can spend their evenings as well, very popular local cafes and restaurants can be find there.
Spiaggia Grande beach Positano is located in Amalfi Coast. It is known as one of the most beautiful in the world. It consists of volcanic rock covered with rocks. Around the coast is a few scattered coastal villages, such as Positano, Praia no, Furore. And just around Positano is also one of the most beautiful beaches Spiaggia Grande.
Balzi Rossi, northern Italy
Admirable beach is located in northern Italy near the town of Ventimiglia. But if you are looking for sandy beach, go elsewhere, you will find there nice white pebbles. Bordered by high cliffs and it provides enough privacy to relax. If you want to avoid crowds and giant beach where you will desperately look for your towel, go to this beach. Although Balz Rossi is smaller beach, you’ll find here all the equipment you need: umbrellas, deckchairs, even wifi.