7 of the Best Beaches in Italy

Italy is renowned for being a beautiful holiday destination. It has a lot of history, the beaches are to die for and the scenery will blow your mind! The food is also exquisite or as the Italians would say, ‘bellissimo’! It really is a wonderful place to visit and you have many beautiful beaches to visit. Here I have put together a list of the top 7 beaches to ensure you don’t miss out!

Italian Palm Beach by Gian Luigi Perrella
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Rabbit Beach – Lampedusa, Islands of Sicily
The wonderful Caribbean colours, the white beach, unique setting and the crystal clear sea makes it difficult to leave this gorgeous place.

La Pelosa Beach – Stintino, Italy
La Pelosa Beach is a great beach.  The water is clean and the sand shelves gently. There is also a strong current which will sweep you off your feet at times if you are not careful.

Cala Mariolu – Baunei, Italy
Here, a chalky hillside covered by mediterranean vegetation hangs over the stunning pebbled beach. The bottom is rocky and suitable for scuba diving. Some rocks emerge from the sea and form tiny islands. The sun shines all morning long while the rest of the day the beach is in the shade.

Bay of Silence – Sestri Levante, Italy
This is a lovely bay with private and public facilities in the middle of Sestri Levante and not as busy as some of the tourist beaches. There are also nice restaurants and cafes nearby which is very useful.

Spiaggia di Tuerredda – Teulada, Italy
The water here is clear, calm and warm and the beach is surrounded with protecting islands. This is a lovely beach with clear turquoise water.

Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo – San Vito lo Capo, Italy
This is a nice, sandy beach and it is great for swimming as it has crystal clear water. Some parts requires you to pay fee for a chair and umbrella which should be considered!

Tropea Beach – Tropea, Italy
The water here is invitingly clear although the beach does shelve quite steeply into the water. The coastline curves outwards in a large hilly bulge which makes it a great place to sit and take in the spectacular italian view. This beach also boasts dramatic cliffs.
In Italy, going to the beach is a national obsession and governed by strict rules.The biggest surprise for first timers is that beaches are mostly ‘private’. It can be very hard to gain simple access to the sea in summer months without paying an admission fee which can be a problem to some people. If you don’t want to hire sunbeds and a place on the sand, you will need to look for a free beach which will restrict you from seeing some of these spectacular beaches. In my opinion, it is well worth paying!
If you do decide to take a visit to Italy, be sure to visit at least one of these locations and I can assure you won’t be disappointed.