Italy has a lot of picturesque stretches of coastline from rocky to sandy, from north to south. In this blog, we will show you all the beautiful 10 beaches you simply have to visit on your next trip to Italy, so stay tuned!
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Anzio Beach, Rome
Anzio Beach is only an hour from Rome you can get here on the train. It’s a beautiful area, the water’s warm and clear. In this beautiful beach, you’ll get beach chairs, umbrellas, and great places to have lunch.
So what is the big idea with all of these beach chairs and umbrellas? Well, this is the way it works in Italy. You pay to enter these establishments, they provide services, they provide a place to change, a bathroom usually a cafe, a restaurant, people who sort of maintain the beach keep it clean and then they provide these chairs and umbrellas.
You can go to the beach for free, and you can find free beaches but you cannot access this beach without paying. You’d have to pay even if you didn’t get a lawn chair, probably a few Euros. However, if you want to go to a free beach, you can.
You just bring all your stuff and there’s nobody to maintain the beach. So, don’t expect it to be as clean. It’s probably going to have some seaweed around.
Costa Smeralda – Sardinia
Sardinia is the second largest island in the Mediterranean sea, and one of the 20 regions of Italy. It is located west of the Italian peninsula, north of Tunisia, and immediately south of the French island of Corsica. It’s a paradise for people who love the sea and beautiful beaches and water sports, trekking, and climbing.
Costa Smeralda is a place in Sardinia, where the rich and the famous go on vacation. Embraced by the warm and salty waters of the Mediterranean, the diverse coastal area of Costa Smeralda offers beachfront resorts, rental villas, boutique hotels, and shopping areas, while keeping a balance with its beautiful surroundings.
Porto Cervo is the center of all this, a resort village and marina for private yachts, built in the 1960s. The resorts take guests by boat to the secluded beaches, which are inaccessible by land.
You can hop in the shuttle to go down to the port in Amalfi town. You can just hop on a boat to arrive at a very exclusive private island off the coast of Positano called Illegale. This place is very famous among celebrities for weddings or a nice place to dock their yachts apparently.
The water is just crystal clear blues and you can sail through all of these amazing different rock formations, you can see Capri off in the distance and this is a perfect place for a swim.
You will be enjoying this amazing place at sea courtesy of Buckingham and Lloyds who also have luxury villas here on the Amalfi coast.
Lido Santo Stefano, Puglia
Puglia is a great region to come and vacation. Another great region is Sicily, the island off the toe of Italy’s boot. Pulia is down in the heel of Italy’s boot. If you never beach vacationed in Italy well there are not many free public beaches. Many of them are private places where you have to rent out a bed for the day. When you’re in Puglia, it’s all about the ocean, all about the seaside.
Lido Santo Stefano has unreal turquoise water, clean soft sand, a huggy cove with shallow and deep water, and a smashing backdrop.
Cefalu Beach, Sicily
The first thing you’ll notice when you drive into the city is just the large imposing rock mountain La Roca and the top of it is pretty cool. There is an ancient temple up there and a castle on the very top as well.
This area is called the Morrow and it seems to be very popular for fishing and swimming. It is so picturesque and beautiful.
Rimini Beach, Rimini
Rimini is a town on the east side of Italy. Every hotel has its spot on the beach where you get a discount for the chairs and the umbrella.
Rimini Beach has super soft sand and crystal-clear water. Rimini’s beachfront is 15 kilometers long. There are lots of bars, restaurants, and beach clubs around.
Monterosso Al Mare Beach
Monterosso is one of the five towns of the Cinque Terre. It’s known for being the largest and the only one with a sandy beach because the other ones have either rocky beaches or deep sea diving.
There’s a ferry here too. You can get a ferry from La Spezia. The first part of the beach is a smaller beach and it looks like a more touristy part of Monterosso. There are hundreds of umbrellas for rent. There are a lot of restaurants and bars you can eat at.
North Monterosso is considered the new city and the new one is more touristy. It’s got a bigger beach, a lot more people and umbrellas. The old city which has more of the churches and the piazzas and the more ancient stuff.
Tropea Beach, Calabria
Tropea is a town in Calabria perched above the Tyrrhenian Sea. Many have yet to discover the rugged region of Calabria, Italy, the toe of Italy’s boot. Tropea’s two and a half kilometers of pristine white beaches are among the cleanest and best in Italy. The coastline features dramatic rock formations, cliffs, coves, and caves.
You can rent canoes, snorkel or simply soak in the rays, take a dip in the Tyrrhenian sea, and watch the tiny fish swim through your legs. The choice is yours.
Bay of Silence, Levante
Sestri Levante is a town in the Liguria region of Italy. It lies in the Mediterranean, about 56 kilometers south of Genoa, and is built on a promontory. While nearby Portofino and the Cinque Terre are probably the best-known tourist destinations on the Italian Riviera, Sestri Levante is becoming quite a favorite with visitors. This once quiet fishing village is slowly turning into a tourist hotspot, developing a town old and new.
Sestri Levante is found approximately halfway between Genoa and La Spezia. The town has two bays: Baia delle Favole (Bay of Tales) and Baia del Silenzio, (Bay of Silence).
Porto Giunco, Villasimius
The beautiful Porto Giunco beach is in South Sardinia, near Villasimius. Porto Giunco is not only one of the most famous beaches of Villasimius but also on the whole island. What are the characteristics that make it so famous?
A transparent sea washes the white beach. The shallow and sandy seabed makes it an ideal destination for families with children. Being a known beach is very busy, maybe not the favorite for those who love peace and tranquility, but the beach is long and wide. So, you wouldn’t struggle to find a place to lie down.
Porto Giunco beach is not only known for its beautiful sea. It’s particular because it is enclosed between a lagoon and the sea. You can drive along the pond for a while, passing through Via Dei Ginepri. However, you can get to the pond also directly from the beach.
The Pond of Notteri has no connection with the sea and is shallow: thus it favors the presence of pink flamingos. Here you can admire both pink flamingos and other migratory birds.