The best beaches in Sicily

31 Oct 2018

There are many good reasons to visit Sicily: beautiful nature and cities, culture, food, archaeology and of course the sea

Sicily is an island, so we have plenty of it!

In this article you are going to discover some of the best beaches in Sicily.

Aeolian Islands

These little islands are located in the Tyrrhenian Sea. The archipelago is made of 7 islands (the most popular are Stromboli, Vulcano and Lipari).

One of the best beaches is Spiagge Bianche in Lipari. The name Spiagge Bianche (it means “white beaches”) originates from the colour of the sea bottom: dazzling white!

Egadi Islands

Egadi Islands are in the western side of Sicily and belong to Trapani province.

The most popular beaches are Cala Azzurra, Cala Rossa and Bue marino. Bue marino literally means “marine ox”, so pay attention: who knows what animal you could see!

Isola dei Conigli, Lampedusa

This beautiful place is one of the best beaches in Sicily, and in the world! It has crystal clear water and white sand. Domenico Modugno, the famous Italian singer and songwriter, named it “God’s pool”. If you don’t believe him come here and check. And if you change your mind you will have to listen to all his songs as penalty (even if this is not a penalty but a pleasure).

Scala dei Turchi

This beach is very particular because there is a rocky wall next to the sea. The rock is white and has a steep slope with a wavy shape. It’s called Scala dei Turchi (stair of the Turks) due to the incursions of Arab pirates (that were called Turks) in the past centuries. When you come to Sicily ask a local: ”do you know who the worst pirates are?” The answer is very interesting.

Calamosche

Calamosche beach is located in the natural reserve of Vendicari (Siracusa province). It’s a small beach (the length is approximately 200 m) between two promontories. The whole area is protected so you can’t reach the beach by car: you must leave it 1 km away and hike to the sea (a good workout!).

Zingaro natural reserve

This natural reserve is in western Sicily (Trapani province, near San Vito Lo Capo) and is one of the most famous of the entire island. You can admire the wild nature and turquoise sea while swimming in one of the reserve’s beaches (Cala Torre dell’Uzzo, Cala Marinella, Cala Mazzo di Sciacca,…).

Now you have enough informations if you want to take a bath in some of the best beaches in Sicily. It’s your turn: pack your bags and come here to discover the hidden gems of Sicily.