Sicily is a true paradise. As the largest island in the Mediterranean, it offers a lot of stunning coasts and exquisite shorelines. Some include Cefalù, Isola Bella, San Vito Lo Capo, Calamosche, and Mondello, among many others. These are the beaches that you ought to know of! Especially if you plan on traveling to Sicily for your summer getaway. Though the region has many beautiful coasts, these beaches stand out on their own. And in order to know why you'd do well to visit them yourself someday. Rest assured that you'll feel fortunate that you did!
There's no better place to start this list than Cefalù. One of the most popular towns in Sicily
, it's where most tourists head off to when they go on their vacations and summer getaways. And why is Cefalù so popular? Because of the beach, of course! Located on Sicily's northern coast, this long stretch of sand and sea is perfect for a holiday. It also helps that there are multiple establishments nearby. You can get food, drinks, and other refreshments without straying too far from the shoreline.
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Since it's the main beach of the island's capital city, Palermo, Mondello Beach is also a must-see! Sure, it may get pretty crowded at times, but that just further proves that this shoreline is an amazing paradise. And don't worry! The coast is big enough that you can go off the beaten path and secure a fairly hidden spot that's all your own. Just don't miss the stunning jewel-toned waters here. The gradient aquamarine shades make for perfect travel inspo Instagram
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San Vito Lo Capo
A white sandy shoreline, turquoise waters that glisten against the sunlight, and a beautiful view of the sand, sea, and mountains. Sounds like the ultimate paradise, doesn't it? Almost too good to be true? Well, this beach is, in fact, real. It's the San Vito Lo Capo coast on the northwestern edge of Sicily in Italy. Beloved for its incredible scenery, this is the kind of beach that just lured you in to relax and unwind. And you won't escape the sun here too!
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Scala dei Turchi
To say that Scala dei Turchi is breathtaking is almost an understatement. There's no other beach, be it in Sicily or beyond, that's quite like this one! Translated to English as the “Stairs of The Turks,” the scenery here at Scala dei Turchi is nothing short of awe-inspiring. The rock formations that make up the shoreline really do form natural stairs. These sandy tiers provide the perfect spots to get a tan or to jump off of as you dive into the Mediterranean sea.
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Going to Sampieri Beach in Sicily truly places you in a remote area. There may be a town nearby, but it's not exactly the most bustling metropolis on the island. For the most part, all you'll see here is the sand, the sea, and the sun. There are the ruins of an old 1900s factory on the horizon, but that's just to spice up the scenery. All in all, Sampieri Beach practically places you in the middle of nowhere. And isn't that why you went here in the first place?
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Located inside the Vendicari Nature Reserve
, Calamosche Beach is definitely one of the best coasts in Sicily. It's not exactly remote as plenty of people, both locals & tourists alike, can easily access it, but there aren't any busy establishments nearby either. Surrounded by lush fields and picturesque mountains, it's the kind of Mediterranean paradise that's perfect for escaping the rest of the world. And just look at those clear waters! How can you not want to swim in such a magical place?
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Laghetti di Marinello
Stretching out into the Tyrrhenian Sea, Laghetti di Marinello is perhaps the most unique beach on this list. This largely untouched part of the island has retained its natural beauty, from its golden sand shoreline to the fascinating Marinello Lake that's also on the coast. With so many spots for you to swim in and splash around, you'd definitely want to go to this beach again and again. Who knows? You might even like it here better than, let's say, the coasts in Puglia
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What's great about the beach by the town of San Leone is that it gives you the best of both worlds. There are some parts of the coast that are bustling with hotspots, namely bars and restaurants as well as other businesses that might help you enjoy your time at the beach better. And then, when you go further away from the busier areas, there are largely underdeveloped spots where it's just you and Mother Nature. And on this beautiful shoreline, you don't have to choose one over the other.
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Overlooked by the hilltop town of Taormina in Sicily in Italy, Isola Bella is an adventurer's dream. It's a tiny little islet connected to the Sicilian mainland by the sand bride, which itself is practically the shore altogether. that's because Isola Bella is more so a formation of rocks and trees than a standard island. You'll need a lot of strength and endurance to explore the place. But enjoying it from afar, especially on the white sandy shoreline, is good enough too!
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Isola delle Correnti
Another island you can fairly reach via a sandy bridge is Isola delle Correnti. Located on the southern tip of Sicily, it's a largely untouched piece of land with barely anything there. It's just the sand, the sun, and the sea all over again. And depending on the tide, the pathway leading up to the islet also comes and goes. So if you get stuck there, it's really just gonna be you and Mother Nature? Sounds exciting? You bet!
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The beaches in Sicily define what paradise truly is. They're utterly beautiful, so scenic, and they offer the best destination for a sunny day out. It's almost just a bonus that they're in the Mediterranean.