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Best Beaches in Sicily

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From north to south, east to west, hidden gem to tourist haven, here are the best spots to take in the sun, sand and salt water in Sicily.

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  • Beach Goer
  • Like a Local

10 Places

4 City Tips

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10 Places

Isola Bella

Islands

Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo

Beaches

Spiaggia di Mondello

Beaches

Lago di Venere

Hot Springs & Geysers

Cala Rossa

Beaches

Scala dei Turchi

Geologic Formations

Isola delle Correnti

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Vendicari Nature Reserve

Nature & Wildlife Areas

Isola Vulcano

Destinations

Salina Island

Islands, Volcanoes

Erica F's City Tips

  • Your best bet is to hire a car as getting around Sicily via public transport requires a lot of patience.
  • Do be polite and don't assume that everyone understands English.
  • Tipping is not obligatory.
  • Always make sure to have small bills and change for entry fees.
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    Isola Bella
    Islands
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    Erica F Says:

    Isola Bella is probably Sicily's cutest beach. Jutting out of the coast down the road from Taormina, Isola Bella is above all charming, with its grotto, ivy and trees. Beach lovers will enjoy the Robinson Crusoe-style rustic feeling, but because this spot gets a lot of visitors in the high season, the coastline is still fully equipped with beach necessities and eating establishments.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Hidden Gems
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • If you have beach/water shoes, bring them -- Isola Bella is all rocks.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #12 of 112 things to do in Taormina
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful 13/08/2018
    • A lovely beach 11/08/2018
    • Isola Bella
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    Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo
    Beaches
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    Erica F Says:

    San Vito lo Capo is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in Sicily for its light-colored, soft sand and refreshing water.

    Good for
    • Beach Goer
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • The tiny beach town is also located near the archaeological site, Segesta and hilltop town of Erice - both make for great day trips.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #9 of 44 things to do in San Vito lo Capo
    • Wow stunning sea 11/08/2018
    • Beautiful beach 11/08/2018
    • Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo
    Address:
    Via Lungomare, San Vito Lo Capo
    San Vito lo Capo, Sicily
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 0923 861636
    Other:
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    Spiaggia di Mondello
    Beaches
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    Erica F Says:

    Mondello is a cove beach just west of Palermo, very popular with locals and a fun place to get away from the chaos of Palermo and catch some rays.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Bring extra cash and change for beach entry fees and street food.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Mondello
    • Fabulous Beach 09/08/2018
    • Gorgeous but rammed 08/08/2018
    • Spiaggia di Mondello
    Address:
    Viale Regina Elena
    Mondello, Palermo, Sicily
    Italy
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    Lago di Venere
    Hot Springs & Geysers
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    Erica F Says:

    Known as the "lake of Aphrodite", Lago di Venere is a lake in an ancient volcanic crater, located on the quiet island of Pantelleria. The water is supposed to have healing qualities. Rustic and practically untouched, this is where you'll want to go for a true getaway.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Beach Goer
    • Hidden Gems
    Tips
    • Submerge yourself in a spot where the water is bubbling up from the bottom of the lake and smooth on some of the mud.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 49 things to do in Pantelleria
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Natural beaty farm 28/08/2016
    • Magical place 12/07/2016
    • Lago di Venere
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    Cala Rossa
    Beaches
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    Erica F Says:

    One of island Favignana's more popular public beaches, Cala Rossa is known for its gorgeous blue water and rocky beaches. Favignana is home to Sicily's tuna (tunny) fisheries, so the island is well-connected by ferries to the main island of Sicily.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    Tips
    • Ferries travel between Favignana and the Sicilian city of Trapani quite regularly.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 38 things to do in Isola di Favignana
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Breathtakingly beautiful 11/08/2018
    • WOW - BEAUTY 08/08/2018
    • Cala Rossa
    Address:
    Isola di Favignana
    Sicily
    Italy
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    Scala dei Turchi
    Geologic Formations
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    Erica F Says:

    The scaled white cliffs of Scala dei Turchi make this beach look otherworldly. It is an amazing oasis in southern Sicily.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Scala dei Turchi is only a 25 minute drive from the temple complex of Agrigento.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 12 things to do in Realmonte
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Just as beautiful as in the pictures, but... 13/08/2018
    • Very cool but know these things 13/08/2018
    • Scala dei Turchi
    Phone:
    +39 338 131 2047
    Other:
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    Isola delle Correnti
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Erica F Says:

    The southernmost tip of Sicily is Isola delle Correnti, in the Pachino area (where the small tomatoes are from). It is a hidden gem, perfect for nature lovers and seekers of peace and quiet. Beach meditation is top priority here!

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Beach Goer
    • Hidden Gems
    Tips
    • Bring sunscreen and maybe a tent for camping out.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 13 things to do in Portopalo di Capo Passero
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Dirty & Stinky 26/06/2018
    • spectacular sea 21/06/2018
    • Isola delle Correnti
    Other:
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    Vendicari Nature Reserve
    Nature & Wildlife Areas
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    Erica F Says:

    Vendicari is a rustic beach that is all about nature and peace and quiet. Located in Vendicari Nature Reserve, Vendicari is a great getaway for those looking for a more natural beach and wanting to avoid crowds.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Beach Goer
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Bring an umbrella, sunscreen and some cash for water.
    • Vendicari is about 45 minutes south of Siracusa, where you can find gorgeous archaeological sites.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #245 of 4 350 things to do in Sicily
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Flamingos and very nice snorkelling area 11/08/2018
    • Re. "WARNING - WING MIRROR SCAMMERS" 21/07/2018
    • Vendicari Nature Reserve
    Phone:
    +39 339 299 4857
    Other:
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    Isola Vulcano
    Destinations
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    Erica F Says:

    The beach of Sabbia Nera on Vulcano, one of the Aeolian islands, is gorgeous for its unique dark sand color and quiet moments.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Beach Goer
    • Hidden Gems
    Tips
    • Watch for volcano activity -- Vulcano is an active volcano.
    • Getting there early is key because in the summer it does fill up with visitors from the Messina and Milazza ferries.
    • If you like beach camping, bring a tent.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    • Isola Vulcano
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    Salina Island
    Islands, Volcanoes
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    Erica F Says:

    Salina is part of the Aeolian islands, with a charming town and great view of active volcano Stromboli. It's a great place for hiking and volcano spotting.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Trendsetter
    • Hidden Gems
    Tips
    • You can bring a tent and camp here, but you will have seen it all in 2-3 days.
    • The beaches are tranquil but do fill up during high season.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #403 of 4 350 things to do in Sicily
    • Summer retreat 29/07/2018
    • Limitations 03/07/2018
    • Salina Island
    Address:
    Via Calabria, 98122 Mesina ME
    98122, Sicily
    Italy
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