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Between crystal clear sea and natural beauty: the beaches of Sicily


Between crystal clear sea and natural beauty: the beaches of Sicily

Sicily and its islands are renowned worldwide for their stunning beaches, with crystal clear waters and white sand. Every year, tourists from all over the globe flock to Sicily to unwind and bask in the sun, sea, and natural beauty of these islands.

Here are some of the prime beaches you shouldn’t miss if you decide to visit Sicily:


  • San Vito Lo Capo Beach: Located on the north-western coast of Sicily, San Vito Lo Capo Beach is one of the most famous beaches in Sicily. With its long stretch of white sand, crystal clear waters, and surrounding mountains, San Vito Lo Capo Beach is a unique spectacle.

  • Favignana Island: Favignana Island, situated off the western coast of Sicily, is famed for its crystal clear waters and white sandy beaches. Cala Rossa Beach, in particular, is one of the most beautiful on the island.

  • Mondello Beach: Mondello Beach, located just a few kilometers from Palermo, is one of Sicily's most popular beaches. With its white sand and crystal clear sea, Mondello Beach is a perfect place to enjoy the sun and relax.

  • Lampedusa Island: Lampedusa Island, situated off the southern coast of Sicily, is renowned for its crystal clear waters and white sandy beaches. Rabbit Beach, in particular, is one of the most famous and spectacular beaches in Italy.

  • Calamosche Beach: Situated within the Vendicari Nature Reserve, Calamosche Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Sicily. With its white sand and crystal clear waters, Calamosche Beach is an ideal place to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of Sicily.

  • Vulcano Island: Vulcano Island, located off the northern coast of Sicily, is famous for its thermal waters and black sandy beaches. Black Sands Beach, in particular, is one of the most beautiful on the island.

  • Marina di Ragusa Beach: Marina di Ragusa Beach, located on the south-eastern coast of Sicily, is one of the region’s most popular beaches. With its golden sand and crystal clear waters, Marina di Ragusa Beach is a perfect place to relax and enjoy the sun.


Apart from the mentioned beaches, there are many other enchanting beaches in Sicily, including Cefalù Beach, Isola Bella Beach in Taormina, Fontane Bianche Beach in Syracuse, and many more.

Furthermore, access to many of these beaches is easy and convenient, with plenty of parking spots nearby and facilities for beach equipment rental. In summer, these beaches are bustling with life, with restaurants, bars, and shops offering local products and culinary specialties.


No matter which beach you choose to visit, Sicily provides a perfect blend of natural beauty, history, and culture. Don’t miss the chance to visit these spectacular beaches and discover all that Sicily has to offer.

zingaro nature reserve beach

Here are some of the natural reserves in Sicily that include enchanting beaches:


  • Zingaro Natural Reserve: Located on the north-western coast of Sicily, this natural reserve is famous for its hidden and intimate beaches, overlooking the crystal clear waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Opening hours: 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM (1st April to 31st October), 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (1st November to 31st March). Cost: €5.00 for adults, €3.00 for 11-14 years old, free for children under 10. Official website: riservazingaro.it​


  • Vendicari Natural Reserve: Located on the south-eastern coast of Sicily, this natural reserve hosts some of the most beautiful and secluded beaches on the island, including Calamosche beach. Opening hours: 7:00 AM to 7:30 PM (summer), 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM (winter, 1st November to 31st March). Cost: €3.50. Website: vendicari.net

  • Regional Natural Reserve of the Mouth of the Platani River: Located on the southern coast of Sicily, this natural reserve offers pristine beaches and a wide range of natural landscapes, including marshes, sand dunes, and a vast expanse of Mediterranean scrub. Recommended visit duration: 3 hours and 30 minutes. Open all year round with free access and parking. Guided tours available upon reservation. Contact: Ufficio Provinciale di Agrigento: +39 0922 27088, Ufficio D. F. di Ribera: +39 0925 545951.


  • Natural Reserve of the Stagnone Islands of Marsala: Located on the western coast of Sicily, this natural reserve comprises a series of islands, including Mozia Island, which offer some of the most spectacular beaches on the island. For the Riserva Naturale delle Isole dello Stagnone di Marsala, I would recommend checking local tourism offices or reputable travel websites. If you have any more questions or need further information, feel free to ask.


These natural reserves provide an unforgettable experience for those who love nature and the beauty of untouched beaches.






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