Sicily is a summer holiday jewel in the Mediterranean Sea and Sicily beaches are some of the most beautiful in all of Europe!
Here’s the list of 10 Best Beaches in Sicily. You will definitely choose one for your coming holidays!
1. Cefalu beach
Being one of the most popular medieval towns to visit in Sicily, Cefalu also offers unique swimming experience. Its beach in the city centre transfers you to the medieval times.
If you are a beach lover and want to try something special, then swimming in Cefalu beach is your thing to do. And once you finish with swimming and sunbathing do not forget to taste some of the most famous local Sicilian wines in any wine cellars that are spread throughtout the town.
2. Sabbia Nera (Black beach), Vulcano, Lipari
Just off the coast of Sicily, you can find some of the famous islands in the Mediterranean Sea, Aeolian islands. They are of volcanic origin which is why you can find here numerous beaches of black volcanic sand.
Sabbia Nera in the island of Vulcano is one of the most popular ones. If it’s not too hot, take your time and climb up to the volcano above the beach which offers amazing views of the Aeolian Islands and whole surroundings.
3. Hot springs in Vulcano, Lipari
We will stay in Vulcano Island for one more beach. It is just a few steps from the Black sand beach and is known for hot and sparkling baths. If you don’t mind swimming in a white milky water then you should definitely try this. The mud has healing effects on the skin.
And once you want to clean your body from that mud, just walk out to the sea. There are also some hot springs so you only need to find free spring and enjoy warm sea water all around your body. This is definitely the most unique beach I have ever seen!
4. Marinello beach, Oliveri
Oliveri is one of the most romantic towns in Sicily. Featured with a view of Sanctuary of Tindari standing on the hill above, lagoons with a tongue of sand and the long beach it is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Sicily.
From the end of the sand promontory, you can enjoy one of the most beautiful sunsets in Sicily! I was happy enough to catch it few years ago and utill now it is still the most popular photo from pictures I placed on flickr, what do you think? 🙂
5. Isola Bella, Taormina
Isola Bella is an islet in Taormina that is connected with the island of Sicily by a narrow strip. If you want to experience some Thailand-like swimming then this place will be ideal.
The islet offers amazing sunsets and you won’t go wrong if you take a good photo camera with you. Known also as the “Pearl of the Ionian Sea”, the islet was the private property of a woman Florence Trevelyan until 1990. Now it belongs to the island of Sicily and was declared a nature reserve.
6. Riviera Dei Ciclopi
Small rocky beach facing small rocky islands of Ciclopi is known as Riviera Dei Ciclopi. It offers great sunsets and quite a wild swimming.
This riviera can be found north of Catania. Here you will find especially stony and pebble beaches, situated just at the foot of the largest European active volcano – Etna.
7. Fontane Bianche, Siracusa
Fontane Bianche is a small summer holiday resort town located not far from the city of Syracuse and offers amazing swimming in the Caribbean-like location.
Although palm trees are missing at the coast, crystal clear turquoise water transfer you miles away of Europe. This place is therefore sought after by lovers of fishing, diving or underwater photography.
8. Cala Mosche
Cala Mosche is a bay located in the south-eastern part of Sicily, near the town of Noto. It is a part of the nature reserve Riserva Naturale di Vendicari and is therefore sought after by people who prefer more remote locations.
In 2005 Cala Mosche beach was awarded the most beautiful beach in all of Italy by the Blue Guide of Legambiente. The aroma of the shrubs, the beautiful panorama of the rocks, the snow-white sand. What else can you dream of?
The Sampieri beach is located near the seaside resort of the eponymous name. It stretches in 20 kilometres long pristine and wild coastline.
This beach begins a little after Marina di Modica and is known as a long beach of soft golden sand protected by a small forested area.
10. Riserva dello Zingaro
Riserva dello Zingaro is a nature reserve located along the Sicilian coastline. Located in the northwest part of the island, not far from famous San Vito Lo Capo, the reserve hides some of the best and most beautiful beaches in all of Sicily.
If you like secluded, secret and empty beaches without any services and no tourists at all, you have to go to Riserva dello Zingaro.