The Best Beaches in Sicily

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Looking for the best beaches in Sicily? Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean sea, and as such has a gorgeous collection of beaches available. So read ahead for our collection of this Italian island’s best beaches.

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Sicily is an Italian island, and one of the five, autonomous, Italian regions. More importantly, it is an island rich in history, culture, music, art and literature. An absolute treasure trove for an inquisitive and creative traveller.

There are SEVEN, yes SEVEN UNESCO World Heritage Sites on Sicily, which are not to be missed!

But yes, it also has some of the most delectably divine beaches in the World. With white sand and sparkling, turquoise water, so let’s get to work on our Best Beaches in Sicily list for you.

The Best Beaches in Sicily

San Vito Lo Capo

San Vito Lo Capo sits on the coast in the North West of the island.

It’s a sweet, small, seaside village that sits at the bottom of the Mount Monaco.

As you can see from the photos (left) the striking, turquoise waters contrasts stunningly against the light, sandy tones of the surrounding scenery.

San Vito Lo Capo is one of the most adored areas of Sicily for both Italians and foreign tourists alike, and it’s really not hard to see how this quaint, seaside village won the hearts of the travelling world.

This location is an excellent choice for travellers no matter what your requirements are. It’s renowned for being super safe for families with young children. It’s also a great choice for those with a passion for outdoor pursuits with plenty of options for hiking, climbing, biking, swimming etc.

And if you’re a foodie, well… you’re in an Italian, seaside village. What more could you ask for?


Cala Mazzo di Sciacca

This small and quiet beach is a hidden treasure trove of a location that is close to the Riserva Naturale dello Zingaro.

Hidden and ‘secret’ are always a winner with the more introverted travellers among us, am I right?!


Isola Bella

I mean, what a dreamy location to visit?

Isola Bella is a small Island near Taormina. Though small, she be but mighty. What a punch she packs with her utterly dream like scenery.

This ‘pearl of the Ionian sea’ was privately owned by Florence Trevelyan until 1990 at which point it was bought by the Region of Sicily and turned into a nature reserve, and I think it’s a thing to behold.

Here travellers are greeted by a more rocky beach, and sea coves. It’s the perfect, ‘beach’ location for anyone who appreciates a rich and indulgent, completely unique location.


Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro

Riserva naturale dello Zingaro was the first nature reserve to be set up in Sicily.

This was around 1981.

It has 7 stunning and unspoiled kilometres of coastline, so plenty of beautiful beach coves to choose from.

The oceans are richly turquoise, and the scenery is an even more gorgeous backdrop. And as an added bonus for nature lovers, the reserve is home to a whole array of birds and wildlife. Perfect for those wildlife lovers amongst you.


The Turkish Steps, Realmonte Coast

Near the hilltop town of Agrigento is the Realmonte coast.

Nestled on this coast is this incredible, bright white, rock cliff. It has gradually been eroded over the years, and as such has a really interesting shape that makes it easy to climb up and lay on.

It has been given the name the Scala dei Turchi due to its staircase like shape.

it’s a perfect location to really appreciate just how crystal clear these seas really are, all whilst appreciating one of the 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.


Calamosche

Nature’s swimming pool.

If Calamosche beach had a nickname, it should be that.

It’s calm, shallow waters are perfect for families with young children. But also a perfect location for snorkelers and divers a little further out as there is a great selection of marine life to be seen and explored.

It has been named the most beautiful beach of Italy before, and it’s really not hard to see why.


So there you have a selection of the best beaches in Sicily. Of course, as an Island you really can’t go too far wrong with this stunning, Italian island.

Make sure to adventure with your taste buds too, and check out the best places to eat in Sicily, too!


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