The 15 Best Beaches in Italy
This summer discover the 15 Best Beaches in Italy. The top beaches in Italy, wild beaches in Italy, Hidden Beaches in Italy, Dream Beaches in Italy await you.
Discover this selection made of celebrities beaches as "Isola Bella" beach in Taormina where the Hollywood actor Audrey Hepburn used to love sunbathing.
In this selection of the Best Beaches in Italy you will also find wild and Hidden Beaches in Italy as Fetovaia Beach on the island of Elba, one of the best beach destinations in Italy to rest on warm white sand, swim in crystal clear waters or stroll through pine forests.
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1. Cala Goloritze Beach
Welcome to the most beautiful beach in Italy! Located on the east coast of Sardinia, in the municipality of Baunei, Cala "Cala Goloritzé" will be your little paradise on your dream vacation in one of the Best Beach Destinations in Italy.
You can reach the beach by sea but the boat will drop you 100 meters from the beach (you can continue by inflatable boat). You can also reach the beach on foot thanks to a small path located on the plateau of Colgo. Reckon on two hours of walking to access. This beach is sublime and protected and is top ranked as the Most Beautiful Beach in Italy.
Book your flights to Cagliari airport (2h30 by car from Cala Goloritze) or book an internal flight between Cagliari airport and Arbatax / Tortoli airport (1 hour drive from Cala Goloritze) as well as your accommodation in Sardinia and your Tours & Activities in Sardinia as a "Eco-Friendly Dolphin Watching Boat Tour".
Where to stay: "B&B Issicoro" located 3 km from the beach.
2. Atrani Beach
In southern Italy, a 90-minute drive from Naples, lies Atrani and its beach top ranked among the Best Beaches in Italy.
Atrani is a charming Italian city where time seems to have stopped. Located in the region of Campania, between the two beautiful villages of Positano and Amalfi, Atrani is the perfect destination for a beach holiday in Italy.
You can also book your accommodation in the city of Sorrento, larger but just as charming
Where to stay: "MariLeo Amalfi". Within 500 metres from Atrani Beach.
3. Chia Beach
Chia - South Sardinia
Chia Beach lies in the south of Sardinia, the largest island in Italy; it is one of the most beautiful beaches in Italy for relaxation.
Where to stay: "Faro Capo Spartivento". Pamper yourself like a star with 2 outdoor pools, a restaurant and a cinema.
4. Fetovaia beach
It is difficult to resist the beauty of this beach ranked among the most beautiful beaches in Italy.
Fetovaia Beach is located southwest of the island of Elba, one of the Best Beach Destinations in Italy. You may be less familiar with this small island than its neighbor Sardinia. The island of Elba is smaller with only 220 km2. It is located between Corsica and Tuscany.
To discover one of the Top beaches in Italy, the easiest way is to book your flights to Milan, Florence or Pisa and take an internal flight to Elba airport.
You can also book your flight to Florence or Pisa and leave by car or train to the port of Piombino. From there you can make the crossing by ferry (several crossings a day with the companies "Blu Navy", "Corsica Sardinia Ferries" and "Moby."
How to get there: Book your flights to Florence (+ Ferry from Piombino).
Where to stay: "Hotel Lo Scirocco" located 2 minutes away from the beach.
5. Polignano a mare Beach
The beach of Polignano a Mare is located 40 minutes from Bari airport in the Apulia region. It is ranked among the Most Beautiful beaches in Italy.
The city of Polignano a Mare is known to Italians but also travellers from all over the world for the quality and the beauty of the blue sea water at the edge of this small town.
Where to stay: "Giovi Relais" located in the best area of Polignagno a Mar.
6. Mondello Beach
Palermo - Sicily
This is one of the Best Beaches in Italy. The gigantic white sand beach of "Spiaggia di Mondello" is located just 20 minutes from the center of Palermo, in the district of Mondello.
The easiest way to get there is to book your flights to Palermo and drive by car (20 min) to discover the most beautiful places in Sicily.
Book your accomodation at the best price in Sicily and your tours and activities do in Sicily, such as a "Palermo 3-hour street food and history walking tour".
How to get there: Book your flights to Palermo. .
Where to stay: "Hotel Politeama". Lcoated near the beach of Mondello.
7. Tropea Beach
Tropea - Calabria
Tropea is famous for its beaches ranked among the Most Beautiful Beaches in Italy... and its red onions. This is not a joke. Much of Tropea's economic resources come from tourism but also from selling red onions.
Tropea is also known for its church ranked among the most beautiful religious monuments in Europe. The church "Santa Maria dell' Isola" overlooks the sea and the beaches of Tropea.
It is a perfect destination for travelers looking for authenticity, relaxation, beautiful beaches and sun.
Book your flights to Lamezia Terme Airport, one hour drive from Tropea. To benefit from the best prices book your accommodation and your tours and activities in Tropea, such as a “Stromboli by Night tour” from Tropea.
How to get there: Book your flights to Lamezia Airport (1h by car).
Where to stay: "Rocca Della Sena" facing the sea and located 8 minutes from the beach of Tropea.
8. Numana Beach
Numana - Ancona
You do not want to make any concessions, you want sun, good restaurants, delicious ice cream, a crystal clear sea, an unspoilt beach with a delicate scent of pine trees in the air? Numana Alta beach is for you! There are several beaches of that kind in Numana, one of the Best beach destinations in Italy.
Numana Bassa is perfect for children: there are many children’s playgrounds, beach facilities and restaurants.
Numana Alta beach is very quiet and perfect for a rest with a good book or if you want to dip into the sea. It is protected from the wind by the reefs.
How to get there: Book your flights to Ancona Falconara Airport.
Where to stay: "Marino 1958 Hotel". Located 500 metres from the beach.
9. Pizzomunno Beach
Vieste - Puglia
In the beautiful town of Vieste in Southern Italy, lies Pizzomunno beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in Italy. The beach is perfect for children as the water is shallow.
You will love relaxing on this beach just as you will enjoy walking in the historic center of Vieste.
Book your flights to Vieste airport or to Bari airport (located at 90 km) as well as your hotel at the best price in Vieste and your tours and activities in Puglia, such as "Alberobello's trulli: 2-hour guided walking tower".
How to get there: Book your flights to Vieste or Bari Airport (1H by car).
Where to stay: "Al Castello Relais" located 4 minutes away from the beach.
10. Positano Beach
Positano - Amalfi Coast
Positano is perfect for couples of all ages; it's hard not to succumb to the charm of this place that seems to have been created by gods. Get lost in its steep streets, treat yourself to a romantic meal on the terrace of your hotel or simply enjoy the beach.
Enjoy the small pleasures of life, a delicious Italian ice cream, a fresh fruit cocktail, a dip into the water... You are on one of the most beautiful beaches in Italy.
Book your flights to Naples or Salerno (located 1H30 drive from Positano), your accommodation at the best price guaranteed and your tours and activities on the Amalfi Coast such as a "Positano & Amalfi Coast small group boat tour".
Where to stay: "Hotel Savoia", we love its authentic colourful tiles but especially its beautiful views of Positano and its breakfast.
11. Villasimius Beach
Villasimius - Sardinia
This small town of 3000 inhabitants, located in the south of Sardinia and just an hour's drive from Cagliari airport, is renowned for the beauty of its beaches ranked among the Most Beautiful Beaches in Italy.
You will spend unforgettable holidays on the beaches of Simius and Porto Giunco, both located in Villasimius. No need to go to the Bahamas to enjoy beautiful beaches, turquoise waters and fine white sand.
Your program: loafing around, relaxing, sunbathing.
Where to stay: To wake up a few meters from the beach, book your room at the best price at the "Hotel Simius Playa".
12. Isola Bela
Taormina - Sicily
Do not confuse Isola Bela located in Taormina in Sicily and "Isola Bella" located on Lake Maggiore, north of Milan. Isola Bela in Sicily is a tiny island. When the tide goes out it becomes even a "peninsula" connected to the rest of the city of Taormina.
The island where Hollywood star Audrey Hepburn loved to sunbathe has a turbulent history. It was sold to various personalities including Queen Victoria’s daughter, then sold to 2 brothers for a pittance (20,000 euros).
After their business went bankrupt, Isola Bela was put on sale by the courts for 3 million euros, but no one purchased it. This is good news as the island is now under the management of the WWF Environmental Protection Fund.
Book your flights to Catania airport as well as your accommodation in Taormina at the best price and your tours and activities in Sicily, such as a "Full-day Etna, Wine & Alcantara Canyons Tour from Taormina".
Where to stay: For its lush gardens, magnificent swimming pool and hearty breakfasts, we recommend you to stay at the "Hotel Villa Belvedere".
13. Monteroso al Mare Beach
Where to stay: Book your stay at the "Roca Du Ma Pasu hotel" you will enjoy magnificent views of the beautiful beach of Monterosso al mare.
14. Baia delle Zagare Beach
Mattinata - Puglia
This summer discover one of the Best Beaches in Italy, "Baia delle Zagare Beach" located in Mattinata, Puglia.
How to get there: Book your flights to Vieste or Bari.
Where to stay: "Hotel Residence Il Porto". Perched on a hill overlooking Mattinata bay.
15. Scala dei Turchi Beach
Agrigente - Sicily
Scala dei Turchi Beach is a 2-hour drive from Comiso Airport in Sicily. This beach, ranked among the most beautiful beaches in Italy, is renowned for the pure white colour of the limestone.
Its name "Stairs of the Turks" originates from Arab invasions (not Turkish). The invaders, between two attacks, took refuge and sheltered from the wind in this rock formation in the shape of a staircase. Explode your Instagram account with pictures of this unique beach in the world.
Book your flights to Comiso and your accommodation at the best price and your tours and activities in Sicily, such as a "Guided Transfer to the Valley of the Temples & Villa Romana".
How to get there: Book your flights to Camiso Airport.
Where to stay: "La Scogliera Turca" located 2 minutes from the beach.
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