We went in search of beaches accessible to all to enjoy a beautiful holiday by the sea in Sicily, with a quality welcome and barriers reduced to a minimum.
We recommend, among many others, the Zero Barriere Beach in San Vito Lo Capo, in the province of Trapani, an enchanting seaside resort reminiscent of Caribbean beaches with white sand and crystal-clear water. The sand on the shoreline is pink due to the presence of coral fragments.
Here, there are walkways and platforms for moving around peacefully, special water wheelchairs with JOB rubber wheels, and dedicated staff ready to respond to bathers’ every need.
Thanks to the M.I.A. Mare Integrazione Accessibilità (“Sea Integration Accessibility”) project, Sicily’s major seaside resorts have been able to equip their beaches to provide an efficient bathing assistance service.
In Agrigento there is the free beach in front of the Holiday Park equipped area.
In Milazzo, in the province of Messina, the Lido La Fenice, run by the association of the same name, organises many cultural activities. In the same province, in Sant’Agata di Militello, in the Giancola district, the public beach offers a walkway connecting the car park to the shore, a gazebo and reserved parking spaces.
In Capo d’Orlando, with the Tutti al Mare project, there are several accessible beaches, including the Piazzetta del Borgo San Gregorio beach and the Klaxon and Miramare lidos on the Lungomare Andrea Doria.
On the Lungomare Ligabue (at Ciurma della Tartana) the NoLimits-Al di là del muro beach is equipped with ad hoc stations with high sunbeds and JOB chairs, totally free of charge for users and their companions.
There are several accessible beaches in and around Ragusa, including the Margarita Beach and Laola Beach in Marina di Ragusa, La Capannina, La Duna del Re and Circolo Velico Anemos in Scoglitti and, last but not least, the Pietrenere beach in Pozzallo.
Syracuse sees the launch of The Sicilia e Siracusa, Mare per Tutti (Sicily and Syracuse, Sea for All) initiative for increasingly accessible and eco-sustainable hospitality throughout Sicily. Syracuse is without a doubt the ideal destination, with its many establishments and beaches: the Arenella and Aeronautica lido at Arenella, the Camomilla beach and the Fontane Bianche, Sayonara and Nuovo lido at Fontane Bianche, the Portopalo di Capopassero beach and the Marina di Priolo municipal beach.
In Mondello, a seaside village near Palermo, the number of beach walkways at the L’Ombelico del Mondo lido is growing every year, where it is possible to be supervised by Paralympic swimming instructors.
Also in the province of Palermo, in the direction of Trapani, we recommend the Ciammarita beach in Trappeto.
You can find an updated list on the Facebook page of Sicilia Turismo per Tutti, which has been working since 2014 to allow the creation of an increasingly accessible and eco-sustainable hospitality throughout Sicily.
To find out the addresses, contacts and specific information about the facilities, we recommend that you consult the table below, which contains more than 70 beach facilities, including more than 20 public ones, equipped with the necessary facilities to enter the water and move around the shoreline with JOB chairs, visual aids and tactile platforms to navigate independently in the spaces.
Download the updated list of accessible beaches.