Isola dei Conigli – Rabbit Island

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Just a few metres from the western coast of Lampedusa, in front of a sandy beach of rare beauty, is the Isola dei Conigli.

Contrary to what you might imagine, there is no trace of rabbits on this small piece of rocky, wild land. It is much easier, however, to come across a specimen of Caretta Caretta turtle laying its eggs on the adjacent beach, which has been given the name Spiaggia dei Conigli (Rabbit Beach), one of the last nesting sites chosen by this rare and friendly reptile.

In fact, it is thought that the name of the island and the beach of the same name derives from a misinterpretation of ancient cartography that marked the name as “Rabit” Island, i.e. an improper translation of the English word rabbit. There are many possibilities, however, that the word rabit was derived from an Arabic phoneme that can be translated as “connection”, referring to the isthmus that sometimes forms between the islet and the coast at low tide.

Apart from the name, this dream place is a triumph of nature’s magnificence, with its beautiful beach and the incredibly transparent blue of the sea, which becomes a natural pool.

Booking Beach of the Rabbits – Season 2022

To protect the natural environment and for a respectful experience of use, from 20 June to 15 October, access to the Beach of the Rabbits is regulated in two shifts: morning 08.30 – 13.30, afternoon 14.30 – 19.30, for a maximum number of 550 people per shift.

For information and assistance: info@prenotazionespiaggiaconigli.it – www.prenotazionespiaggiaconigli.it

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