Choosing just a few of the most beautiful beaches in Sicily is a difficult task. This is because the island offers an exceptional variety of views, crystal clear water, and natural works of art that are unique in the world. To explore the wonderful world of the Sicilian  sea, you must start from somewhere and everyone.

Near Siracusa, Calamosche is in the Vendicari wildlife oasi, not far from the baroque style in Noto. It is a beautiful cove, large 200 meters. It is between two rocky promontories full of ravines and caves in a Mediterranean vegetation. Its sea is very clear and calm. Not far away, there is also San Lorenzo beach.

San Lorenzo - Siracusa - ph. Antonino Arrigo

San Lorenzo – Siracusa – ph. Antonino Arrigo

Isola dei Conigli. We are in Lampedusa. The beach is right in front of the Isola dei Conigli which can be reached by swimming or you can walk to it when the strip of sand appears.

It is a slice of Africa in Sicily: there is a very rich sea life, where loggerhead turtles go to lay their eggs. Water colors have infinite shades of blue. For this reason, Domenico Modugno loved it so much. Tripadvisor declared l’isola dei Conigli as the most beautiful beach in the world.

isola del Conigli -ph.

isola del Conigli – ph. Emanuele Manciavillano

Riserva dello Zingaro (and surroundings), between Palermo and Trapani.

There is a stretch of coast that connects two villages that are among the most fascinating   ones of the whole island: Scopello, with its towering cliffs and its charming little village, is full of biodiversity and the popular San Vito Lo Capo with its beautiful beach. Its beach is often pink and it seems a real Caribbean one. The reserve and its coves, with a very clear sandy seabed, are the epitome of an unspoiled Mediterranean vegetation. It develops among dwarf palms, olive trees and fragrant evergreens.

riserva naturale dello zingaro - facebook

riserva naturale dello zingaro – facebook

Scala dei Turchi

It is a truly unique place. It is located along the coast between Porto Empedocle and Realmonte (Agrigento). It is a pure white limestone and clay high rock, shaped by nature in several layers. It is a fascinating example of nature’s ability of changing landscapes over time.

Scala dei Turchi -ph.

Scala dei Turchi – ph. Roberta Reina

Torre Salsa

It is one of the longest beach in Sicily. It has been a natural reserve for many years and it is a dreamed spot to get out from stressed moments. That is because it is a truly natural area with no services for tourism. It goes from Siculiana to Eraclea Minoa (Agrigento). There are several access ways to reach it but like all precious gems, it is quite hidden.

Riserva naturale Torre Salsa -ph. P.Rapisarda/Pin

Riserva naturale Torre Salsa -ph. P.Rapisarda/Pin

San Leone

It is the most famous beach in Agrigento with a long golden and fine sandy shore.

It is a succession of beaches that in the evening transform into outdoors pubs, gathering the young nightlife from Agrigento. Because it is often windy, this place is an excellent destination for surfers too.

Mondello

It is considered the Palermo Beach. The very light sand is like a colors palette where the sea, the sun, and the clouds paint countless shades from turquoise to emerald green. Colors that remain etched in memory. The long beach lines from palm trees and Art Nouveau villas spread here and there. It is just perfect from spring to autumn even for children. It is equipped with deckchairs, parasols, and unique colorful wooden cabins from May to September.

Around the corner, there is the old fishing village, with many places where you can taste typical dishes, and the small harbor with colorful fishing boats.

Mondello beach Palermo. Ph. robianni

Mondello beach Palermo. Ph. robianni

Isola Bella

Not far from the Taormina, there is a thin strip of white sand that connects the coast to a very green rock. Swimming in this contest is very emotional. It is not a coincidence that the Isola Bella is known as the “Pearl of the Mediterranean”.

Isola Bella, Taormina - ph.Francesco Pellegrino

Isola Bella, Taormina – ph.Francesco Pellegrino

Oliveri 

It is the wonder beach that you see from the Tindari‘s sanctuary (Messina) Here, nature designed stretched ponds. When you see the sandy strips from above you want to go down to see them from close. They are at the end of the beach and swimming and walking in such a unique scenery is a great experience.

Punta Secca

Montalbano’s followers would recognize Vigata beach, the one where the windows of the popular commissioner are, at first look. We are in the province of Ragusa and seeing it live is expected: it is a charming gold beach.

Punta secca - ph. Marco Miceli

Punta secca – ph. Marco Miceli

Porto Palo di Menfi

From Menfi (Agrigento) to Capo Granitola and then to Mazara del Vallo (Trapani), there is a succession of sandy beaches. The one in Porto Palo has a special charm, it could be for the maritime air or for the feeling of being away from the hustle. On the seafront you see typical places for tasty dinners where you can try fresh fish from the morning with an excellent white wine typical of the area.

Menfi - ph.Lidia Wylie/pinterest

Menfi – ph.Lidia Wylie/pinterest

Capo d’Orlando

It is the famous beach near Messina, in front of the Aeolian Islands. It is a long stretch beach (eight kilometers) where you can see, depending on the slope, beautiful sunrises and sunsets.

Capo d'Orlando - ph Marilena Di Blasi

Capo d’Orlando – ph Marilena Di Blasi

Sampieri

This fishing village near Scicli (Ragusa) has a nice long beach,

It is lined by a pine wood, rolling dunes and by an astonishing archaeological factory called Fornace Penna, built in the early 1900s to produce clay bricks, that characterize this place.