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An Insider’s Guide To Sicily: Beaches Edition


Sicily Insider’s Pocket Guide is a short and fun guide with just a few explanations, but it’s everything you will need for your perfect stay in Sicily.

Summer is here, so Sicily is blooming! The beaches of Sicily are definitely a must see a must do!

Here are our recommendations about the best beaches of Sicily.

Read also: 6 Most Touristy Places in Sicily and Where To Go Instead

Quick Sicily Travel Guide

Sicily Accommodation: San Domenico Palace and Grand Hotel Timeo for luxury accommodation in Taormina, and Casa Nostra Boutique Hotel or Palazzo Natoli Boutique Hotel for intimate vibes in Palermo. Dome or B&B Oriental Palace in Catania. Room Of Andrea Hotel or Gaura Apartments in Trapani. Le Tre Campane Ortigia or Palazzo Alfeo Aparthotel in Syracuse. Principe Di Salina Boutique Hotel or Il Gabbiano Relais in Stromboli on the Aeolian Islands.

Top Sicily Activities:

Must visit beaches in Sicily

Sandy beaches:

  • Mondello in Palermo
  • Caldura in Cefalù
  • Fontane Bianche in Syracuse
  • San Lorenzo in Noto
  • Santa Maria del Focallo in Ragusa
  • Capo Bianco in Eraclea Minoa
  • Spiaggia dei Conigli in Lampedusa
  • The beach of San Vito lo Capo

Rocky beaches:

  • Tre Piscine in Bagheria
  • Cala Rossa in Favignana
  • Cala Minnola in Levanzo
  • Tonnara di Scopello in Castellammare del Golfo

Pebble beaches:

  • Capo Calavà in Gioiosa Marea
  • Cala Junco in Panarea
  • Isola Bella in Taormina
  • Cala dell’Uzzo in Zingaro Nature Reserve

Things you must do on the beaches of Sicily

  • Relax with volcanic mud and natural thermal waters in Lago di Venere of Pantelleria.
  • Look for flamingos in pink salt lakes of Isola Lunga in Marsala.
  • Have a walk on the sandbar of Laghetti di Marinello in Tindari.
  • Go body rafting in the Gorges of Alcantara.
  • Swim in the paradise of Cavagrande del Cassibile.

Please let us know if this guide was useful for you during your stay in Sicily. Which was your favorite beach? And which beach would you recommend to visit to all the first time visitors? Let us know in the comments.

All the photos in this article were taken by Chiara Magi. Book your travel photoshoot in Palermo here or write us at [email protected].

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Chiara Magi
Chiara Magi
I'm a photographer and filmmaker, and most of all probably the biggest lover of Sicily! I am also the creator of Sicily Insider, sharing the best travel information, tips and advice.


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