Where is your favorite place to spend summer? Maybe somewhere with plenty of space, blue sky, refreshing water… You guessed it, I’m talking about the beach! In Italy, you can enjoy the sun, sandy beaches, clear water, and the most delicious Italian food. Here I have compiled a list of 10 stunning beaches that you can visit this summer in Italy. So let’s go!
1. La Pelosa Beach
This beach is located in is Capo Falcone, just 2 km from Stintino, one of Sardinia’s prettiest small towns in the province of Sassari. The color of the water is beautiful and even if this beach isn’t big, it is definitely worth visiting. Just remember, if you want to go during peak season, you must reserve a ticket in advance.
2. Rena Bianca Beach
Located near Santa Teresa di Gallura in the province of Olbia-Tempio in north Sardinia, Rena Bianca beach (Spiaggia Rena Bianca) is the main beach of Santa Teresa di Gallura. It is situated just a few hundred meters north of the center of the ancient village and is great for snorkelling because the water is incredibly clear giving beautiful underwater views.
3. Sabaudia Beach
Sabaudia beach is located just 1h30 from Rome and is known for its sandy beach, clean waters, and wonderful view of Monte Circeo. If you stay until the evening you can enjoy a cocktail while the sun sets over the water, and there are plenty of places to try delicious Italian food.
4. Tropea Beach
Tropea is a small and quiet place by the sea, and although the beach is not very big there is plenty to do. The water is clear with lovely places for swimming and sunbathing and you can visit the village after siesta time. It is sometimes crowded during the high seasons but still worth it to visit for your summer holidays.
5. Poetto Beach
Poetto is Cagliari’s main beach and is huge, with shallow water ideal for swimming. Poetto is also known for its nightlife and especially from June to September you can listen to live music, go to discos, participate in dance lessons or karaoke or simply walk on the seashore.
6. Sansone Beach
Sansone beach is located in Elba, an island in Tuscany and offers crystal clear water on a beach of small white stones. People love to swim and snorkel here and the colourful fishes love to swim around you. This beach is considered one of the most beautiful beaches on the Island of Elba.
7. Cavoli Beach
Cavoli beach has crystal clear water with grainy sand and is famous among young people during the summer. It is always crowded so it the perfect place for anyone who enjoys a beach party atmosphere. For those looking for a calmer experience, although the beach is busy during the high seasons, this place is also worth a visit during low seasons.
8. Marasusa beach
Marasusa beach is situated along La Costa Degli Dei, or the Coast of the Gods, in Tropea. The view of this beach is stunning with clear water, a sandy beach mix and dramatic cliffs. You can choose to enjoy the view from the beach or climb up to the cliffs, and on the top of the hills there are lots of ancient dwellings which you can visit. The village is also worth exploring and the food here is excellent.
9. Cala Goloritzé
Cala Goloritzé is located in the town of Baunei, in the southern part of the Gulf of Orosei in Ogliastra, Sardinia. Accessible only by boat or hiking, this place is certainly worth visiting. A UNESCO world heritage site, the beach boasts clear turquoise water and pretty white pebbles and is popular with snorkellers thanks to its beautiful marine life.
10. Spiaggia dei Conigli
Spiaggia dei Conigli, also known as Rabbit Beach, is located on the little island of Lampedusa 176 km southwest of Sicily. Rabbit beach is named after its original inhabitants and the water here is turquoise and warm. Famous for its beautiful views, this beach is also a nesting beach for loggerhead turtles.