Sicily has long been a popular tourist destination – and for good reason. From its rich history, culture and cuisine to its sandy beaches, there’s something in Sicily for everyone. Below, we explore Sicily’s most popular beaches for your stay.
San Vito Lo Capo
If you enjoy space and scenery, San Vito Lo Capo could be your answer. This is one of the most beautiful beaches in Italy but isn’t as crowded as many beaches in Sicily. It’s 1km long white sand beach is dotted perfectly with palm trees but the star of the show is the giant headland dominating the landscape. There are plenty of hiking trails nearby at the Zingaro Nature Reserve, plus the pretty local town has many laidback dining options for you to enjoy. Even if it’s not centrally located, this beach is a versatile winner.
Mondello beach is a favourite for those in Palermo. Situated seven miles north of the city, this trendy beach is squashed between two sublime rock formations (Monte Pellegrino and Monte Gallo). Naturally, the beach is packed with swimmers and water sports, but there’s more to enjoy in the locality too. With much of Sicily’s aristocracy settling in the area, there are dazzling restaurants and ornate architecture to enjoy.
Scala dei Turchi
Scala dei Turchi might well be Sicily’s most dazzling beach. With a white, staircase of rock in the background, you’ll find yourself heading up the cliffs in search of the best view of the sea. From this rock, those who are more daring can jump straight into the sea, or you can wander further to get to a sandy beach. Plus, with shallow swimming areas, there’s opportunity for kids to enjoy themselves too.
Torre Salsa offers you a long stretch of beach without the same crowds that others have. Sure, you may have to navigate an unpaved road to get there, but it’s all worth it when you settle down and relax without having to deal with a crowd.
Cefalu’s beach offers stunning setting as you relax on the beach. Across the turquoise waters, you’ll see looping cliffs with a medieval cathedral in the distance. And with a charming, historic town by the beach, there’s plenty to do when you need a break from the sun. Although this beach can get popular, if you can find yourself a spot you won’t be forgetting it in a hurry.
With its pristine beaches, Sicily makes for a wonderful holiday destination. And you can experience every beach Sicily has to offer with an escorted tour, giving you an enriching taste of the island from local guides.