TOP 10 MOST BEAUTIFUL BEACHES IN SOUTH EAST SICILY
South Eastern Sicily, which includes the provinces of Ragusa and Syracuse, is a true spectacle of art and nature.
The main protagonists of this scenario are the wonderful Baroque and Greco-Roman art, with its art cities of Modica, Ragusa Ibla, Noto and Piazza Armerina; the small seaside and countryside villages such as Sampieri and Caltagirone; and finally the long white and sandy beaches and the natural reserves such as that of Vendicari or Cassibile.
If this is your holiday destination, or if you are thinking about it for your next holidays, this guide will help you organize you to the fullest and enjoy beautiful sunsets and dream dives.
So let's start and explore some of the most beautiful beaches of South Eastern Sicily!
BEACHES OF SOUTH EASTERN SICILY
The coasts of South Eastern Sicily offer mostly kilometer-long beaches and endless bays, often accompanied by picturesque dunes and pine forests.
The color of the sea, clear and clean, is a blue at times almost Caribbean blue and is therefore perfect also for families traveling with children.
The beauty of these beaches is that you can choose the one that suits you best, depending on whether you are traveling alone, as a couple or with children.
In fact, Sicily offers many free beaches and numerous beaches full equipped with toilets, restaurants, activities for children, outdoor sports (surfing, beach volleyball, yoga) and discos on the beach.
Here is our small selection:
The Calamosche beach is located within the Vendicari Nature Reserve and consists of a splendid sandy cove protected by rocks and surrounded by still unspoiled nature.
Walking among ancient trees and plants of the Mediterranean scrub, you can then reach the beach of Calamosche and 13 kilometers of wild coast.
MARINA DI NOTO
A long stretch of golden sand defines the coast of Noto, the capital of the Baroque.
Marina di Noto is actually the perfect beach to go with children because of the fine sand and services for parents and kids.
The beach is served by buses that connect the city and the beaches.
Between Syracuse and Noto there is a special place characterized by white sand and clear and turquoise almost Caribbean waters. The beach, not far from the Cavagrande del Cassibile Reserve, is characterized by a very long coastline of immaculate sand within a natural gulf.
A special place to discover both with the family and for a romantic, relaxing and wild trip with your beloved.
BEACH OF SAN LORENZO AND MARZAMEMI
To the south of the Vendicari Reserve, between Pachino and Marzamemi, the beach of San Lorenzo is a wonderful expanse of white sand and turquoise sea located along a stretch of coast that alternates stretches of sand with small inlets. It is no coincidence that this beach is called the "Caribbean of Sicily", due to the crystal clear sea and fine white sand.
A few steps from the beach we find Marzamemi, with its equally beautiful beach and above all its characteristic fishing village which has become famous for the allure it transmits and the picturesque and colorful fish restaurants; a village that, in the last few years, has become one of the most famous and besieged during the summer.
In the municipality of Santa Croce Camerina, Punta Secca is a small fishing village characterized by a wide coastline of golden sand and blue sea. The beach is famous because it hosts the house of Inspector Montalbano, a famous television series set right in the Ragusa area.
You can get there by land or by the sea, renting a dinghy from the modern port of Marina di Ragusa.
Between Punta Secca and Marina di Ragusa, the beach of Caucana is one of the most beautiful in the province of Ragusa. It is characterized by a delightful golden sand and crystal clear sea. Although the beach is a couple of kilometers long, during the summer it is very popular and therefore we recommend that you go there early in the morning.
A small but delightful fishing village in the province of Ragusa overlooks an endless beach, which cannot be missed in your beaches of South Eastern Sicily tour.
The beach of Sampieri is an immense expanse of gold-colored beach surrounded by very high dunes and pine forests. With the exception of a couple of equipped beaches, the beach is completely free, therefore also ideal for those who want to bring their own umbrella from home.
Here, it is easy to meet people jogging and in fact the stretch that leads from the beginning of the beach to Punta Pisciotto is truly impressive.
We advise you to have a typical Sicilian breakfast with brioche with tuppo and coffee or granita and then walk towards the beach to get to Punta Pisciotto where you will find the Fornace Penna, one of the most beautiful places of Inspector Montalbano tv series.
MARINA DI MODICA
A few steps from Sampieri (or just five minutes by bike path) there is another small seaside town originally built as a summer resort for the Modicans.
Marina di Modica overlooks a very large bay bordered by some dunes, very characteristic both in the early morning and even more so at sunset.
Apart from some equipped areas very crowded during the summer, the beach is almost free and is ideal for families and groups of friends who do not necessarily seek tranquility. Some beaches, in fact, offer live music and DJ sets until late at night.
We recommend the sunset show at Punta Regilione, a stretch of rock overlooking the sea and which has become the home of many photo shoots and selfies.
From Marina di Modica it will be easy to reach the baroque city of Modica (20 minutes), Noto (40 minutes), Scicli and Ragusa Ibla (30 minutes)
ISOLA DELLE CORRENTI
In the southernmost point of Sicily, there is a wild islet that it takes its name from the currents generated by the meeting of the two seas, the Ionian and the Mediterranean, which meet at this point. The island is one of the things you absolutely must visit. The Isola delle Correnti is located in front of the town of Portopalo di Capo Passero and in the days of low tide it can be reached on foot by fording the sea crossing a strip of sand.
A few steps from Syracuse, a small but delightful beach is the beach of the Marchesa also known as Gelsomineto.
The wonderful coves, caves and pine forest make it one of the most popular and suggestive areas of the Val di Noto and a destination for those who love wild nature, tranquility and animals.
Once there, you can park in the private parking lot or on the state road, then reach the beach on foot.
The beach does not provide equipped facilities except for a small bar so we recommend that you bring with you what you need to enjoy a wonderful day at the beach and pure relaxation!