Top 5: Beaches in Southern Italy

by Jack Guy

Jul 9, 2019

Sardinia, Italy © Sfocato | Dreamstime

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Italy is famous for its food, history and culture, but it’s also got great beaches. If you want to relax, try these stretches of sand in the south of the country.

Cala Brandinchi

Cala Brandinchi in Sardinia looks more like a Caribbean beach than a European one, with crystal clear waters and white sand. It’s 700 meters long, so there is plenty of room for everyone, and it’s definitely worth the trip.

Torre Pali

Torre Pali beach in Puglia is home to the ruins of a watch tower that give this stretch of sand its name. Golden sand, turquoise waters and a charming harbor only add to the beauty.

Scala Dei Turchi

Scala Dei Turchi in Sicily is a white cliff with a set of natural steps leading to the sand below. You’ll have to be fairly fit to get up and down, but it’s a must-see if you’re on the island.

Marina di Cetara

Marina di Cetara is one of the best beaches on the famed Amalfi Coast. The sand is within easy walking distance of the town, with plenty of restaurants, bars and cafés for refreshments, and the views are great.


Tropea beach in Calabria is right underneath the clifftop town of the same name, which looks like it might topple into the water at any moment. Relax on the beach then climb to Santa Maria dell’Isola church for amazing views.


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