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The 10 most popular beaches beautiful of Calabria


800 km of coastline kissed by two different seas, which give life to a series of beaches all different from each other. White beach, cliffs overlooking the sea, Calabria boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in all of Italy. If this summer you decide to visit Calabria, here is the selection of 10 most beautiful beaches where to swim, or relax in the sun.

1 - Le Cannella, Capo Rizzuto Island

20 minutes from the famous tourist resort Le Castella, Le Cannella it's a wild beach, devoid of any service but totally immersed in nature so much so that it is far from any road and can be reached on foot via a dirt path. Red sand, rocks, thick Mediterranean vegetation all around which alternates with clayey walls from which to dip to cover with natural mud, and finally beautiful backdrops rich in marine fauna to be observed during the many excursions offered by glass-bottomed boats.




  • Where it is: west of Isola di Capo Rizzuto, reachable by car thanks to the Salerno-Reggio Calabria motorway in about 30 minutes from Crotone - Get directions
  • Ideal for: relaxation, snorkeling, diving
  • Type: sand with a particular red color
  • Where to sleep nearby: Hotel and b & b starting from € 50,00 per room -

2 - Soverato, Catanzaro

Soverato is one of the most popular tourist destinations in all of Southern Italy. The success of the area lies precisely in beauty of its beaches, which offer tourists all kinds of comfort, entertainment, but also fascinating views. As in all respectable tourist places the coast is dotted with shores, which cover the free beaches, almost completely invisible in summer. Nightlife is the most popular in the entire region, and is concentrated around some historical structures such as the Margot and the Rebus which, after sunset, are transformed into real open-air venues.


  • Where it is: in the province of Catanzaro. Reachable by car along the Salerno motorway in about 30 minutes from Catanzaro
  • Ideal for: relaxation, nightlife
  • Type: White sand
  • Where to sleep nearby: Hotel and b & b starting from € 44,00 per room -

3 - Roseto Capo Spulico, Cosenza

The beach of Roseto Capo Spulico, located in the municipality of the same name, is characterized by an extended coastline along a "wild" landscape, made up of vast pine forests interspersed with citrus and olive groves. Thanks to the stony bottom the waters are particularly clear, and it is possible to observe the fauna that lives there even from the coast. Several times awarded the blue flag, due to the beauty of its waters, the beach of Roseto Capo Spulico boasts an extra element, which earns it "charm points": the stretch where the waves break against the medieval Castle of Roseto, which stands out over the sea with its high lacy towers.


  • Where it is: municipality of Roseto Capo Spulico in the province of Cosenza. The area can be reached by taking the Ionic state road 106, then exiting at Roseto about 1 hour from Taranto - Get directions
  • Ideal for: relaxation, snorkeling, diving
  • Type: pebbles and gravel
  • Where to sleep nearby: Hotel and b & b starting from € 60,00 per room -

4 - Sellia Marina, Catanzaro

The Sellia Marina beach is particularly fascinating, given the uncontaminated nature that characterizes it: the 14 km of coastline are surrounded by pine forests, where it is possible to find shelter during the hottest hours of the day, and offers a breathtaking view of the mountains of the Sila Piccola. Bathed by an intense blue sea, and frequented by both families and children, the beach is mainly free, but there are still some bathing establishments where to rent everything you need to better spend the day.


  • Where it is: reachable by car along the Statale 106, just over 15 minutes from Catanzaro - Get directions
  • Ideal for: relaxation
  • Type: white sand tending to gray
  • Where to sleep nearby: Hotel and b & b starting from € 40,00 per room -

5 - Bay of Caminia and Pietrgrande, Stalettì

The Bay of Caminia is one of the most famous seaside resorts in the Catanzaro area, located along the Gulf of Squillace. It is a white sandy beach along which rocks and caves alternate, with crystalline sea from the depths that allow fantastic snorkeling and diving experiences, and lush vegetation around. Nearby there are several beaches, restaurants and night clubs. Also a 15 minute walk along the beach is located Pietragrande, A huge rock in the middle of the sea, always in a context made of white sand and crystal clear sea, very suggestive that always manages to attract many visitors.


  • Where it is: in the province of Catanzaro belonging to the village Stalettì, and can be reached by car through the Salerno - Reggio Calabria, Lamezia Terme exit, and then continue on the 106 for Catanzaro Lido - Get directions
  • Ideal for: relaxation, diving, snorkeling, aperitif at the beaches
  • Type: golden sand
  • Where to sleep nearby: Hotel and b & b starting from € 59,00 per room -

6 - Tropea, Vibo Valentia

Tropea is the most popular and sought-after destination in the summer: thanks to the beauty of its sea, its beaches, and the nightlife that distinguishes it. The promenade of Tropea is vast, and it contains a series of beaches ranging from the classic lido to the more "wild ones."". Among these, we cannot fail to mention the beach of Cannone, a small portion of paradise, hidden between the tourist port and the rock of San Lorenzo, and the Rotonda beach, with its breathtaking view that overlooks an overhanging cliff. on the sea.


  • Where it is: between the Gulfs of Gioia and Sant Eufemia. Reachable by car via the A3 Salerno - Reggio Calabria motorway, take the Pizzo Calabro exit, then follow the directions - Get directions
  • Ideal for: relaxation, nightlife, sport
  • Type: golden sand
  • Where to sleep nearby: Hotel and b & b starting from € 49,00 per room -

7 - Praia a Mare and Dino Island, Cosenza

Lying on the Tyrrhenian Sea, and characterized by a long sandy shore, the beach of Praia a Mare is bathed by an intense blue sea and with a sloping seabed suitable for children. The northernmost end of the beach is the most fascinating from a landscape point of view, given the view of the castle of Fiuzzi and the island of Dino.

Well equipped and organized, the Praia a Mare beach offers a series of services, including those suitable for the practice of water sports while the neighbors clubs and bars ensure one of the most famous nightlife in the whole region.

The island of Dino is a very small island belonging to the municipality of Praia a Mare, in the province of Cosenza. The coast of the island has no beaches is characterized by the beautiful cliffs, propped up here and there by a series of wonderful caves, born from the action of water and wind. Among these, one of the most beautiful is certainly the Grotta del Monaco, a place where the features of the rocks seem almost human, and the Grotta delle Cascate where the roar of the water is equal to the sound emitted by a waterfall.

  • Where it is: lPraia a Mare in the municipality of the same name. It can be reached by car via the Salerno-Reggio Calabria exit Lagonegro Nord, about 25 minutes from Maratea. Dino Island is in front of Praia a Mare and is so close that you can reach it in a few minutes by swimming - Get directions
  • Ideal for: relaxation, nightlife, sport
  • Type: gray sand mixed with gravel
  • Where to sleep nearby: Hotel and b & b starting from € 53,00 per room -

8 - Diamante, Cosenza

Located in the center of the Riviera dei Cedri, Diamante it is particularly famous for its sea that "glitters". A peculiarity of the city is the presence of two promenades: the new promenade, which intersects when arriving from the north, with large beaches made of pebbles and pebbles, where it is possible to find both equipped bathing establishments and free beaches; the old promenade, on the other hand, is located in the old part of the town, and is the most famous among tourists for the beauty of its landscapes. Here there are both the most famous open-air places, bars and pizzerias in the area and the very symbol of the city: the large diamond made of stone.

  • Where it is: in the province of Cosenza and can be reached via the Salerno-Reggio Calabria motorway, Lagonegro north exit, coming from the north, and Falerna if coming from the south - Get directions
  • Ideal for: relaxation, nightlife
  • Type: white sand, pebbles, gravel
  • Where to sleep nearby: Hotel and b & b starting from € 44,00 per room -

9 - Capo Vaticano, Ricardi

The beaches of Capo Vaticano are among the most popular destinations among those who make their holidays in Calabria, given the beauty of the landscapes they offer: when there is little fog, from the beach it is possible to see the Aeolian islands and the Stromboli volcano.

Capo Vaticano is rightfully included among the 100 most beautiful beaches in the world, given its magnificent corners of paradise, among which, we cannot fail to mention: the beach of Petri i Mulinu so called because, in the past, the mills were made with the rocks of this beach and the beach of Riaci.

  • Where it is: close to the town of Ricadi, in the province of Vibo Valentia, it can be reached by car from the north via the Salerno-Reggio Calabria, Pizzo Calabro exit while, from the south, S.Onofrio - Vibo Valentia exit - Get directions
  • Ideal for: relaxation, sport
  • Type: White sand
  • Where to sleep nearby: Hotel and b & b starting from € 47,00 per room -

10 - Beach of San Nicola Arcella, San Nicola Arcella

San Nicola Arcella is a small town with its seaside resort, located in the province of Cosenza on the stretch of coast called Riviera dei Cedri. Its beach is absolutely natural, sandy and white in color, surrounded by cliffs overlooking the sea and bathed by crystal clear waters. It has become famous and touristic for the Arcomagno cave, which also obtained the blue flag. It is a small bay enclosed in a large natural arch-shaped rock structure from which a beam of light passes that creates fantastic reflections on the water.

  • Where it is: near the town of San Nicola Arcella, between Praia a Mare and Scalea, in the north of Calabria. It can be reached via the Salerno-Reggio Calabria by taking the Mormanno exit - Get directions
  • Ideal for: relaxation, snorkeling
  • Type: cliffs and sand
  • Where to sleep nearby: Hotel and b & b starting from € 65,00 per room -

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A land loved by the sun and kissed by two seas that shape its 800 km of coastline, Calabria is in itself a small paradise with great artistic and cultural heritage enriched by the food and wine traditions, by the artisan traditions, by the characteristic folkloristic events and above all by the beauty of its coasts. Calabria offers days on the beach, excursions between the different parks, woods and mountain plateaus as long as you have your own vehicle: many inland areas are not well connected to the railway line, and in general you cannot rely heavily on public transport.

The reference airports are Lamezia Terme and Reggio Calabria, (average flight costs in high season € 100,00, low season € 50,00), the region can also be reached by train and Flixbus. However, the best choice remains the car especially if the intention is to move between the various places as local public transport is not very functional. Finally, the cost of accommodation varies according to the location, but to save money, b & b and farmhouses are preferable, which have very advantageous prices.

  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 40,00 per room -
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