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The 10 most popular beaches beautiful of Salento

An area of ​​Puglia between the Ionian and Adriatic seas that until a few years ago was unknown to most but which in recent times has been invaded by millions of Italian and foreign tourists.

We are talking about Salento, or Salento Peninsula, land of historical beauties, centenary olive groves, sublime cuisine, most famous for the clear and crystalline sea. Among bays, inlets, coves and shores of sand, rock or rocks, here are the most beautiful Salento beaches!



Index

  1. Punta Prosciutto beach
  2. Bay of Torre Lapillo
  3. Punta della Suina
  4. Acquaviva di Marittima
  5. Porto Selvaggio
  6. Torre dell'Orso / The Two Sisters
  7. Bay of the Turks
  8. Porto Badisco
  9. Pescoluse
  10. Torre Mozza
  11. Haven't booked yet? Plan your trip: info on flights, hotels and tours
  12. User questions and comments

1 - Punta Prosciutto beach

Fine white sand, transparent water, splendid dunes covered by the typical Mediterranean scrub: this is Punta Prosciutto, one of the most beautiful places in Salento near Porto Cesareo. Crystal clear sea and not particularly deep seabed make it the place ideal for children and for those who can't swim. The beach is equipped with both free areas and equipped establishments, based on what you most want.


  • Where it is: Punta Prosciutto, in the province of Lecce, is located in the Ionian part of Salento 18 km from Porto Cesareo. It can be easily reached both by car and by public buses that depart from the main towns of Salento. Get directions
  • Ideal for: swimming and relaxation
  • Type: White sand
  • Where to sleep nearby: Hotel and b & b starting from € 55,17 per room -

2 - Bay of Torre Lapillo

Baia di Torre Lapillo also belongs to the municipality of Porto Cesareo and is one of the longest beaches in Salento.
Besides the fine white sand here the sea is characterized by the coral reef that makes this place ideal for diving and snorkeling.
In the evening on the beach, numerous establishments turn into places to sip an aperitif or dance late.


  • Where it is: Torre Lapillo 6 km from Porto Cesareo, on the Ionian side is located in the northern part of Salento and can be easily reached by car, by bike or by public transport if you are staying in Porto Cesareo. Get directions.
  • Ideal for: snorkeling / diving / relaxation and nightlife in the evening
  • Type: White sand
  • Where to sleep nearby: Hotel and b & b starting from € 61,00 per room -

3 - Punta della Suina

Also called "Caribbean of Salento", Punta della Suina is a beach that alternates a jagged coastline with sandy stretches and is ideal for both those who want to relax in the sun and for those who love diving off the cliffs. Behind the beach stretches a fresh and fragrant pine forest ideal for a little shade and refreshment. Here you can choose whether to occupy the free stretch of beach or rent the equipment in the only available establishment and in the late afternoon you can enjoy one of the most beautiful sunsets in Salento!


  • Where it is: located on the southern Ionian coast of Salento, 9 km from Gallipoli, Punta Suina belongs to the regional natural park of Punta Pizzo and Isola di Sant'Andrea. It can be reached by car from Gallipoli heading south, then leave the car in a large parking lot and continue on foot. Get directions
  • Ideal for: relax / swim, admire the sunset
  • Type: white sand and rocks
  • Where to sleep nearby: Hotel and b & b starting from € 65,22 per room -

4 - Acquaviva di Marittima

A small hidden cove on the stretch of east coast between Castro and Marina di Marittima suitable for those who love solitary places, Acquaviva Marittima has a rather simple access to the sea only in the initial stretch. Moving to the sides of the cove, to enter the water you have to dive, but the clarity of the sea will pay off. Be careful though, the water is crystal clear and transparent but also very cold because of a spring that meets the sea right here: a pleasure, however, if it is 40 ° outside! There are no establishments but only a small bar.


  • Where it is: on the eastern side, in the northern part of Salento, not far from Castro Marina, this bay can be reached by car following the signs for Castro and continuing south for 2 km. Alternatively, for those staying in Castro it is possible to arrive by bicycle or on foot. Get directions
  • Ideal for: diving / swimming, lovers of solitary places
  • Type: rocks
  • Where to sleep nearby: Hotel and b & b starting from € 58,78 per room -

5 - Porto Selvaggio

Porto Selvaggio is one of the most beautiful beaches in Salento and you cannot miss a visit.
The beach it can be reached with a twenty minute walk through the pine forest of a park and when you arrive you will find in front of you a pebble beach, a fascinating cliff, turquoise waters and a breathtaking view.
There are no equipped establishments and you need to have everything you need with you to spend a relaxing day by the sea.


  • Where it is: Porto Selvaggio is located in the northwestern part of Salento and can be reached by bus 104 from Gallipoli, Lecce and Porto Cesareo. Alternatively by car following the signs for Porto Selvaggio Regional Natural Park. Get directions.
  • Ideal for: relaxation / swimming, lovers of solitary places
  • Type: pebbles and cliffs
  • Where to sleep nearby: Hotel and b & b starting from € 60,00 per room -

6 - Torre dell'Orso / The Two Sisters

About a kilometer of fine beach and clear sea with sand dunes behind it and a pine forest ideal for resting in the hottest moments.
Torre dell'Orso is dominated by the tower of the same name from the 500s, but is also known for the "two sisters" the two stacks that emerge into the sea a few meters from the shore and give the beach its name.


  • Where it is: in the north-eastern side of the Salento coast, this beach north of Otranto can be reached from this city in 20 minutes by car following the coast, or by bus 101. Get directions.
  • Ideal for: relax / swim
  • Type: White sand
  • Where to sleep nearby: Hotel and b & b starting from € 60,00 per room -

7 - Bay of the Turks

Not far from Otranto this paradise of white sand, ocher rocks and crystal clear waters is definitely worth a visit.
The Bay of the Turks it belongs to the protected oasis of the Alimini Lakes and it is a horseshoe-shaped inlet that can be reached through a path surrounded by pines and Mediterranean scrub. An equipped beach is also ideal for a little relaxation and swimming.

  • Where it is: Baia dei Turchi is located on the eastern side of Salento, overlooking the Ionian sea and can be reached by car via the road that leads from Otranto to the Alimini Lakes; then at the parking lot you leave the car and continue on foot on the dirt road that leads to the beach. Alternatively, from Otranto the 101 bus stops at the entrance to the Club Med from where you can continue on foot. Get directions
  • Ideal for: relaxation
  • Type: White sand
  • Where to sleep nearby: Hotel and b & b starting from € 64,48 per room -

8 - Porto Badisco

More than a beach it is an inlet perfect for those who love to dive from the cliffs and discover seabeds full of fish!
Porto Badisco, between Santa Maria di Leuca and Otranto, has little sand but a clear sea and high rock walls ideal for Olympic dives.
Those who venture into this place will then be able to discover caves and inlets which in summer are a true paradise for tourists.

  • Where it is: Porto Badisco is located on the Adriatic side of Salento between Otranto and Santa Cesarea Terme. It can be reached by car from Otranto heading south following the coast for 11 km or by bus 105 which stops not far from the cliff. Get directions
  • Ideal for: diving, snorkeling.
  • Type: rocks
  • Where to sleep nearby: Hotel and b & b starting from € 64,48 per room -

9 - Pescoluse

A splendid Salento beach surrounded by dunes and Mediterranean scrub is Pescoluse also known as the "Maldives of Salento".
Characterized by 4 km of fine white sand that changes color depending on the sun, clear water and large spaces both equipped and free.
The suggestion is to enjoy it early in the morning and in the late afternoon when the many tourists leave this paradise!

  • Where it is: Pescoluse is located almost in the most extreme part of Salento, on the Ionian side, north west of Santa Maria di Leuca, from which it is 15 km away. It can be reached by car from Otranto following the coast road to the south, while from Leuca by taking the coast to the north west. Alternatively, bus 108 leaves from Leuca and takes 20 minutes. Get directions
  • Ideal for: relaxation
  • Type: White sand
  • Where to sleep nearby: Hotel and b & b starting from € 59,34 per room -

10 - Torre Mozza

Ideal for lovers of comfort and for families with children, the beach of Torre Mozza is characterized by a long coastline of white sand, shallow waters, clear water and Mediterranean scrub.
Also here there are bars, establishments and everything you need if you have decided to spend a relaxing day served and revered.

  • Where it is: located in the southwestern part of Salento, on the Ionian side, this beach is easily reached by car from Gallipoli (following the coast heading south and then signs for Ugento) or from Santa Maria di Leuca (following the internal road heading northwest to Presicce and then taking directions to Lidi Marini) Get directions.
  • Ideal for: relaxation
  • Type: White sand
  • Where to sleep nearby: Hotel and b & b starting from € 57,11 per room -

Haven't booked yet? Plan your trip: info on flights, hotels and tours

Salento has become a very touristic area for some years; the accommodation is excellent and you can choose whether to stay in luxurious hotels, characteristic B & Bs or comfortable apartments near the beach.

- nearest airports are those of Bari and Brindisi, but then, if you want to discover places and beaches, you need a car to get around.

Le places to stay there are many, including Otranto, Gallipoli, Santa Cesarea Terme and Porto Cesareo. The suggestion is to book a plane and possibly a rental car a few months before the holiday period so that you can find good offers.

  • starting from € 120,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b in Otranto from € 64,48 per room / Hotel and b & b in Gallipoli from € 68,70 per room / Hotel and b & b in Santa Cesarea Terme from € 63,18 per room / Hotel and b & b in Porto Cesareo from € 67,22 , per room
  • Natural beauties of Salento: tour to Leuca and Specchia Lecce: tour in southern Florence Ostuni: walking tour and ice cream tasting
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