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The 10 most popular beaches beautiful of Tropea


Are you looking for a place with a beautiful sea and numerous beaches? Then we absolutely recommend Tropea, a Calabrian town in the province of Vibo Valentia. For its beauty it comes also called the pearl of the Tyrrhenian Sea! Waiting for you there will be beaches of all kinds, from those with white sand to those with rocks, and a wonderful crystalline sea that has nothing to envy to the most famous tropical resorts in other parts of the world!

Have we intrigued you? Then find out with us the 10 most beautiful beaches of Tropea!



Index

  1. Le Roccette sul Mare, Tropea
  2. Linguata Beach, Tropea
  3. Oasi Beach, Tropea
  4. Petri i Mulinu and Grotta dello Skeleton, Tropea
  5. Contura beach, Tropea
  6. Michelino beach, Parghelia
  7. Torre Marino beach, Ricadi
  8. Praia I Focu beach, Capo Vaticano
  9. Paradiso del Sub beach, Zambrone
  10. Zambrone Beach, Zambrone
  11. User questions and comments

1 - Le Roccette sul Mare, Tropea

It is known by the name of Spiaggia della Rotonda, it certainly is one of the most famous and beautiful beaches of Tropea. It is located just a stone's throw from the historic city center, so it is easy to reach on foot, without the need to rent a car or move your own.

The seabed is sandy, the beach is golden and the sea is crystal clear, therefore also ideal for families with children! Be warned though: in the summer it is literally stormed by tourists! The best times to enjoy it are early in the morning and the months of May and June, better to avoid August! Being on the Lungomare, obviously there is no shortage of all the services you need and the choice of places to stop for lunch or dinner is very wide!



  • Where it is: in Via Lungomare, in the center of Tropea; easy walking distance from anywhere in the city - Get directions
  • Ideal for: relaxation, suitable for children
  • Type: golden sand

2 - Beach in Linguata, Tropea

Just 400 m from the historic center of Tropea, therefore easily reachable on foot. You must first access the Marina dell'Isola beach, then continue along a staircase and finally you will arrive at the beach.

It is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful beaches in Tropea, where there is a beach frequented mainly by young people, but also by families with children! With white sand and crystal clear sea, this area is ideal for snorkeling and for other fun activities such as canoeing and pedal boating.

  • Where it is: in via Lungomare, 31; 400 m from the historic center of Tropea; easily reached on foot in 5 min - Get directions
  • Ideal for: fun, snorkeling, relaxation
  • Type: White sand

3 - Oasi Beach, Tropea

This wonderful beach is located 3,4 km west of the old town. Also called Lido the Oasis, it is one of the most beautiful beaches in the whole area! Ideal for those who want to relax and be in peace.

Its location is also particular: it is enclosed between rocky walls, characterized by golden sand and a slowly descending seabed, therefore also suitable for families. And then equipped and with all comforts to spend a day in total relaxation! You can rent your umbrella, use the parking lot if you travel by car and stop for something to eat in the various places nearby.



  • Where it is: 3,4 km west from the historic center of Tropea; reachable on foot in 45 min or by car in 8 min; Riaci parking is available on site (Contrada Riaci, 36) - Get directions
  • Ideal for: relaxation
  • Type: golden sand

4 - Petri i Mulinu and Grotta dello Skeletro, Tropea

The cave is one of the most popular attractions in all of Tropea, also called the Blue Grotto of Tropea. This is located near the beach of Petri i Malinu and the previous Oasi Beach, from which it is possible to leave by boat to reach it.

Petri i Mulinu is one isolated cove, not very easy to reach and, for this very reason, it is quiet and uncrowded, ideal for those looking for silence and relaxation. Being a cove, it has no services and is composed of light sand mixed with pebbles and rocks.

  • Where it is: 2,7 km south of the historic center of Tropea; reachable on foot in 34 min or by car in 6 min; Riaci parking is available on site (Contrada Riaci, 36) - Get directions
  • Ideal for: relaxation, nature
  • Type: light sand and rocks

5 - Contura Beach, Tropea

Beach close to the historic center. It is also easily reachable on foot, so as not to waste much time looking for parking. It is in fact one very crowded beach in some periods of the summer, especially in August. From the port of Tropea it is only 850 m.

It is a mixed beach, one part is free while in one area there is a beach that offers all services you will need: umbrella and deckchair rental, toilets and bar for a quick lunch break or to drink something fresh. It is also a beach ideal for snorkeling, thanks to its seabed and crystal clear sea.



  • Where it is: 1,7 km south of the historic center of Tropea; easily reachable on foot in 23 min or by car in 9 min; La Grazia Beach Parking - Get Directions
  • Ideal for: relaxation, snorkeling
  • Type: golden sand

6 - Michelino beach, Parghelia

It is located in the town of Parghelia, just 3,1 km from Tropea. The beach, hidden between rocky walls, is reachable only on foot, along a staircase of 210 steps that starts from Belvedere Michelino, from which you can enjoy a wonderful view!

Once you go down the stairs you will find a little corner of paradise, one of the most beautiful beaches on the entire coast! No beaches, services or anything else, only unspoiled nature, white sand and crystal clear sea! Suitable for all those looking for relaxation and nature away from the busiest beaches, it is not suitable for families with small children, due to the lack of services. Also ideal for snorkeling and diving!

  • Where it is: in the locality of Parghelia, km from Tropea; reachable on foot in 40 min or by car in 8 min, possibility to park the car in Parghelia and then reach the beach on foot (15 min) - Get directions
  • Ideal for: relaxation, nature, snorkeling
  • Type: White sand

7 - Torre Marino beach, Ricadi

We now move to the west of Tropea, in the town of Ricardi, where this wonderful beach is located which takes its name from the ancient and characteristic village that is located here. The best solution is to reach the beach by car and then take advantage of the public parking on site (better arrive early to find a place).

It is a big one pristine beach, characterized by a wonderful crystalline sea, ideal for snorkeling! The beach is mainly divided into two parts: a wider area with light sand, while the second area is narrower and with pebbles and gravel. There are no services or beaches with umbrellas and deck chairs, so it is suitable for those who want to be in close contact with nature.

  • Where it is: in the town of Ricardi, 7 km from Tropea; reachable on foot in 1 h 30 min or by car in 13 min, on site there is a public car park or Fiumara Ruffa car park (2,7 km away, 35 min on foot) - Get directions
  • Ideal for: relaxation, nature, snorkeling
  • Type: light sand and gravel

8 - Praia I Focu beach, Capo Vaticano

It is located along the coast, in the locality of Capo Vaticano. It is one of the most beautiful beaches on the entire coast. Reaching it is not easy: you have to face several steps to get to this wonderful cove, but the view and the beauty that characterizes this area will repay all the effort!

It is indeed a completely beach immersed in nature, a small corner of paradise sheltered by rocky walls, characterized by clear sand and crystal clear sea. Suitable for those looking for a bit of tranquility, away from the most crowded beaches, and for whom loves snorkeling and diving. There are no services on site.

  • Where it is: Strada Comunale Capo Vaticano, in the locality of Capo Vaticano, 11,5 km from Tropea; reachable by car in 20 min, on-site parking is available in the center of Capo Vaticano and the neighboring beaches - Get directions
  • Ideal for: relaxation, nature, snorkeling
  • Type: golden sand

9 - Paradiso del Sub beach, Zambrone

A name a guarantee! Indeed this area is rich in marine fauna, which makes it perfect for those who love snorkeling and diving!

This beach is completely secluded and surrounded by nature! It is characterized by white sand and crystal clear sea and protected by high rocky walls.
It is a free beach, therefore there are no umbrellas and deck chairs and clubs rental services, if you do not have a packed lunch you should return to the center of Zambrone.

  • Where it is: in the locality of Zambrone, 10 km from Tropea; reachable by car in 14 minutes, parking is available at the Zambrone station (600 m); or by direct train from the station (9 min, € 2,10) - Get directions
  • Ideal for: relaxation, nature, snorkeling
  • Type: White sand

10 - Zambrone Beach, Zambrone

You can reach it from Tropea by car or even by train, to the Zambrone station. Once you get off, you will have to travel a short 1,5 km ride, passing through the town, and you will arrive at the beach.

It is a very wide beach, so you can find a place even on the busiest days, but it is always recommended to arrive in the morning to find the best places! A long stretch of clear sand and a wonderful crystal clear sea await you. With shallow water and calm seas, it is also ideal for families with small children.

  • Where it is: in the locality of Zambrone, 11,5 km from Tropea; reachable by car in 18 min; alternatively, direct train from Tropea station (9 min, € 2,10) - Get directions
  • Ideal for: relaxation, families
  • Type: golden sand

Haven't booked yet? Plan your trip to Tropea: flights, hotels and tours

To get to Tropea you will need to book a flight toLamezia Terme airport, just over 60 km away from your destination (1 hour by car). Our advice is to rent a car for your stay, so you can also reach the most hidden and less frequented coves and beaches (rental from € 10,00 / day).

As far as the Lodging, you will really have a wide choice! You can opt for hotels with all the services, small and characteristic family-run b & bs, or for wonderful villages located directly on the beach, for a stay of total relaxation! Tropea is ready to welcome all types of travelers and meet everyone's needs!

  • Lamezia Terme (62 km, 1 h by car or private transfer) - Flights starting from € 120,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 40,00 per room -
  • Spicy tour to Tropea and Capo Vaticano
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