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The best beaches of Peschici and surroundings

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The sea is suggestive and enveloping everywhere, even if it is true that some places stand out more than others, but this is true for every place. Among these there is certainly Puglia, more precisely the Gargano area where you can enjoy a crystal clear sea and dream beaches.
If we are planning a beach holiday, here are what they are the best beaches of Peschici and surroundings.

1 - Cala Lunga beach of Peschici

The Calalunga di Peschici beach is located on the most advanced tip of the Gargano, close to the marvelous Gargano National Park. It is about 7 kilometers from Peschici and 16 from Vieste, two places to visit absolutely. Over 300 meters long, it has soft golden sand and is set in a bay surrounded by green woods.



  • 16 km from the center of Peschici. By car via the A14 then the SS89, there are various parking lots around the beach - Get directions
  • Type: sandy coast
  • Entrance: free with the presence of beaches
  • Recommended for: young people (presence of beaches with music) and families (wide coast, shallow and sandy bottom)

2 - Zaiana beach

Set within the bay of the same name, the beach of Zaiana is characterized by a coastline about 200 meters long surrounded by rocks and woods that make it even more fascinating.
In the 70s and 80s it was awarded the name of youth beach because it is mainly frequented by that age group. This is still the trend today. Quiet and peaceful during the day, in the evening it turns into a perfect party place. Its sea is crystal clear and its sand is golden. It is wild and evocative.


  • 5 km from the center of Peschici. By car, take the SP52 up to the very visible detour to Zaiana beach - Get directions
  • Type: sandy coast
  • Entrance: free
  • Recommended for: young people, couples (private beach)

3 - Marina di Peschici

City beach of the seaside resort of the same name. That of Peschici is a beautiful beach of soft golden sand with crystalline and clear waters, which characterize the whole coast of the Gargano. The seabed is sandy and sloping, perfect for swimming even with small children. It is surrounded on one side by rocks and on the other by the tip of Monte Pucci and is limited by the tourist port. Well equipped and full of bathing establishments, it is also very suitable for families with children.


  • 750 meters from the center of Peschici. Walk in about 15 minutes via Viale Kennedy and the SP52, then take Contrada Pozzillo. By car along the SP52, then the SS89 taking Contrada Pozzillo - Get directions
  • Type: sandy coast
  • Entrance: free with the presence of beaches
  • Recommended for: young people (presence of beaches with music) and families (wide coast, shallow and sandy bottom)

4 - Manaccora beach

Close to Zaiana beach, that of Manaccora is one of the busiest and most beautiful bays in Peschici. It boasts a very popular archaeological site that is worth a visit. Long and spacious coastline with fine golden sand, the seabed is sandy and sloping, ideal for swimming even with small children. Its waters are crystal clear and clear. It can be accessed via an asphalted road that goes up to Grottone di Manaccora.


  • 6 km from the center of Peschici. By car take the SP52, after about 3 kilometers take Contrada Zaiana up to the indications for Manaccora beach which is about 2,7 km away - Get directions
  • Type: sandy coast
  • Entrance: free with the presence of beaches
  • Recommended for: young people (presence of beaches with music) and families (wide coast, shallow and sandy bottom)

5 - Jalillo beach

Last stretch of the Peschici bay, Jalillo beach (small beach in dialect) is also called Mappamondo. It is located beyond a large boulder that seems to hide it. The sand is fine and mixed with gravel and the seabed is sloping. Perfect for those looking for a quiet and reserved environment, thanks to the shade that kisses it in the early afternoon, it boasts a pleasant coolness. It can be easily reached via the walkway that connects it to the beach of Marina di Peschici.


  • 5 km from the center of Peschici. On foot from the walkway that connects it to Marina di Peschici. By car along the SP52 and then the SS89 Garganica to destination - Get directions
  • Type: mixed sand and rocks
  • Entrance: free with the presence of beaches
  • Recommended for: young people and couples (private beach)

6 - Cala del Turco

It is located between Cala Lunga and the Gusmay Bay, Cala del Turco is small and pretty. Named after the presence of Turkish pirates in the past.
E' totally free beach and being exposed to the northeast in mid-afternoon it is in the shade, therefore cooler than others. To shelter from the excessive heat, you can use a very beautiful and characteristic cave that makes the cove even more fascinating.


  • 8 km from the center of Peschici. By car, take the SP52 towards Vieste for about 9 kilometers to your destination - Get directions
  • Type: sandy coast
  • Entrance: free
  • Recommended for: young people, couples (private beach)

7 - Gusmay beach

Very famous, Gusmay beach is located between two rocky peaks that frame it. It is a real corner of paradise with fine and soft sand and a sandy and sloping seabed. Despite being one of the most beautiful and well-known beaches in the area, is difficult to access because it is almost entirely in concession to accommodation facilities.

  • 9 km from the center of Peschici. By car, take the SP52 towards Vieste to your destination - Get directions
  • Type: sandy coast
  • Entrance: presence of beaches
  • Recommended for: young people and families (wide coast, shallow and sandy bottom)

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

A cheap holiday in Peschici is feasible if it is organized in time. L'Bari airport it is the closest to the town and is well connected to all major Italian cities. To arrive by train the reference railway stations are Foggia and San Severo (FG), from here you can proceed with the "Ferrovie del Gargano" buses. As for the accommodation, prices start at € 45,00 per night for a hotel or B&B room.

  • starting from € 39,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 45,00 per room -
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