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The most unknown beaches beautiful of Sicily

The Sicilian coast is 1.484 km long, which includes some of the most beautiful and famous beaches in all of Europe. But the island also has much more to offer. In fact, there are many stretches of coast, coves and unknown bays, where admire unique views and relax thanks to the tranquility of nature wild and unspoiled. Here is some useful information on what they are and how to reach these little unknown pearls.

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  1. Secret beaches to discover in Western Sicily
  2. Secret beaches to discover in Eastern Sicily
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Secret beaches to discover in Western Sicily

1 - Punta Bianca, Monte Grande - Province of Agrigento

Punta Bianca is a beautiful rocky spur that juts out into the sea, formed by white limestone, like the famous Scala dei Turchi. The area is characterized by the alternation of a series of coves and beaches (both of golden and pebble sand) separated by small promontories kissed by a crystalline sea. The area extending from Punta Grande to Punta Bianca has a great naturalistic and archaeological value: just behind the coastal stretch there are chalky hills, inhabited since prehistoric times, such as Monte Grande.




  • How to reach it: state road 115 and follow the signs for Punta Bianca. Once arrived, the beaches can be reached along a path immersed in the Mediterranean scrub, not asphalted. At some point you will come to a parking lot where you can leave your car and continue on foot - Get directions
  • Useful Tips: the area lacks any services, so it is recommended to bring water, lunch and the necessary to protect yourself from the sun. It is also advisable to wear shoes suitable for walking on the rocks
  • Where to sleep nearby: Hotel and b & b starting from € 50,00 per room -

2 - Beach of Torre Salsa, Siculiana - Province of Agrigento

Torre Salsa di Siculiana beach is located within the Torre Salsa Oriented Nature Reserve, which owes its name to the 6th century watchtower, present in the middle of the oasis. The coast is about kilometers long, and consists of soft golden sand beaches, which extend from Monte Stella to the mouth of the Salso stream. Here, limestone cliffs, with a pure white color, alternate with dunes covered with vegetation, all surrounded by a turquoise and crystalline sea which, together with the golden beaches, the green of nature and the black of the Posidonia meadows, give life to an exceptional play of colors.


  • How to reach it: Follow the signs for Torre Salsa (AG), Eraclea Minoa (AG) and then for the Riserva. Once parked, proceed on foot along the marked paths - Get directions
  • Useful Tips: the area does not have any services, so it is recommended to bring water, lunch and the necessary to protect yourself from the sun
  • Where to sleep nearby: Hotel and b & b starting from € 50,00 per room -

3 - Platani River Reserve, Borgo Bonsignore - Province of Agrigento

The "Foce del Fiume Platani" nature reserve was created to protect the coastal ecosystem and the numerous species of migratory birds that reside there. Dominated by the cliff of Capo Bianco, the Reserve hosts a suggestive coastline about 4 kilometers long, with a rather low coast and unusually golden sand. Its long series of sandy beaches is characterized by dune formations, caressed by a blue and crystalline sea. The area surrounding the beach, in addition to containing a series of naturalistic beauties, is the cradle of historical and cultural treasures, including the famous Greek archaeological site of Eraclea Minoa


  • How to reach it: along the SS 115 Agrigento-Sciacca then following the signs for Eraclea Minoa. Once you have parked your car near the archaeological area, continue along the small path that goes down to the beach - Get directions
  • Useful Tips: the Reserve has an equipped area, but it is still advisable to bring water, lunch and the necessary to face the sun
  • Recommended activities: relaxation, walking among nature and a visit to the archaeological area of ​​Eraclea Minoa
  • Where to sleep nearby: Hotel and b & b starting from € 55,00 per room -

4 - The Solette, Porto Palo - Province of Agrigento

La Solothurn Beach it is located on the western side of Sicily, west of Porto Palo. The stretch of coast is set within a vast Mediterranean scrub, which intoxicates the air with its scent, and is characterized by the presence of a crystalline sea and numerous sandy coves.


  • How to reach it: reach Menfi via the SS115 and then go down to the sea along a path, which starts from a hill - Get directions
  • Useful Tips: it is not recommended for those suffering from vertigo as to get there you have to walk a very steep mountain path! Bring suitable shoes to walk the stretch.
  • Where to sleep nearby: Hotel and b & b starting from € 49,00 per room -

5 - Cala Cottone beach, Pantelleria - Province of Trapani

Cala Cottone of Pantelleria is a small beach of rocks, made suitable for sunbathing by the smoothing action of the sea, located on the east coast of the island, north of Cala Levante.
Once used as a small harbor for the cotton trade, an activity to which it owes its name, the area boasts a particularly clear and transparent sea. Moreover, among the rocks it is possible to admire a small well, dug by the Arabs to draw fresh water where it reaches sea water.


  • How to reach it: after the Gadir crossroads, take the mulatteria up to the valley. Then walk for about 20 minutes - Get directions
  • Useful Tips: bring shoes suitable for walking on the rocks, the necessary to face the hot sun, water and food
  • Where to sleep nearby: Hotel and b & b starting from € 52,00 per room -

6 - Belice River Mouth Reserve - Asinello beach, Selinunte - Province of Trapani

Going from Selinunte in the direction of Porto Palo di Menfi, the beach intertwines with the Reserve Oriented Mouth of the Belice River. The reserve, at its end, reaches an area known as the "Riserva dell'Asinello", the most unspoiled area of ​​the entire coast. Here small coves of golden sand are an appendix to a sparse Mediterranean scrub. A wild and authentic place away from noise and tourism


  • How to reach it: along the SS 115 towards Marinella, then follow the signs for the Paradise Beach Resort. Park your car in the dirt road and walk towards the sea - Get directions
  • Useful Tips: the area does not have any services, so it is recommended to bring water, lunch and the necessary to protect yourself from the sun
  • Where to sleep nearby: Hotel and b & b starting from € 56,00 per room -

7 - Cala del Cretazzo, Marettimo - Province of Trapani

Marettimo is one of the islands belonging to the Egadi archipelago, and is particularly famous for the beauty of its coasts. Cala Cretazzo is one of the most fascinating points, and it is a pebble beach, exposed to the sun from late morning. The area can be reached both by sea and on foot, with a walk of about two hours, not recommended for the elderly, children and those who do not like walking!

  • How to reach it: to reach the cove you have to take the same road that leads to Zotta Muletti, then follow the signs for the beach - Get directions
  • Useful Tips: bring comfortable shoes, possibly suitable for trekking, shoes suitable for the rocks, water, packed lunch and necessary to face the sun
  • Recommended activities: snorkeling and relaxation
  • Where to sleep nearby: Hotel and b & b starting from € 58,00 per room -

8 - Bay of Santa Margherita, Castelluzzo - Province of Trapani

La Bay of Santa Margherita is a small sandy beach, which owes its name to a small votive chapel dedicated to the saint, located right at the entrance to the coast. The very thin sand originating from the crumbling of the surrounding rocks becomes particularly white and sparkling when the waves refract on the shoreline, giving truly special atmospheres

  • How to reach it: by car along the E90 and continuing in the direction of the State Road number 731 Get directions
  • Useful Tips: the beach has no services, so it's good to have water, packed lunches and everything you need to face the sun
  • Where to sleep nearby: Hotel and b & b starting from € 49,00 per room -

9 - Zingaro Reserve - Cala Marinella, San Vito Lo Capo - Province of Trapani

Cala Marinella is one of the most beautiful beaches of the Zingaro Reserve, located between Scopello and San Vito lo Capo. Looking like a swimming pool, La Caletta is a mirror of water with turquoise reflections, to be photographed in all its angles. In case of low tide, the show is even more impressive. The seabed of the cove is characterized by sand and some pebbles, and is shallower than the surrounding stretches of sea. The only drawback of this small natural paradise is its very limited size. The reserve can be visited on foot, upon payment of a ticket of € 5,00 full price, € 3,00 for children up to 14 years, € 1,00 for school groups and free for the over 65s, of Italian citizenship. Pets are not allowed.

  • How to reach it: A29 Palermo - Mazara del Vallo motorway, exit for Castellammare del Golfo, then follow the signs for Scopello. Cala Marinella turns out to be one of the most difficult beaches to reach (it is located in the middle of the Reserve, to reach it you need at least an hour's walk, regardless of whether you access it from San Vito or Scopello) - Get directions
  • Useful Tips: The journey to reach it takes about an hour and must be done strictly on foot. For this, it is good to be equipped with trekking shoes (you will have to climb over several dunes), water and the necessary to face the sun, particularly strong. Given the particular harshness of the path to take to reach Cala Marinella, the area is not recommended for children, elderly people or anyone with health problems that may be accentuated by the heat, or motor problems
  • Where to sleep nearby: Hotel and b & b starting from € 60,00 per room -

10 - Beach of the French, Bagheria - Province of Palermo

La beach of the French or "ai Francesi" is located in the Gulf of Mongerbino, in the territory of Bagheria, and is one of the most evocative beaches of the entire Palermo coast. Small inlet set between the rocks of Capo Zafferano and Marina di Aspra, it is characterized by the presence of Mediterranean vegetation and particularly crystal clear water. The area owes its particular name to the high percentage of French tourists who once populated its banks.

  • How to reach it: by car, via the SS113 - Get directions
  • Useful Tips: the beach has no services, so it's good to have water, packed lunches and everything you need to face the sun.
  • Where to sleep nearby: Hotel and b & b starting from € 57,00 per room -

Secret beaches to discover in Eastern Sicily

1 - Marina beach, Tusa - Province of Messina

La Marina di Tusa beach it is among the most beautiful in the Messina area. Consisting of large and colorful stones, it has the particular shape of a triangle that extends towards the sea. One of the vertices is represented by a suggestive jagged rock, now a symbol of the beach itself, bathed by a crystalline and transparent sea suitable for those who love to swim.

  • How to reach it: via Highway 113 - Get directions
  • Useful Tips: the beach has no services, so it's good to have water, packed lunches and everything you need to face the sun
  • Where to sleep nearby: Hotel and b & b starting from € 45,00 per room -

2 - Testa di Monaco, Brolo - Province of Messina

La Head beach of Monaco it is located on the north-eastern coast of Sicily, enclosed between Messina and Palermo. Located below a promontory and a rock, which constitute two characteristic inlets, the beach is made up of golden sand and surrounded by vegetation.

  • How to reach it: the beach can be reached either along the citrus grove road, which crosses before reaching Capo di Orlando, or through the road that runs to the left of the Naso river. In both cases the car must be parked on the state road - Get directions
  • Useful Tips: the beach has no services, so it's good to have water, packed lunches and everything you need to face the sun
  • Where to sleep nearby: Hotel and b & b starting from € 45,00 per room -

3 - Mongiove beach, Patti - Province of Messina

The homonymous beach extends within the hamlet of Mongiove, in the municipality of Patti. Enclosed to the east by a rocky promontory, the beach, mainly sandy and long, enjoys a view of spectacular caves and stacks, located a short distance from the shore. The sea that bathes the beach is particularly crystalline.

  • How to reach it: by car, along the E90 - Get directions
  • Useful Tips: the beach has no services, so it's good to have water, packed lunches and everything you need to face the sun
  • Where to sleep nearby: Hotel and b & b starting from € 53,00 per room -

4 - Marinello lakes, Patti - Messina Province

La Laghetti di Marinello nature reserve is a protected area established in 1998, home to many bird species. Located under the promontory of the Sanctuary of Tindari, the subject of numerous legends, the area of ​​Marinello is subjected to various morphological variations of the territory, which by modifying the coast have given life to the famous brackish lakes, with warm and limpid water. The surrounding beach is characterized by the presence of numerous and suggestive sand dunes.

  • How to reach it: by car, along the SS113. The entrance to the Reserve, duly marked, is located near the Marinello campsite, where it will be possible to park the car. To reach the lakes you will need to take a dirt path or cut to the beach - Get directions
  • Useful Tips: given the particular path to be faced to reach the destination, it is good to wear comfortable shoes, and have everything you need with you to stay at the sea
  • Where to sleep nearby: Hotel and b & b starting from € 53,00 per room -

5 - Gelso beach, Vulcano - Province of Messina

La Gelso beach of Lipari is a beautiful black, sandy and pebble beach, located on the southern coast of the island of Vulcano. Little frequented by tourists, the coast is dominated by a lighthouse that increases the charm of the place, and from which it is possible to admire the Saracen coast and Mount Etna. The sea that bathes it is blue, limpid and transparent.

  • How to reach it: by car, along the provincial road that from Porto Levante continues to Vulcano, or by boat, using the services provided by some fishermen, which can be found every day at the Spiagge Nere - Get directions
  • Useful Tips: the area has no services, it is therefore advisable to bring everything you need with you for your stay at the sea
  • Where to sleep nearby: Hotel and b & b starting from € 60,00 per room -

6 - Forgia Vecchia, Stromboli - Province of Messina

Located about 400 meters from the Scali pier, Old Forge it is a long beach of sand and pebbles, which slope down from the top of the volcano to the sea. The coastline extends to a small bay of crystal clear and always calm water located on the slopes of the volcano. The beach, unlike the sea that bathes it crowded with yachts in high season, is always little frequented.

  • How to reach it: only on foot, crossing a path that starts from the beach of Scari - Get directions
  • Useful Tips: the area has no services, it is therefore advisable to bring everything you need with you for your stay at the sea
  • Where to sleep nearby: Hotel and b & b starting from € 59,00 per room -

7 - Beach of Costa di Carro, Sampieri - Province of Syracuse

Located before the village of Sampieri (Scicli), the Costa di Carro beach it is a very suggestive stretch of coast. The whole area was chosen by sea turtles to lay their eggs, and is characterized by the typical dune vegetation. The sandy beach is bathed by a particularly blue and transparent sea, beyond which a 4 km long coastal strip develops. In the area there are several caves.

  • How to reach it: from Scicli along the SP 39 or the SP 40 towards Sampieri. When you reach the camping "La Spiaggetta", turn right towards the car park, the access is in front of it. The beach is located in the area line between the camping and the locality "Pozzu Ra Za Vanna". Get directions
  • Useful Tips: the area has no services, it is therefore advisable to bring everything you need with you for your stay at the sea
  • Where to sleep nearby: Hotel and b & b starting from € 58,00 per room -

8 - Marianelli beach, Noto - Province of Syracuse

Immersed within the Avicatori Oasis Oriented Nature Reserve, the Marianelli beach it is an isolated, wild and unspoiled beach, suitable for lovers of relaxation and tranquility. The sandy beach is set in a frame made of lemon groves, almond groves and sand dunes, embellished with a unique Mediterranean flora. The seabed is shallow and the waters are always clear.

  • How to reach it: the beach is accessible from two entrances, both located on the SP19. From here it will then be necessary to take a fairly narrow dirt road, not suitable for all vehicles. The car can be parked at the end of the dirt road of both entrances. At the "Marianeddi" entrance, parking is recommended from November to May (free). In summer, however, the car park requires a compulsory drink. The "Eloro" entrance, on the other hand, has a slightly more limited space. In summer, some of the land present is transformed into paid parking lots. Get directions
  • Useful Tips: the area has no services, it is therefore advisable to bring everything you need with you for your stay at the sea.
  • Where to sleep nearby: Hotel and b & b starting from € 65,00 per room -

9 - Isola delle Correnti beach, Porto Palo di Capo Passero - Province of Syracuse

Located in the extreme southern tip of Sicily, the beach Island of the Currents of Portopalo di Capo Passero takes its name from the islet that is connected to it, thanks to a thin strip of land, usually submerged by water. The coastline, particularly long and made up of golden sand, extends to the east and west of the promontory, and is bordered in some sections by dune formations. The area is one of the windiest of the island, and the sea, blue and clear, is almost always very rough, which is why it is not suitable for children but loved by sportsmen.

  • How to reach it: it is easily reachable from Porto Palo following the signs for Isola delle Correnti. Get directions
  • Useful Tips: the area has no services, it is therefore advisable to bring everything you need with you for your stay at the sea.
  • Where to sleep nearby: Hotel and b & b starting from € 55,00 per room -

10 - Randello beach, Scoglitti - Province of Ragusa

Closed between Punta Craccetto and Scoglitti, la Randello beach it is a long strip of sand and dunes. Surrounded by a vast pine forest and bathed by the Mediterranean Sea, the beach is part of the Cava Randello integral nature reserve, an equipped green lung, the right place for a picnic, to play sports or enjoy relaxation. Considered among the most beautiful in Italy, included in the 2014 Touring Club Blue Guide, the beach often gives the visitor a series of shells of all shapes and sizes.

  • How to reach it: by car, parking just before the entrance to the Reserve in one of the two available car parks. Get directions
  • Useful Tips: the area has no services, it is therefore advisable to bring everything you need with you for your stay at the sea.
  • Where to sleep nearby: Hotel and b & b starting from € 57,00 per room -

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