8 Best Beaches of Italy

1. Spiaggia Dei Conigli

Also called Rabbit’s Beach, this is undoubtedly one of the most romantic beaches in Italy with clear shimmering waters displaying an unbelievable colour palette of the prettiest shade of green and blue. Though reaching the sandy shores of this beautiful beach on Lampedusa Island requires a 15-20 minute hike, the sight and the experience make it totally worthwhile. Warm calm waters, plenty of fish, tryst with the endangered loggerhead turtles, white sands and a spectacular setting can’t be beat. The Onda Blu beach shack offers affordable and delicious homemade food.

2. Tropea Beach

In the charming town of Tropea, flanked by the pretty church on the rocky outcrop this is one of the best Italy beaches offering something for everyone. The placid crystal clear blue water is perfect for swimming, while there are options for snorkelling, boat hire and parasailing for those looking for some exciting beach activities. Great for families as well as adults, Tropea beach also has some nice Lido bars and superb restaurants where you can rent umbrellas or parasols, enjoy seafood and cocktails.

3. Cala Goloritze

Also a UNESCO world heritage site, the pristine beauty of this gorgeous beach must be seen to be believed. Accessible only through a boat or by hiking, the enchanting Cala Golortze is a picture postcard beach with clear turquoise water and pretty white pebbles. Undeniably among the best-unspoiled beaches in Italy, this slice of heaven can be reached by hiking for about one and a half hours up against a mountainous track so sturdy shoes are a must. Once there, you can spend a lazy afternoon in the beautiful seascape or discover the magical marine life while snorkeling.

4. La Pelosa (Stintino)

Made popular by the James Bond movie, this one’s a great choice for public beaches in Italy with its transparent blue waters and beautiful white sands. The popular La Pelosa beach gets quite crowded with locals and tourists in the summers so it’s good to reach a little early with your own mats (can be rented too). The beach has clean shallow waters for quite some distance making it ideal for children, while the deep azure waters are great for experienced swimmers.

5. Porto Giunco

White sands, sapphire blue sea and plenty of amenities make Porto Giunco a contender for one of the best beaches in Italy in September. It has a unique setting with the sea on one end and a lake on another, where you can even spot flamingos. You could take a small hike up to the Spanish tower for stunning views, enjoy snorkeling just below it or simply put your feet up and enjoy this beautiful paradise. The water is shallow, there are enough food shacks and beach bars as well as boating options.

6. Cala Mariolu

This magical secluded haven in Golfo di Orosei with impossibly blue waters can be accessed only through a boat. This gem is undeniably one of the best beaches in Italy map for an unforgettable tryst with the incredible seascapes of Italy. The tiny white pebble sand contrasted against the pretty shade of emerald and turquoise waters is a sight to behold. This tranquil paradise is great for diving as well as snorkeling to discover the incredible marine life.

7. Spiaggia Di Maria Pia

One of the most stunning black sand beaches in Italy, Spiaggia de Maria Pia has calm shallow waters and a relaxed vibe. A beautiful pine forest along the beach is a nice place to stroll around after a swim or find respite from the sun. The calm shallow waters, unending stretch of white sand and great beach bars make it one of the best beaches in Italy to visit for swimming and soaking in the sun. It is a good idea to arrive early and rent out sunbeds and parasols as it draws large crowds being so close to Alghero.

8. Marina Piccola

This quiet, picturesque beach with a beautiful setting and small boats bobbing on water is a nice spot on the other side of Capri, away from the huge crowds and bustle. The turquoise waters are perfect for swimming and there are plenty of snack bars around for a quick bite or drink. It is recommended to reach here early in the morning during the holiday season to avoid the crowds at this small pebbly beach that stretches along a magnificent cliff.