Where are the best beaches in Palermo?
Palermo is an extremely cultural city, full of history, with a multitude of monuments, historic buildings and very special places. However, there are always those who prefer to dedicate a whole day to the sea, to sunbathe, enjoy the cool breeze and the blue sea. Democratic as it is, Palermo and its surroundings offer great options for these people. Would you like to find out where the best beaches are in Palermo? Here at Your Travel to Italy with Ana Patricia you make the trip of your dreams!!! ALSO: see our “Accommodation in Italy – Tips for your holidays!” Read also: Examples of Itineraries in Italy!
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Going to Palermo means to immerse yourself in a cultural trip! Important historical city, Palermo is full of important sights that are key pieces for those who want to get to know all the culture of this incredible city! However, Palermo sea cannot be overlooked: and it could not, even if we wanted to! With an exuberant blue, the beaches of the city and its surroundings, ‘present’ to tourists even for those who are not very fond of the sea. Take a different tour of Palermo Street Food and History: Walking Tour.
1) Where are the best beaches in Palermo? MONDELLO
Some beaches in the city are already quite famous, such as Mondello, which is the most famous beach in the resort. With its sea currents that ‘tint’ the waters from blue to turquoise blue, this is one of the beaches most frequented by tourists. It is, of course, full of life: both day and night. It lies between two hills: Mount Pellegrino and Mount Gallo. Also read What to do in one day in Palermo?
2) Where are the best beaches in Palermo? CAPO GALLO
In fact, another beautiful beach is Capo Gallo: this is where the dwarf palm grows without any effort and frames this piece of beauty on Earth. Here, rocks form the beach and it is possible to enjoy this wonder with the payment of a symbolic fee. In the deepest parts, it is possible to dive to see several marine species, including beautiful lobsters. TIP: coming from Mondello, access is free! Also read Where to stay in Palermo?
3) Where are the best beaches in Palermo? ADDAURA
To the north is the incredible Addaura; you can get here either from Cantieri Navali or Parco della Favorita. The scenery here is beautiful and the villages that are here are fascinating! It is very popular, especially in the summer.
4) Where are the best beaches in Palermo? ISOLA DELLE FEMMINE
Isola delle Femmine is full of several legends because of its name, in English, the Isle of Women. They say that there was a female prison here; others say that only beautiful women lived here. In any case, the small island of 300 meters with an observation tower is part of a nature reserve for the protection of birds. Needless to say, it is an excellent place for those who want tranquility, isn’t it?
5) Where are the best beaches in Palermo? PUNTA RAISI AND SANTA FLAVIA
Another famous beach in Palermo is Punta Raisi. To access this magical little place, just take the highway exit bound for Villagrazia di Carini. Near Palermo, we also find Santa Flavia. Mount Catalfano, near Solunto, was a Phoenician fortress and has a coastline with access to Secca delle Formiche (“Shoal of Ants”), which is a paradise for divers.
6) Where are the best beaches in Palermo? CAPO ZAFFERANO
In Capo Zafferano, with its Lido dei Carabinieri, Solanto and the castle of Principi di San Vincenzo, it is a fantastic region for those who want to spend the whole day stretched out on the sand. It is a quiet place, and after passing the Sperlinga Tower, you can reach another piece of paradise: the Lido di Fondachello.
7) Where are the best beaches in Palermo? CEFALU
Another famous beach in the region is Cefalu. Its name comes from the Greek Kefaloidion and Punic Cefas (head), due to the characteristic shape of the rock that presents itself to visitors. It is also a beautiful city that, at night, impresses with its beautiful all-lit Cathedral.
8) Where are the best beaches in Palermo? ZINGARO
Our next option is the Zingaro Nature Reserve. Zingaro is considered the Sicilian Caribbean! The calm, blue waters and the entire flora that surrounds it are fascinating! It impresses even the ‘toughest’ look! Entrance costs 5 Euros, but is worth EVERY CENT! You can trust it!
9) Where are the best beaches in Palermo? SAN VITO LO CAPO
San Vito Lo Capo is another place that deserves to be highlighted! The beach is stunning! The transparent waters reach the high seas in a gradient of blue that enchants! Its thousand shades of blue, together with its lighthouse (at the western tip) and the promontory of Mount Monaco, to the east, shelter a true cinematic landscape!
10) Where are the best beaches in Palermo? CAPACI AND SFERRACAVALLO
Another good option, with shallow beaches and calm waters, is Capaci. With a jaw-dropping beauty, Capaci is able to make us never want to leave. If it seems like an exaggeration, it is because you don’t know this beauty yet! Another EXCELLENT option is Sferracavallo! It is, in fact, a small village by the sea and full of great restaurants with dishes based on seafood! It is located in Baía del Corallo, near Marinha, and its sea has an incredible emerald green color. On the south coast, we find Barcarello, with its beautiful coral reef and limestone pier in the water. Unique landscapes, indeed!
11) Where are the best beaches in Palermo? CASTELDACCIA AND ALTAVILLA MILICIA
More options? Come on! How about Casteldaccia and Altavilla Milicia? The first is between low cliffs and white, soft sand beaches. It was a point for many VIPs in the 1960s, until ‘urbanization’ erased its splendor. Today, little by little, it is regaining all its glory! Altavilla is not so easy to enter, but a good option is the free beach of Ravetto. Don’t forget to visit Trabia, Termini Imerese Lascari, Campofelice de Roccella and Pollina.
12) Where are the best beaches in Palermo? CINISI
To finish the list with a flourish, I present you a beach with golden sands that blend with the fascinating blue sea! We are talking about Cinisi and its incredible Magaggiari beach. The region is full of great restaurants, bars and ice cream parlors. The calm waters invite us to spend the whole day lying on the sand!
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Where are the best beaches in Palermo? Here, laziness is not a sin, on the contrary: it is a necessary plus to make your trip the best of all! The sea, the sun and the sand make us a veiled invitation for us to make the most of these natural wonders! The hard thing here is not to choose the best beach; the hard thing here is to choose only one beach! If you have days to spare: get to know all you can, including those that are not on our select list! You will not regret it!
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