Italy is a beautiful country and is home to some truly amazing beaches. These vary in size and appearance but Italy is a country full of rugged clifftops, bright blue seas and perfectly sandy beaches. In this post, I’ll introduce you to Some of Italy’s best beaches to inspire you to consider this beautiful country for your next beach break. Our choices span the length and the breadth of the country and even takes in some of Italy’s tiny islands. Veer off the beaten path or head to one of its iconic beaches, the choice is yours.
Now onto the best beaches in Italy
Scala dei Turchi, Sicily
This beautiful beach is located in Sicily near Realmonte. Grey cliffs accentuate the sea below and the sea is a bright greeny-blue. It has a sandy shore to die for and this beach is a highlight of any trip to Sicily.
Chiaia di Luna, Ponza
This beautifully scenic spot has one of the best views in the whole of Italy. The highlight of this beach is a 300-foot wall made of volcanic rock. Ponza is full of beautiful beaches but this is the best one by far. Ponza is a perfectly scenic holiday destination that will take your breath away.
San Fruttuoso, Liguria
Near the iconic Portofino, this Italian beach is picturesque and instagram-worthy. You don’t get anywhere as idyllic as this Italian hotspot. On the horizon you’ll see a beautiful abbey, this small cove is perfect for fans of hiking and the water here is a beautiful bright blue.
This beach is known as The Coast of the Gods and it is easy to see why. Located in Calabrian town Tropea, this beautiful beach has it all – soaring cliffs, exquisite white sand and flawless water.
Cala Goloritzé, Sardinia
One of Sardinia’s most iconic landmark beaches. You’ll find it on the North East side of Sardinia. It is a tiny beach especially when compared to other Italian beaches. Check out its limestone cliffs, white sandy shore and turquoise sea water. It also happens to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Cala Pulcino, Lampedusa
Located on Italy’s largest Pelagie islands. This far out beach location isn’t for the faint of heart as you’ll need to hike to get there. It takes around half an hour to get there but most of that time is spent climbing rocks. The beach itself is covered in luscious sand, some of the best views in Italy and the water is a sparkling blue sea that stretches out endlessly.
Isola di Spargi, Sardinia
This beach has a unique look that would be at home in the caribbean. Lined with palm tress and lush greenery. It is flanked by beautiful turquoise waters and grey sand. It is the perfect location for enjoying watersports in the sun.
Spiaggia di Sansone, Elba Island
Tuscany’s Elba Island is home to many contenders for this list, but Sansone edges out the competition. Its pristine shore—a mixture of sand and smooth white pebbles—leads you to calm, transparent water. It’s shallow, too, making it popular among families and snorkelers.
Elba Island is pretty much wall to wall beautiful beaches but this one tops the list. It’s calm turquoise seas leads on to a pretty white sandy shore. Relax by the water and experience this serene and idyllic location.
So there you have our guide to the best beaches in Italy. Have you been to any of these locations? Where would you add to the list.