Unfortunately for us in the Northern Hemisphere, summer is coming to an end and autumn is falling upon us. However, beaches are always on my mind. Today’s Beach Thursday photo essay will focus on the best Sicily beaches. Yes, another beautifully subjective list by yours truly. Next week: the best of beaches around Rome + how to get there. Enjoy!
Best Beaches in Sicily
Perfect for those wanting to squeeze adventure into their beach holiday. Hike volcanoes, natural reserves, and even go diving & paragliding. Rumor has it that the best beaches in Sicily are found on the west coast of the island. Do I agree? Absolutely. Conveniently, the most spectacular scenery and beaches are clustered together:
San Vito Lo Capo
Favignana, Egadi islands (off Sicily’s west coast)
Riserva Naturale Orientata and Scopello
For diving, you may hit nearby Ustica or Scopello. Be warned, though — while the underwater world in Scopello is gorgeous, the rocks on the beach can be cutting. Appropriate footwear is recommended.
Best beaches in Sicily, honorable mentions: Vendicari Reserve, Gardini-Naxos, Castellammare del Golfo, Sampieri, Modica, Cefalu, and Pozzallo.
Hope you enjoyed traveling through the best beaches in Sicily! The rest of the series, including other parts of Italy such as Rome, Puglia, Venice, and Tuscany vicinity, will be published next month as Beach Thursday editions.