The 10 most beautiful beaches in Italy (2023) – By Black Platinum Gold
What are the most beautiful Italian beaches? Trying to rank the most beautiful beaches in Italy is practically impossible; you are really spoiled for choice.
From Liguria to Sardinia, along the 7,456 kilometers that make up the Italian coast, there are corners of paradise: stretches of sand and pebbles, Caribbean beaches, bays sheltered by cliffs and havens to be reached on foot. From the wide shores of the Adriatic coast, to the rocky beaches of Liguria or the Tyrrhenian coast, finding the perfect beach is so easy.
A list of the most famous beaches in Italy:
Chiaia di Luna, Ponza
La Pelosa, Stintino
Arcomagno beach, San Nicola Arcella
Cala Rossa, Favignana
Spiaggia dei Conigli, Lampedusa
Baia dei Turchi, Apulia
Cala Mariolu, Sardinia
Cala degli Infreschi, Cilento
Vendicari Reserve, Sicily
Two Sisters Beach, Marche
Bagni Regina Giovanna, Sorrento
Cala Tonnarella, Sicily
Cala Goloritzé, Sardinia
Bay of the Zagare, Apulia
Punta degli Infreschi, Cilento
Baia del Silenzio, Liguria
Cala del Gesso, Tuscany
Beach of the forest quagmire, Basilicata
Fegina Beach, Liguria
On a hypothetical trip along Italy this summer, you’ll find beaches for every taste: large expanses of white sand, pebble beaches with crystal clear water, immense expanses of shallow water and isolated bays set among imposing rocks.
Top 10 Italian beaches 2023
1. Baia del Silenzio, Liguria
2. Scala dei Turchi, Sicily
3. La Cinta beach, Sardinia
4. Porto Giunco beach, Sardinia
5. Simius beach, Sardinia
6. Bibione beach, Veneto
7. Cavoli beach, Campo nell'Erba - Tuscany
8. Ghiaie beach, Portoferraio, Tuscany
9. Poetto beach, Sardinia
10. Lazzaretto Beach, Sardinia
Here is our ranking of the most beautiful.
Marasusa, Tropea (Calabria)
Marasusa is one of the most beautiful beaches in Tropea. At the foot of the seaside village it has very clear sand and transparent water. Tropea’s sand has very thick grains that resemble micro-cobbles that make the water incredibly beautiful and transparent.
Cala Granada, Spargi Island (Sardinia)
Cala Granara, on Spargi Island in the Maddalena Archipelago, can be mistaken for a tropical island. Like other beaches in Sardinia, it is not surrounded by rocks and cliffs but by palm trees and lush vegetation
Cala Pulcino, Lampedusa (Sicily).
To reach it you must walk a path between rocks and Mediterranean scrub for about half an hour. You will be rewarded by white sand and the deep blue Mediterranean in front.
Cala Goloritzé (Sardinia)
Cala Goloritzé is so beautiful that it has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1995. The beach is small but the sand is the color of ivory and the sea incredibly transparent. Reaching it will not be easy, but once here you will be rewarded with wonder. If you are interested in discovering the beaches of eastern Sardinia, a selection of the most beautiful ones can be found at this link.
Monterosso al Mare, Cinque Terre (Liguria)
The one in Monterosso al Mare is a small beach usually very crowded in summer. However, this does not make it any less beautiful. Admire it in spring when the water is even more transparent and the golden beach is empty. Find the most beautiful beaches in the Cinque Terre here.
Riva di Ugento, Salento (Apulia)
Rive di Ugento is one of the most beautiful beaches on the Salento coast; if you are looking for beautiful beaches to visit in Salento, at this link you will find a nice selection to discover maybe on the road, here instead you will find info on the Ugento coast.
Chiaia di Luna, Ponza (Lazio).
Chiaia di Luna is the most famous beach of the Pontine Islands. It is characterized by a thin strip of sand that forms a crescent moon topped by a cliff.