Seaside Perfection – A Guide to the Best Beaches in Italy

With close to 5000 miles of beautiful coastline, Italy is one of the Mediterranean’s top yacht charter destinations.  Whether cruising the Ligurian Sea (Mar Ligure), Tyrrhenian Sea (Tirreno), the Ionian (Ionio) or the Adriatic (Adriatico), the options for enjoying an intoxicating beach escape are endless.  So if the sound of living la dolce vita by the sea sounds appealing, we have the top beaches in Italy that are sure to take your breath away offering scenic backdrops, glorious stretches of sand, and crystalline waters that dazzle in vibrant gem color tones ranging from from sapphire blue to emerald green.

Linguata Beach, Tropea

Linguata Beach is a superb beach situated along the beautiful Costa degli Dei or the “Coast of the Gods” in Calabria.  Surrounded by dramatic cliffs the beach boasts of white sand and turquoise blue water and on a clear day you can see the Lipari Islands.

Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo, Sicily

The white sandy beach of San Vito lo Capo is picturesque stretch of sand that sits at the foot of spectacular Mount Cofano in Sicily.  The shallow turquoise waters are crystal clear and are perfect for swimming and snorkeling.

Cala Goloritzè, Sardinia

An Italian National Treasure, Cala Goloritzè is a sugar soft sandy beach with a sea that shimmers in astounding shades of blue and green.  Views in every direction are spectacular as is the staggering Monte Caroddi or Aguglia which towers 143 meter high above the beach.

Lido Mazzarò and Isola Bella Beach, Sicily

Picturesque Lido Mazzarò and the tiny sun-kissed rocky islet of Isola Bella are great for sunbathing, snorkeling, and diving. The emerald waters are calm and clear and there are also several coves and grottoes that can be explored.

Cala Corsara, Spargi

The coral beach of Cala Corsara in the Maddalena archipelago is one of unrivaled beauty with crystalline waters that are warm and inviting and scenic coves.  The underwater scenery is also stunning and great for diving.

Rabbit Beach, Lampedusa

Glorious Rabbit Beach on Italy’s southernmost island Lampedusa is an unspoiled sun-worshiper’s paradise.   The beach which is blessed with stunning turquoise water and white sand brims with spellbinding allure.

For assistance planning an unforgettable yachting getaway in Italy relishing in the beauty of some of the world’s most breathtaking shores, please contact Sunreef Yachts Charter at

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