The best beaches in Sicily

You need to ask Sicilians which are the best beaches in Sicily. They change every year, not only because of who goes to them and how clean they are, but because nature works fast on this triangular island. There’s a beach near me that was twenty yards of soft sand last summer: this year its ten feet of pebbles.

However, there are some which remain perenially stunning, no matter what annual changes may occur. A website called Wiralist used to offer real-time lists in which Sicilians could vote beaches up and down, depending on how they were shaping up at the time. The site is currently being re-designed, so in the meantime, here are some external links to great lists of Sicily’s perennial beauties:

Skyscanner list

The Corriere Della Sera (Sicilian newspaper) top 10 list

Touring Club top 5 list

Some of these are chosen purely on the beauty of the beach itself, whereas others (Touring Club in particular) are chosen on the basis of also having clean water, lavish facilities and a lovely village or town nearby to provide holiday accomodation – in other words, the whole package.

Scala Dei Turchi, Sicily
Scala Dei Turchi, Sicily

 

Loggerhead turtle in Lampedusa
Loggerhead turtle in Lampedusa

 

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5 thoughts on “The best beaches in Sicily

  1. Hi, I’m really enjoying your page while planning my family holiday. Do you have any experience with jellyfish át beaches? Are they a real threat in Sicily? I do not find reliable info sources but do remember how our Corsica holiday was ruined by jellyfish presence. Many thanks, Andras

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    1. We had one year of jellyfish out of twelve I have experienced in Sicily so far. It depends on the weather conditions in Spring around the Mediterranean, but it is a decidedly rare thing. If you are unlucky enough to get a jellyfish year, you need to ask the locals which beaches to avoid. It depends on the sea currents so you get them on some beaches and not others. Jellyfish near beaches are definitely a rare event, though.

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    1. I have managed to track the site down and apparently it is being redesigned. They are adding a similar ranking for golf courses and other ideas, apparently – I will keep an eye on it a post a new link once it is up.

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