The most beautiful beaches in Sicily for your holiday by the sea

Sicily has countless wonderful beaches that are so different that there is something for every taste. We are recommending here the most spectacular, lonely, natural, longest and most beautiful beaches in Sicily.

Beginning in the extreme northwest of the island is one of the most famous fine sandy beaches, the beach of San Vito Lo Capo, also known as the Caribbean of Sicily. West of Palermo you'll find the sophisticated beach of Mondello, the urban beach of Palermo. In the north of Sicily the beach of Cefalù is a paradise for romantics, as the picturesque fishing village is famous for its spectacular sunsets.

Continue in the direction of Milazzo. Here we find the Laghetti di Marinello, a nature reserve by the sea with unique, picturesque lakes and wide sandy beaches. At the tip of the Milazzo peninsula and only accessible via a picturesque footpath, the Picina di Venere (Venus Pool), surrounded by rocks, is not only fascinating because of its name.

If we go to the east of the island, Isola Bella below the lively town of Taormina is a magnet for visitors. It offers a pebbly beach with crystal clear water for swimming and snorkeling. The coast of the north-eastern part of Sicily is under the influence of Etna, because here the lava of the volcano has shaped the landscape for thousands of years. On the Riviera dei Cicopli, created by the eruptions of Mount Etna, boat trips from Aci Trezza offer a special kind of bathing pleasure.

The south of the island offers a large selection of fantastic beaches for beach lovers, such as the endless sandy beaches in the nature reserve of Vendicari, Pietre Nere near Pozzallo or Donnalucata. Spectacular in any case is the Scala dei Turchi, a brilliant white rock formation reminiscent of bizarre steps in the province of Agrigento.

On a coastline of 1152 kilometers you will find white and golden sandy beaches, grey pebble beaches and black volcanic beaches. A variety that you will not find again in the whole Mediterranean area. For sun worshippers, families with children, sand castle builders, nature lovers, explorers, divers, snorkelers, kitesurfers, windsurfers, sailors, motor boat enthusiasts and everyone else, the beaches of Sicily are a true paradise on earth.

Cefalù ☀ Destination in Sicily

Cefalù
Destination in Sicily

One of the most interesting towns and a must-see in Sicily. Located directly by the sea with a long sandy beach and a beautiful old town.

Cefalù, Palermo, Sicily, Italy

Mondello ☀ Beach in Sicily

Mondello
Beach in Sicily

The original fishing village of Mondello near Palermo is now a chic beach resort with one of the most beautiful sandy beaches in Sicily.

Mondello, Palermo, Sicily, Italy

Donnalucata ☀ Destination in Sicily

Donnalucata
Destination in Sicily

Donnalucata, Ragusa, Sicily, Italy

Pietre Nere - Pozzallo ☀ Beach in Sicily

Pietre Nere - Pozzallo
Beach in Sicily

Pozzallo, Ragusa, Sicily, Italy

Vendicari ☀ Nature reserve in Sicily

Vendicari
Nature reserve in Sicily

Snorkeling in the crystal clear sea, bird watching or hiking in the nature - the nature reserve Vendicari in the south of Sicily offers a lot more.

Noto, Siracusa, Sicily, Italy

Scala dei Turchi ☀ Beach in Sicily

Scala dei Turchi
Beach in Sicily

The Stair of the Turks (ital. Scala dei Turchi) is a bright white and step-like cliff and tourist attraction in the south of Sicily near Realmonte.

Realmonte, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy

Laghetti di Marinello ☀ Beach in Sicily

Laghetti di Marinello
Beach in Sicily

Patti, Messina, Sicily, Italy

Piscina di Venere ☀ Nature reserve in Sicily

Piscina di Venere
Nature reserve in Sicily

For hikers, nature enthusiasts, snorkelers, divers and explorers the Piscina di Venere on the Capo di Milazzo in Sicily is highly recommended. 

Milazzo, Messina, Sicily, Italy

Capo d'Orlando ☀ Destination in Sicily

Capo d'Orlando
Destination in Sicily

Capo d'Orlando is a pretty town on the north coast of Sicily with a very long beach promenade ideal for walking and dining on sunset.

Capo d'Orlando, Messina, Sicily, Italy

Gioiosa Marea ☀ Destination in Sicily

Gioiosa Marea
Destination in Sicily

Gioiosa Marea, Messina, Sicily, Italy