The Sicilian beaches need no introduction to those who have had the pleasure to visit them before. A number of the best beaches in Italy are located on the shores of Sicily. These beaches are lapped by vivid turquoise Meditteranean waters, perfect for swimming from mid-May to October. 

The beaches vary where some are found within natural reserves, thus reserved for tourism, while others offer free access. They usually stretch far and wide, so you can lay your towel down and claim your sunbathing spot. 

Because of the variety of beaches available, you have different options and can choose. The beaches in Sicily are popular with tourists and Italians as well. If you are wondering where to go this coming summer, here are Sicily’s best five beach destinations.

1. Scopello

Scopello is a gorgeous, cozy beach that offers free access. This beach is found along Trapani’s northern coast, and the seaside also has picturesque beaches like Guidaloca Bay. There are great diving sites around Scopello, such as Cala Mosca, Cala Bianca, and Punta Pispisa. This is the perfect spot to hone your skill if you are into diving. The stunning underwater marine flora will make your adventure much more delightful.

Towards the southern coast of Scopello beach are several paths ideal for trekking excursions towards the Zingaro Natural Reserve. If you prefer to spend your holiday relaxing, Scopello has different amenities such as restaurants and cafes where you can indulge in local delicacies.

2.Isola Bella in Taormina

Isola Bella in Taormina is undoubtedly one of the most breathtaking beaches in Sicily. You can access its pebble beaches via a staircase, and it is surrounded by high cliffs plummeting over the turquoise sea. The rocks at the bottom of the sea lend stunning colors to the waters, which vary depending on the time.

Two lidos partly run Isola Bella, but the east area is free for those who enjoy diving or snorkeling.

3. Riserva del Plemmirio Beach near Syracuse

A few miles from the city of Syracuse on Sicily’s east coast is the Maddalena Peninsula, home to Riserva del Plemmirio and its beaches. This peninsula has other picturesque spots, including Minareto. On visiting Riserva del Plemmirio Beach, you will witness various stunning coastal scenery ranging from rock formations to steep golden cliffs plunging into the vibrant seas.

There are also treasures like sea life and shipwrecks underwater, making for a perfect snorkeling adventure. The Plemmirio marine reserve is found south of the city, and you can access it via boat. You can also take a nature walk on the Magdalen Pathway.

4.San Lorenzo Beach in Noto

The San Lorenzo Beach in Noto is among the most famous and toured beaches in Sicily. It is found inside the Vendicari Nature Reserve, 5 km from Marzameni. This beach is a perfect representation of an untouched paradise.

The sands on the San Lorenzo beach are golden and very fine, bordering warm, crystal-clear seawater. That makes it an ideal family holiday destination. There are parking areas and equipped lidos to make your arrival at the beach more seamless.

5.Marinella di Selinunte

Nestled in Western Sicily’s province of Trapani is a piece of paradise, the Marinella di Selinunte beach. It is spacious and wide, covered by mid-sized sand grains. Although it is a busy beach, you are assured of adequate privacy because of its expanse. There are two bathing establishments on both ends of this stretch. Marinella di Selinunte is also popularly referred to as Marinella di Castelvetrano.


These five are some of the best beaches you will find in Sicily. Whether you are looking for an ideal location for family vacations or a party destination, one of these fits the bill. The best way to enjoy your vacation here is to book Sicily villas with pool near beach.