When you think of a tropical beach vacation, Italy may not be the first destination that comes to mind; but it should be! Italy's miles of coastline are covered in beautiful, sandy beaches with gorgeous views of the Adriatic Sea on one side and the Mediterranean Sea on the other. These gorgeous beaches in Italy offer something for every vacationer, whether you are looking to sight-see, build sandcastles or just catch some rays.
Salento is an area in Southern Italy, located on a peninsula and is covered in some of the best beaches in Italy. The weather here is perfect for sun-lovers and it's known as a great destination for those looking to add some partying to their vacation.
Located off of Italy's Coast, in the Mediterranean Sea, is the Island of Sardinia. The beaches in Sardinia are considered by many to be the most beautiful in all of Italy and are often compared to those found in the Caribbean. If miles of white sand, turquoise waters and endless sun is what you crave, then look no further.
Sicily is a large island, located in the Mediterranean Sea, just off of the southern tip of mainland Italy. The perimeter of this island is lined with beaches and you are sure to find the perfect one to suit your style. The northern beaches of this island are usually the busiest and the most touristy while the beaches in the south are a little more untamed and untouched, perfect for those seeking adventure. Or perhaps you would prefer a visit to some of the rockier, seaside, fishing villages located on the eastern coast.
You definitely won’t have any problem finding an Italy beach to relax at if you are visiting the Tuscany region. This area is often most known for its rolling hillsides and scenic views but many come here to enjoy its miles of sandy shores. It also has many great locations with fewer crowds and tourists and has calmer waters that are perfect for families with young children looking to take a dip in the turquoise waves.
Just off of the venetian mainland sit a cluster of 118 tiny islands. These island and the cost of Venice itself, contain some of the best beaches that Italy has to offer. Beautiful sightseeing, historic destinations, sand and sun can all be found in this region.
When visiting some of Italy’s beautiful beaches it's important to remember that at many of these beaches, going topless is the norm and in some areas even full nudity is permitted. Also some beaches are public while some are private and there may be a fee to use them. Public beaches may be busier and may not be kept as tidy, while private beaches may offer a cleaner and less crowded atmosphere.
Luckily for tourists, getting to most of these beaches is an easy task. All of the best beaches in Italy, located near any of the major cities can be reached by public transportation, either by bus or by rail. So no matter how you chose to travel across this amazing country, make sure you pack your bathing suit, a towel and some sunscreen and be ready to work on your tan!