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You can reach wonderful beaches from 15 to 45 minutes by car  in the South of Syracuse (see our Beach Map):

9- Marchesa di Cassibile, o Pineta  del Gelsomineto is a  wonderful white sandy beach surrounded by maritime pines wood, while the sea is a myriad of enchanting colours (you have to pay for the parking)

2- Solarium Forte Vigliena Rocky beach in Ortigia. This is the favorite spot for locals and tourists. Water is most of the time crystalline and is accessible the all year

6- Lido Arenella, the nearest beach with transparent ligth blue water and fully equipped. Ideal for families (entrance in the equipped area is 11 euro per person). You can reach this beach by urban bus from the bus station

3- Calarossa Beach is located in the Turba district. A long stairway will bring you down to the beach. The “Cala” is actually a very little shingle and most curiously, it’s artificial 

There are a few beaches in the City of Syracuse and the followings are our favorite:

20- Cirica - Ispica, the coast of Ispica is a succession of rocky golden cliffs pieced by grottos, among wich you can find some beautiful beaches

16- San Lorenzo, this stretch of coast is known for its crystal clear water and sandy beaches scattered among the rocks. Access is easy and the landscape is beautiful. 

17- Marzamemi  prettily set around a crescent harbor backed by the port’s old ‘tonnara’. The village is still renowned for its tuna dishes and is home to a open air film festival in late July

7- Ognina and Punta Asparano, rocky beach with crystalline water. Perfect spot for snorkeling and relax on one of the Kiosk at sunset or to have dinner at night along the small harbor

13- Eloro - Pizzuta, an easy walking path through Mediterranean scrub lead to the beautiful Pizzuta beach. Further south are two more beaches near archeological site of Eloro.

10- ​Ferro di Cavallo, this beautiful beach near the town of Avola is lined with agave. Fine sand and slowly sloping seabed make it ideal for children

1- Solarium “Ru Frati”  open only in summer time in the north of the City Center (the area is also known as Pista Ciclabile). Along the beautiful walkside path you will find a permanent open-air art installation

5- Varco 23, rocky beach with enchanting blue water in the maritime reserve of Plemmirio. The perfect spot for a sunset aperitivo

Open only in summer time

14- Calamosche, accessible only from land (15 minute walking) this beach is part of Vendicari natural reserve. The position of the inlet between two rocky headlands offer a wide variety of scenery

18- Isola delle Correnti, at the southernmost tip of Sicily is a sandy point with tiny dunes that stretches out toward the Island. There's ample space for swimmers and windsurfers and rocks on the western side.

8- Cava Grande, amazing falling waters and small lakes surrounded by nature in the Valley of Cassibile. You need hiking shoes or training shoes and you have to walk for 30-40 minutes in the nature

19- Carratois  beach,  in the northern coast in front of Africa a Caribbean atmosphere under palm umbrellas and surrounded by dunes.  Ideal also for families.

15- Vendicari, the long beach with fine sand stretches along the Oasi Natural Reserve and the Vendicari lagoon. traces of past human activity punctuate this beautiful landscape

11- ​Calabernardo, this beach with its fine white sand isn't far from Noto. Behind it are small dunes and the river mouth 

12- Lido di Noto, the long, wide beach is easily accessed from the promenade. it offers clear water, charming bathing facilities and the option of water sports

4- Punta Mola -Pillirina -Varco 34  is just in front of Ortigia in the cape closing the lagoon. You need a car, a scooter or a boat to reach this very small, but beautiful beach with a breathtaking  landscape.