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Best Puglia Beaches

Best Puglia Beaches

Puglia is bordered with a large coastal line of about 800km of clear water, giving it a unique beauty. This is one of the features of Puglia that attracts tourists. If you are looking for a great time to relax or for swimming and snorkelling, we have curated a list of 5 top beaches for you.

Torre dell'Orso . The Two Sisters


This beach is named after a 16th-century watchtower and has been commended various times for its quality sand and water. It is also referred to as Due Sorelle (Two Sisters) as it is bounded by two cliffs, and legend also has it that two sisters lived close in the area and visited the beach every day because of its beauty till they walked into the sea and never came back and later turned into two cliffs. The beach is about 800km long with white sand, clear sea water, and enough wind to enjoy surfing. It is located between Lecce and Otranto.

Pescoluse – Salve


The beach is one of the famous beaches in Puglia and is often referred to as the Maldives of Salento because of its beauty. One of its breath-taking features includes its fine white sands, crystal clear shallow blue sea water and beautiful sunsets. It is perfect for a day out with the family, and its shallowness makes it safe for children. It is located between Gallipoli and Santa Maria di Leuca, it is about 8km on the Ionian Coast. The beach is equipped, so tourists to play various water sports.

Torre Guaceto


This beach is located close to Alberobello, a famous UNESCO world heritage site. It is a protected coastal line with a natural reserve and is famous for its natural beauty. This beach covers several kilometres and has a watchtower which dates back to the 16th century. The beach can be accessed by walking down or using a small tourist train from the car park. The water has a beautiful sight of coral reefs and fish, which moves close to the shore, which makes it perfect for swimming and snorkelling.

Polignano a Mare


This beach is also called ’Lama Monachile’. It is located between 35 km away from Bari and 25km away from Fasano. It is a small beach with small pebbles with greenish blue water. It is perfect for diving and snorkelling as it is surrounded with whitewashed houses sitting on cliffs and caves. It has been awarded the blue flag for its clean bathing water and great tourist facilities.

Baia delle Zagare, Gargano


The Zagare bay, which is also known as Mergoli Bay, is enclosed with huge limestone cliffs, and is about 1 km of soft, white sand in an enchanted cove. The beach is accessed by sea using a boat or by land through the Baia delle Zagare Hotel and the Baia dei Faraglioni Hotel. It is located between Mattinata and Vieste. The beach allows only 30 guests per day to protect the site. Access is granted by getting a pass from the city council in Mattinata.
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