Beaches in northwest Sicily

Varied beaches

in the north-west


The small Baia die Faraglioni is the most widely known part of Scopello. Access to the beach is made somewhat difficult since the path lies in a landscape of magnificent freestanding cliff formations. The remains of a former tuna fish trap can also be seen in the bay.

The Guidaloca beach between Castellammare and Scopello is a gravel and sand beach, which, despite the ease of access and good parking spots, is a lovely place to spend the day.

San Vito lo Capo

The San Vito Lo Capo beach is well known for its Caribbean atmosphere and lies in a bay at the tip of the Riserva dello Zingaro. The fine white sand bestows the water with a unique transparence. The spectacular view is finished off with the sight of the immense Monte Monaco towering over the bay.

Riserva naturale orientata dello Zingaro 

The reserve is home to several fabulously gorgeous, romantic and very natural bays. Steady footwear is a must though and it’s wise to bring along water and food.

The nicest beaches are definitely around Lo Zingaro, but there are also a few jewels just a few kilometres away from Palermo.


Mondello was always the Palermitans favourite beach, but has also become a tourist attraction and is now well-frequented. It used to be reserved for the wealthy, which is why old art nouveau villas and a health resort on stilts found their way here. Overcrowded in the high season and devoid of business as of october, Mondello and its beach are the perfect place to get to know the real Sicily.

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