Italy is not just superb food and fascinating history; it is also hundreds of kilometres of beautiful coastline.

Sit down and enjoy our pick of the 10 most beautiful beaches in Italy for your next vacation!


Top 10 Most Beautiful Beaches in Italy

Yet when you feel the Costa Smeralda’s white sand between your toes, you will have a hard job denying the locals.

1. Costa Smeralda, Sardinia

Is this the first time you have heard of the island of Lampedusa? No worries, but do remember it.

There is an amazing beach that you can only get to after negotiating a challenging path leading through rocky outcrops and thick lush vegetation.

2. Cala Pulcino, Lampedusa

Although this beach is not surrounded by imposing cliffs like many other Italian beaches, the colour of the water is just pure azure.

An excellent place for snorkelling.

3. Cala Granara, Sardinia

As the name hints, access to this beach is via the so-called “Turkish Staircase”.

4. Scala dei Turchi, Sicily

Walk down and you will be rewarded – azure sea, bronze sand and white cliffs. Simply breathtaking!