This is a guide for your holidays in Puglia, Italy. This beautiful region also known as ‘Italy’s bootheel’ is famous for its delicious food, amazing culture, wonderful people with high sense of hospitality and a crystalline sea with some of the most beautiful beaches in Italy. So we will show you where to find the best beaches in Puglia.
Updated: February 2017
“Beach or mountains?” is one of the questions that travellers frequently are asked. Although I know some beach lovers who wouldn’t fancy conquering a mountain, I can’t recall any hiker who wouldn’t mind a week on the beach. There are loads of things to enjoy while walking through unpaved paths in the woods, catching your breath at a higher altitude and descending a mountain with sore legs, yet feeling amazing while endorphins pump through your whole body.
There is this other kind of ultimate bliss though; when your toes and heels are covered with white warm sand, when your hair dries in the hot sun tousled with sea salt and all of a sudden your face covered with summer freckles.
In this post, we are inviting you to experience the best beaches in Puglia, Italy. (This is the region where Gianni comes from, and which has been getting more attention last few years among travellers.). We will also suggest some of the best Puglia hotels where you can spend your next amazing Italian summer.
- Why you should visit the best beaches in Puglia?
- Baia delle Zagare beach, Gargano
- Lido Bosco Verde beach, Ostuni
- Torre Guaceto beach, Brindisi
- San Foca beach, San Foca
- Torre dell’Orso beach, Melendugno
- Baia Dei Turchi beach, Otranto
- Pescoluse beach, Santa Maria di Leuca
- Punta Prosciutto beach, Porto Cesareo
- San Pietro in Bevagna beach, Maruggio
- Dune di Campomarino beach, Maruggio
- When to travel to the best beaches in Puglia?
- How to arrive to Puglia?
Why you should visit the best beaches in Puglia?
Without biases, we can truly say that apart from turquoise water, fine white sand, cozy small towns with white buildings and colourful markets, areas covered with macchia mediterranea (maquis shrubland), hundreds of olive tree fields, ancient stone towers along the coast— Puglia is a place where you’ll have a chance to fully live the Italian lifestyle, You’ll see all pleasures that this culture can offer you. You’ll taste unbeatable cuisine, and witness both the modern and ancient culture of the incredibly vital and energizing southern coast.
In this article, you will find a list of the best beaches in Puglia with a short description of each beach. There are also our suggestions on where to stay in Puglia, the best hotels and accommodations in the area and some useful tips on when to travel to Puglia and how to move around.
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The best beaches in Puglia are listed in a clockwise direction following the coast of Puglia from the north to the south. Gianni has spent lot of time at certain beaches when he was living in Italy. Some of these places we’ve visited together, and some others are famous for their reputation and suggested by our friends. We hope at some point to visit them all personally.
Ready? Let the Puglia beach tour begin!