Amazing sea, imposing mountains, relaxing countryside, incredible artistic beauties and excellent food. All this is Italy. From the Alps and the Dolomites in northern Italy, to the beautiful hills of Tuscany, passing through the famous cities of art, up to the incredible beaches with white sand and crystal-clear water.
Puglia boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in the country, such as the Maldives of Salento. Let’s explore the spectacular Apulian coast!
Baia dei Turchi
One of the most famous and beautiful beaches of Puglia is The Baia dei Turchi, located between Otranto and Torre dell’Orso. Found in the protected Oasis of the Alimini Lakes, it proudly displays the blue flag, a sign of its quality.
The white sand beach is nestled between the rock and the pine forest. You can reach it by either passing a dense pine forest and dunes, or by taking one of the shuttle buses which operates in summer from the parking lot.
The lido is mainly occupied by umbrellas and sunbeds and a few bars selling cold drinks and sandwiches. If you prefer something more isolated, the surrounding area is full of small, quieter bays for ultimate relaxation. This area is also historically significant: this is the point where, back in 1480, the Saracens landed on their way to conquer Otranto. Hence the name “Baia dei Turchi”.
Another beach to visit is Torre dell’Orso, a crescent between two cliffs. The two famous white stacks, the Two Sisters, are visible offshore. While in the caves you can admire the remains of graffiti in Latin and Greek, testimony to the faith of the ancient sailors.
Torre Pozzelle beach, instead, is located a few kilometers from Ostuni and Brindisi. The best way to reach it is by car, as there are no bus connections to city centers. This is one of the most beautiful and unspoiled beaches of Ostuni consisting of five different small sandy coves.
Marina di Pescoluse
Marina di Pescoluse, Maldives of Salento, is made of four kilometers of unrestrained joy for families. An abundance of white sand and islets that peek out from the shallow waters can be enjoyed from dawn until dusk. Here you may choose between the many establishments with sunlounges or free portions of sand where you can lay about on your towel.
A beach of all tastes, Torre Lapillo is difficult to replicate. Nearby, on the crescent north of Porto Cesareo is a curve of light fluffy sand that seamlessly slips under the crystalline water. In this little Eden, visitors can enjoy peaceful sandy oasis.
The beach of Porto Selvaggio is situated in a lush pine forest, near a rocky promontory. Somewhat of a quiet and peaceful oasis where relaxation is the word. It is a predominently pebble beach with several points diving points perfect for snorkelling.
The beach of Cala Lunga is located a few kilometers from Peschici and close to the Gargano National Park in the north of Puglia. It is a protected area of over 120,000 square kilometers covered rich in forests and archipelagos.
Nestled between two rocky ridges, soft and golden sand and a beautiful crystalline sea. This bay allows you to forget every day life and immerse yourself in an oasis of unparalleled beauty.