Sicily, the beautiful island at the toe of Italy’s ‘boot,’ is a land of contrasts. Here, the azure blue of the Mediterranean meets the lush greenery of the Italian countryside. Nowhere is this contrast more evident and more beautiful than in Taormina, Sicily’s picturesque hilltop town. And when it comes to unwinding on sun-kissed beaches, Taormina has some of the best spots on the island.
For those staying at Taonasi Apartments, a foray into the beach life of Taormina is just a stroll away. Here, we will explore the best beaches to visit during your stay.
Just at the foot of Taormina, you will find Isola Bella Beach, a small pebble and sandy beach famous for the island nature reserve of the same name. This stunning beach, surrounded by lush vegetation and clear, warm waters, is perfect for snorkeling and sunbathing. Remember to bring water shoes as the pebbles can be hot and slightly tricky to navigate.
A short cable car ride from the town center lies Mazzarò Beach. Nestled between Capo Sant’Andrea and Capo Taormina, this sandy beach is one of the most popular in the area. The beach offers sunbeds, umbrellas, and several charming beach bars and restaurants. Boat rentals are available for those who want to explore the nearby coastline.
Further along the coast from Mazzarò is Spisone Beach. This spacious sandy beach is perfect for families and those who prefer a little more space to spread out and relax. The beach offers stunning views of the surrounding cliffs and the crystal clear sea.
North of Taormina, you’ll find the delightful town of Letojanni. Known for its lengthy sandy beach, Letojanni Beach is a great spot for those looking for a traditional beach experience. Here, you’ll find a plethora of bars and restaurants lining the shore, as well as plenty of umbrellas and sunbeds for hire.
Most beaches in Taormina are a mix of free areas and private lidos where you can rent sunbeds and umbrellas for a fee. In the summer months, the beaches can get crowded, so it’s advisable to head out early to secure a good spot.
Remember to pack sun protection, water, and a picnic if you’re planning a full beach day. Some beaches have pebbles, so water shoes might be a good idea.
Taormina’s beautiful beaches are one of the many reasons why visitors are drawn to this Sicilian gem. The combination of azure waters, stunning landscapes, and Italian charm make them a must-visit during your stay at Taonasi Apartments. Whether you’re a sun worshipper, a water sports enthusiast, or simply enjoy the tranquil sound of lapping waves, Taormina’s beaches have something for everyone.