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The best beaches in Puglia

Puglia is one of the most envied region for its beaches. Now we are going to review the best beaches from Gargano to the beaches of Salento


Starting from Gargano, in northen Puglia, where there are many wonderful views and beaches. Peschici, with its breathtaking landscape, is located on the north-eastern coast of Gargano near Vieste and Rodi Garganico.


It is a renowned seaside resort and offers some stunning beaches. Here the beaches are very popular and crowded of tourists all summer long, as are Rodi Garganico and Vieste. Caves, golden sand, rocks and a fantastic blue sea are waiting for you.


Heading south down the Adriatic there are many other awesome beaches. In this zone of Puglia we come upon  the beaches of Bari with sand, rocks and pebbles. Polignano a Mare and Monopoli are the most popular beaches, well worth a visit. The Polignano a Mare coastline is full of sandy, pebbly and rocky beaches.


Under the "Lama Monachile" bridge, in the centre of Polignano a Mare, you can admire a breathtaking view descending through an ancient path. Located here is the famous "Cala Porto", a white pebbly beach sorrounded by overhanging rocks. There is an incredible number of inlets and caves accessible from the sea or land, such as the wonderful Grotta Palazzese, a restaurant within a cave.


Monopoli has amazing beaches that frame a crystalline sea. Here there are stretches of free beaches and several bathing establishments. Let yourself be transported by the sea breeze and you will find yourself strolling along the imposing ruins of the town perimeter walls.


We continue our trip in Puglia towards Brindisi and approaching the beaches of Ostuni, the "White City", we can find sandy beaches like Marina di Ostuni and the gorgeous Torre Guaceto Nature Reserve with woods, "Macchia Mediterranea" and a marine reserve. Simply a paradise you will not want to leave.


Many fancy resorts, built to meet the increasing tourist demand, are scattered along the coast. They include Rosa Marina and the Valtur Resort, two of the most popular facilities in the summer season. This stretch of coast is lined with a great number of lidos, camping sites and natural reserves, like Pilone, Santa Sabina, Torre Guaceto, Specchiolla and Apani.


As we continue down Puglia we arrive in Salento, the land of wonderful beaches and night-life. Gallipoli or “Beautiful city” or “Pearl of the Ionian”, as it is nicknamed, is a town in the province of Lecce on the Ionian Sea coast. It is one of the most crowded cities of Salento.


Gallipoli is known as one of the most coveted locations by young people and lovers of fun. It’s a journey between clubs and beaches with music all day becoming open-air discos at night. Punta Pizzo, Baia Verde, Punta della Suina, Rivabella, ‘The beach of Purity’ (it gets its name from the church that stands nearby) and Lido Conchiglie are some of the best and most popular beaches of Gallipoli.


In this area of Puglia you can encounter other beautiful beaches such as those in Otranto, Salve, Castro, Porto Cesareo, Santa Maria di Leuca and Ugento.

Santa Maria di Leuca is one of the most lovely stretches of sandy beach in Italy: 6km running along Marina di Salve, through Marina di Pescoluse and up to Torre Pali.

There are many awsome beaches in the 'heel of the boot', but also wonderful apulian towns and cities to visit.


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