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The best beaches in Taormina and surroundings

It should not be hard to tell which beach should be named as the best beach in Taormina.

Island or peninsula depending on the tide, Isola Bella is connected to Taormina by a strip of sand and is part of a Nature Reserve. You can either sunbathe on the small beach and bathe in its crystal water, or visit the evocative island, which is covered in Mediterranean shrub concealing an ancient fortress. Near this famous beach as well as in the surrounding area you will find our stylish villas in Taormina and our estates in Eastern Sicily.

The small beach of Mazzarò is to the north of Isola Bella and one of the best loved beaches of this area. It is pebbly and has both beach resorts and free areas. Mazzarò Beach can be reached by the spectacular cableway that starts in Taormina.

Giardini Naxos is a stretch of coast south of Taormina that includes several beaches and is the longest stretch of beach in the area, alternating sand and pebbles. The golden beach is enveloped in a rich Mediterranean scrub and has both beach resorts and free areas. With its many clubs and restaurants, Giardini Naxos is known for its high-quality nightlife.

San Marco Beach in Calatabiano lays between the mouth of the river Alcantara and that of the river Fiumefreddo. It is a pebbly beach, one of the most beautiful in eastern Sicily, just one step away from Mount Etna. Several kilometers long, it is lined by acacias and eucalypts, with citrus fruit plantations stretching down to the beach. The sea is blue and clean, and the only settlement is the small tourist village of San Marco. Part of the beach is equipped with sunbeds and umbrellas.

Villagonia Beach is a rocky and pebbly bay right next to the Giardini Naxos, at the feet of Taormina, very close to the train station Taormina-Giardini.

Spisone Beach is on the Taormina Bay, with pay establishments but also several free areas. It is evocative because of the stone islets poking up from the water. The sand is made up of miniscule stones, the sea is turquois.

Mazzeo Beach lies between Mazzarò and Letojanni. This beach is wider than the one you will find in Letojanni and the sand is finer.

One of the best-known beaches on Sicily’s eastern coast is certainly Letojanni, a vast expanse of sand with Taormina’s promontory in the background and a crystal clear sea before it. Para-glider aficionados love the wind that caresses this magnificent beach. Here you will find private establishments but also stretches of free beach.

The Castle of Sant’Alassio Siculo rises a few kilometers away from the homonymous beach on a promontory overlooking the sea. The beach has soft sand, and you may bathe right under the castle in the small bay or go a little ways out to sea with a dingy or a paddleboat to discover magnificent landscapes.

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