Calamosche Beach

  • Calamosche Beach - Italy
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  • Calamosche Beach - Italy
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Calamosche is close to the southernmost tip of Italy and is the best known beach within Sicilly’s marine reserve of Vendicari. In fact in 2005, it was awarded the title “Most beautiful beach in Italy” by the Blue Guide of Legambiente, which makes it pretty special.

Known locally as “Funni Musca”, this pretty sandy cove extends for 200m between two headlands that are responsible for the calm sheltered bay waters. It creates a natural swimming pool of crystal clear water that is easily accessed down the sloping golden sands.

The two rocky headlands are riddled with caves that are interesting to explore. Snorkellers can swim out to the reef where underwater caves and ravines are home to a diversity of fish and marine life.

Calamosche Beach is easy to reach from the SP19. There is a car park but you then have to walk about one kilometre (15-20 minutes) to the sands along a well-trodden trail lined with palm trees. However, once you’ve made the trek you will be rewarded with a glorious sandy beach that is never overcrowded.

There is no beach bar or equipment rentals but the calm sea and unspoilt natural beauty make it well worth the lack of amenities.

Located between the historic village of Noto and the Vendicari Nature Reserve, the nearby wetlands are a haven for wading birds and pink flamingos.

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  • Diving & snorkelling
  • Swimming/bathing

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