Isola Bella

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Isola Bella beach, Sicily
Isola Bella, Sicily
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Isola Bella
Photo: © Gnuckx / CC BY

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Also known as the "Pearl of the Ionian Sea", Isola Bella is a tiny island in a protected bay on Sicily's west coast. With crystal clear azul waters and a backdrop of mountains and pine forests this is a truly beautiful spot.

The beach here is a pair of coarse, stony sand crescents either side of the island which meet to form a narrow spit of beach connecting Isola Bella to the main land. As well as soaking up the sun there's plenty to do here; the snorkelling is great and the little island itself is well worth exploring. There is a small house on the island and a series of paths and grottoes set amongst the pines. Since 1990 it has been a nature reserve and is home to several species of birds and lizards.

There is a little cafe overlooking the beach which is a great spot to sit back and enjoy the view. In the summer months it does tend to get a little busy here so my advice would be to find a spot with a nice view over the beach and relax...

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Isola Bella Weather Info

5 Day Isola Bella UV Index

UV Index scale

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Isola Bella tide times & sea state

Mon 23/09 »

Tide times
Low 3:44am (0.92m)
High 11:19am (1.17m)
Low 6:24pm (0.88m)
Daylight
First light06:20
Sunrise06:46
Sunset18:56
Dark19:23

Tue 24/09 »

Tide times
High 12:25am (1.20m)
Low 7:02am (0.81m)
High 12:59pm (1.30m)
Low 7:32pm (0.71m)
Daylight
First light06:21
Sunrise06:47
Sunset18:55
Dark19:21

Wed 25/09 »

Tide times
High 1:29am (1.37m)
Low 7:52am (0.64m)
High 1:50pm (1.46m)
Low 8:12pm (0.54m)
Daylight
First light06:21
Sunrise06:48
Sunset18:53
Dark19:19

Thu 26/09 »

Tide times
High 2:11am (1.54m)
Low 8:30am (0.47m)
High 2:29pm (1.61m)
Low 8:46pm (0.40m)
Daylight
First light06:22
Sunrise06:48
Sunset18:52
Dark19:18

Fri 27/09 »

Tide times
High 2:47am (1.68m)
Low 9:04am (0.34m)
High 3:04pm (1.73m)
Low 9:19pm (0.28m)
Daylight
First light06:23
Sunrise06:49
Sunset18:50
Dark19:16

Sat 28/09 »

Tide times
High 3:22am (1.79m)
Low 9:37am (0.24m)
High 3:38pm (1.80m)
Low 9:52pm (0.21m)
Daylight
First light06:24
Sunrise06:50
Sunset18:49
Dark19:15

Today's weather

Partly cloudy

24 °C
(75 °F)

Moderate breeze, 20.2 km/h from SSE

Sea temperature

24.6°C / 76.3°F

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