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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Temperature Averages

Average Water Temp

Isola Bella tide times & sea state

Sat 18/05 »

Tide times
High 3:49am (1.61m)
Low 10:02am (0.25m)
High 4:04pm (1.66m)
Low 10:22pm (0.25m)
Daylight
First light05:16
Sunrise05:46
Sunset20:04
Dark20:33

Sun 19/05 »

Tide times
High 4:20am (1.60m)
Low 10:33am (0.28m)
High 4:35pm (1.62m)
Low 10:52pm (0.29m)
Daylight
First light05:15
Sunrise05:45
Sunset20:04
Dark20:34

Mon 20/05 »

Tide times
High 4:51am (1.55m)
Low 11:04am (0.33m)
High 5:06pm (1.56m)
Low 11:23pm (0.36m)
Daylight
First light05:15
Sunrise05:44
Sunset20:05
Dark20:35

Tue 21/05 »

Tide times
High 5:22am (1.48m)
Low 11:35am (0.42m)
High 5:37pm (1.47m)
Low 11:55pm (0.45m)
Daylight
First light05:14
Sunrise05:44
Sunset20:06
Dark20:36

Wed 22/05 »

Tide times
High 5:55am (1.39m)
Low 12:08pm (0.51m)
High 6:10pm (1.37m)
Daylight
First light05:13
Sunrise05:43
Sunset20:07
Dark20:37

Thu 23/05 »

Tide times
Low 12:28am (0.55m)
High 6:31am (1.29m)
Low 12:44pm (0.62m)
High 6:48pm (1.26m)
Daylight
First light05:12
Sunrise05:42
Sunset20:08
Dark20:38

Today's weather

Cloudy

18 °C
(64 °F)

Moderate breeze, 22 km/h from S

Sea temperature

16.7°C / 62°F

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