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

Wed 17/07 »

Tide times
High 3:25am (1.48m)
Low 9:39am (0.44m)
High 3:40pm (1.54m)
Low 9:59pm (0.40m)
Daylight
First light05:18
Sunrise05:49
Sunset20:20
Dark20:50

Thu 18/07 »

Tide times
High 3:58am (1.52m)
Low 10:11am (0.41m)
High 4:12pm (1.57m)
Low 10:30pm (0.38m)
Daylight
First light05:19
Sunrise05:49
Sunset20:19
Dark20:50

Fri 19/07 »

Tide times
High 4:30am (1.54m)
Low 10:43am (0.40m)
High 4:43pm (1.57m)
Low 11:01pm (0.38m)
Daylight
First light05:20
Sunrise05:50
Sunset20:19
Dark20:49

Sat 20/07 »

Tide times
High 5:01am (1.54m)
Low 11:14am (0.41m)
High 5:14pm (1.55m)
Low 11:31pm (0.40m)
Daylight
First light05:21
Sunrise05:51
Sunset20:18
Dark20:48

Sun 21/07 »

Tide times
High 5:33am (1.52m)
Low 11:45am (0.44m)
High 5:45pm (1.51m)
Daylight
First light05:22
Sunrise05:52
Sunset20:18
Dark20:48

Mon 22/07 »

Tide times
Low 12:01am (0.44m)
High 6:04am (1.48m)
Low 12:16pm (0.49m)
High 6:17pm (1.46m)
Daylight
First light05:22
Sunrise05:52
Sunset20:17
Dark20:47

Today's weather

Rain showers

22 °C
(71 °F)

Moderate breeze, 19.8 km/h from N

Sea temperature

24.5°C / 76.1°F

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