Isola Bella

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

Weekly Isola Bella UV Index

UV Index scale

A UV Index reading of 3 or more means some precautions should be taken. For more information visit our guide to the UV Index.

Temperature Averages

Average Water Temp

Isola Bella tide times

Thu 24th January

High 05:48am (1.67m)
Low 12:02pm (0.30m)
High 06:10pm (1.64m)

Fri 25th January

Low 12:21am (0.37m)
High 06:26am (1.59m)
Low 12:40pm (0.38m)
High 06:50pm (1.55m)

Sat 26th January

Low 01:01am (0.47m)
High 07:07am (1.47m)
Low 01:18pm (0.50m)
High 07:34pm (1.43m)

Sun 27th January

Low 01:43am (0.60m)
High 07:53am (1.34m)
Low 02:02pm (0.62m)
High 08:28pm (1.31m)

Isola Bella sea state

Today's weather

Cloudy

9 °C
(48 °F)

Moderate breeze, 22 km/h from SSE

Sea temperature

15°C / 59°F

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