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
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Average Water Temp
Isola Bella tide times
Thu 24th JanuaryHigh 05:48am (1.67m)
Low 12:02pm (0.30m)
High 06:10pm (1.64m)
Fri 25th JanuaryLow 12:21am (0.37m)
High 06:26am (1.59m)
Low 12:40pm (0.38m)
High 06:50pm (1.55m)
Sat 26th JanuaryLow 01:01am (0.47m)
High 07:07am (1.47m)
Low 01:18pm (0.50m)
High 07:34pm (1.43m)
Sun 27th JanuaryLow 01:43am (0.60m)
High 07:53am (1.34m)
Low 02:02pm (0.62m)
High 08:28pm (1.31m)