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

5 Day Isola Bella UV Index

UV Index scale

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Temperature Averages

Average Water Temp

Isola Bella tide times & sea state

Sun 17/11 »

Tide times
High 5:57am (1.51m)
Low 12:18pm (0.58m)
High 6:20pm (1.42m)
Daylight
First light06:12
Sunrise06:40
Sunset16:46
Dark17:14

Mon 18/11 »

Tide times
Low 12:35am (0.66m)
High 6:41am (1.39m)
Low 1:05pm (0.70m)
High 7:17pm (1.30m)
Daylight
First light06:13
Sunrise06:41
Sunset16:45
Dark17:13

Tue 19/11 »

Tide times
Low 1:33am (0.78m)
High 7:54am (1.26m)
Low 2:18pm (0.81m)
High 9:10pm (1.22m)
Daylight
First light06:14
Sunrise06:43
Sunset16:45
Dark17:13

Wed 20/11 »

Tide times
Low 3:21am (0.86m)
High 10:12am (1.21m)
Low 4:36pm (0.83m)
High 11:17pm (1.27m)
Daylight
First light06:15
Sunrise06:44
Sunset16:44
Dark17:12

Thu 21/11 »

Tide times
Low 5:51am (0.81m)
High 11:55am (1.29m)
Low 6:22pm (0.73m)
Daylight
First light06:16
Sunrise06:45
Sunset16:44
Dark17:12

Fri 22/11 »

Tide times
High 12:31am (1.39m)
Low 7:00am (0.67m)
High 12:56pm (1.41m)
Low 7:17pm (0.60m)
Daylight
First light06:17
Sunrise06:46
Sunset16:43
Dark17:11

Today's weather

Rain showers

17 °C
(62 °F)

Fresh breeze, 31 km/h from SSE

Sea temperature

19.2°C / 66.6°F

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