With its crystal clear waters, Mondello Beach is 12 kilometres north of Palermo, northwest Sicily and is easy to reach by bus from the city. It has direct access from the roadside parking (there’s a fee).
Nestled against the cliffs, the crescent-shaped bay has clear blue water which is dazzlingly beautiful. It sets the scene for the luxury villas that were built overlooking the bay in the 19th century.
Mondello is a popular spot for sunbathing with fine soft sand and private lidos with beach chair rentals. Admission to these lido areas includes the use of showers and changing facilities in pastel painted cabins which add to the seaside charm of the area. Other parts of the beach are free but crowded.
The beach is lively in the summer months with lifeguard patrols and vendors selling their wares. There are plenty of bars, cafés and beach shops and a small marina at the north end.XXXXXThe clear turquoise waters are relatively calm due to the protective headlands and are perfect for swimming.XXXXX
Beachgoers can stroll along the beach to the historic watchtower (La Torre di Mondello) or enjoy a typical Sicilian meal at one of the waterfront restaurants.
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