Torre Salsa Nature Reserve Beach
Torre Salsa Beach and Nature Reserve are in an unspoilt area of southwest Sicily, midway between Sciacca and Agrigento. The nature reserve covers 760 hectares and is bordered by a stunning white sandy beach which curves for 6 kilometres around the coast. The gentle waves and blue-hued waters are rich in marine life so it’s a good beach for snorkelling and scuba diving.
There are four main entrances to the reserve from Montallegro with dirt tracks leading through the reserve to the parking lots. From there you have to make a short walk to the sand which is never overcrowded. There are no facilities within the reserve which is managed by the WWF so make sure you bring plenty of drinks, food, sun screen and an umbrella for shade.
This pristine wild beach is within sight of the ancient Torre Salsa watchtower on the promontory which gave the reserve its name. With steep cliffs, sand dunes, wetlands, grass and shrubs nearby this wild beach is ideal for those who like to escape the city hubbub and enjoy a few hours of serenity, at one with nature. Look out for the tiny “caretta caretta” turtles that inhabit the dunes.
- Diving & snorkelling
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