Mondello

9 Most Beautiful Western Sicily Beaches

The beauty of the Sicilian landscapes makes it one of the most popular destinations for all the tourists that come to visit Sicily. In the West coast,  you will find long stretches of soft white sand, some rocks streches and ravines.  Let’s see together which are the most beautiful beaches of Western Sicily.

Mondello

Mondello beach

Mondello, a village located in the gulf between Capo Gallo and Punta di Priola, a few kilometers from Palermo, is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Sicily, as well as the location chosen by Luchino Visconti to shoot his film about Il Gattopardo. Mondello was initially born as a village of fishermen and sailors dedicated to tuna fishing, in an area without the current beach resort area: the beach of the Mondello coast was once a marshy area, reclaimed many years later.

San Vito Lo Capo

San Vito Lo Capo is a small Beach Resort town in the province of Trapani. This place is located in the peninsula of San Vito which borders the Gulf of Macari and the Gulf of Castellammare and is located near the well-known Zingaro nature reserve.

Macari

A few kilometers from the famous, beautiful beach of S. Vito Lo Capo you will find the beach of Macari, which is located in between the Zingaro Nature Reserve and the Monte Cofano Nature Reserve.

It is a beach set in a charming setting, a stretch of coastline jagged by small rocky inlets and cliffs, with a crystalline sea with beautiful colors ranging from intense blue to turquoise. On the horizon you can admire the Egadi islands and some wonderful sunsets.

Zingaro 

The Zingaro oriented nature reserve is a protected natural area located west of the Gulf of Castellammare in the municipalities of Castellammare del Golfo and San Vito Lo Capo, in the province of Trapani. The Zingaro mesmerises its visitors for its rugged beauty, for the intense colors in every season, for the white sand coves set in the blue crystal clear sea.

Scopello

If you are looking for the right destination for your beach holidays in Sicily, you can’t help but divert yourself to Scopello. This medieval village in the province of Trapani offers incredible natural wonders and a dreamy sea. Renowned for its tonnara, Scopello is located near the above-mentioned picturesque Zingaro and small and fascinating towns such as Trappeto. Starting from here it is also possible to explore San Vito Lo Capo.  Two splendid towns of art are also worth seeing in the surrounding area: Segesta, with its Doric-Sicilian temple from the 5th century B.C. perfectly preserved; and Erice, with its medieval appearance and the beautiful Castle of Venus.

Eraclea Minoa

The beach of Eraclea Minoa is located in the municipality of Cattolica Eraclea in the province of Agrigento. The golden sand beach stretches for about 4 km bordered upstream by dunes dominated by white limestone rock formations that give a unique aspect to the coast. Between the beach and the white cliffs there is a pine forest ideal for camping.

Marinella di Selinunte

7.5 Km from Triscina (Castelvetrano) on one side and Porto Palo of Menfi in the Province of Trapani. The long beach of Marinella of Selinunte extends from the acropolis just below the archaeological park of the ancient Greek city of Selinunte.

Scala dei Turchi

The Scala dei Turchi (Turkish staircase), located in Realmonte in the Province of Agrigento, not far from the Valley of the Temples, is one of the most loved places in Sicily. It is composed of calcareous sedimentary rock, which gives the cliff its characteristic white color and low temperature to the touch. The cliff is reached via a path of huge steps, on top of which tourists usually “camp” to sunbathe or admire the wonderful panorama overlooking the equally fascinating coast of Agrigento.

Cefalu’

This coastal town in the North-West of Sicily is famous for its Norman Cathedral and the 12th century fortress overlooking the town and the coast. 

During your holiday in Cefalù you can spend hours of fun and relaxation in its incredibly beautiful beach which stands out for its crystal clear waters and its golden sand.

The beach is the ideal choice for families, thanks to its gently sloping seabed and thanks to the countless services it offers to the tourists. 

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