Anyone who visits Italy would certainly add Puglia to their itinerary. The region provides the unspoiled aspect of Italy’s nature. It’s here you find olive trees that have seen hundreds of years. The dusty roads and architecture articulate with the tradition of the people. And, of course, you will never miss out on the cuisine that forms part of the Italian staple. But, after you are done pleasing your mind and tongue, you should try unveiling some of the secrets of Puglia.
The beaches shouldn’t come as a surprise because they are some of the best coastlines in the whole country (and entire Europe!). The Adriatic Sea Borders the City on one end and the Ionian Sea on the other with several swimming places and beaches.
Here are some of the best beaches in Puglia:
Santa Maria Al Bagno beach
The Ionian coastline of Puglia has some of the most breathtaking sceneries. Its granules of white sand form a picturesque white layer that stretches all over the coast that is surrounded by the walls of the sea, thus creating the perfect seclusion for swimming. Enjoy the ample space on the beach where locals jump from a rocky age into the water. Join them and experience the luxurious feeling of swimming in calm and clear water. And, after splashing and snorkeling the water, take a mouthwatering lunch at the numerous restaurants at the beach.
Costa Merlata beach
Drive 20 minutes from Ostuni and find endless olive groves. Park your car anywhere around Santa Lucia and walk along the coastal paths. From here, the Costa Merlata Beach will be there for you to see. Of course, the crystal clear water and beautiful sand are irresistible. So, it will surprise everyone if you will have to launch yourself into the attractive Puglia seashore.
As one of the best beaches Ostuni has, Costa Merlata boasts a breathtaking view and scenery everyone admires. The low shrubs and wooden walkways, as well as the cliffs, form the perfect place to be when you want to relax. Hike the cliffs to admire the mouth-gaping scenery and take pictures of the fallen 16th Torre Pozzelle Tower. Take a drink or a meal at the beachside restaurants and bars to crown the day.
The Gallipoli beach of purity
The beach earns its name “breasts of purity” from a nearby church dedicated to the Saint Maria of Purity. The Purita Beach, as the Italians like to call, it is true to its name. So, finish your Gallipoli historical town tour and get to Purita!
The golden sand gentle apps into the sea and forms a clean and pure beach. The walls of the ancient city surround it and overlook the San Andrea Island. The Iconic Lighthouse will keep memories lingering in your mind. Also, there are very many restaurants, just a few meters from the beach. Here your gland and tongue have a chance to enjoy Italian cuisines.
Grotta Della Poesia Roca
Also, plan your itinerary to cover the cave of poetry. The natural sinkhole is located near Roca and offers you a well-sheltered natural swimming and snorkeling pool. A piece of rock separates the cave from the sea and acts as a hawk’s eye viewing point and sunbathing platform.
You can take the stairs to the bottom of the cave, but if you feel you’re daring enough to jump into the 15 feet of water. Experts enjoy swimming through the cave into the sea, but that can be too much to ask of average swimmers. If you want to discover the coast and ancient cave, then you must get there early in the morning before the crowds flock there.
The Maldives of Salento
The Maldives is one of the most picturesque coastlines in Asia. An Italian version of that is the Maldives of Salento Beach, characterized by wonderfully fine white sand and crystal clear water. The shallow waters and dunes make the environment an excellent destination for everyone who wants to go for a swimming and snorkeling tour with their family.
Situated in the Salve municipality, near Santa Maria Di Leuca on the southern tip of the Italian Ionian Sea coastline, the beach is undoubtedly one of the best in Puglia. The blue water and sky match the natural theme, especially with the long strip of white sand melting on your feet. You can pitch your umbrella as there is plenty of space for you to play and relax — security and safety for you and all the swimmers. See more beaches and travel places at liveenhanced.com.