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What are the 10 most beautiful beaches in Calabria?

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What are the 10 most beautiful beaches in Calabria?

Calabria is one of the Italian regions with the widest variety of environments, landscapes and panoramas. It ranges from a clear sea, which surrounds almost the entire region, to the mountains of Pollino and the Sila plateau. In this text, however, we will focus on the 700 kilometers of coastline and the two splendid seas, where the most beautiful beaches in Calabria grow, the Italian jewel to spend unforgettable holidays by the sea. Let’s get to our Post of the day? What are the 10 most beautiful beaches in Calabria? Here at  Your Travel to Italy with Ana Patricia you make the trip of your dreams !!! ALSO: see our  “Accommodation in Italy – Tips for your holidays!”

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Would you like to get to know the beautiful Calabria?

Calabria extends to southern Italy , a mountainous territory between the Ionian Sea and the Tyrrhenian Sea. After the Greeks, there were the Romans, the Byzantines, the Normans, the Swabians, the Angevins and the Aragonese. Precisely for this reason, this land is so diverse and, in each part of the Calabrian territory, we will find a different cultural and artistic heritage!

Find out more about this region through my other blog made especially for my Calabria “Your Travel to Calabria”

1) What are the 10 most beautiful beaches in Calabria? CAMINIA

Let’s start with Caminia, one of the most beautiful and unspoiled beaches on the Italian coast, a beautiful bay located on a stretch of the Ionian coast called Saraceni Coast. This resort is located on the Gulf of Squillace between Catanzaro and Soverato.

A little more about Caminia

Caminia Beach is among the most beautiful and appreciated by tourists and locals . A short stretch of sand that is located between two cliffs that fall from the hill overlooking the sea. It presents itself to tourists as a hidden gem. The cliffs offer, in fact, treasures of great importance, including sacred caves, around which fascinating stories revolve between myth and legend. The sea is always crystal clear, a real lagoon, especially on days with little ventilation, when the warm weather motivates you to cool off in a natural pool.

Watch this video about Caminia

(Source: nicola cavallaro )

2) What are the 10 most beautiful beaches in Calabria? CAPO RIZZUTO

We continue the tour and find a protected area, Capo Rizzuto. This beach is surrounded by an environmental spectacle that fascinates all nature lovers. The protected area of ​​Capo Rizzuto is one of the most fascinating areas in the Mediterranean. The wonderful sea and proximity to some important historical sites, has made it one of the most popular places in Calabria.

A little more about Capo Rizzuto

The natural beauty makes it unique. Each day seems to be in a different place, because you can change the place and find a piece of paradise. Capo Rizzuto is a corner of Calabria rich in history and traditions, known for its ancient history that left splendid archaeological finds to visit, such as the Aragonese Castle of Le Castella, what remains of the Temple of Hera Lucina, in Capo Colonna, the ancient Tower and the Capo Rizzuto Lighthouse, an old coast fortress against barbarian incursions.

Watch this video about Le Castella, Capo Rizzuto

(Source: Explore Calabria)

3) What are the 10 most beautiful beaches in Calabria? CAPO VATICANO

At that point, you reach a beach considered the most beautiful in Italy, named Capo Vaticano.

According to the French magazine Les Grands Voyageurs, Capo Vaticano is the third most beautiful beach in Italy and is among the 100 most beautiful beaches in the world.

A turquoise sea is inserted between the cliffs surrounded by the Mediterranean, where some small beaches scattered along the coast can only be reached by boat or through rough trails; it is a paradise on earth.

A little more about Capo Vaticano

The Capo Vaticano promontory is located on the Tyrrhenian coast, opposite Stromboli and the Aeolian Islands, and extends to the Municipality of Ricadi. The most spectacular bay is Grotticelle, formed by three adjacent beaches; these beautiful beaches, with crystal clear waters and rich in fish, make the Capo Vaticano promontory one of the most beautiful coasts.

Watch this video about Capo Vaticano

(Source: Explore Calabria)

4) What are the 10 most beautiful beaches in Calabria? TROPEA

We are close to reaching the pride of Calabria, Tropea. This incredible beach makes it look like you’re going to be on a movie set. The white sand, the crystal clear sea, stunning views, a typical and unique coastline, make Tropea one of the most beautiful seaside resorts in Europe and its beach deserves the first place in the ranking of the most beautiful beaches in Calabria.

A little more about Tropea

A paradise for lovers of the sea and nature. Tropea ranked first among the twenty most beautiful beaches in Europe, as well as its sea, with white beaches interspersed by cliffs, and thanks to its beautiful old city. Tropea, in fact, continues to fascinate thanks to its historic center with its imposing buildings and a typical 18th-century architectural style that still imprisons inside its traveling walls, literally ‘kidnapped’, by the narrow streets that emerge in each narrow alley of the city.

Watch this video about Tropea

(Source: Explore Calabria)

5) What are the 10 most beautiful beaches in Calabria? SOVERATO

Now we will guide you to discover the Pearl of the Ionian, for its white sandy beach, its blue and clear waters and a seabed visible even at great depths. We are talking about Soverato. Located in the southern part of the Gulf of Squillace, Soverato is the most important tourist attraction on the Ionian coast. The coast is characterized by the intense scent of Mediterranean vegetation and of unspoiled pine forests of Aleppo (type of evergreen conifer from the Mediterranean coasts). As a result, the watchword is to enjoy the sun, the sea and the particular landscape of this place.

A little more about Soverato

Three distinct areas characterize the area: the first urban area is distributed on the coast, the second opens to the hill and the third, the highest part of the city, represents the Old Soverato. One of the most important monuments in the city of Soverato is the Church of Our Lady of Sorrows, where inside is a marble group of the work ‘La Pieta’. In the old part of the city is the charming medieval village where the ruins of the old village destroyed by the earthquake of 1783 still exist.

Watch this video about Soverato

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6) What are the 10 most beautiful beaches in Calabria? COSTA DEGLI ARANCI AND COPANELLO

Now is the time to visit the heart of the Costa degli Aranci. A few kilometers from Catanzaro and Soverato, there is Copanello overlooking the Gulf of Squillace. The beach and the cliffs are a wonderful setting for those who want a relaxing holiday. The rocky promontory on which the city stands ends up high above the sea, creating stretches of beach to enjoy days at sea in full harmony with nature.

Watch this video of Costa degli Aranci

(Source: Gabriele Paris)

The Copanello Coast

The Copanello coast is indeed spectacular, especially at dawn, when the first solar lights create a spectacular, surreal landscape. Sometimes the coast is divided into a huge and picturesque beach, always refreshed by the gentle breeze, in the summer heat it gives a feeling of well-being.

Watch this video about Cassiodoro a Copanello

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7) What are the 10 most beautiful beaches in Calabria? DIAMANTE

Another must-see place is Diamante, in the center of the Cedar Riviera, Diamante is known to everyone as the Pearl of the Tyrrhenian Sea, as well as the City of Murals and pepper. Its privileged geographical position, long and colorful beaches, crystal clear sea and spectacular scenery, have made it one of the most sought-after tourist destinations.

A little more about Diamante

The irregular promontory of Diamante, interrupted by coves and cliffs, is a spectacle of nature that you cannot miss. The city also has a marina and a wonderful terrace with stunning views of the sea. Walking in the historic center of Diamante means being surrounded by murals that decorate the walls of the houses. The historic center area is full of these art forms; they say that, in total, the murals in the area are 160, all unmissable.

Watch this video about Diamante

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8) What are the 10 most beautiful beaches in Calabria? ROCCELLA JONICA

Another place to see is Roccella Jonica, which is one of the few examples of countries that were born in medieval times along the coast. Roccella’s name derives from the fortress, where the castle, of Norman structure, was placed as a defense and as a fort, and from which it descends towards the sea that surrounds the village, with the structure of a village fortified.

A little more about Roccella Jonica

The castle was an impregnable fortress, so much so that not even the devastating Turks were able to conquer it. Roccella Jonica is characterized by a beach of fine white sand, overlooking the crystal clear and untouched sea. The old city contains some small jewels that are worth visiting. The liveliness of the village is also demonstrated by the diverse events, parties and events that are organized in Roccella Jonica during the year. The summer event par excellence is the Roccella Jazz Festival, which animates the streets and squares of the village with the sounds of local, national and international artists.

Watch this video about Roccella Jonica

(Source: Antonio Lobello- U Gesaru)

9) What are the 10 most beautiful beaches in Calabria? SAN NICOLA ARCELLA

How not to visit San Nicola Arcella? Overlooking the Tyrrhenian coast between Praia Mar and Scalea, in the Gulf of Policastro, with a coastline of gray sand, bathed by the crystal clear sea. The beach overlooks the iconic silhouette of the island of Dino and is protected from the winds by a mountain environment. The coast is rockier than the beach and includes some beaches set between the rocks. San Nicola Arcella is the beginning of the coastline called Riviera dos Cedros, with the presence of the characteristic fruits of the area. The ledge protects a port and a beach, which in summer is full of services and beach resorts.

A little more about San Nicola Arcella

At the foot of the promontory, a spectacular little beach between slices of granite rock that create an idyllic landscape; one of these crusts creates a kind of ‘door’ called the Great Arch, a paradise. Given the geographical position it can be said that San Nicola Arcella is located on the hills but, at the same time, close to the sea. This situation creates a special climate that allows cool summers, accompanied by a sea breeze that is almost always there, until the coast during the hottest hours of the day.

Watch this video about San Nicola Arcella

(Source: Paolo Verduci)

10) What are the 10 most beautiful beaches in Calabria? ROSETO CAPO SPULICO

This list of the ten most beautiful beaches in Calabria ends with Roseto Capo Spulico, a beautiful spa town of Ionian Cosentino, particularly famous for its attention to environmental protection and landscape preservation. On the Cardone promontory, overlooking the sea, there is the stone castle, from the Norman period. An old village that is a truly fascinating tourist center. The name Roseto comes from the Latin ‘Rosetum’, given the prevalence of rose culture in Greco-Roman times used to fill the pillows of Sibarite princesses.

A little more about Roseto Capo Spulco

Of great interest is the historic center located on a beautiful hill sloping towards the sea. Do not miss a stroll along the sea, a short stretch of beach between the rocks and reefs that separate the castle from the water. It will be difficult not to notice the rock anvil, now considered a true natural monument; a small cliff rising from the water almost like a mushroom.

Watch this video about Roseto Capo Spulico

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