Usually, when you go to Taormina, you look for a cultural holiday. Indeed, it has a lot to see. But, what is a holiday without relaxing? Here, you will find all you need to know about Taormina Beaches. From Isola Bella, and the small ones in the surroundings.
In this article, we will tell you all you need to know about Taormina beaches. Also, we will give you tips regarding the surroundings. Finally, we will suggest one of our tours. So, you will not need to worry about anything. Just relax and enjoy Sicily!
Let’s see now the best Taormina beaches. And what to see there.
Best Taormina beaches
Definitely, Taormina beaches are all wonderful. For sure, Isola Bella is one of the most famous. But, also Mazzarò, Giardini Naxos, San Marco, and Villagonia are beautiful. Also, if you visit Sicily in summer, you cannot miss a nice sunbathe. All over the Island, you will have a wide choice of places. From the North, to the South, there are equipped beaches. But also, natural reserves, rocky beaches and black sand beaches. So, let’s see all the peculiarities Taormina beaches and coast.
1. Taormina beaches – Isola Bella
The most famous one is Isola Bella. It can be an island or a peninsula. It depends on sea level. Indeed, this part of Taormina is connected from a strip of sand. That disappears with the high tide.
This Taormina beach is part of a Natural Reserve. We suggest a visit because you can sunbathe. But you can also visit the fortress of the Island. Also, you can enjoy its crystal water. And, after a relaxing day, you can take a tour of the ancient fortress. It’s unique!
The smalles of the Taormina beaches is Mazzarò. Also, it is less famous. But we assure you, it’s beautiful. Located at the North Isola Bella, it is one of the most loved beaches.
Indeed, it’s perfect for families. It has several beach resorts. And, it can be reached with the cableway from Taormina. Just perfect for a family holiday! Also, you will find small and typical restaurants. You will taste the real Sicilian food. Prepared by the “Italians Grannies”.
3. Giardini Naxos
This area includes several beaches. All of them are well-equipped. Here you will find bars and restaurants. This area is perfect if you want to visit also the surroundings.
Moreover, Giardini Naxos is maybe one of the best Taormina beaches for relaxing holidays. Not just a wonderful beach. Ineed, there is a funny nightlife, romantic beach restaurants and resorts.
4. San Marco
San Marco lays between the river Alcantara and Fiumefreddo. It’s considered one of the Taormina beaches, even if it’s in its surroundings. It’s a huge beach, near the Etna. Indeed, its sand is not white. Since it’s near the volcano, it has dark and rocky sand. And, it’s surrounded by nature, with eucalyptus and citrus.
The sea is blue and clean. And the only town is San Marco. Finally, part of the beach is equipped with sunbeds and umbrellas. San Marco is the typical Sicilian town. So, quiet, relaxing and really warm.
Villagonia is another beautiful beach. Near Giardini Naxos. It is a rocky bay really easy to reach. Indeed, it’s just 10 minutes walking from the train station of Taormina-Giardini.
We recommend this beach if you are looking for a relaxing holiday. Indeed, the whole area is really quiet.
Best activities in Taormina Beaches
So, now you know everything about Taormina beaches. Let’s see which are the best activities! Indeed, this is one of the best cities in Sicily. First, you can take a guided tour of the city. In one day, you will see the city center.
A private guide will explain to you everything! Also, you will enjoy the Taormina Gulf. You will see Isola Bella. Then, you will visit the Madonna Rocca and the Castle of the Saracens.
Then, you can discover the surroundings. For instance, there is the Mount Etna and Wine Tasting Tour. A one-day tour at the discovery of the Volcano. You will visit the Sicilian villages. Then, you will walk to the top. And, while descending, you will stop for a food and wine tasting. Also, here you will take a lot of amazing pictures. The landscape is breathtaking.