Agrigento beaches differ from other Italian seaside resorts.
The geographical position of the region and hot African breath make this part of Sicily a place of amazing landscape, extremely warm sea and ideal place for those who seek privacy.
The territory between Punta Bianca and Porto Empedocle is full of sand beaches.
Even though Agrigento city – the capital of the province – has no access to sea, one can easily get to any beach of the region within 15-30 minutes by public bus. You are free to choose among golden sandy beaches, ‘wild’ ones or with white cliffs.
The water is pretty warm here: 21,3º – 22,4º in June – October, and up to 25,8º in August – the hottest month.
You will definatly be impressed and fall in love with Scala dei Turchi, San Leone (Spiaggia San Leone) and Punta Bianca (Spiaggia Punta Bianca) beaches.
Scala dei Turchi beach
The beach is famous not only in Agrigento province but across the whole Sicily. Natural fifty-meters hight white lofty cliffs, laying for 2 km along the seashore, make this place really unique. Scala dei Turchi, which means ‘turkish stairs’ was formed in ancient times, when Turkish and Arab ships harboured here.
Scala dei Turchi, which means ‘turkish stairs’ was formed in ancient times, when Turkish and Arab ships harboured here.
Combination of white cliffs, dark yellow sand and transparent turquoise water dazzles everyone! Those who want to go deeper in his search for the beauty, can enjoy diving and see underwater life of the place.
Для отдыхающих большое удовольствие доставит дайвинг, так как подводный мир побережья удивляет разнообразием морских обитателей.
To end the day full of beauty and positive vibes, visit one of the restaurants and try Sicilian cuisine famous for its seafood.
If you plan to visit the Valley of the Temples (Valle dei Templi), do not hesitate to head to San Leone beach afterwards. That would be a good reward on a hot sunny day.
The beach is located 7 km away from Agrigento city and attracts a lot of tourists thanks to its infrastructure. The place is ideal both for those who want to surf during the day and party hard late in the evening and for families with children.
Here one will find ideal clean sea, fine sand and steady coastline.
Punta Bianca Beach
Once you’ve checked San Leone, go ahead and visit Punta Bianca beach (Spiaggia Punta Bianca) near Zingarello village. It is located 24 km away from Agrigento city and it is not so easy to get there but it’s worth it! Watch the video:
Below we mapped all the beaches, main sightseeing attractions and high-ranked hotels in Agrigento province.
Southern Italy is full of ancient ‘must-see’ places and amazing nature. Plan to spend several days to enjoy the atmosphere of the region and its beauty, to see temples of Ancient Greece, to examine medieval city and to see antique pieces.
If you go there by car, check the useful information here.