Looking for a beach holiday? Look no further, With 250 km of coastline, nestling between the Adriatic and Ionian seas, Salento has many beaches. There are sandy beaches, rocky coves, grottos, free beaches and commercial beach lidos, isolated beaches in the countryside and town beaches with working ports. We are lucky enough to live just two minutes walk from a small uncommercialised sandy beach, where we spend most of the summer days. From the first cup of tea in the morning to the first glass of wine in the evening, for us, the beach is the best place to be.
Up and down the Adriatic on the east coast of Puglia, and the Ionian on the west coast, there are many, many beaches to discover. From nature reserves with wide expanses of sand and sea to commercialised lidos with facilities. From small sandy bays to rocky inlets there is something for everyone. Many of the commercialised beaches offer windsurfing, kite-surfing, sailing and scuba-diving activities.
Italians and foreign visitors alike flock to the beaches, especially the lidos, in July and August but if you explore you will always find some less crowded than others.