The 5 most beautiful
beaches in Puglia

Torre Pozzelle: Jewel of
Ostuni's coastline

Our favorite. Close to our Masseria, it is the ideal place for those looking for clear water with rocky bottoms: 5 coves and as many small semi-rocky beaches hidden in the Mediterranean maquis. A true paradise that remains accessible without difficulty. A meadow serving as a parking lot (free in part), is only 200 meters away, just beyond the wild scrub that smells wonderfully of myrtle and wild thyme. The water varies from emerald green to deep blue and it is not uncommon to discover small sea caves while exploring the coast.

Torre Guaceto:
WWF-protected nature reserve

Torre Guaceto is a 2000 ha nature reserve protected by the WWF, which has made it a sanctuary for the repopulation of loggerhead turtles. The beach is a stretch of pristine sand, bordered by a crystal-clear sea. This protected area is easily accessible during high season: a shuttle bus provides a liaison between the beach and the parking lot. In this reservation you can enjoy a preserved natural environment, and in which fields of Posidonia cover the seabed. The large expanses of reeds bordering the terrestrial side of the beach are a very frequented mating site for various species of migratory birds. At the far end of one of the most beautiful beaches in the area—Spiaggia Delle Conchiglie (Beach of Shells), forbidden for bathing—rises one of the many watchtowers that protected the coast from invasions. Torre Guaceto also houses a sailing club where you can practice various aquatic disciplines in full respect of the surrounding nature.

Grotta della Poesia
(Poets' Cave): Salento's
miniature paradise

On the Ionian coast—one of the most photographed beaches of Salento. The cave of poetry, by Roca Vecchia, near Melendugno, is a natural marine cavity located in an area where archaeological excavations have revealed several historical artifacts that attest to an ancient occupation. It seems that the name of this cave derives from the term “POSIA” which, in the medieval Greek language meant “source of fresh water”. One can still see traces of a source that, over the past centuries, has sunk inside the cavity. The legend, however, prefers the story of a beautiful princess who used to bathe in the waters of the cave. Attracted by her beauty, the poets of the region came to admire the girl and composed poems of love for her.

Spiaggia di Sant'Andrea:
where azure sea meets
dazzling white rock

This part of the Salento coast is truly magnificent. To reach the ocean from the top of the high cliffs, visitors have to go down steps carved into the rock. The white rock “chimneys” carved out by the waves emerge from the sea create a fascinating atmosphere. This rocky coastline is rich with countless tiny coves and small caves to discover. The small main beach is usually very frequented, partly because the clay rocks of the surrounding cliffs seem to have curative and cosmetic properties with which many inhabitants of the area like to sprinkle their body.

Baia delle Zagare:
emblem of Gargano

If you have enough time, the Gargano, the area north of Puglia, is worth a visit. The most interesting place to enjoy in this idyllic and secluded area is the paradise of the white rocks: “Baia delle Zagare”, a marine area in the seaside town of Mattinata. The name comes from the Zagare, which are the flowers of the orange tree. The coastline is also known for its trabucco, spectacular wooden constructions used for fishing between Peschici and Vieste.