Taormina is at 210 meters (689 feets) above the sea level. The coastline directly below Taormina, north and south, is immensely appealing.
Several pictoresque bays, with grottoes, rocky coves and good sandy or pebbled beaches, all easily reached by cable car or with the convenient shuttle-bus service from the hotels in town.
The most famous is certainly Isola Bella, also called “Pearl of the Mediterranean“. Declared a nature reserve in 1998, it is a small island a few meters from the shore and connected to it by a thin isthmus that rises from the clear waters.
Isola Bella is certainly the most beautiful beach in Taormina. The pebble beach, set at the foot of the city, stretches out in front of the homonymous islet, colored by rich vegetation.Taormina Beaches
The island is connected to the mainland by a thin strip of beach, which disappears and reappears according to the rhythm of the tides.
This strip of natural sand disappears completely when there is high tide. The water in this point is so clear that it lends itself to activities such as snorkeling and diving. Taormina Beaches
The beach of Recanati in Giardini Naxos is especially loved for its fine sand, there are beautiful beaches where you can rent umbrellas and sunbeds.
The coast of Giardini Naxos, south of Taormina, is the largest beach in the area and alternates fine sand and pebbles. The golden beach is surrounded by thick Mediterranean vegetation and free and equipped stretches. With its many bars and restaurants, the Giardini Naxos beach is known for its quality nightlife.
A seaside resort that was very popular during the summer, this town extends from Capo Schisò to Capo Taormina. Here are several noteworthy beaches, such as that of San Giovanni, di Schisò and the famous Recanati beach.
Moreover there are some stretches of free beach where the use of the beach without payment is naturally allowed. The beach of Recanati in Giardini Naxos is very busy in the middle of summer and there are no limits for your enjoyment.
Situated in an enchanting inlet between Capo Sant’Andrea and Capo Mazzarò where nature dominates the landscape and the sea is emerald-colored. Near Mazzarò, there are marine gorges and caves to explore with fins and mask.
The small beach of Mazzarò rises in the bay to the north of Isola Bella and is one of the most appreciated beaches in the area. The coastline, characterized by pebbles, has clear stretches and shores equipped with umbrellas and sunbeds. The beach of Mazzarò can be reached by the spectacular cable car that departs from Taormina.
Unmissable is the famous Blue Grotto, a unique spectacle given by the color of the water that is reflected on all the walls of the cave.
Enjoy this fantastic sea just a few steps from the pulsating life of the village of Letojanni. Letojanni beach offers you everything for an unforgettable holiday in Letojanni – Taormina. Here to find, many good restaurants, bars and pubs all close to the beach.
Between Mazzarò and the town near Letojanni, there is the beach of Mazzeo, characterized by very fine sand, by the thick vegetation that surrounds the entire shore and by a calm and crystalline sea.
Made up of rocks and pebbles that plunge into a transparent and calm sea, this beach is the easiest to reach from the center of Taormina. It is located near Giardini Naxos, an area rich in sandy and extensive beaches.
Fine sand and ideal for lying in the sun. The water is crystal blue. Spisone is one of the localities of Taormina mare there is a small free beach, where everyone can place their umbrella and their own mat. The free beach is not equipped with toilets and showers. The free beach of Spisone, is used by the locals who crowd it in the summer months.
A few kilometers from Taormina and in the direction of Messina, is the town of Sant’Alessio Siculo; here stands the famous Castello di Sant’Alessio which rises above a promontory and dominates the beautiful beach characterized by a coastline of clear soft sand. Under the castle there is a small bay to explore as it offers beautiful views and real corners of paradise on earth.