Seasides Catania province
Isola bella Taormina
Beach Marine reserve. Access:Via Nazionale (by staircase) Coordinate 37.853688,15.300643. From Taormina center by Cableway Via Pirandello or by stairs (not easy)
The seaside of Taormina is among the most striking coasts. It has two wide bays, the islet of Isola Bella , several small coves, grottos and beaches that are lapped by a shimmering turquoise sea.
Coastal Village & Beach. Access Coordinate: 37.826231,15.269110
San Marco di Calatabiano & Fiumefreddo
Natural Reserve. Access Coordinate 37.801657,15.248225
It is placed between rivers Alcantara and Fiumefreddo, long sandy/pebbly beach surrounded by natural place.In high season could become a bit crowd/dirty.
Spiaggia S. Anna Cottone
Beach. Access Coordinate 37.746253,15.206334
Just outside Riposto , well served area.
Coastal Village.Marina Access:Via Duca del Mare Coordinate 37.730972,15.206097
Riposto is Known for Its Marina where sailors use to stop during their travels.In Riposto it is possible to find Yatch Charters
Fishing Village. Promenade Access:Piazza Santa Margherita Regina Coordinate 37.660731,15.195811
Famous for its mineral spring , is an old small fishing village where to relax and eat good fish.
Santa Tecla & Timpa cliff
Fishing Village / Natural Reserve. Promenade Access :Via Costiglio Casino Coordinate 37.639734, 15.181647
A particularity of the province of Catania is the lava cliff called Timpa: a platform formed by superimposed lavas discharged from Etna over the centuries and characterized by volcanic prominences. One of the characteristic spots on the Timpa is without doubt the village of Santa Tecla, mainly known for its lookout point on the sea and for its splendid and solitary little arbour.
Santa Maria la Scala
Fishing Village/Beach. Promenade Access:Via Scale Coordinate 37.618801,15.173975
Small fishing village with black rock beach and its arbour "Scalo Grande". Not far cave "Grotta delle Palombe "where Mythologic Aci & Galatea used to meet.
Spiaggia del Mulino is a pebbly beach not easily reachable , clear cold water due to submarine springs , nice scenary.
Fishing Village.Promenade Access:Via Nissoria Cooridnate 37.576451,15.171225
Small fishing village where to relax and eat fresh fish.
AciTrezza Coast of Cyclopes
Fishing Village.Promenade Access:Via Lungomare dei Ciclopi Coordinate 37.561502,15.161482
Aci Trezza is a place that every year attracts many tourists from Europe, because of the wild little beaches with rocks, big sand and pebbles that blend with a clean and crystalline,where sea plays with the endless tones of green and the most intense blue.It is the place where in 1881 famous writer Giovanni Verga located its history "I Malavoglia" story about fishing family fighting against their poor destiny without results.It is possible to visit "la casa del Nespolo" the house of Malavoglia's family ".Similar history is narrated by the movie "La terra Trema " Luchino Visconti 1948, english version.
Without doubts main attraction are the Faraglioni of Acitrezza "Sae Stacks "the rocks that Cyclope Polyphemus dropped after Ulisse Blinded him and escaped.
Fishing Village.Promenade Access Coordinate 37.556638,15.148455
The most fascinating part of the ancient village is the square below the castel built in 1076 by Normans upon the foundations of a Byzantyne castel from 7th century.Now the castle has become a Civic museum and from its towers it is possible to admire the Cyclopes coast.
Playa of Catania
Beach.Access Via Presidente Kennedy Coordinate 37.476113,15.083637
The Playa beach presents itself with a golden sandy shore and extends for kilometres in the direction of Syracuse. The Playa of Catania has got three public beaches and many lido beach clubs with all touristic facilities. During the summertime the Playa of Catania becomes a centre of nightlife.
Oasi del Simeto
Beach Natural Reserve.Access Coordinate 37.389227,15.086448 (Right side of the river)
Oasi del Simeto is a natural reserve where to walk solo listening nature sound and watching changing colours;of course during high season it will be a bit crowd.