In this document we have listed some amazing beaches in the region of Puglia.

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Coast of Gargano


On the coast of Gargano there are many little beaches, which are hidden and only accessible by boat. If you do not want to rent a boat, you can go to the beaches around Vieste, Peschici & Rodi Gaganico. These are quite popular beaches, but they can be reached without needing a boat.

Coast of Manfredonia – Bari – Monopoli


Between Manfredonia and Bari you will find both sandy and pebble beaches, while the coast from Bari to Monopoli is more rocky. You can find some sandy beaches at Monopoli itself or at Polignano a Mare.

Coast of Brindisi


The coast of Brindisi is low and has sandy white beaches. The water is crystal clear in this area. About 15km northwest of Brindisi itself, you can find a nature reserve and protected marine area called Torre Guaceto. This part is absolutely free of development, which means you will find a quiet and clean beach here (it is not visited by many tourists, it is mainly visited by Italian families). You will only find a restaurant by the visitor centre and there is a snack bar which sells drinks and sandwiches. Apart from the beautiful and quiet beach, you will also find rare plants and animal species here.

Coast of Otranto


The coast of Otranto is characterized by sandy beaches. North of Otranto you will find the Alimini beach. This beach is a 3km long beach of very fine sand. Behind the Alimini beach there are two natural salty lakes called the Alimini lakes. These two lakes are rich in vegetation and are home to fish farms.

South of Otranto you can go to Porto Badisca, which is a little bay that is mainly visited by locals. Legend has it that Aeneas landed here after his escape from Troy…

Coast of Santa Maria di Leuca


Santa Maria di Leuca is the lowest point of the geographical heel of the Italian Peninsula. At Santa Maria di Leuca the Adriatic and the Ionian seas meet. It is also the point where the rocky eastern coast and the sandy western coast meet.

Coast of Gallipoli


Gallipoli is famous for its clean sea and sandy beaches. Apart from these two facts, it is also windy at Gallipoli, which is good for water sports. Because of the wind there are two international sailing races that are held in Gallipoli.

Coast of Taranto


The coast of Taranto is characterized by the sheer cliffs, sandy beaches and the clear sea.

The Weather of Puglia

Puglia is characterized by a typical Mediterranean climate with mild winters and hot summers, which are usually dry in most of the region. The coastal stretches, thanks to the mitigating effect of the Adriatic and Ionian Sea, also have a typically maritime climate, with less pronounced seasonal variations in temperature.
January: 14°C (57°F)
February: 14°C (57°F)
March: 14°C (57°F)
April: 15°C (59°F)
May: 18°C (64°F)
June: 21°C (70°F)
July: 24°C (75°F)
August: 25°C (77°F)
September: 23°C (73°F)
October: 20°C (68°F)
November: 17°C (63°F)
December: 15°C (59°F)
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