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Address: , Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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Activities: Sunbathing, Swimming
Description: Taormina is a region that is rich in natural beauty and scenic beaches...
Taormina is a region that is rich in natural beauty and scenic beaches, especially Isola Bella that means "the beautiful island."
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Book ahead on Viator
$79*
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Isola Bella Snorkeling Tour from Taormina
$108*
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Taormina Coastline and Isola Bella Boat Tour
$263*
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Private Sailing Excursion Including Lunch on Board from Taormina

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Beautiful but rocky

All beaches are beautiful and different. This one is lovely once you trek down some (steep) steps and cross some rocky beach. The water was amazing and I could've stayed there... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Overrated, overcrowded and dirty. Does not worth the walk or very early in the morning when nobody's there

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Come before 11 am to get a nice spot. Gets very busy otherwise. I would recommend eating at one of the restaurants just off the main road as they aren't as price as beach

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

All beaches are beautiful and different. This one is lovely once you trek down some (steep) steps and cross some rocky beach. The water was amazing and I could've stayed there forever. I was very curious about the tiny private island and very much tempted to climb it but didn't so I can't solve any mystery or questions you may... More 

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Chipping Ongar, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This is undoubtedly a very pretty island and beach area. Naturally being August it was absolutely packed. The sun lounger prices are 15 euros for a bed and an umbrella each whereas the little beach near our hotel charged 7 euros each. My son bought an umbrella for 10 euros and used that for the rest of the holiday on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Crowded and 'bazaresque' in August. Stairs and stairs vendors etc...The site is however quite unique and lovely. It is a must. I was not fully comfortable with the cleanness of the sea water.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This area is beautiful to look out but is absolutely crammed with people. You walk over knee deep in water on a very pebbly beach so wear shoes. The beach nearby is mainly fenced off for very expensive sun bed hire.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Beautiful little beach, though not easy to walk along with the pebbles! Very pretty and would recommend taking the boat trip around the island into caves around the cove - 9 euros each and well worth it. Wear your swimsuit, they stop the boat for a little while for a swim.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Been there before but we had to go again since we where on the island and in Taormina. This is a lovely beach with clear water and nice view. Watershoes and a little thick matress is recommended. Minimarkeds and restaurants in walkingdistance

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Some lovely views to be seen from the island. You have to cross the sea on foot to reach it, unless in very low tide. The island itself is small with a few paths around and a few buildings . But the views itself are rewarding enough.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Stunning but so overcrowded that it must be avoided in the season unledd you can arrive early morning, at 2 pm people had to stand on the beach as there was not even room for one more towel!!

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