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Address: Via La Riggia | Nardo, 73048 Lecce, Italy

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A Must-Do in Apulia!

This is one of the great hidden treasures in Italy's south. If there were no beach here, the hiking would be enough to fill a day with breath-taking view. But there is a beach... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 11, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This is one of the great hidden treasures in Italy's south. If there were no beach here, the hiking would be enough to fill a day with breath-taking view. But there is a beach - one of the most beautiful in Apulia! There are several trails leading down to the beach, but my favorite is the one with the trail... More 

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Zurich
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This us a rocky wild beach attached which you get to going through a protected forest. The beauty is undeniable and so is the quality, cleanliness of the Chrystal clear water is undeniable. However if you're going with small children remember that it's a little walk from the road. You also need to get some snacks and water as there... More 

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Lecce
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16 reviews 16 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

the park surrounding the beach was and still is amazing but nowadays in summertime it is really overcrowded. Also, the water is fresh, which means much more cold than other places.

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Lecce
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Simply one of the best place I have ever seen in my life! Wood, sea, great view... And for the swimming lovers, very clean water.

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Lecce, Italy
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Porto Selvaggio is a stunning nature reserve with stone beaches on the Ionian Sea. Having spent many years with the Dalmatian coast as my weekend get-away, my standards for beautiful coasts are rather high, and I was thrilled that not only does Porto Selvaggio have the pines, the cliffs, and the water, but also the scenic towers above you.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

No lidos, wait service or lounge chairs here, just pine scented air and turquoise waters, sun and relaxation, this place is like it used to be. You might want to consider bringing water shoes, though, as it can be a bit rocky!

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London, United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

You better believe the reviews when they say it's a wild beach. It is beautiful and it is wild. You have to park your car on the road and walk about 1 km down to the beach through what seemed like a pine wood. Once you reach, it's rocky and, when we were there, the sea was stormy so the... More 

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Rome, Italy
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

if you are visiting the area, please be sure to spend a day at porto selvaggio, cross that park heading down to a marvelous sea....dont forget ur drinks and sandwiches as there are no bars or restaurants..... really beautifully wild!

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london
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

Right in the middle of Porto Selvaggio natural park and wildlife reserve, this beach is one of the best in Italy and this year got again the 5 sails of Legambiente green association. If you decide to visit it please bring with you water and sandwiches because there is not bars or services it is only 100% nature.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

My dad lived in Puglia for many years and took us to the beach at Porto Selvaggio and other hidden gems. We parked in Santa Maria al Bagno and walked up to the ruined tower then through the woods and down steps to the beach (15 minute walk), which is part of a small pristine national park (but planted less... More 

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