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Address: Via La Riggia | Nardo, 73048, Lecce, Italy
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My favorite place in the world! We come here every year in winter, it is still warm if you have a jacket, we bring sandwiches and wine and have a picnic. Beautiful scenery and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 13, 2015
Nastia I
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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

My favorite place in the world! We come here every year in winter, it is still warm if you have a jacket, we bring sandwiches and wine and have a picnic. Beautiful scenery and very romantic.

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Lecce, Italy
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Best visited during low- to mid-season (as most things), the Natural Reserve of Porto Selvaggio is a wonderful place to stretch your legs, burn off some pasta pounds, and have a leisurely swim. The closest parking is off the litoranea near Masseria Tafuri/Fumarola, but the more adventurous can park below the Torre dell'Alto where the coastal road from Santa Caterina... More 

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North London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

A paradise and heaven on earth, this place is not. It is nice and not too polluted, but there is a campsite there and the best bit of the beach is reserved for happy campers. Swimming off the rocks is not so good and cam be slippery. Throughout our visit we heard the music playing out from campsite entertainment and... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

One of the best places in Salento. The water is super fresh and clear surrounded by pines tree. No need for an umbrella as there is plenty of shadow under the pines. There is a small walk for 1.5 km to reach the water from the road, so I found it more comfortable to walk in tennis shoes other than... More 

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Delft, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

We have been there in June and it was just perfect: not too many people, calm and transparent waters and a nice short walk to reach the seaside. Try to go early in the morning during the busiest months.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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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51 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 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
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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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