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Best beaches on the East coast at the end of September.

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Best beaches on the East coast at the end of September.

Flying to Catania airport, but cannot decide whether to go towards Syracuse or towards Taormina. Where are the best beaches in these areas? We would like to avoid touristy places, and love to expereince some real meditarreanen atmosphere.

Here & There
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for Sicily, Taormina
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1. Re: Best beaches on the East coast at the end of September.

Welcome to Sicily Judit B!

Siracusa isn’t a beach destination, but an historical destination – The beaches are located south of Siracusa and aren’t conveniently reached via public transport.

Beaches are conveniently reached from Taormina via public transport.

Only consider Siracusa if you plan to hire a car.

You might also consider Ragusa’s Marina di Ragusa, reached by local bus from Ragusa.

Ragusa is a less touristy area, and its beaches are top rated.

Sandy No Pebbles or Rocks:

tripadvisor.com/…40772758

Vagabonda

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2. Re: Best beaches on the East coast at the end of September.

Just came back last week from Siracusa and Marina Di Ragusa. We enjoyed these cities so much that we will soon plan our return visit for next Summer. Siracusa has swimming in Ortigia but not real beaches. It has wonderful charm, good historical attractions, very reasonable and good restaurants. Marina Di Ragusa was one of the nicest, cleanest, sandy (NO ROCKS), and spacious beaches in Italy. While just a few hotels (Hotel Miramare BEST of them all), it is a very non-touristy and family oriented beach community. We did not go to Taormina and heard it is nice but a bit touristy and the beaches are more rocky.

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3. Re: Best beaches on the East coast at the end of September.

Thank you so much for the lengthy comments, they are much appreciated :) We will go to Taormina finally, and hope to have a lovelt time there.

Here & There
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for Sicily, Taormina
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4. Re: Best beaches on the East coast at the end of September.

Thank you for your report and welcome back crystalhpi!

There is swimming around Ortigia and the water is clear and beautiful, but no beaches.

Marina di Ragusa is a Bandiera Blu 2012 beach and the most posh resort along the Ragusan coast, and it’s lovely with its proximity to Ragusa and the UNESCO Baroque towns of Sicily’s southeast.

Taormina is very convenient for an arrival in Catania, and with its many beaches, you’ll surely enjoy your holiday Judit B – There are fewer tourists now than during summer.

Buon viaggio!

Vagabonda

5. Re: Best beaches on the East coast at the end of September.

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