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“Good for a family holiday” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Grotticelle beach

Grotticelle beach
Spiaggia Grotticelle | Capo Vaticano Ricadi, 89866 Capo Vaticano, Ricadi, Italy
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Brno, Czech Republic
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“Good for a family holiday”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Groticelle is a very nice beach because it is not too big, it has a fine sand and our children loved playing there. You can rent a pedal boat for 10 Eur / hour and have fun going around or a motor boat (35 - 45 Eur / hour) and drive to Tropea or to the other side. The beach was most of the time clean. Sometimes there was some garbage in the water but it went away in a couple of hours. A real problem can be medusas. We were lucky to experience but a few (5 or 6 times in 2 weeks). The beach has a very warm atmosphere and the surroundings are simply gorgeous. If you look for a relatively quiet holiday and "nature" more than "city" type of beach. Go for it!!!

Visited July 2013
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Ricadi, Italy
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“Favourite Beach (in the World!)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Grotticelle beach is a little gem tucked into the Calabrian coastline, south of beautiful Tropea. It is extremely popular with visitors from all over the world. During the month of August it is one of the favourite places of the northern Italians who flock to it. We live 3 kms from this beach and during the winter months it is completely empty but still as beautiful. The waters are crystal clear and great for snorkeling. Safe for children during the summer months and some hidden coves can be found for that extra privacy. Trips to nearby Praia del Fuoco can be made by boat - just ask at the Onda Blu Bar and they will accommodate you.

Visited July 2013
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Wales
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57 reviews 57 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“gorgeous beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Plenty of facilities on this beach, Sunbeds, showers, coffee and bars etc. So glad we went in June, I dread to think what it would be like in July and August!!

Visited June 2013
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Sao Paulo, SP
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Best beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

do not miss it very nice and good for family and couples and there are just some bars but one part of the beach is wilder

Visited June 2013
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Brunico, Italy
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“Lovely but some quirks”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013 via mobile

Sight and beach are lovely, but we had too many medusa in beach proximity. The beach itself could be a little cleaner (too much garbage for a paid beach service).

Visited June 2013
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