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Address: | Largo Tonnara Scopello, Scopello, Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +39 339 3071970
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Great place for swimming and snorkeling

Being a former fish processing site there is no beach, just water access. Given this there is little shade to be had. There are some chairs under some canvases but these are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Ralf E
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Hannover, Germany
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Hannover, Germany
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Being a former fish processing site there is no beach, just water access. Given this there is little shade to be had. There are some chairs under some canvases but these are quickly taken. Nevertheless, we were happy with the swmming area - great for snorkelling!

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Leintwardine
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This really is a rather lovely spot. We arrived early, so we could appreciate its natural beauty in tranquility. Inevitably bathers arrived in their masses, and who could blame them? The bathing is wonderful and if you bring a snorkel, you can pass the time away looking at fish. My son enjoyed diving off rocks. Once you've paid the entrance... More 

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Thank CarolynVB
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great beach water is so blue and clear. The price is very good. If u swim to the right there is a cave that u can crawl into and once u get in stand. Next to the cave there is a rock u can jump off watch out it can cut u. Very good beach.

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Thank Raging w
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2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful little place but terrible staff. €4 entrance fee would be ok if it wasn't for the disgusting toilets and poor vending machines. You are not allowed to stay in the shade of the building... Good if it's windy.

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Thank Mike H
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As someone who appreciates shade and visual interest at a beach, the Tonnara is absolute perfection. The former tuna fishery is a lovely backdrop to amazing blue-green waters. Also, the ramp down to the water allows you to bathe without getting sandy. I spent 5+ hours there on a 100-degree day and could have easily stayed longer if I hadn't... More 

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Long Island City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This location has one of the most breathtaking views of a body water that I have seen. The water color varies from an emerald green to a cobalt blue. It is very clear and calm. Wear aqua shoes as the coastline is stony, and getting in and out can be a bit of a challenge for some. Worth the effort... More 

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Thank g0lferb0y
Helsinki, Finland
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely, compact rock and concrete beach in a beautiful bay. This small rocky bay is a faded old tonnara, a tuna fishery, an important part of the history of this part of Sicily. It is hugely popular with local Sicilians. Clear waters for swimming.

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Thank Mari M
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You have to pay and they only offer a dirty portable wc and some expensive food vending machines. There are little shadow and the security craw are very rude. It's sad because it could be a good place but we had a bad experience.

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Thank Victor P
Lausanne, Switzerland
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40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very crowded place with a miniature beach. Beautiful spot but not much to see (no museum), so not really worth the 3€ fee to visit. Instead, go the Zingaro natural reserve and enjoy a beautiful walk by the sea (with much nicer spots to have a swim)!

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London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

"When I first came to Scopello, I thought it was the most beautiful place I had ever seen." Gavin Maxwell wrote... and I share the same feeling more than 50 years after!!! A must visit or by land or by sea...

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