The quaint and historical fishing village of Monopoli, with its white-washed stone buildings and sculptured church buildings, is round 30km south of Bari in Puglia in Italy’s well-known Apulia area – on a map you can see it in Italy’s heel.
“Monos Polis” means singularly distinctive and what makes it so even at present is its sensational coast line that hems the Apulian coast as a result of hidden inside are ribbons of sand that may be discovered hidden in small coves and the low limestone rocks.
Some are proper within the metropolis, others somewhat additional out. Some have a seashore membership with umbrellas and sunbeds to hire, others are hidden and satisfyingly tough to succeed in. The additional away you progress from the city the extra the coves alternate between stunning low cliffs and spectacular caves.
Here’s a listing of the 11 most stunning seashores close to Monopoli.
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Monopoli City: Cala Porta Vecchia
Cala Porta Vecchia is a small cove on the foot of the city’s sixteenth century fortified partitions and from the historic centre it’s the best seashore to search out. It’s a strip of sand that flows beneath the traditional partitions and has free entry. It’s a really scenic location that has a stunning promenade too.
Monopoli City: Cala Porto Bianco
The cove of Cala Porto Bianco is definitely accessible from the street and from the cycle path. It’s a small patch of sand hidden among the many low rocks, with eating places on each headlands. There’s a bar is on the street dealing with the bay to fulfill your thirst.
Monopoli City: Cala Porto Rosso
Cala Porto Rosso is a small free seashore in south Monopoli, simply after Cala Porto Bianco. Alongside the southern fringe of the seashore, there are giant rock partitions and a garden the place it’s doable to remain and from the place there’s direct entry to the ocean. The water is excessive and chilly and is served by is a pleasant little bar with music. The place is unquestionably cool.
Northern Monopoli: Carla Susca
Cala Susca is a really small however simply accessible cove. Round there’s a lengthy low rocky stretch the place you’ll be able to loosen up and sunbathe or go into the water.
Tip: The seabed is rocky so it’s advisable to put on water sneakers.
Northern Monopoli: Carla Monaci
Cala Monaci and the Inexperienced Cave – one other inlet accessible from the automotive park, this time from the north. The small seashore could be very straightforward to succeed in and there are a number of coated picnic tables above.
TOP TIP: North of Monopoli, simply previous Lido Pantano, there’s a giant automotive park from the place you’ll be able to entry a number of small coves. The car parking zone has some maps of the realm that will help you discover the way in which.
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Southern Monopoli: Calamarena
Calamarena might be top-of-the-line seashores on the southern coast of Monopoli, and the locals adore it. Some describe this stretch of shoreline are “intact” and “wild”.
Right here you’ll be able to get pleasure from crystal clear blue water, the sound of the ocean away from the gang, a spectacular view of the historic middle of Monopoli however there are additionally sunbeds and umbrellas to hire and a bar with a menu of typical Apulian dishes. In case you love simplicity and nature, this seashore is for you.
Southern Monopoli: Cala Paradiso
Cala Paradiso is a seashore membership that provides providers, umbrellas and sunbeds and a small portion of free seashore (even when it’s important to pay for parking). There’s a restaurant with pizzeria and bar with some snacks with a night disco beneath the celebs.
Southern Monopoli: Spiaggia di Porto Marzano
Set in a slender and deep cove, Spiaggia di Porto Marzano is an actual hidden gem for individuals who like to perch on a sandy seashore whereas admiring the pure panorama of the Mediterranean scrub.
Tip: If it’s a windy day this seashore is advisable as it’s protected by two rocky ridges. A personal space affords solar loungers and a bar can also be accessible for a contemporary snack.
Southern Monopoli: Spiaggia di Porto Ghiacciolo
Situated on the foot of the traditional abbey of Santo Stefano, Spiaggia di Porto Ghiacciolo is barely off the overwhelmed observe, however appears dazzling because the turquoise waters ebb and move over its gentle sand. It’s a great spot for younger households as the ocean round right here has a gentle sandy backside. It has its personal automotive park and seashore chairs can be found to rent.
On the weekend the seashore dubbed “seashore of the rich Monopoli” attracts crowds of younger folks who get pleasure from cocktails on the bar and good seafood on the restaurant whereas having fun with the wonderful views.
Tip: The title “Ghiacciolo” (actually “icicle”) comes from the water being all the time very chilly.
Southern Monopoli: Capitolo
Cala Verde begins the a part of the coast known as Capitolo. Within the lengthy stretch of sentimental sandy seashore alternating with rockier components. Alongside the way in which there are a number of seashore golf equipment for all budgets and eating places the place seafood has been freshly caught.
On the southern finish of Capitolo seashore, there’s the Archaeological Park of Egnazia.
Southern Monopoli: Spiaggia di Santo Stefano
Set between two rocky ridges, with a medieval fortress overlooking the pure bay, Spiaggia di Santo Stefano is a magical place.
The water is crystal clear due to its pure springs that move from the bottom. The water was utilized by Benedictine monks within the 14th century. The tenting space permits adventurous travellers to entry the general public seashore, whereas the privately-owned space ensures all comforts.
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