San Nicola Arcella beach

San Nicola Arcella is represented by several beaches on the Tyrrhenian Sea coastline near the same-name city in north Calabria that gained popularity due to magnificent beauty of mountains surrounding the sea. The creeky coastline has bays and rocky formations of curious shapes that rise from waters, adding special charm to the beaches.

Beach description

The most popular beach of San Nicola Arcella gained popularity due to the giant rock that rises from waters, in the center of which, a large hole was formed by joint efforts of time, wind, and sea. The hole that was formed in a natural way is considered an arc, and the beach was called Grotta dell'Arco Magno.

Tour motor boats go between the beach and the land every day, and bring tourists to Grotta dell'Arco Magno; nevertheless, this place is not too crowded.

Most beaches are covered with sand and тhave the sand bottom as well. The entrance to the water is gentle. Fine stones on the bottom are very well seen through clear transparent water. There are secluded wild spots loved by hermit tourists and romantic couples.

When is it better to go

In terms of climate, the period from May to October is the most favorable for visiting Italy. The air and water temperature becomes ideal for a classic beach holiday, followed by a trip to the coast of Italy. However, it is necessary to remember that a long summer with the scorching sun, warm sea and pleasant sea breeze attracts crowds of tourists.

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The infrastructure is well-developed on San Nicola Arcella beaches. It is equipped with deck chairs, umbrellas and other elements of good recreation. Beach equipment rent costs €15 a day. Experienced travelers advise to buy an umbrella and to bring it along.


San Nicola Arcella offers the wide rage of accommodation options.

HotelArcomagno Village 4*, located on the first line (50 m away from the beach), has comfortable 1-2-3-4-bed suites overlooking the sea or the garden. Guests are offered the following:

  • patio;
  • private beach;
  • garden with furniture for rest;
  • swimming pool;
  • restaurant;
  • parking lot;
  • free Wi-Fi.

the hotel Villa Crawford, located by the beach and not far from the city center, offers refined 2-3-bed suites. The territory has:

  • private beach;
  • sunbathing terrace;
  • terrace for relaxation;
  • bar;
  • patio;
  • garden with furniture for rest;

restaurants, cafeterias, bars

San Nicola Arcella has many food outlets where guests can taste not only fish and seafood but also dishes of international cuisine, including exotic — Indian, Japanese, Thai, and Chinese.

The resort night life is in full swing — there are at least 10 night clubs and discos known, the most popular of which is Clubbino.

Active recreation and equipment rental

The richest underwater world and transparent water of San Nicola Arcella beaches are especially interesting for diving. Many hotels enter into agreements with diving centers that provide accompanying to experienced divers and training of novices.

There are numerous rentals of diving, kiting, windsurfing equipment on the resort. You can rent catamarans, boats, canoes, motor boats, yachts on which tourists get to the most hard-to-reach spots.

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Hotel Arcomagno Club Village
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