Tropea beach

Dream of conversant beach recreation lovers

Tropea beaches stretch with a long line along the Tyrrhenian Sea coast named the Coast of Gods (Costa degli Dei), under the rock of volcanic origin, on the top of which, Tropea, one of the most beautiful resort cities of Calabria, is situated.

Beach description

Central municipal beaches separated by the ancient monastery fortress of Saint Mary (Santuario S. Maria dell’Isola), are characterized by fine white sand and crystal clear water allowing to see the finest details of underwater flora and fauna on the considerable depth. Close to the fortress, the most expensive parking lot (€20 per day) is situated. Many parking lots are equipped along the coastline, including free ones, so you don't have to hurry.

The infrastructure is well-developed in Rotonda and Cannone beaches, the territory has water closets, cafes, pizzerias, and beach equipment rental. Washing cabins can be found on paid sites.

Bottom by the shore is even, sand and pebbly. It is pleasant to walk on small smooth stones ingrained in soft sand, no beach shoes are required. Depth starts several meter from the shore but swimming here is safe even for unexperienced swimmers and novices because the descent is visible in all small details through transparent water.

Colorful umbrellas, sling chairs and deck chairs cover all the available space, and resourceful fans of recreation in a crowd find small spots between them, lay plaids and towels and relax.

It is possible to find more quiet and calm places on such beaches as Linguata, Grotte del Cavaliere, Convento, on which the ranks of sun worshippers are gradually  thinning out with distance from the center. It is not a good idea to drive to the site selected; it's better to walk along the beach.

Convento, a small beach in a bay between the cliffs, impressed the most. Once upon a time, a monastery was situated here, so the beach is known as the "monastery beach" today.

Beaches of Knight's Caves (Grotte del Cavaliere), famouus with their magnificent land and underwater landscape, are no less attractive. Waterlogged grottos in cliffs, rich in luxuriant algae and various representatives of local fauns, are of great interest to divers.

Italians from all over the country, numerous tourists from Great Britain, Germany, and France relax on beaches of Tropea. Going to he southern edge of the Apennine peninsula, you should not take children younger than 10 years. It is too hot, noisy and exhausting there, plus issues with habitual baby food, and loads of insects typical fro the climate zone.

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.

Video: Beach Tropea



The great number of hotels of different levels, apartments, guest houses suited to every fancy is situated in Tropea. Dwelling by the beach is the most preferred by tourists, so it is desirable to choose a hotel and to book a room long before the holidays.

Restaurants, cafes and bars

The best restaurants serving various dishes of regional and international cuisine, are located along the beach.

Special attention should be paid to one wonderful and not expensive seafood restaurant that gained popularity as of the worthiest establishments of its kind. Experienced travelers advise to taste risotto with shrimp or tuna and vegetables, stuffed mussels, and grilled swodfish.

Beside seafood, you should try antipasti — cold appetizers from tomatoes, eggplants, onion, cheese, bell pepper and hot pepper, black olives, fruits, and greens. There are many different antipasti options — vegetable, meat, fish.

What to do

  • Tropea attracts the outdoor enthusiasts with the possibility of snorkeling, diving, windsurfing, and yachting. The city has diving centers and yacht clubs. There are numerous rentals for any water sports equipment and transport — kayaks, row and motor boats, motor ships, yachts.
  • Guests are offered the services of tour offices, that will help to learn more about the city, region, country, travel to legendary islands by boat or motor boat, visit caves and grottos that are abundant on the territory.
  • Sea fishing from a boat or a fishing longboat is unforgettable.
  • Night clubs, bars are open for party-goers.

Weather in Tropea

Best hotels of Tropea

All hotels of Tropea
Residenza il Duomo
rating 10
Show offers
Residenza Donna Giovanna
rating 9.5
Show offers
Hotel Rocca Della Sena
rating 9.2
Show offers
Show more

Useful information

How to get there

  • You can get to Tropea from Lamezia Terme International Airport, which is located 40 km away from the city, by taxi, rented car, train from Lamezia Terme central railway station.
  • From Reggio di Calabria Airport located in about 100 km from Tropea, the same means of transport go, but due to distance, the trip already costs over two and a half times more.
  • You can get to Tropea from Rome situated almost in 500 km from the resort, but transport costs will considerably increase in this case.

The beach participates in ratings:

4 place in rating Italy 1 place in rating Calabria 1 place in rating The best sandy beaches in Italy 15 place in rating The beaches in Italy with white sand
Rate the material 100 likes
Share beaches on social networks