Cefalu beach

One of the best sandy beaches in Sicily

The city beach of Cefalu is a picturesque place in Sicily. Besides the beach, tourists are attracted by local sights, and also by an important balneological center of the city. Cefalu is a 1.5 km long beach, warm sea, all the infrastructure, comfortable hotels on the beachfront. During the peak season, tourists from all over Europe come to the shore to enjoy all the delights of a beach holiday. It's easy to get there, the beach is almost in the center of the city.

Beach description

Cefalu is a sandy coastline with a gentle entry into the sea, the depth is increasing gradually. Because of this, the sea warms up well, the water temperature is about +26 degrees Celsius. Despite the fact that the width of the beach is small, this disadvantage is not noticeable due to its length.

From year to year there are more and more tourists. The beach is stretched along the picturesque promenade of Giuseppe Giardina, where you can take an exciting stroll in the evening while enjoying the sound of the surf.

The peak of the season is between July and August, the hottest time for Cefalu. Tourists from all over the world come flying to the coast like birds. The main audience is families with children, young people, elderly couples. There's something to do for everyone on the coast. But everyone has one wish in common – the sea, velvet sand and the opportunity to swim in crystal clear water. The bottom of the sea is sandy, so you don't need special shoes. No one has seen jellyfish here, and sea urchins are found in the wild parts of the beach.

To find the beach you need to drive from the east of the old town of Cefalu to the west, almost to the very outskirts. The widest and sandiest part of the beach is located in the very center of the city, Via Giuseppe Vazzana street serves as a “signpost”. Then the shore becomes narrower, gradually moving into the wild areas.

You can diversify your beach vacation by excursions around the city. It's worth looking at the Cathedral Church at Duomo Square, Palazzo Maria, Osterio Magno. The medieval-style buildings will allow nobody to stay indifferent.

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 Cefalu


It's better to stay in hotels that approach the beach as close as possible or have their own paid plot on the coast.

The most popular hotels in Cefalu:

  1. Astro Hotel Cefalu - is located near the sea. Own beach, parking, restaurant.
  2. Hotel Riva Del Sole Cefalu - comfortable rooms, 5 minutes to the beach, internet, spacious terrace.
  3. Palazzo Maria - antique furniture in the rooms, stunning views, proximity to the sea.

You can have lunch at any of the restaurants on the coast or in the city. Sicilian cuisine, pizza, pasta, fresh seafood, cheese. A distinctive feature of local cuisine is the use of olives, sweet peppers, lemons and rice in cooking. Make sure you try real Sicilian coffee and local wine, which is famous all over the world. Most restaurants are located along the wild coastline of Cefalu. Picturesque views of rocky shores, waves and special sites for photo shoots.

On the beach, you can rent anything you want to diversify your holiday. While children frolic in shallow water, parents can ride a boat, scooter, catamaran or fly a paraglider. Some hotels rent out cars, equipment for diving and climbing. Excursions to La Rokka Mountain are also popular.

Merchants walk along the beach selling delicious food, water and souvenirs. It's better to choose a hotel near the beach so that you can walk. It's hard to find a parking space during peak season.

Active young people can go to the wild coastline (near the bay of Caldour), the beach is pebbly and there are sharp stones, but also stunning views, waves and very few tourists. It's just great for privacy. The way from Cefalu on foot will take 1.5 hours, but it's worth it, on the way you can absorb all the charms of a vacation in Sicily. Lovers of extreme should definitely climb the La Rokka mountain. The ascent is not an easy one, but from the top you can enjoy a breathtaking view of Cefalu and its surroundings.

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Royal Sea House
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Arias - la suite del Duomo
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Casa Lavatoio by Wonderful Italy
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Useful information

Families with kids will like it here. The shore has everything for a comfortable stay. Since the beach is municipal and is located next to the hotels, all services provided for a fee. There are playgrounds equipped for children. Entrance to the beach is free, but you will have to pay for the comfort.

Paid services:

  • Sun Loungers and umbrellas;
  • fresh water;
  • showers and toilets;
  • changing cabins.

The beach participates in ratings:

8 place in rating Italy 2 place in rating Sicily 7 place in rating The best sandy beaches of Sicily 4 place in rating Sicilian white sand beaches
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