Lido Azzurro beach

Exclusive vacation and extreme in one bottle

Lido Azzurro is a beach in the suburbs of Catania, about 9 kilometers long, which stretches from Catania to the environs of Acireale. The coast is covered with black sand and frozen volcanic rocks in some places. The main beach area is paid, covered with white sand. All infrastructure is present there.

Beach description

Lido Azzurro attracts tourists with its picturesque surroundings, wild coasts, warm sea. The paid beach has well-developed infrastructure, since the site is divided between hotels.

There is everything for tourists:

  • · umbrellas;
  • · lawn chairs;
  • · showers and toilet;
  • · fresh water;
  • · changing cabins;
  • · cafe;
  • · playgrounds;
  • · sports grounds;
  • · rescuers and health care providers.

The coast is sandy, the entrance to the sea is gentle, but the depth is growing rapidly. Swiming to far into the sea is not recommended due to strong waves. A section of the beach is surrounded by cliffs, so strong waves can recline you on the rocks. Small shallow swimming pools are equipped for children on the coast.

Water in the season is warmed up to +27 degrees. It is better to go in June or at the end of September, because during this period the influx of tourists decreases, the air temperature decreases, and the water in the sea remains warm. Peak season at Lido Azzurro is august. Tourists from all over the world gather on the coastline. Some use paid services on the sandy coastline, others go to the Acireale side to master the wild beaches, covered with large shingle and rocks.

The main audience of the beach is youth, sometimes families with children Despite the fact, that the entry into the sea is convenient, and the territory has everything for children rest, it is better to choose a more calm beach. Strong waves do not allow children to feel comfortable. But for surfers there is freedom: It is possible to catch a good wave. The coast is clean, there are garbage cans, the sand is being leveled by hotel employees. It is possible to get to the beach by bus from Catania Station.

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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There are hotels on the coastline, where it is possible to stay. Equipped with everything necessary, access to the sea from the territory, private pool, excellent views from the rooms of the sea and Etna. The rooms are comfortable, for children there are babysitters and animators.

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Food is provided right on the coast. Restaurants and cafes offer good dishes of Sicilian cuisine. It is also possible to order pizza or pasta, flavored with local wine. In the season, establishments work all day, some do not even close on a daytime siesta. Evenings on the beach there are fun parties.

For active rest, it is possible to rent a yacht, boat or surf equipment. Lovers to subdue the peaks can go to the volcano Etna or paraglide.

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Useful information

Going to the beach Lido Azzurro, think carefully, whether to bring along children or not. The sea is warm, sandy coast, but big waves. The beach is ideal for youth rest and offers all the facilities for diving, surfing, climbing and sports on the beach.

Despite its wildness, beaches are in demand among divers. There is no lively crowd, sunbeds. Only nature, which comes first among true judges of pristine beauty.

The beach participates in ratings:

14 place in rating Sicily 10 place in rating Sicilian white sand beaches
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