Mazzaro beach

A place for active minded people

Taormina is an ancient and one of the most beautiful cities in Sicily. Look at the coastlines with amazing beaches of stunning beauty alone. The most prime example is Mazzaro Beach . Tourists chose this beach for its pristine beauty, not overshadowed by modern fads. Warm sea, sand, the possibility to combine beach relaxation and an active lifestyle. Easy to get, free entry.

Beach description

The coastline of Mazzaro is in great demand among tourists. In the summer season, it is rather crowded, so it is necessary to take care of the place in the sun in advance. The entry is free, but the infrastructure is only in paid territory. If you decide to relax on your own, you need to be prepared for the fact, that there will be no fresh water, a shower, sunbeds, toilets. In season, it is possible to get it all for free in a local restaurant near the coastline, only if you will be a visitor. The owners of the restaurant provide facilities for a beach rest in addition to dinner.

Hotels with their own territory on Mazzaro offer sunbeds, parasols, loungers, towels for a fee. On a paid territory there are showers, fresh water fountains, a toilet.

Despite the fact, that the coastline is sandy, it won’t be called velvet. Sand is large, mixed with fine shingle In some places, the bottom in the sea is shingly, but does not cause discomfort, special bathing shoes are not required. Another advantage of the rest on Mazzaro beach is the deep sea. The depth increases gradually, so the place is ideal for both family vacationers and lovers of an active lifestyle. Children can gambol in shallow water, and adults can catch a wave or scuba dive.

The season begins in June and lasts until the end of September. The audience is the most diverse. Starting from merried couples with children, ending with the elderly. It is easy to get to Mazzaro. It is possible to take bus 22 of the route from Taormina to the bay, or walk along the wind streets. But most choose the cableway because of the unique opportunity to enjoy stunning views from the window of the trolley.

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 not many places to stay in Taormina. The best hotels are located on the coastline of Mazzaro beach. It is possible to choose a hotel with a rank of 5 stars, as well as more budget, decent housing.

Top 4 hotels in Mazzaro Bay:

  1.  Belmond Villa Sant’Andrea - high level of service, located on the first coastline, private beach and all infrastructure.
  2. Grand Hotel Mazzaro Sea Palace - own access to the sea, developed infrastructure, comfortable rooms.
  3.  Residence Degli Agrumi Mare - located on the sea coast, though there is no private beach, excellent service, affordable prices.
  4. A Due Passi Dal Mare Taormina - small family hotel. It takes no more than five minutes to the sea.

There are a lot of restaurants and cafes on the coastline, that work all season, providing visitors not only with delicious food, tart wine, but also with all the necessary equipment for a beach rest. Catamarans, water skiing, surfing, diving, fishing and boat trips are popular of the attractions. Children will be delighted with riding a banana. It is possible to rent everything necessary right on the beach. As a bonus, there are free shuttle buses to the city center.

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Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo
rating 9.6
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Fenetre sur le blue
rating 9.2
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VOI Grand Hotel Atlantis Bay
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Useful information

It is possible to rest on the beach with children. Despite the depth, it increases gradually. There are shallow baths, but it is better not to come with small children. In some places, large shingle is found on the beach, the bottom in the sea is also shingly. It will not be very comfortable for small children. It is definitely worth going on an excursion to the city of Taormina, overhanging the sea, visiting the historical center, and taking a boat trip to the island of Bella.

Young and active people will have much more fun on Mazzaro than family people. The waves are small, but surfers will appreciate, especially beginners. The beach is also suitable for diving thanks to its suitable depth, which opens up an amazing underwater world. Equipment can be rented at the hotel.

The city of Taormina is located on a mountain, so be prepared for the slight dizziness, that occurs on the second day of your stay. Well and the most important thing is to book hotel rooms on the coastline in advance. Mazzaro is the most popular and beautiful beach of Sicily, there is a large influx of tourists in the season, so there may not be places in hotels on the first coastline. There are few hotels in the city itself, and they differ in terms of service level. Mazzaro is deservedly considered to be the most beautiful. Basking on the sand in the Sicilian sun, you will enjoy the azure sea and stunning nature.

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16 place in rating Sicily 2 place in rating Messina 2 place in rating Taormina 9 place in rating Sicilian white sand beaches
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