Top Places to Visit on the Sicilian Coast with Family

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Sicily is one of the great holiday destinations for families.

It offers some of the best sandy beaches, crystal blue waters, magnificent coves and bays, breathtaking coral reefs, a diversity of flora and fauna, and some of the worlds best landscapes. Thus, it is not surprising that it was called “Jewel of the Mediterranean” by the ancients.

Regarding the accommodation for families with children, there are several beautiful villas in Sicily that you can easily find through online platforms like These come with all the amenities and children entertainment at very affordable prices, making your vacation an absolute blast. Nonetheless, nothing should stop you from going out and experiencing the wonderful places that the Sicilian coast offers. If you do, it would be best to try to avoid August if you don’t want to get lost in the crowds or overheat in high temperatures. From October to November and March to April, Sicily is your family-friendly destination.

Moving counterclockwise from Palermo, you will be greeted by Mondello’s sandy beach which has always been a favourite destination of people from the capital. It can be a bit crowded in peak season, so it is best to visit between September and June. Moving west, you will arrive at the sandy beach of Castellammare del Golfo which begins from Scopello and LoZingaro Nature Reserve offering scenic views, beautiful coastal walks, clear waters, and a series of pebbly coves.

Traveling further west and you will bewelcomed by the long sandy beach of SanVito Lo Capo, arguably the best in Sicilywhich is popular to both tourists and localsof Trapani. Moving further, you will witness the saline lagoons between Trapaniand Marsala.

Further down the coast to the south-eastern most tip of Sicily is an endless spread of more sandy beaches from Scoglitti to Marina di Modica. Then the southern-most point of Sicily is the Isola delle Corenti that offers a very Africanvibe. And if you want to watch migrating flamingos and nesting turtles, move further just around the point at the Vendicari Nature Reserve.

Have you ever been?