Gallipoli is one of the most appreciated and popular beaches of the coast. It looks like a several kilometers long beach, characterized by fine and clear sand, lapped by a turquoise sea.
Suggested Hotels: Masseria Li Foggi, Relais Corte Palmieri and Al Pescatore Hotel
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Porto Cesareo (Frigole)
The first impression is to be arrived in a tropical beach, thanks to the clear water and the white sand. The beach of Porto Cesareo has a very shallow sea bed, and allows you to walk to the island of rabbits overlooked. Marine protected area, it is recheable within walking distance along the 200 meters that separe it from the beach; the water is about 1,5 meters deep. You can enjoy great peaceful moments and maybe even make a picnic, but always in full compliance with the behavior rules.
Suggested Hotel: Le Dune Suite Hotel
Photo Credits: Gabriele, Valleri
Santa Cesarea Terme
The beach takes name from the sulphurous waters that characterize the many surrounding caves. Santa Cesarea Terme is mainly rocky, suitable for those who love rocks, small pools created by the rocks which surround the blue and turquoise sea.
Suggested Hotel: Le Capase Resort
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Spiaggia di Alimini (Otranto)
At about 28 Km from the main city, Alimini beach faces the homonymus lakes, which is part of the marine protected area. The long beach is characterized by white sand dunes separating the beach from the promenade, and a rich Mediterranean vegetation which hosts, among others, endangered species.
Suggested Hotels: Masseria Prosperi and Tenuta Centoporte (Otranto)
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Le Maldive del Salento (Santa Maria di Leuca)
The name does not disappoint: the blue sea, the white sand really give the impression to be at the Maldives. The sea bed is shallow here and there are small islands emerging from the clear waters. All around, the dunes are covered with tamarisk and acacia trees, which surround this paradise.
Suggested Hotels: Vivosa Apulia Resort (Ugento), Montirò Hotel (Santa Maria di Leuca)
Photo Credits: Morail, Blunight72, Destino2003