The Beaches

There is a selection of different beaches on the Adriatic shores, in close proximity to Villa Silvana and because of its prime location, you can also have the choice of the Ionian sea which is around forty minutes. The nearest beaches are;

Savelletri (10 mins)- which has a rocky shore with small sandy coves and crystal clear water. In places the olive trees grow close to the waters edge and there is a wonderful selection of small marine grottoes and caverns.

Torre Canne is to the right (15mins)- which is well known for its long sandy beaches, lined in a few places with large hotels, this offers a safe child friendly shallow beach but just a few kilometers further and you will find endless unspoilt secluded beaches with tall dunes and typical Mediterranean vegetation.

Capitol is to the left (15 mins)- its beaches are less wild but has a fine selection of water sports and modern facilities including well equipped lidos. Most of these beaches have a selection of sea lapping, shore side trattorias and cafes where the fish are virtually caught right there and there is almost an endless choice of fruita de Mare.

The most important thing is that these coast lines offer a very clean natural environment where you can soak in the warm Mediterranean sun and enjoy the feel of the sand, the sight of the sea and the sound of the surf.

In fact there is such a wonderful selection of so many beaches, we feel confident that we can recommend one exactly for your needs, particularly because the climate is entirely Mediterranean, with mild winters and hot dry ventilated summers,

Puglia is good for all year round beach activities, obviously lying on the beach isn’t advisable in winter months but we have found that it is possible to sun bathe from march through to late October as spring and autumn months can be very enjoyably warm and as most precipitation falls mainly in winter, and even that can be scarce.

 Savelletri Di Fasano:10mins drive

This small fishing resort has a village that is inhabited by fishermen, a charming old port and a nice promenade. Its rocky shores, on either side of the village, are spangled with small sandy coves and crystal clear waters and there are many sea shore cafes and trattoria’s, where you can sit right on the beach, still in your swimming costume and savour the freshest fish, literally just caught that morning or if you are more inclined to eat more formally, then there are a great selection of restaurants that sit right next to the sea, with wonderful cuisine and a broad choice of sea food ranging from lobster to plain sea urchins (RIstorante La Marea and Da Renzina)

Torre Spaccata is just one of these small rocky coves which is great for snorkelling and fishing.

We have found that all of these beaches offer a different challenge for sea fishing, which is very popular here and rods and equipment are easily bought in any of these towns

Torre Canne: 15mins drive

In comparison Torre Canne has long sandy beaches which are lined with a few large hotels. There is a curved (FREE) beach that is particularly good for children, as it is very safe and shallow and although there are some hotels, the environment is still very natural. The slightly built up areas are gathered around the town center The town itself is a typical bustling seaside resort, although it is never too busy and always delights with its fine selection of seaside restaurants (Taverna O’ Santos or ristorante Punto bar) and a few bars and shops and a small fishing port next to the light house.

If you head out of Torre Canne towards Brindisi you will come across the nature reserve; Le Dune which has long stretches of beach with tall sand dunes, completely free from any construction and as nature intended.

Here you really will find peace and tranquility (for most of the year) and should be able to lay back and enjoy the sound of the sea. There are a quite a few lido’s, where you pay to park and use the facilities, and some of the beaches are free,

Lido Tavernese– has good parking facilities and is child friendly

Lido Pino Verde– has lovely clear water and a long field to park in

Lido Kypos

Mediterranean Lido Machina

Lido Morelli

Lido Onda Blue

Our favourite is the furthest Lido Bosco Verde, which has high dunes and clear sea.This is a free beach so there are no facilities, except sometimes there is an ice cream van, you can park on the large field in front of it.

Capitol: 15mins drive

To the left of Savelletri is Capitol, this is the widest beach which has fine snow white sand. Here is the best selection of lidos and sports facilities. Along this stretch of the coast you can park in allocated car parks, that give you modern facilities and more comfort than on the very natural beaches. Here also you will find an excellent selection of seaside restaurants and bar front cafes, this is a fun place for all the family and all forms of water sports from pedalos to scuba diving are available.

There are so many Lidos it would take pages to list them all but we have been to almost all of them and have never been disappointed with any of the restaurants, cafes and facilities.

In the evening Capitol is one of the most popular areas in Puglia, as these lidos host a selection of entertainment in many of the exotic clubs, cocktail bars and really super restaurants and Trattorias, where we think you can find some of the most delicious food you’ll ever eat, mostly right on the beach, normally in the most idyllic romantic locations.

Lido Gran Marino, has good food, a gentle atmosphere, delicious cocktails and is in a trendy pretty setting

Lido Losociale  is a very popular lively cocktail bar and frequently has live music. It has a wide, white sandy beach and good facilities all day and night long

Lido Centro surf is another popular lido with good facilities and can sometimes be a little quieter as the beach is a little narrower and the sea has the odd rock

Duna beach and Lido Torre Egnazia are fun beaches as the sea is almost always clear, the sand is fine and the surf tends to be a little more lively there.

The coves on either side of the restaurant ‘L’ Ancora’, are very child friendly and some shade is provided by the rocks and the restaurant does great food all year round and you can sit right on the rocks over looking the sea

There is such a wonderful selection of so many beaches, we feel confident that we can recommend one exactly for your needs