Puglia is one of the Italian regions with the most beautiful beaches. In this guide we will see the best beaches in Lecce.

In Lecce there are both free beaches and equipped beaches. The coast of Lecce is long and sandy with some rocky sections.

The best beaches of Lecce are located in the southern province, starting from Porto Cesareo.

Below you will find a guide to the most beautiful beaches in the Lecce area.

Where to go to the sea in Lecce?

List of the most beautiful beaches in Lecce and surroundings:

  • Punta Prosciutto
  • Porto Cesareo - Torre Lapillo
  • Gallipoli beaches
  • Maldives of Salento
  • Torre Vado Beach
  • Bay of the water mill
  • Porto Selvaggio
  • Castro Marina (Zinzulusa cave)
  • Torre dell’Orso
  • Porto Badisco
  • Porto Selvaggio
  • Santa Cesarea Terme

Punta Prosciutto and Torre Lapillo

Punta Prosciutto

Punta Prosciutto and Torre Lapillo are the two most popular beaches in Porto Cesareo. This location can offer you not only wonderful walks, but also a fabulous sea.

Punta Prosciutto is a real paradise. The seabed is made up of very fine sand. The sea is so transparent that you can clearly see the bottom even in depth. Torre Lapillo beach is one of the best known in Lecce. Like the whole coast, this beach is also characterized by a transparent and crystalline sea. If you love free beaches we recommend Punta Prosciutta. If you prefer an equipped beach, you can choose one of the many in Torre Lapillo. The sea of ​​Lecce is wonderful in every corner.

Gallipoli beaches

Beach Gallipoli

Gallipoli beach is one of the best known. Where to go to the sea in Gallipoli? Baia Verde is one of the most famous spiels. Fine sand and crystal clear sea. Baia Verde is a natural paradise by day. It turns into the place of nightlife starting in the late afternoon. The most popular beach for young people is Samsara Beach, a center for beach dances and cocktails by the sea.

If you want more information on the most beautiful beaches in Gallipoli, consult our article: 7 most beautiful beaches in Gallipoli.

The Maldives of Salento

Maldive del Salento

In our guide to the most beautiful beaches in Lecce, the Maldives of Salento cannot be missed. It is the southernmost point of Puglia. Beaches of very white fine sand. Crystal clear and clean sea. A real dream! You will also find equipped beaches and refreshment points. Facilities suitable for the disabled. Lidos that organize water games. Relax and have fun!

Bay of the water mill

Baia del Mulino D'Acqua

If you move to Otranto, you will find one of the most beautiful beaches in Puglia. The Bay of the Water Mill. One in a kind. As in all the beaches of Lecce, you will find a clear and clean sea. The beach is surrounded by high cliffs overlooking the sea. The main attraction is the broken cave. A cave with a large chasm in the ceiling. The perfect place to take wonderful souvenir photos.

Porto Selvaggio

Porto Selvaggio

Porto Selvaggio beach is located in Nardò and is a true paradise. Before arriving at the beach you will walk along a path inside a pine forest. In about 20 minutes you will arrive in this corner of paradise. The beach is characterized by rocks and pebbles. The waters are shallow and you can swim in total safety. The area is also perfect if you love diving. There are, in fact, cliffs suitable for diving, where the water is higher.

Zinzulusa cave - Castro Marina

Grotta Zinzulusa

The sea in Castro Marina is beautiful. The Zinzulusa cave is one of the main attractions in this area. Clear sea and low and rocky coasts. We recommend that you book the visit by boat to the Zinzulusa cave. A unique place in Puglia.

If you want more information on the Zinzulusa cave, read our article: Zinzulusa cave: one of the most beautiful caves in Puglia.

Torre dell’Orso

Torre dell'Orso

Going down towards the town of Roca Vecchia and towards Melendugno, near Lecce, you will find two of the best known beaches:

In your 2022 holiday in Puglia you cannot miss the Poetry cave. One of the most famous attractions in Puglia. Every year the cave of poetry attracts many tourists. You will have the opportunity to enjoy a wonderful landscape on the sea. You can dive from some points or get off and take a bath in total relaxation.

If you prefer the sandy coast, you can reach the Torre dell’Orso beach nearby. One of the most popular beaches in Lecce. Also convenient for families.

The ones we have listed are just some of the most beautiful beaches in Lecce. All the beaches of Lecce have a wonderful sea. Always clean and clear.

Beaches map Lecce

To consult the Lecce beach map you can use our interactive Puglia map which includes the Lecce beach map: Puglia Map

How is the sea in Lecce?

The coast of the Lecce area is splendid. From north to south you will always find a transparent and crystalline sea. The colors of the sea touch the turquoise. In most of the beaches you will find a landscape surrounded by the Mediterranean scrub, typical of Puglia.

In short, if you are looking for a corner of paradise in which to spend your 2022 summer holidays, you don't need to go that far. The province of Lecce offers beaches that can be compared to Maldives.

Lecce Mare

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