Torre Guaceto Nature Reserve

The first Italian oasis to obtain the Blue Park Award, the beautiful protected area of ​​Torre Guaceto.

Puglia - Brindisi - Beaches

Torre Guaceto is located halfway between the municipalities of Brindisi and Carovigno (also known as the protected marine area of ​​the Torre Guaceto Nature Reserve), occupies a piece of territory on the Brindisi coast and is one of the most beautiful places to spend a day at the beach between the wonders of the Mediterranean scrub, the dunes and the cliffs.

Torre Guaceto is a Nature Reserve that extends for 8 kilometers of coastline and occupies 3000 hectares of the territory of Ostuni in the province of Brindisi. The Torre Guaceto Nature Reserve is very rich in the typical flora and fauna of the Apulian Mediterranean scrub, with coastal dunes that embrace the ancient defense buildings up to lapping the cliffs and beaches bathed in a crystalline sea. The marine protected area extends over a coastal strip of about 8 kilometers up to about 50 meters of sea depth and is protected through a division into three zones that have different levels of protection.

Torre Guaceto protection levels and things to know.

Torre Guaceto zones

Protection level

Torre Guaceto: zone A

Zone A is the integral reserve area, the Torre Guaceto area where swimming is also forbidden.

Torre Guaceto: zone B

Zone B is the area where fishing is prohibited.

Torre Guaceto: zone C

Zone C is the area where bathing is allowed and sustainable fishing is also allowed.
Where is Torre Guaceto located?

Where Torre Guaceto is located?

Torre Guaceto

The beautiful nature reserve of Torre Guaceto is located between the city of Ostuni and that of Brindisi.

More precisely, it extends over 3,000 hectares for 8 km between Brindisi and Carovigno.

Torre Guaceto is 23 km from the city of Ostuni.

How is the sea in Torre Guaceto?

The sea of ​​Torre Guaceto is a real natural paradise.

You will find various landscapes, some sandy areas and some rocky ones.

There is also a wetland where birds and amphibians live.

More precisely, the nature reserve is divided into three zones, with different regulations to preserve the marine reserve.

Two areas are partially protected and one fully protected. In the latter case, you will not be able to swim, because the environment must be preserved.

Along the coast you will find various basins with clear and crystalline water where you can stop, swim and enjoy the landscape.

In all the beaches of Torre Guaceto you will find clear sea and fine sand. The sea is populated by many fish.

Zone A is near the Aragonese coastal tower, which in the sixteenth century was used to protect the coast, sighting the Saracen ships, and which gives its name to this splendid glimpse of the Apulian coast.

In this area there is the beautiful beach of shells, in which however there is a ban on bathing.

Nature dominates around the tower, where various animal, marine and terrestrial species find refuge.

Torre Guaceto

Zone A is near the Aragonese coastal tower, which in the 16th century was used to protect the coast, sighting Saracen ships, and which gives its name to this splendid slice of the Apulian coast.

In this area there is the beautiful beach of shells, in which however there is a ban on bathing.

Nature dominates around the tower, where various animal, marine and terrestrial species find refuge.

Thanks to rigorous and careful analyzes and comparisons, the American foundation committed to the protection of the marine ecosystem, the Marine Conservation Institute has identified six natural oases to be included in the Blue Park Award.

Among these, the first Italian oasis to obtain this recognition stands out, the beautiful protected area of ​​Torre Guaceto.

Torre Guaceto

In zones B and C you can enjoy the beauty of the sea on beaches equipped with umbrellas and sunbeds.

These beaches also offer services to people with mobility difficulties, thanks to long walkways that facilitate access by wheelchair.

And thanks to an assistance service, they can also be transported on Job chairs for diving in the sea.

Where to park to go to Torre Guaceto?

Once you arrive in the Serranova area, you will find a large parking lot where you can leave your car. From here a shuttle - train will take you to Torre Guaceto beach.

The shuttle will drop you off at one of the first beaches. You can stop at this first beach, or you can reach other beaches following the shore.

How to reach Torre Guaceto reserve

Torre Guaceto

If you want to find the true natural paradise, we recommend that you walk a little way along the water's edge.

Once the shuttle leaves you at the first useful beach, walking a bit will bring you to several less crowded basins.

Walking for half an hour you will also arrive at the famous Tower.

If you like cycling, you can reach the Torre Guaceto reserve from the internal road.

A path not accessible to means of transport, which will lead you to the coastal tower.

From here you can cycle through the various internal paths immersed in nature, and immediately arrive at the beaches.

Torre Guaceto things to do

In addition to the large parking area with a shuttle service that leads directly to the beaches, in the Torre Guaceto area there is the possibility of doing various activities.

Long walks on foot, by bike or on horseback to discover the fantastic landscape that characterizes this territory, or snorkeling diving to discover the marine flora and fauna.

It is also possible to book guided tours, which will take you to visit the most beautiful corners of this reserve in Puglia and will make you discover the curiosities of the sea.

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