A trip along the coast of Pollina to discover its beaches
Eleven kilometres after Cefalù, along the trunk road, as we look over the sea, we can admire that wonderful coast of the town of Pollina.
There is a series of beautiful bays there that, as in many Sicilian places, present the most fascinating paradox of nature: on one side we have the beach with the infinite expanse of the sea, on the other – the greenery of the high hills and mountains.
Torre Conca is one of these suggestive inlets, just below the Capo Rais Gerbi. It can be reached on foot via a path that leads directly to the beach and stretches between sand, dark gravel, and pebbles.
A crystalline and clear sea of the summer season completes this composition of absolute beauty, where tourists can serenely spend their relaxing holidays. For those who want to explore the depths of the sea, practice scuba diving and snorkelling, the seabed is perfect as it gets deep a short distance from the water’s edge.
The beach is long enough and is great for a more “active” holiday, thanks to the excellent organisation and the presence of sufficient free parking. In high season, between July and August, the area is very busy during the day, but also at night when music evenings are organised. The sunset also offers a breath-taking view.
Torre Conca is considered one of the most stunning beaches of the town, which actually has plenty of other equally pleasant and beautiful beaches. A few kilometres from the village of Finale, in the municipality of Pollina, the Santa Maria beach is also very popular. Perhaps a bit more inconvenient for those arriving by car because of the lack of parking, but easy to reach through the steps leading down to the beach.
You will find nature and clear sea at the Costa Turchina beach, usually not very crowded, with sand and pebbles. Located only one kilometre from Finale di Pollina, in the direction of Messina, the beach is framed by an artificial cliff that allows you to swim even when the sea is rough. With free access and a parking on the road that runs along the beach, Costa Turchina is a pleasant summer retreat.
Moving further down in the direction of Messina, the little-known mouth of the river Pollina offers a small bay with a beach, not equipped but ideal for those who want to enjoy the spectacle of the sea in total tranquillity or for those who want to ride the waves on a surfboard in winter. Embellished by the rich mix of flora and fauna, this is an area of community interest and, as such, it is adequately protected and preserved.
Along the coast of Pollina, you will be spoilt for choice: from the liveliest beach like that of Torre Conca that in the summer season populates and livens up, to the quieter ones, for those who perhaps prefer a slightly more laid-back holiday, with a book or music, under a colourful umbrella waiting for the sun to set.