The beach of Cefalù, just like a painting: with the sea only a few steps from the town
Almost like a painting in which different elements meet in harmony, the Lido di Cefalù offers a picturesque and extraordinary spectacle for the eye
The sea represents for Sicily something more than mere beauty: it is also history, because the sea allowed the people to cross the borders, to reach those once unnamed lands, and to write their own destiny. Cefalù, for example, before acquiring its identity has welcomed from the sea and its beautiful coastline the Greeks, the first people that gave a name to this land.
But all the dominations and the succession of different cultures haven’t taken anything away from the extraordinary beauty of the beach of Cefalù, a long coastline just a few steps from the city centre that frames it.
This beach, combined with what is considered one of the most enchanting villages in Italy, attracts every summer a huge flow of tourists that crowd every corner of the coast. As soon as you leave the town to reach the beach, you will be amazed by the unique landscape that surrounds it: at the Lido di Cefalù, the first beach you find along the promenade, you are met by the breath-taking sight of houses overlooking the sea with a rocky cliff hanging over them.
Almost like a painting in which different elements meet in harmony, the Lido di Cefalù offers a picturesque and extraordinary sight for those who visit the city for the first time, but also for those who, faithful to this beauty, every year decide to spend their holidays here. The Lido offers a stretch of beach but also an area equipped with umbrellas, bars and restaurants. Both parts are very crowded, especially in the hot summer, in July and August.
The coast is a kilometre and a half long, recognisable by its famous golden sand and the crystal-clear water of the summer sea that gets deeper and deeper as you go. Needless to describe it in words, the view is absolutely astonishing: you can see in the distance the two peaks of the Cathedral, the fortress at the back and the small port on the side, a view equally fascinating as it is popular.
Walking along the beach, you can see different landscapes unfold around you, from the fine golden sand to small pebbles, to the ravaged coastlines enlivened by the rocks. Just a twenty-minute walk from the centre is the beach of Caldura with its narrow sandy shores separated by rocks, a pebble beach bathed by the clear sea with emerging brown rocks from which you can dive into the water. A florid and varied nature at your back that harmoniously complements the beauty of the beach.
On either size from the main beach of Cefalù, there are also other enchanting corners of the coastline, such as the free and unspoilt beach of Sant’Ambrogio, six kilometres from the town, little known and less frequented than the others; or the Pollina beach which, on the contrary, is very lively and crowded in the summer and easy to reach from Cefalù. For sports lovers, the Capo Playa beach is perfect with its strong winds ideal for those who enjoy surfing and sailing. Just five kilometres from this beach is Salinelle, with its long stretch of sand between equipped beaches and free areas, its deep seabed, also perfect for those who prefer a more dynamic and sporty holiday.