To the north of Monopoli the long airy strand is revealed in particular with its modest protruding cliffs, interrupted by small and medium inlet.
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CALETTE DEL CLIO
Behind one area known as “The Clio” at one time the location of a hotel of the same name these coves are characterized by the presence of more gravel and little sand. The waters are very clear and clean. Just after swimming a few strokes you find yourself in the open sea. The area is very popular with families and provides ample parking
Pantano is the oldest establishment in Monopoli, an entrepreneurial reality born in the ’30’s. Whoever looks out its natural balcony enjoys the vision of a great sandy cove and a beach equipped with many amenities and free of any architectural barriers. Open from May to September
Located near the holiday village Cala Corvino there is a small inlet that meanders through the high cliffs marked by numerous caves. To reach the cove you will have to walk down a long and uneven path but in return you will appreciate the wonderful natural scenery that appears before your eyes. Certainly one of the best in the town because the beach is among one of the few left untouched. You can park free on the main road.
A small inlet not far from the tourist village of “Cala Corvino”. A suggestive and integral cove decisively under used, which is reached by the means of a long path, not particularly comfortable but accessible. You will however be taken aback to be greeted by such a beautiful beach around which weaves a high cliff characterized by many natural caves .Free parking is available on the main road.
Spiagge e calette a Monopoli sud
FREE BEACHES TO THE SOUTH
On the Southern side of the city you can discover an extensive stretch of shoreline characterized by fine golden sand where there are a number of public beaches and bathing establishments well equipped with spacious areas allocated for sport and entertainment during the day and also in the evenings.
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CALA PORTA VECCHIA
That of the “Old Port” is the first beach you come to on the southern side of the city and close to the old town. Taking a dip in its crystal clear waters is an enchanting experience. It will seem almost like diving into the past considering the surrounding context: the 16th Century walls, the fortified tower, the artillery system and the Cathedral’s imposing bell tower. Due to its close proximity to the city centre and the presence of many B&B’s in the area it is popular with both tourists and families. Many, however, prefer to sit along the low and comfortable rocks of the shoreline beneath the 500 year old walls. Also from this bay you can watch local fishermen setting sail in their small boats. Free parking can be found in the nearby areas.
CALA PORTO BIANCO
Equally characteristic and well known is the wide sandy beach of lido “Bianco”. A beach considered to be highly suitable for every need. Access is allowed thanks to the presence of ramps and steps and free parking may be found nearby.
CALA PORTO ROSSO
A large and welcoming sandy cove where by access is made easier by the presence of a wide flight of steps. It is on the outskirts of the main built up area of the town. Its name just as those of the other 4″colored” bays – originates from the presence of a former slaughterhouse in the area, in fact the sea water was once tinted red by the blood of the slaughtered animals. The fine sand is ideal for families with children and also because the lido has shallow waters out to a considerable distance from the shore where the water becomes a deep intense blue. It is very popular with bathers from nearby towns and for those who love strong emotions you are warned however that here in parts of the sea there are some very cold currents.
The clear water and shallow sandy bottom present the eyes with a sensation of extraordinary clarity. More overshadowed with respect to the previous bays, you can get here by flanking around “Porto rosso” bay and continuing on foot to the right, or you can access the small beach through the lido named “The Black Pearl”. It is a small strip of beach surrounded by very enticing rocks.
A fairly large bay predominantly occupied by the umbrellas of a private beach resort, but which has a small section open to the public. The basin is enclosed by rocks that hug a body of beautiful green water that reveals a glimpse of the predominantly sandy bottom.
Events in Monopoli
The “European Heritage Days” (EHD) are back21 September 2022
Monopoli’s Cultural Assessor, Rosanna Perricci, will join the European Heritage Days (EHD) on Saturday 24/09 and Sunday 25/09, the biggest and…Read More
Panorama Monopoli A city-wide exhibition curated by Vincenzo de Bellis 1 – 4 September 202223 August 2022
ITALICS is the first consortium in Italy to bring together over sixty of the most authoritative galleries of ancient, modern and…Read More
Inside Warhol. The exhibition from June 22nd at Castello Carlo V1 July 2022
“Inside Andy Warhol” is coming! An Apulian that holds an amazing history, is going to host a selection of original artworks,…Read More
Starting from July 1st Monopoli’s main churches will be open to the public29 June 2022
This year, thanks to the local authority for arts and entertainment, Rosanna Perricci, and to the local authority for tourism, Cristian…Read More