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Area Marina Protetta di Torre Guaceto

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“nice beach”(5 reviews)
“torre guaceto”(6 reviews)
Torre Guaceto Marine Protected Area (MPA) is located in southeastern Italy (southern Adriatic Sea), it covers about 2220 ha and it was established by the Mininster of Environment with a Decree on December 4, 1991. The MPA, falling within the...more
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Via Sant'Anna 6, 72012, Carovigno, Italy
+39 0831 990882
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 30 August 2013

I'm used to the Ionian Sea, which I find just beautiful, so I have always "snobbed" the Adriatic in a certain way... Well, Torre Guaceto is definitely an exception! I went in mid-August (which should be the worst period if you like uncrowded places) and...More

4  Thank StefanoLoMuzio
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 6 August 2014

We visited in the afternoon, (car park is 5 euros) and walked to the beach. There is a train but it is only a 5 minute walk. If you want some space be prepared to walk a bit as the first couple of beaches are...More

3  Thank Katherine504221
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A paradise on earth well kept by very passionate people! It’s worth a trip to Puglia just to visit it! Must go for a snorkelling !!

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Reviewed 11 August 2018

When you are used to the coast of the Netherlands, with it's great beaches of fine sand this beach is not that special anymore. The beach was not that wide, but OK to sit. And on some part there are a lot of sharp rocks...More

Thank IwanBanens
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

This is meant to be a protected area...no cars are supposed to be allowed but they were certainly were in evidence near the beaches.. what are these people thinking of!! And where are the officials to prevent them from doing so!! we parked in the...More

2  Thank Skippismith
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

The bike tour with guide around the Torre Guaceto nature preserve was an unforgettable experience. Our guide Giovanni was full of fascinating information about the preserve, its history and goals, and the native flora and fauna. He was also a pleasant addition to our outing...More

1  Thank Sara D
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Amazing beach, water crystal clear, was able to park quite close. No facilities but water lovely & warm. Can imagine in the height of summer it would be mobbed, but it was deserted when we visited!

1  Thank Fiddlegirl10
Reviewed 19 October 2017

We drove to Serranova following signposts (some very old and faded) to a visitors centre which had a little cafe and the room was spartan. The staff were helpful and gave us a map pencilling in a car park. We drove as per instructions but...More

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Reviewed 13 October 2017

We found the reserve after driving around a bit. There is a parking lot located outside the reserve. Then you walk down a quiet road to get to the beaches. It was a perfect day to spend at the beach. The sand and water were...More

Thank Alec D
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Basically how to get to the beach is you have to use the shuttle van between the parking area and the beach area (less than 5 minutes' drive). You must pay 5 euro for the parking and a return shuttle service. There is a service...More

Thank GMB95
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

After reading rave reviews we tried this beach with mixed results. Signposts direct you to a small track with no parking all the cars were ticketed but there are no signs telling you it's not allowed. There is a land train that brings tourists from...More

2  Thank bignose99
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Really busy and lots of sea weed but lovely sea further out. Had to walk for quite a while to get a spot. Easy to park and then jump in mini bus shuttle.

2  Thank Vacation546504
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Response from Francescod | Property representative |
Dear Chantall September in one of the best period during the year to visit Torre Guaceto. we hope to see you regards
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29 July 2015|
Response from Francescod | Property representative |
Ciao. Mi dispiace ma all'interno dell'area marina protetta non è consentito l'ingresso ai cani, così come previsto dal decreto istitutivo del 1991 Saluti