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Taormina is a region that is rich in natural beauty and scenic beaches, especially Isola Bella that means "the beautiful island."
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Isola Bella, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

So picturesque it's a must to visit! The beach is very stoney so spend an hour on a towel or rent a sunbed for more comfort The sea is rocky to enter so take or buy rock shoes that are sold on the beach The...More

Thank Sarahfairy
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went there with my gf - the water is clear and warm and the views are picturesque The beach is all pebble, expensive, quite crowded and there is hardly any change room! We actually changed in the resort and it was described as doing...More

Thank SvetoslavSt
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Scenic easy access with crystal clear waters, an Island to explore and lots of restaurants close by!

Thank Bokwagter
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While this is a charming resort it is very busy and the beaches are all pebbles so plastic shoes recommended. Very, very expensive. Be prepared to pay upwards of 15 euros per person for a sun-bed. Food and drink also at top prices. Be fit...More

Thank Raz7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty spot but no sand, just pebbles. We took two beds and an umbrella for 30 euros over on the left in front of the cafe by the dive centre. Good spot with access to the sea via their jetty. Nice spot for swimming with...More

1  Thank James D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very overcrowded beach and the water was not clear enough. not very nice for swimming. the beds was the cheap ones 30 euros for 2

Thank Relax684517
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The island itself is beautiful and when seen from a distance entices you to visit. However we made the mistake of visiting on a hot Sunday afternoon when the shingle beach was crowded with sun worshipers. The public beach is lined with cafes and restaurants...More

Thank Rich53y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The most beautiful area to visit with family. We are 4 sisters, aged 22, 19, 11 and 7, and we all loved it. The boat tours are a must, as you get to visit the gorgeous caves hidden around the area. I will definitely be...More

Thank Akanksha G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If I had to rate Taormina sea, ı would give the highest score to Isola Bella. The water is very clean, no jellyfish but lots of fish and nice underwater. However especially in weekends it is very very crowded almost impossible to walk without stepping...More

Thank Hakan E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staying in Taormina for a week we were advised that this was a good snorkelling area. It certainly did not disappoint. It costs just €3 each way on the cable car to get down and back up, then a short walk before hitting the steps...More

1  Thank JaybeWales
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31 July 2018|
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Response from churston | Reviewed this property |
The cable car is a short walk from town centre. Once at the bottom the beach is about 10 min walk from cable car stop Cable car fare is 6euros return
Joy E
29 August 2017|
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Response from checkpointcheryl | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are outdoor showers as well as restrooms.
Adam K
18 July 2017|
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Response from Tavi M | Reviewed this property |
Go solo. There is nothing to see there!