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“Best beaches ever seen”

Zingaro Nature Reserve
Ranked #82 of 4,315 things to do in Sicily
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Sicily’s first nature reserve is extremely important for the abundance of rare and endemic plants, local fauna and the spectacular Uzzo Grotto, one of the first human settlements in the area.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best beaches I have seen. Best sunsets to watch from there. Pleasant stuff that will give you directions the moment you enter. It is terrain walking, so go in shoes.

Thank Nikola V
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Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

We meant to take the north entrance after reading reviews on here but the coordinates on the website took us to the south entrance. What a hike! Wear trainers at least. 10 minutes to the toilets and museum, then another 10 to the first beach, beware this is very steep and difficult with small children. (Took us more like 40 mins each way with a 2yr old in tow and myself heavily pregnant. The beach was beautiful, although stoney, so bring sea shoes to go into the water. Lots of fish to see. Really stunning area, just be prepared for the hike.

1  Thank Laura N
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Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

We visited the park twice. First time we entered through north gate, it is located near San Vito de Capo, GPS 38*07'33, 92"N-12*47'16,83"E
The path was great: cool breathe from the sea, green area around, amazing views and beautiful beaches with water all shades of blue and green. I could say it was one of the greatest nature experience in my life. We could walk half a distance (it took us 2 hours one way) because it was rather hot and the path is quite rocky. Don't forget to take tracking boots or if nothing else, snickers.
The second time we entered through south entrance GPS 38*04'55, 14"N-12*48'29,49"E and the path was less pleasant: rocky, with hights and falls, so you either climb up or down, no smooth road. Less beaches (rare chance to refresh yourself), less green woods. Less shadow. So if you want a nice walking - come in through north entrance; if you expect good training and great exercise - south entrance.

9  Thank Darina P
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Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Super rando!!! You have to have good shoes if not tendon/ muscle pain garanteed:)
The photos are from " sentier maritime" 2h walk with the possiblity of dipping toes in 5 calas:)
Worth the effort

Thank Defta D
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

We stayed two nights inside the park in an old fishing cottage off the shoreline near Torre dell'Uzzo. We were two adults and two kids (seven and nine). We were there on Saturday and Sunday night in the middle of August so during the day the beaches were PACKED with people who had walked in or come in on boats. Like not just busy but PACKED as in literally no room. So if you're going and want to sit on the beaches you'll need to get there super early. If you stay in the park taking a dip at dawn or in the evenings after everyone has gone is lovely. Beaches are very rocky and pebbly so we would highly recommend those snorkelling shoes. We walked south along the coastal path to Scopello and back. It's about 2.5 hours there and then the same back and the path is quite tough - up and down and pebbly/rocky throughout. About 13km for a round trip. If you do the walk take lots of water - 2 litres per person. There are no drinks stops along the route and you will be very exposed to the sun. At the southern and northern ends of the coastal path there are refreshments vans. At the southern end of the park it is still another 1.5km walk to get into Scopello - there is a bus but not very frequent. Scopello has nice restaurants and a pleasant beach. If you're staying in th epark remember you have to walk in all of your food and clothes and snorkelling gear so make sure that you only take exactly what you need and make very clear arrangements with property owners for where to meet - we ended up bimbling around in the heat with all of our gear trying to meet our people which was very annoying. If you're staying in the park remember you are right in nature so you will be living with ants, wasps, mozzies...and wild boar - no massive dramas but to be prepared for.

Thank JamieCowen
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