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“great spot”
Review of La Secca

La Secca
Ranked #3 of 34 things to do in Maratea
Certificate of Excellence
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Dublin, Ireland
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“great spot”
Reviewed 30 August 2014

swimming in beautiful fresh clean sea. Staff very friendly but service a little slow. Great location and fairly reasonable.

Visited August 2014
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London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Gorgeous quiet lagoon beach ideal for swimmers and children”
Reviewed 7 August 2014 via mobile

Our hotel recommended this beach which is reached after a few minutes walk from the car park along a path where you see flowers growing everywhere and small limestone and other rocks jutting out from the sea. When you get there you feel you are in heaven. The early bird catches the worm!! The sunbeds are close together. There are quite a few Neapolitan families and they all like to chat so around 1300 ish can get a bit noisier . The location is stunning! The sea beautiful. Wear your rocky beach shoes. The waters calm and still. Just the place for a lovely swim. Bring your snorkels if you fancy going further out in the lagoon. I swam with some lovely shoal of small fish which later moved around this lagoon cove. The bar and restaurant has lovely simple fare sandwiches yogurts and Superb roasted Italian coffee. Fabulous! They don't speak much English but one can communicate and they go out of their way to help. Very Eco friendly place. No shampoos or other polluting agents allowed in the beach shower. Use those when you get back to hotel or home.
I would go back there every day. This is just one of the splendid beautiful beaches and coves along the Maratea coast.!

Visited August 2014
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Dublin
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“A pretty beach”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

La Secca is a very pretty beach with reasonably good service at the cafe where the food is freshly prepared standard fare. Beware the sun beds are very close together as the beach is small and because it is very safe for children you can be close to some noisy, hot and very tired neighbours.

Visited June 2014
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London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
250 reviews
127 attraction reviews
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“Beautiful hidden beach”
Reviewed 31 July 2014

The beach is hidden behind a sort of creek. The landscape is amazing. close to the shore the water is not deep, but all of a sudden, it gets vey deep. If you like the snorkling you have a lot of fish to watch. There are also caves you can easily visits. The beaches there are mainly private, therefore make sure you book your spot in advance. During busy days, you might not find space. You can reach the place by car, there is a parking where you can leave it, just off the beach. As the beach is not sand but stones, make sure you have flip flops or water shoes, the stones get hot during hot days. Shoes are better than flip flops as you can also take them with you in the water and walk on the rocks which could be sharp sometime.

Visited May 2014
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Calgary, Canada
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187 reviews
66 attraction reviews
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“Hidden gem on Tyrrhenian coast”
Reviewed 30 September 2013

Hidden away in the olive groves, the beach is not visible from the road. Parking is provides and is plentiful, right underneath the olive trees. The beach is in a cove which makes the water calm and shallow and swimming a dream. Very clean beach and surrounding area. It is pebbles, so can be hard to walk, but if you have flip flops you'll be fine. Great beach bar on site that serves cold beer and drinks and super delicious bruschetta! Cost 15EUR per umbrella, but we were staying La Locanda delle Donna Monache in Maratea (great hotel!) and access to the beach was free for us.

Visited August 2013
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