The most beautiful beaches in Salento

Palazzo Siena, a boutique hotel located in Specchia Gallone, in the province of Lecce, is the ideal place to spend your holidays in Salento to discover some of the most beautiful beaches on the peninsula. The property is located just a short distance from the white beaches of Baia dei Turchi and Torre Sant’Andrea and not far from the wonderful Porto Selvaggio, Marina di Pescoluse (Maldives of Salento), Punta della Suina and Punta Prosciutto.

What are the beaches not to be missed during a stay in this magnificent land? We have selected 7 of the most beautiful beaches in Salento, both on the Adriatic coast (preferably on the days of the Sirocco) and Ionian coast (recommended in the days of tramontana).

We start our tour.

Torre Sant’Andrea

The sea and the wind have shaped this enchanting place, giving the visitor a breathtaking landscape: Torre Sant’Andrea is just a few kilometers from Melendugno, and is famous for the faraglioni that each year enchant thousands of tourists. Access to the sea is mainly from the cliffs, but at a precise point of the coast, you will find a small sandy beach, landing for small local boats.


Porto Cesareo
Among the most beautiful beaches on the Ionian coast are Porto Cesareo and its bay characterized by a dune cordon and a shallow and sandy backdrop, an example of a free beach featuring golden and thin sand and low backdrops that make it a real paradise for tourists.


Baia dei Turchi
Located a few kilometers from Otranto, the Bay of the Turks is so named because it was considered the landing point of the Turks during the invasion of the fifteenth century. The bay is protected by thick vegetation. The white sand and the green sea make it one of the most exotic beaches of Salento.


The Maldives of Salento, or Marina di Pescoluse
Transparent waters, white and fine sand: Pescoluse beach has nothing to envy to the most beautiful tropical beaches


Porto Selvaggio 
We leave sandy coasts for a more “wild” experience: is a bay marked by a rocky coast, ideal for diving lovers. Porto Selvaggio is surrounded by a very suggestive natural park, rich in paths and Mediterranean vegetation.


Punta Prosciutto
White sand and shallow and crystal clear waters create a landscape of sublime beauty. Punta Prosciutto is the ideal beach for families and young sportsmen, especially thanks to windsurfing and scuba diving.




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