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Casalabate

Casalabate is a coastline village located on the Adriatic coast of Puglia, on the north side of the town of Lecce and at about 22 km from the city. The coast of Casalabate extends for about 2 km with sandy inlets, cliffs and a crystal clear sea. The use of the beaches is free for most of the coast, which provides, however, equipped lidos with services for bathing. Casalabate can be reached from the SS613 that goes from Brindisi to Lecce.

  • Type of beach: sandy
  • Services : yes
  • Access for the disabled: can access but no particular service
  • Coordinates Lat-Long: 40.511080, 18.104430 (40°30'39''N 18°6'16''E)

 

 

Torre Rinalda

Torre Rinalda is located along the Adriatic coast of the Salento in Puglia, near the town of Lecce. It takes its name from the lookout tower built in 1500 century. The coast is made predominantly of sandy beaches with emerald green and crystal clear waters. Torre Rinalda is part of the 'Parco Naturale Regionale Bosco e Paludi di Rauccio'. Torre Rinalda can be reached from the SS613 that goes from the town of Brindisi to that of Lecce.

  • Type of beach: sandy
  • Services : yes
  • Access for the disabled: can access but no particular service
  • Coordinates Lat-Long: 40.480925, 18.160606 (40°28'51''N 18°9'38''E)

 

 

Torre Chianca

Torre Chianca is located along the Adriatic coast of the Salento in Puglia, near Lecce. It takes its name from the sixteenth century tower located on its coast. The area is made of long sandy beaches and, inland, by the presence of two basins, Idume and Fetida. At a short distance from the coast, visible deep in the sea, there are some interesting archaeological remains, including some columns, dating back to the second century AD. Torre Chianca can be reached from the SS613 that runs from Brindisi to Lecce or directly from Lecce by taking the SP131.

  • Type of beach: 90% sand - 10% reefs
  • Services : yes
  • Access for the disabled: can access but no particular service
  • Coordinates Lat-Long: 40.468063, 18.191591 (40°28'5''N 18°11'29''E)

 

 

Bacino di Acquatina

The oasis of Bacino di Acquatina is located along the coast of Lecce, on the Adriatic side of the Salento, Puglia. The oasis of Acquatina is a wetland with an area of 100 hectares, surrounded by dunes, Mediterranean vegetation and with three large ponds. The oasis is entrusted to the care of the Department of Biological and Environmental Science, University of Salento. The Bacino of Acquatina can be reached by taking the SP131 from Lecce and then following the SP133 to the oasis.

  • Type of beach: sandy
  • Services : yes
  • Access for the disabled: can access but no particular service
  • Coordinates Lat-Long: 40.442984, 18.237129 (40°26'34''N 18°14'13''E)

 

 

Frigole

Frigole is located near the town of Lecce, along the Adriatic coast the Salento in Puglia. Frigole is one of the most beautiful places along this part of the seaside. Its beach immersed in the landscape of Salento, is a beautiful one with white sand and a crystal clear sea. This beach is, for the most part, equipped with bathing facilities. Frigole can be reached from the town of Lecce by taking the road Lecce-Frigole from the main ring road around the town.

  • Type of beach: 60% sand - 40% reefs
  • Services : yes
  • Access for the disabled: can access but no particular service
  • Coordinates Lat-Long: 40.430311, 18.253437 (40°25'49''N 18°15'12''E)

 

 

San Cataldo

San Cataldo is located on the Adriatic coast of Salento in Puglia, near the town of Lecce. This is a small seaside resort with a beautiful beach among the busiest in the area. San Cataldo was an important port of trade with the East during the Roman period. It was called Port Adriano after the Emperor Hadrian, who ordered its construction. In the vicinity of the lighthouse, there are still archaeological remains of this ancient port. San Cataldo can be reached from the centre of the town of Lecce by taking the SP364 hat goes straight to this seaside resort.

  • Type of beach: 90% sand - 10% reefs
  • Services : yes
  • Access for the disabled: can access but no particular service
  • Coordinates Lat-Long: 40.390903, 18.306008 (40°23'27''N 18°18'21''E)

 

 

Le Cesine

The nature reserve of Le Cesine is located near the town of Lecce, along the Adriatic coast of the Salento in Puglia. This nature area, managed and protected by the WWF, is one of the last stretches of marshes that once extended between Brindisi and Otranto. It is an area with different natural habitats, dunes, wetlands, drainage canals, mixed forest and Mediterranean vegetation. There are also two ponds, Salapi and Pantano Grande, fed by the rains and separated from the sea by a strip of sandy dunes. Le Cesine can be reached by taking the SP298 from Lecce and then the SP366 that runs along the coast and next to the nature reserve.

  • Type of beach: 10% sand - 90% reefs
  • Services : yes
  • Access for the disabled: can access but no particular service
  • Coordinates Lat-Long: 40.350720, 18.340297 (40°21'2.5''N 18°20'25''E)

 

 

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