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Zingaro Beach

Hike through wooded areas to discover secluded beaches and a wealth of sea flora and fauna at this protected nature reserve. 

Sicily is full of many great beaches, but if you want a little more privacy and a stretch of sand you can temporarily call your own, head to Zingaro Natural Reserve. Hike through the bright floral hills and down to the coast of this protected area to find an isolated spot.

The further you are prepared to walk, the more likely you will find a beach to yourself. There are small pebbly coves as well as those with soft, white sand. As you lie back and relax, look up and you may see buzzards and Bonelli’s eagles circling overhead. The reserve is home to numerous bird species.

The waters around the park are calm, and a great place to view a range of sea life. Strap on a snorkel and mask and look out for squid and octopuses around the rocks. If you can swim approximately 3 feet (1 meter) below the surface of the water, you will see anemones and sea horses. 

Save some time in your day to explore other parts of the reserve. There are several signposted walking trails that pass through a coastal habitat of rocks and shrubs. Wildlife enthusiasts will be pleased to know that in addition to the birds, there are many other animals here, including vipers, hedgehogs, foxes and the Sicilian lizard.

The Zingaro Natural Reserve covers an area of 4,077 acres (1,650 hectares) and is a short drive from Castellammare de Golfo. At the entrance, staff will be able to provide you with maps and offer advice on the safest beaches for swimming. 

Even if you are planning on spending most of the day with your feet in the sand, it’s best to wear a good pair of shoes, because many paths are fairly rugged. There are no shops or cafés here, so bring food and plenty of water with you. 

There is a small admission fee to enter the reserve with reduced prices for children up to 14 years. Children under 10 years get in free.


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Baglio dello Zingaro
Baglio dello Zingaro

Baglio dello Zingaro

Via Bosco di Scopello, 7, Scopello, Castellammare del Golfo, TP
     
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated by the sea, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Tonnara of Scopello and Zingaro Nature Reserve. Alcamo Marina Beach and Castellammare del Golfo Beach are also within 9 mi (15 km).

    Hotel Baglio di Scopello
    Hotel Baglio di Scopello

    Hotel Baglio di Scopello

    Via Bosco di Scopello 1, Castellammare del Golfo, TP
       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Tonnara of Scopello and Zingaro Nature Reserve. Guidaloca Beach and Castellammare del Golfo Beach are also within 9 mi (15 km).

      Two Steps From The Sea
      Two Steps From The Sea

      Two Steps From The Sea

      Cala Mazza di Sciacca, Villaggio Cala Azzurra, Castellammare del Golfo
         
        0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated near the beach, this villa is 1 mi (1.5 km) from Zingaro Nature Reserve and 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Tonnara of Scopello. Castellammare del Golfo Beach and Alcamo Marina Beach are also within 9 mi (15 km).

        Case di Calamazzo
        Case di Calamazzo

        Case di Calamazzo

        Contrada Mazzo di Sciacca, 45, Scopello, Castellammare del Golfo, Trapani
           
          0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Nestled on the beach, this Castellammare del Golfo apartment building is within 2 mi (3 km) of Zingaro Nature Reserve and Tonnara of Scopello. Castellammare del Golfo Beach and Alcamo Marina Beach are also within 9 mi (15 km).

          Gabbiano
          Gabbiano

          Gabbiano

          Scopello, Sicily, Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily
             
            0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated in Castellammare del Golfo, this cottage is within a 15-minute walk of Spiaggia Calamazzo and Zingaro Nature Reserve. Cala Mazzo di Sciacca and Tonnara of Scopello are also within 2 mi (3 km).

            Villa With Awsome sea View
            Villa With Awsome sea View

            Villa With Awsome sea View

            Vill. Punta Pispisa, Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily
               
              0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated in Castellammare del Golfo, this villa is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Spiaggia Calamazzo and 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Zingaro Nature Reserve. Tonnara of Scopello and Faraglioni Beach are also within 1 mi (2 km).