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Castellammare del GolfoItaly

Vacation in a beautiful harbor town in northwest Sicily known for its attractive beaches, seafood cuisine and castle.

Founded by the Elymians as a port for the ancient city of Segesta, Castellammare del Golfo remains a town that relies on its harbor. Fishing has been important here for thousands of years, but today’s boats also take holidaymakers out on sightseeing trips along the coastline. Visit beaches, a nature reserve and learn about the town’s long history.

If you are here during the summer, book a boat trip to San Vito lo Capo for its beaches, cuisine and ancient church. You can also stop off at the Zingaro Natural Reserve where there are lots of wildlife spotting opportunities. Private boat rental is also possible from Castellammare del Golfo. Travel around the coastline at your leisure and drop anchor by secluded bays.

When you come back to the marina, stroll along the waterfront to see fisherman repairing their nets or selling the day’s catch. Then take a short walk to the seaside town’s stunning promontory for the Castellammare del Golfo Castle. Once an important stronghold for the Normans, the castle is now home to the Castellammare Museum. Study exhibits that tell the story of Sicily’s tuna fishing industry, once vital for this region.

After exploring the museum, head to either of the town’s two beaches. If you are searching for somewhere to unwind out of the sun, try the park opposite the town hall. Lay under the shade of the trees and look out onto the busy harbor below you.

Some of the most popular cafés and restaurants in Castellammare del Golfo are dotted along the waterfront. Reserve a table on an outside terrace and dine on freshly caught fish and traditional pasta dishes.

Castellammare del Golfo is situated in northwest Sicily and connected to Palermo and Trapani by a regional rail network. The train station is approximately 2 miles (3 kilometers) outside of town, but there is a bus service between the two. The town is small enough to cover on foot, although you should consider renting a car if you want to explore the local area and find even more secluded beaches.

Top Hotels in Castellammare del Golfo

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hotel Punta Nord-Est
Hotel Punta Nord-Est
3 out of 5
Viale Leonardo Da Vinci 67, Castellammare del Golfo, TP
The price is NT$2,132 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 5

This family-friendly Castellammare del Golfo hotel is located near the beach, 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Castellammare del Golfo Beach, and within 9 mi (15 km) of ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (306 reviews)

"Very friendly staff. Great breakfast. Wonderful room with ocean view. Great location. Outdoor jacuzzi was not heated but pool was good."…"

Reviewed on 2019/10/26

Hotel Punta Nord-Est
Baglio dello Zingaro
Baglio dello Zingaro
3 out of 5
Via Bosco di Scopello, 7, Scopello, Castellammare del Golfo, TP
The price is NT$1,902 per night from Oct 1 to Oct 2

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 ...

4.3/5Excellent! (74 reviews)

"Posto bello e caratteristico.Staff gentilissimo!!Erica fantástica,ci ha dato ottimi consigli e si resa sempre molto disponibile!! Ottimo per passare dei giorni in relax!!"…"

Reviewed on 2020/7/25

Baglio dello Zingaro
Marina di Petrolo Hotel & Spa
Marina di Petrolo Hotel & Spa
Via Marina di Petrolo, 16, Castellammare del Golfo, TP
The price is NT$3,708 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 5

Located in the heart of Castellammare del Golfo, this beach inn is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Castellammare del Golfo Beach and 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Alcamo Marina ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (135 reviews)

"Lovely modern hotel a few minute walk to the main town. Great parking on site and set back away from the hustle and bustle of the town. Comfortable modern spacious room and very clean although the room could benefit from a bit more storage to put clothes. Good variety for breakfast, continental with ..."…"

Reviewed on 2020/8/30

Marina di Petrolo Hotel & Spa

Vacation Rentals in Castellammare del Golfo

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Residence Guidaloca
Residence Guidaloca
1 out of 5
Contrada Guidaloca - Scopello, Castellammare del Golfo, TRapani
The price is NT$1,523 per night from Oct 8 to Oct 9

Situated near the bay, this apartment building is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Guidaloca Beach and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Zingaro Nature Reserve. Tonnara of Scopello and ...

4.1/5Very Good! (7 reviews)
Très adaptée pour une famille

"La maison est nickel : il y a le confort et le propreté. Très bien située géographiquement."…"

Reviewed on 2019/8/19

Residence Guidaloca
La Melagrana
La Melagrana
Via Siracusa 9, Castellammare del Golfo
The price is NT$1,554 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 28

Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Maritime Museum Uzzaredru, Ethno-Anthropological Museum Annalisa Buccellato, and Porto ...

La Melagrana
Casa Vacanze del Golfo
Casa Vacanze del Golfo
Via Generale Michele di Gaetano, 5, Castellammare del Golfo, Trapani
The price is NT$881 per night from Sep 29 to Sep 30

Located in the heart of Castellammare del Golfo, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Maritime Museum Uzzaredru, Porto di Castellammare del ...

Casa Vacanze del Golfo

Popular places to visit in Castellammare del Golfo

Tonnara of Scopello
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Tonnara of Scopello

4.5/5(3 reviews)

You can find out about the history of Scopello with a visit to Tonnara of Scopello. While you're in the area, stroll along the beautiful beaches.

Castellammare del Golfo Beach
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Castellammare del Golfo Beach

4.5/5(10 reviews)

Why not spend a carefree afternoon at Castellammare del Golfo Beach during your travels in Castellammare del Golfo? While you're in the area, stroll along the seaside.

Cala Mazzo di Sciacca
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Cala Mazzo di Sciacca

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

Guidaloca Beach
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Guidaloca Beach

If a restful vacation is part of your travel plans, Guidaloca Beach might be the perfect place to seek out during your trip to Scopello. Wander the seaside in this quaint area.

Spiaggia Playa
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Spiaggia Playa

Why not spend a lazy afternoon at Spiaggia Playa during your trip to Castellammare del Golfo? While you're in the area, stroll along the seaside.

Zingaro Nature Reserve
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Zingaro Nature Reserve

4.5/5(7 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors with a trip to Zingaro Nature Reserve, a popular green space in San Vito Lo Capo. While you're in the area, stroll along the seaside.

Reviews of Castellammare del Golfo

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Verified traveler

Oct 26, 2019

Great location. Easy drive to Segesta and Erice.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 24, 2019

Pleasant place just to stroll and people watch. Food was excellent

5/5 - Excellent

Louis

Oct 20, 2018

It is a beautiful city on the coast and worthy of a visit.

5/5 - Excellent

Roberto

Oct 12, 2018

very strategic location to visit nord west Sicily

5/5 - Excellent

Dwayne

Sep 30, 2018

There is a free walking tour of the town. Must see the city of Erice and the 4x4 tour of

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Scopello

Scopello

San Vito Lo Capo which includes landscape views, sailing and general coastal views

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