The Adriatic Sea and the Ionian Sea

Here in Apulia you can choose from 2 coasts:

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The Ionian Sea has long sandy beaches, making a good walk along the coast possible. This coast is slightly closer than the Adriatic. In particular, near the town of Chiatona, the sea is closest to the SS 100 Bari-Taranto. The only interesting place that is a bit on route to combine with this part of the coast, is Taranto. Furthermore, along this coast there is usually a strip of pine trees behind the beach (the Pineta) and behind them are usually holiday villas that are not inhabited in the autumn and winter. In the season there are also many shops, restaurants etc., but they are closed during the winter season. Chiatona is a 25-minute drive from B & B Villa Lavanda. Along this coast you’ll see mainly citrus groves
Most people go to a paid beach where you can rent sun loungers and a parasol and where the sand is kept clean. There will be a bar, toilets and showers and sometimes even a restaurant or pizzeria. Of course you can also go to the free beach, but there you have no facilities. Beach towels and bags can be found in your room.

 

 

 

 

 

Paid and free beaches:

n Adriatic Sea also has many paid and unpaid beaches and a visit to this is very easy to combine with a visit to e.g. Polignano A Mare, Monopoli and Saveletri. Or e.g. in the morning drive through the Valle d’Itria (Ostuni) and then in the afternoon at the beach and back via Monopoli. In general, the beaches are sandy, certainly the paid ones. The distance to the beaches at Monopoli (Capitolo is the name of this city’s seaside resort) is about 34 km.

An advantage of a paid beach is that you have many facilities such as showers and a toilet, a bar or sometimes even a restaurant. The beach is kept clean.

About 200 m. beyond the marmeria, just south of Saveletri, you can find pieces of marble and granite on the beach that have been washed by the sea and thus have rounded corners.