Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Sampieri beach, southern Sicily


A gentle arc a couple of kilometres long, Sampieri beach has a wide swathe of soft orange sand. Although it can be busy near the village of Sampieri,  there is plenty of space in the middle, as long as you steer clear of a cluster of tangerine-coloured sun shades and loungers in front of large beach-hut. Moreover, there are some decent dunes and the land behind the beach is largely undeveloped. There may even be some head-height waves to keep the kids entertained.  You can park for free just off the SP 66 and walk through the greenery, crossing a lane, before you hit the beach. 8/10
The seaside village of Sampieri