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Gargano coast form Baia delle Zagare to Baia di Mattinata

Baia delle Zagare to Mattinata

This stretch of coast between the Zagare bay down to the long beach of Mattinata is characterized by high cliffs with a long series of beautiful bays facing south. The white and high cliffs protect the beaches from winds coming from the north, but at the same time, make the beaches sunny only until late afternoon.

A large number of beaches along this part of the coast of Gargano are accessible only by sea and thus are still untouched and very beautiful.

 

Baia delle Zagare

The Zagare Bay is one of the most famous and most beautiful of the Gargano. There are here two long beaches separated by two stacks located in the sea called 'Arco di Diomede' and 'Le Forbici'. The beach on the north is organized with umbrellas and chairs in lower part while, the upper part of the beach is free to access and use. The beach on the south can only be accessed by a daily pass and by using a staircase along the cliffs. Both beaches are pebbly, of relatively low depths and crystal clear sea.

  • Type of coast: 70% sand - 30% reefs
  • Services: yes
  • Facilities for the disabled: can access but no particular service
  • City hall: Mattinata
  • Coordinates Lat-Long: 41.748343, 16.146230 (41°44''54''N 16°8'46.4''E)

Cala della Pipa

Cala della Pipa takes its name from a cliff located in the bay which has a shape of a pipe. There is here a small beach with mixed gravel which, like many other beaches in this part of the Gargano, gets shaded in the afternoon due to the high cliffs.

  • Type of coast: 30% sand - 70% reefs
  • Services: yes
  • Facilities for the disabled: can access but no particular service
  • City hall: Mattinata
  • Coordinates Lat-Long: 41.741985, 16.141724 (41°44'31.1''N 16°8'30.2''E)

Cala Grottone del Pescatore

Cala del Grottone is named after a natural cave beneath which lies a small beach. The beach is of mixed gravel kind and it is only accessible from the sea.

  • Type of coast: 10% sand - 90% reefs
  • Services: no
  • Facilities for the disabled: access difficult
  • City hall: Mattinata
  • Coordinates Lat-Long: 41.741250, 16.140874 (41°44'28.5''N 16°8'27.1''E)

Cala della Cattedrale

Inside the Cala della Cattedrale there are two very beautiful and characteristic beaches not reachable by land. These beaches are sunny only in the morning due to the high cliffs and the fact that they face south.

  • Type of coast: 20% sand - 80% reefs
  • Services: no
  • Facilities for the disabled: access difficult
  • City hall: Mattinata
  • Coordinates Lat-Long: 41.740804, 16.136854 (41°44'26.8''N 16°8'12.6''E)

Cala di Punta dell'Ago

Cala di Punta dell'Ago has a small beach accessible only from the sea. It is named after a small needle-shaped cliff located just in front of the beach.

  • Type of coast: 10% sand - 90% reefs
  • Services: no
  • Facilities for the disabled: access difficult
  • City hall: Mattinata
  • Coordinates Lat-Long: 41.739507, 16.133882 (41°44'22.2''N 16°8'1.9''E)

Cala del Pescecane

Inside Cala del Pescecane there is a beach accessible only from the sea. It is of a special beauty thanks to the high limestone cliffs covered with Mediterranean vegetation.

  • Type of coast: 10% sand - 90% reefs
  • Services: no
  • Facilities for the disabled: access difficult
  • City hall: Mattinata
  • Coordinates Lat-Long: 41.738482, 16.129290 (41°44'18.5''N 16°7'45.4''E)

Cala del Fico

Like other bays in this part of the coast, Cala del Fico is accessible only from the sea. There is here a small beach and, nearby, some enchanting small caves.

  • Type of coast: 10% sand - 90% reefs
  • Services: no
  • Facilities for the disabled: access difficult
  • City hall: Mattinata
  • Coordinates Lat-Long: 41.738655, 16.124936 (41°44'19''N 16°7'29.7''E)

Spiaggia di Mattinatella

Mattinatella beach, also called 'Acqua delle Rose' has two beaches separated by a marine spear. The beach on the north of the spear is not accessible by land and has retained its natural beauty but does not provide services. The southern one provides lido services with rentals of umbrellas and sun chairs. There are also services of bar, restaurants and parking.

  • Type of coast: 80% sand - 20% reefs
  • Services: yes
  • Facilities for the disabled: can access but no particular service
  • City hall: Mattinata
  • Coordinates Lat-Long: 41.734775, 16.118449 (41°44'5.1''N 16°7'6.4''E)

Baia delle Pietre Nere

In this bay there are three small beaches accessible only from the sea. The name of the bay comes from the dark colouration of some nearby rocks.

  • Type of coast: 20% sand - 90% reefs
  • Services: no
  • Facilities for the disabled: access difficult
  • City hall: Mattinata
  • Coordinates Lat-Long: 41.730410, 16.107866 (41°43'49.4''N 16°6'28.3''E)

Baia dei Gabbiani

The three beaches inside this bay have gravel sand and crystal clear sea. They all face south therefore are sunny only until early afternoon. They are accessible only from the sea.

  • Type of coast: 20% sand - 80% reefs
  • Services: yes
  • Facilities for the disabled: access difficult
  • City hall: Mattinata
  • Coordinates Lat-Long: 41.728464, 16.102953 (41°43'42.4''N 16°6'10.6''E)

Valle delle Sirene

In the Valle delle Sirene there is a small pebble beach difficult to access by land. Thanks to a large spear that extends into the sea the beach is protected from the north winds but is sunny only until early afternoon.

  • Type of coast: 20% sand - 80% reefs
  • Services: no
  • Facilities for the disabled: access difficult
  • City hall: Mattinata
  • Coordinates Lat-Long: 41.726283, 16.100960 (41°43'34.6''N 16°6'3.4''E)

Baia Rossa

The small beach located in this bay, which takes its name from the red colour of the cliff, is of the gravel kind accessible only from the sea. This is a little piece of paradise nestled between two rocky spears that stretch into the crystal blue sea.

  • Type of coast: 10% sand - 90% reefs
  • Services: no
  • Facilities for the disabled: access difficult
  • City hall: Mattinata
  • Coordinates Lat-Long: 41.724497, 16.099200 (41°43'28.1''N 16°5'57.1''E)

Pannucid

Along the coast of this part of the Gargano there are some small caves where each one of them has a small beach. It is a very special and unique area that can be reached and admired only from the sea.

  • Type of coast: 90% sand - 10% reefs
  • Services: no
  • Facilities for the disabled: access difficult
  • City hall: Mattinata
  • Coordinates Lat-Long: 41.722471, 16.098136 (41°43'20.8''N 16°5'53.2''E)

Cala dei Cefali

Inside this cove there are some small beaches with surges of fresh spring water. The beaches are of the gravel kind and sunny only until early afternoon.

  • Type of coast: 30% sand - 70% reefs
  • Services: no
  • Facilities for the disabled: access difficult
  • City hall: Mattinata
  • Coordinates Lat-Long: 41.720925, 16.095121 (41°43'15.3''N 16°5'42.4''E)

Pontone Rotondo

Along the coast called Pontone Rotondo, also known as 'Tunno', there are some small beaches sheltered from the wind by high limestone cliffs. They can be reached by land but it is recommended to access them only from the sea.

  • Type of coast: 20% sand - 80% reefs
  • Services: no
  • Facilities for the disabled: access difficult
  • City hall: Mattinata
  • Coordinates Lat-Long: 41.715007, 16.088836 (41°42'54''N 16°5'19.8''E)

Tor di Lupo

Tor di Lupo is a long beach, wider in the south part, where there are some organised lidos with services such as rental of umbrellas and sun chairs. Also bar and parking. For the presence of a large outcrop north the beach is protected from the north winds. Immediately after it there is a small port.

  • Type of coast: 80% sand - 20% reefs
  • Services: yes
  • Facilities for the disabled: can access but no particular service
  • City hall: Mattinata
  • Coordinates Lat-Long: 41.713213, 16.081013 (41°42'47''N 16°4'51.6''E)

Baia di Mattinata

Inside Mattinata Bay there is a long beach well served with a variety of services including bars, restaurants and parking. On Monte Saraceno, just south of the beach, there are various necropolis excavated in the rock dating back to the bronze age.

  • Type of coast: 80% sand - 20% reefs
  • Services: yes
  • Facilities for the disabled: can access but no particular service
  • City hall: Mattinata
  • Coordinates Lat-Long:41.698644, 16.066153 (41°41'55''N 16°3'58''E)

 

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