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The south-east coast of Puglia from Ostuni (Lido Morelli) to Brindisi

Ostuni to Brindisi

The stretch of coastline that starts from Lido Morelli, north of Ostuni, to Brindisi is characterized by many enchanting beaches and various nature protected areas. On the north side there is the protected area of Parco delle Dune Costiere which also includes a long sandy beach, then the Torre Pozzelle protected area and, few kms south, the beautiful WWF protected area of Torre Guaceto with its gorgeous beaches. This coastline is, overall, mostly indented with small coves and sandy beaches. It is a very beautiful part of the coast and, especially along the protected area, still untouched.

 

Lido Morelli

Lido Morelli is a long sandy beach of outstanding beauty, with sand dunes and crystal clear sea. There are here organized lidos such as Lido Bosco Verde and Lido Morelli. It remains, however, that most of the beach is free to access. This beach is part of the protected area of the Parco delle Dune Costiere.

  • Type of coast: sandy
  • Services: yes
  • Facilities for the disabled: can access but no particular service
  • City hall: Ostuni
  • Coordinates Lat-Long: 40.81186 - 17.521091 (40°48'42''N 17°31'15''E)

Pilone

The Pilone beach, which takes its name from its coastal tower, is a fine sandy beach surrounded by cliffs and a dense Mediterranean vegetation. The inner part of the beach is full of junipers trees and other typical plants of the Mediterranean vegetation. A few meters from the beach there is a well equipped camping site.

  • Type of coast: sandy
  • Services: yes
  • Facilities for the disabled: can access but no particular service
  • City hall: Ostuni
  • Coordinates Lat-Long: 40.805727 - 17.538430 (40°48'20''N 17°32'18''E)

Rosa Marina

Rosa Marina is a tourist village whose beach is typical of the area: fine sand, clean sea, coastal dunes and Mediterranean vegetation. Because of the existence of the village inland, it is only possible to reach the beach by walking along the coast, both from the north side, through the Pilone beach, and from the south side, from the beach of Quarto di Monte.

  • Type of coast: sandy
  • Services: yes
  • Facilities for the disabled: can access but no particular service
  • City hall: Ostuni
  • Coordinates Lat-Long: 40.797467 - 17.559834 (40°47'50''N 17°33'35''E)

Costa Merlata

Costa Merlata takes its name from the particular indented shape of its coastline. It consists of a series of bays with beaches surrounded by Mediterranean vegetation. There is also a larger beach, nearby a village, with services and a beach bar.

  • Type of coast: 30% sand - 70% reefs
  • Services: yes
  • Facilities for the disabled: no easy access
  • City hall: Ostuni
  • Coordinates Lat-Long: 40.775225 - 17.646684 (40°46'30''N 17°38'48''E)

Torre Pozzella

Torre Pozzella consists of a series of beautiful beaches located inside small inlets surrounded by Mediterranean vegetation. A place that, thanks to the recent protection, can be admired in all its beauty.

  • Type of coast: 40% sand - 60% reefs
  • Services: yes
  • Facilities for the disabled: no easy access
  • City hall: Ostuni
  • Coordinates Lat-Long: 40.770220 - 17.662456 (40°46'12''N 17°39'44''E)

Torre Guaceto

The beaches of Torre Guaceto, which are part of the WWF protected area, are undoubtedly among the most beautiful of Puglia. Throughout the protected territory there are several beaches, some have a ban on bathing because the protected zone also includes a marine reserve of particular importance.

  • Type of coast: 80% sand - 20% reefs
  • Services: yes
  • Facilities for the disabled: services organized
  • City hall: Carovigno
  • Coordinates Lat-Long: 40.720044 - 17.775119 (40°43'12''N 17°46'30''E)

Brindisi

Brindisi is an important port of south Italy and also the second most important airport in Puglia. There are many companies that fly here from many important cities in Italy, such as Rome and Milan, and from many important European countries such as UK and Germany. If you are planning to go to the centre or south of Puglia this should be your airport of destination.

  • Coordinates Lat-Long: 40.639315, 17.947553 (40°38'21.5"N 17°56'51.2"E)

 

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Tourist offices

IAT Brindisi
+ 39 0831 523072
Via Regina Margherita 44

 

IAT Ostuni
+39 0831 339627
Corso Mazzini 8

 

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