We just got back from a wonderful holiday in the south of Italy; Calabria!We enjoyed the sun (it has been so hot the past 2 weeks), the stunning beaches, a lot of good food and the nice company of Luca’s family. All the necessary ingredients for a real good, relaxing holiday! These coming 2 weeks I’ll take you with me to Calabria and show you unknown, small towns, specialities and of course the amazing beaches in and around Praia A Mare (Luca’s town of birth).
My absolute number 1 is the beach of ARCO MAGNO located in San Nicola on the south of Praia A Mare. I will let the photo’s speak for themselves…
In this cave they made a bar to relax, take a drink or a refreshing gelato…
You have the possibility to rent sun lounges and a beach umbrella at the private beach or you can go to the public beach (just at the side) and bring your own. All the beaches I present to you have both options. We always went to the public part and brought our own beach umbrella’s. You will save a lot of money by doing so!
To get to this beach you can park your car at the payed parking on the south of Fiuzzi the beach of Praia A Mare. From there you take the stairs and walk a bit (5 minutes to the private beach and 10 minutes to the public one). The stairs are open frm 8am till 7.30pm. Parking will cost you €4 a day or €3 for half a day.
The only negative issue I can say about this beach is that around 10.30am a lot of people arrive at the beach via boats just to see this amazing piece of nature for a short moment. Indeed, after an hour they’re all gone and the quietness will return immediately. Exactly how we liked it…gorgeous beaches and few people!!
Find out where Praia A Mare / l’Arco Magno is located:
See my post Beautiful Beaches. It’s just south of the circle where you can see the island Dino.