Beaches of Syracuse

In the town of Syracuse and Ortigia there are no beaches. You can swim in Ortygia near Forte Vigliena (end of Via della Maestranza) where a platform on the rocks is built every summer. All Syracusan sandy beaches, the most beautiful of Sicily, are out of town, on the south coast. Some of them are accessible by public transport from the bus station 50 meters from the hostel. With private car/bikes it is possible to reach the most beautiful and uncontamined beaches of Marchesa del Cassibile, Vendicari Natural Reserve or Portopalo-Carratois