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Beaches in Bari: best beaches to visit

Puglia has some of the most beautiful beaches in Italy, so if you are visiting Bari town and especially during summer time, you can´t miss some of the many beaches that this area of Puglia has to offer.

Bari is an amazing and vibrant town on the Adriatic coast and has so much to offer. While it has a lovely waterfront area, the best beaches however are actually located outside of the city.

Here we list the best beaches in Bari for you to make the most of your holydays in Puglia. Each of these beaches has its own unique charm, so it is worth exploring a few of them to find your favorite. You will also fin a map with all the beaches at the bottom of this post.

Beaches in Bari

Pane e pomodoro beach – Bari town

Pane e Pomodoro Beach, also known as “Bread and Tomato Beach”, is a small sandy beach located in the Southern part of Bari. The beach is named after the Puglian tradition of bringing bread and tomato to the beach as a simple and tasty snack.

The beach is just 3 km from the city center and easily accessible by bus or car. The water is clear and the sand is clean, making it a great spot for swimming and sunbathing. There are also several beach clubs and bars where you can rent umbrellas or grab a drink and a bite to eat.

One of the unique features of Pane e Pomodoro Beach is the stunning view of the Bari coastline, including the historic city center and the port. Visitors can also take a short walk to the nearby Torre Quetta, a medieval tower built in the 16th century that offers panoramic views of the area.

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Cala Pietra Igea – San Vito

Cala Pietra Egea is a small and secluded beach located north of San Vito town, approx. 30 minutes south of Bari.

The beach is characterized by its clear turquoise water and beautiful rock formations. It is a perfect spot for those who want to escape the crowds and enjoy a peaceful day in the sun immersed in the most uncontaminated nature.

The beach can be accessed by a short hike from the main road, and there is no direct parking available. However, the hike is well worth it as visitors are rewarded with stunning views of the Adriatic Sea and the surrounding cliffs.

There are no facilities at Cala Pietra Igea, so visitors should bring their own food, water, and any other necessities they may need.

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Cala San Giovanni – San Vito

Cala San Giovanni is a beautiful beach located in the north of San Vito. The beach is characterized by its clear turquoise water and golden sand.

Cala San Giovanni is a great spot for swimming and sunbathing. Most of the beach is occupied by private beach club, which offer umbrellas and sun loungers for rent.

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Spiaggia di San Vito – Polignano a Mare

Located about three kilometers from Polignano a Mare, Cala San Vito is among the most beautiful beaches in Bari. The beach is named after the ancient San Vito tower, which offers a suggestive scenario.

San Vito is a pebble beach, so remember to bring sea shoes. With shallow waters, San Vito beach is also perfect for children of all ages. The beach is partly sandy and partly pebbly while all around there are rock formations. A small and colorful fishing port complements this beautiful beach.

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Lama Monachile – Polignano a Mare

Lama Monachile, also known as the “Cala Porto” is a beautiful and unique beach located in Polignano a Mare. The beach is known for its stunning natural beauty and crystal-clear water.

What makes Lama Monachile so unique is its location. The beach is situated in a small cove between two cliffs, which creates a breathtaking natural landscape. The beach itself is made up of small pebbles, and the water is known for its stunning shades of blue and green.

Although the beach is not very large, it is a great spot for swimming and sunbathing, and there are several spots along the shore to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery. There are also several restaurants and bars nearby to enjoy local cuisine and drinks while taking in the stunning views of the beach.

Overall, Lama Monachile is a must-visit destination for anyone traveling to Polignano a Mare or the surrounding area.


Cala Copacabana – Monopoli

Cala Copacabana is a beautiful beach located just outside the town of Monopoli. The beach is accessible by foot, and visitors must climb down a steep stairway to reach the shore. The beach itself is set among rocks and is relatively small. It may get very crowd so make sure you go early.

It is a great spot for swimming, sunbathing and snorkeling too. Well worth a visit for anyone traveling to Monopoli or the surrounding area.

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Porto Ghiacciolo – Capitolo

It is one of the beaches of Capitolo town only 3.2 km from its center. Beside the beach, we find the ancient Abbey of Santo Stefano, which completes the enchanting scenery. This beach is suitable for different types of people including families with children, aged tourists, party lovers etc. In high season, it can get quite crowded. This is an equipped beach, with a beach club offering deck chairs and umbrellas for rent.

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Cala Verde – Monopoli

Cala Verde is a beautiful sandy beach surrounded by rocky cliffs, clear turquoise water, and lush green Mediterranean vegetation. The beach is locates in a small cove, which makes it sheltered from the wind and waves, creating a calm and peaceful environment. An idyllic place for diving and snorkeling enthusiasts

The beach is relatively small and secluded, making it a popular spot for visitors who prefer a quieter and more intimate setting. There are no facilities or services available at Cala Verde, so visitors should bring their own food, drinks, and beach gear.

Access to the beach is via a steep and rocky path that descends down from the cliffs above. While this can be a bit challenging, it is well worth the effort as the views from the top are breathtaking, and the beach itself is incredibly beautiful and serene.

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Calette del Capitolo – Monopoli

Calette del Capitolo is another beautiful beach located near the town of Monopoli. It is a long stretch of sandy beach with clear water; perfect for swimming, snorkeling, and sunbathing.

The beach is well equipped with sun loungers, umbrellas, and several beach clubs where visitors can rent beach equipment, grab a bite to eat, and enjoy a refreshing drink. The beach clubs also offer entertainment and music during the summer months, creating a lively and fun atmosphere.

Calette del Capitolo is popular with both locals and tourists, especially during the peak summer season. However, due to its size, it is still possible to find a secluded spot to relax and unwind.

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Spiaggia Porto Cavallo – Polignano a Mare

The sandy beach of Porto Cavallo is located near Polignano a Mare, in the locality of San Vito. It is named Porto Cavallo because, in the first half of the 20th century, horses were brought here to wash.

This beach is very popular among families with children as it offers shallow water and a few isolated rocks. The beach is not so large, so make sure you come early to save a spot.

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These were some of our favorite beaches in Bari. We hope you like the list and you will have the opportunity to explore some of them.

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FAQs on Bari Town

What is Bari town famous for?

Bari Town is famous for several things including: the Basilica di San Nicola that houses the relics of Saint Nicholas; the old town, known as Bari Vecchia, seafood and beaches.

Is Bari town worth a visit?

Yes, Bari is definitely worth a visit! It is a beautiful city with a rich history, delicious food, and stunning beaches. Bari’s old town is especially charming, with its winding streets, ancient buildings, and vibrant atmosphere. Visitors can also enjoy exploring the city’s museums, parks, and markets, as well as attending its many festivals and events throughout the year.

How do I get to Bari?

Bari is well-connected to other major Italian cities and international destinations. Here are some ways to get to Bari:
1. By plane: Bari has its own airport, Bari Karol Wojtyla Airport, which is located about 8 km northwest of the city center. The airport is served by several major airlines, including Alitalia, Ryanair, and Lufthansa, and offers flights to and from destinations across Europe.
2. By train: Bari is well-connected to other major Italian cities by train. The city’s main train station, Bari Centrale, is located in the city center and offers frequent connections to Rome, Naples, and other cities in the North of Italy.
3. By bus: Bari is also accessible by bus, with several bus companies offering connections to and from other cities in Italy and Europe.
4. By car: Bari can be reached by car via the A14 motorway, which runs from Bologna to Taranto and passes through the city.