You will be spoiled for choice when selecting beaches to visit while in Puglia.  Our trulli provide easy access to either the Adriatic Sea beaches (east coast, 20-25 min along country lanes) or the Ionian Sea beaches (west coast, 40 min along country lanes).  Here are 10 of our favourites:
Marina Serra
Grotta della Poesia Cave of Poetry
Otranto
Porto Pirrone
Gallipolo Baia Verde
Coccoro Beach Club
Torre Guaceto Marine Preserve
Torre Santa Sabina
Lido LullaBay
Pilone
Costa Merlata
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Costa Merlata (Adriatic)  40°46'25.3"N 17°39'07.3"E
A series of Adriatic coves, close to Ostuni.  Park your car at Paragraph 25 (beach bar).
A series of 6-8 coves heading south beginning at Paragraph 25 and ending at
Torre Pozzella, which has another chilled out beach snack bar run by Mirella.
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                                                             Pilone (Adriatic) 40.810995, 17.519929
                                                                                                Long sandy stretch of white sand beach in Ostuni.  Park either in the beach parking lot,                                                                                                        where you can access the public beach . . . or at Lido Bosco Verde beach club (eg                                                                                                                   umbrella, sun lounger hire), which also has an excellent seafood restaurant and bar.
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                                                                Lido LullaBay Beach Club (@Pilone)
                                                                40.807857, 17.528686
L

ido LullaBay is the place for sundowners on Sunday afternoons from 18:00.

Get there are early as hipsters, from ages 20-50 descend on this beach club to have
a few drinks & listen to live music and DJ sets.  Click here to see on GoogleMaps >>   




 Torre Santa Sabina (Adriatic) 40.756759, 17.
Family public beach with shallow water. Plenty of restaurants and snack bars nearby
in this 
simple beach town.  Our favourite restauarant is Turricchio. Ample street
parking.

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           Torre Guaceto Marine Protected Area (Adriatic)
           40.711069, 17.788594
Pack a picnic lunch and refreshments because Torre Guaceto is a marine protected
area without facilities but with calm seas, excellent snorkelling and a long white
cresent-shaped beach. Parking is just off the motorway and you will need to either
walk (15min) or take the jitney to the beach.  Walk an additional 45 min south along
the beach to find the naturist and gay areas. Click here to see on GoogleMaps >>
 
 
                                                 
 
                                                  Coccoro Beach Club (Adriatic) 40.895495, 17.373662
                                                                               If you are looking for a more refined beach experience, Coccoro Beach Club is the place.                                                                                                       Refreshment service to your sun lounger on the beach and an very good restaurant for lunch.                                                                                             The glamour does come at a cost as this is one of the most expensive beach clubs in the area.
                                                                               Click here to see on GoogleMaps >>

 
 
 
 
Gallipoli / Baia Verde (Ionian) 40.040626, 18.012129
There is a pretty beach right along the town wall but travel 2km south outside of
town to the 'Baia Verde' section to find crystal clear waters that rival Carribean
beaches, stretches with and without beach clubs.
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                                                   Porto Pirrone (Ionian) 40.371187, 17.309187
                                                                                Secluded series of coves with gentle waters and even hot springs. Park on street above and follow t                                                                                  the paved pathway down steps to the beach. No facilities, so bring your own refreshments and                                                                                          picnic lunch.
                                                                                Click here to see on GoogleMaps >>
 
                                           
 
 
 
 
Otranto 40.149147, 18.487148
Grotta della Poesia / Cave of Poetry 40.285874, 18.429613
Marina Serra 39.911929, 18.393438
                                                                         Three of the most beautiful and unusual spots on the Adriatic . . .
                                                                         just south of Lecce.
 
                                                                         1). Otranto, a classy beach town, with a 'Centro Storico'
                                                                              and cathedral not to be missed (above, right).
 
                                                                         2). Grotta della Posesia for a once-in-a-lifetime
                                                                              swimming experience (right).

                                                                         3). And then the natural pool at Marina Serra (left).

Click here to see Otranto on GoogleMaps >>  Click here to see Grotta della Poesia on GoogleMaps >> 
Click here to see Marina Serra on GoogleMaps >>


                                                   Polignano a Mare (Adriatic) 40.996500, 17.218108
                                                                                A regular stop on the Red Bull Cliff Diving circuit, Polignano a Mare is a picturesque town in its own                                                                                   right.  But it's famous beach, nestled in a ravine surrounded by century's-old homes dripping from                                                                                     the cliffs is what really makes this a 'must see' spot.
                                                                                 Click here to see on GoogleMaps >>

                                             
 
Polignano a Mare
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