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Beaches in Puglia, 10 best beaches in Puglia in and near Ostuni, Ionian and Adriatic beaches. These are 10 beaches we absolutely love, hidden beaches, rent country house apulia, cottage for rent, cottage rent apulia, puglia, alberobello, trulli, villa trullo, puglia italy, agriturismo, holiday house puglia, holiday house apulia, holiday house italy, holiday apartment italy

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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:
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.

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Costa Merlata
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Pilone
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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 sun lounger, umbrella hire), which also has an excellent seafood restaurant and bar.

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Lido LullaBay Beach Club (@Pilone) 40.807857, 17.528686

Lido 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.  

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Lido LullaBay
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Torre Santa Sabina
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Torre Santa Sabina (Adriatic)
40.756759, 17.70298
                                           
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.

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Torre Guaceto Marine Preserve
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Coccoro Beach Club
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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.

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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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Gallipolo Baia Verde
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Porto Pirrone
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Porto Pirrone (Ionian) 40.371187, 17.30918

Secluded series of coves with gentle waters and even hot springs. Park on street above and follow the paved pathway down steps to the beach. No facilities, so bring your own refreshments and        picnic lunch.

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Marina Serra
Otranto
Grotta della Poesia Cave of Poetry
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, bottom).

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

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