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Taormina is a region that is rich in natural beauty and scenic beaches, especially Isola Bella that means "the beautiful island."
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Isola Bella, Sicily, Italy
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Yes, this is a very pretty beach but unforturnately you have to walk down 152 steps to get to it and that means 152 steps to get back to the street. The beach and the water are very rocky -- wear water shoes. You can't...More

Thank Bob M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Today we visited Isola Bella to see the island and go for a swim. The island is located in a small cove, with beaches on either side. It is 128 steps down to the beach. Although the island is very pretty (and has a rich...More

Thank slsquest
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

There isn't masses to see or do, but it's worth visiting nonetheless. You can walk down from Taormina and if you don't fancy going back up all those steps then you can take the cable car.

Thank Dr-S-White
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Easy walk to the island, a few strides across shallow water. I had water shoes but my husband used the hotel slippers just for that bit. Lovely views from the villa across the sea, not so good of the awfully crowded beach. Such a peaceful...More

Thank rosserUk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here in September 2018. The weather was perfect to swim and not crowded at all. Remember your water shoes, or there are people selling them there for 10 euros

Thank Patq24
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

True, there are a lot of steps and a lot of people, and the beach is not very comfortable, but if you enjoy snorkelling, this is a good place to go. There are rocky and mysterious landscapes below the surface, and more fish than you'd...More

Thank footsteps2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Accessing Isola Bella by land requires some cardio vascular Exercise, unless we went the wrong way, as getting to the beach is a long way down a great number of steps on a relatively steep gradient. But it’s the getting back up them that might...More

1  Thank Greatblackhawk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Experience the best of Sicily exploring it directly from its waters. On board a 20 meters Gullet we sailed between the majesty of the landscapes and a deafening silence of the sea. You will admire Taormina from the bays that made it famous throughout the...More

Thank Roberta B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although the beach is full of pebbles which are really difficult to walk especially for the elderly, it is worth the whole trip. We stayed on the beach opposite Isola Bella, but then we walked over to the island and the view from there is...More

Thank AverHatter
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must see if you are in the area! Absolutely stunning seeing this beach surrounded by volcanic rock. The house carved from the rock on the island surrounded by plant life is just remarkable. I absolutely loved the pebble walkway connecting the two beach areas...More

Thank MarisaWorldTravel
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31 July 2018|
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Response from churston | Reviewed this property |
The cable car is a short walk from town centre. Once at the bottom the beach is about 10 min walk from cable car stop Cable car fare is 6euros return
Joy E
28 August 2017|
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Response from checkpointcheryl | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are outdoor showers as well as restrooms.
Adam K
17 July 2017|
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Response from Tavi M | Reviewed this property |
Go solo. There is nothing to see there!