Mare Morto


Secluded up near Lampedusa's northeast corner, this rocky cove is one of the island's most tranquil getaways, with crystal-clear waters and excellent snorkelling.

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1. Cala Pisana

0.74 MILES

Its waters sparkling in countless shades of blue, Cala Pisana is one of eastern Lampedusa's most popular coves for swimming.

2. Cala Francese

1.38 MILES

On the island's southeastern edge, this cove with clear waters and a small sandy beach is conveniently close to Lampedusa town, though the rocky bottom…

3. Lampedusa Turtle Group

1.79 MILES

Lampedusa's pristine beaches are prime nesting habitat for sea turtles, in particular the loggerhead, and this volunteer-based organisation has been…

4. Cala Guitgia

1.92 MILES

Just across the bay from downtown Lampedusa, Cala Guitgia is surprisingly beautiful for an in-town beach, with fine white sand and calm, clear waters that…

5. Cala Croce


A short distance west of Lampedusa town, this deep cove shelters a sandy beach that gets packed with holidaymakers, loungers and umbrellas in high season.

6. Cala Madonna


Crystal-clear turquoise waters lap this long, narrow cove west of town; the small sandy beach at the far end is a perennial draw for swimmers and…

7. Cala Greca

2.47 MILES

This minuscule strip of sand squeezed between two rocky ledges gets crowded in a hurry, but makes a convenient place to swim if you're staying at the…

8. Cala Galera

2.84 MILES

Reachable only by sea or by a 15-minute walking trail, this secluded cove at the mouth of a small canyon is one of the island's most tranquil hideaways,…