Pizzo Beach is the main sandy strand that runs along the coast of Pizzo. The beach is part of a bay that is known for its long pier offering scenic views of the town and its cliffs. Bring your camera to capture the stunning scenery around this urban beach.
The strand consists of a curved and sheltered cove. Walk along the enchanting Passerella di Pizzo pier that curves out into the bay. Notice how rocks adorn the sides of the pier, helping it to blend in with the natural scenery. Enjoy the views of the quaint buildings atop the jagged cliffs of the bay.
At the top of the rock formation stands the impressive Murat Castle, which was constructed in the 1400s. Take a tour of this Aragonese structure to learn about Napoleon’s brother-in-law, who was executed here by firing squad for treason.
Find a quiet spot on the sand at the foot of the cliffs and enjoy a picnic. Listen to the rush of the waves, as you sunbathe on a hot summer afternoon. Go for a swim in the clear blue-green water of the Tyrrhenian Sea and bring snorkeling gear to follow the range of colorful aquatic creatures swimming below the surface.
Enticing restaurants and bars flank the back of the strand. Try the seafood, pizza and other local and international delicacies available in these establishments. Stay until dusk and watch the darkening hues of the sky at sunset. Access to the beach is free and it remains open to the public at all times.
Pizzo Beach skirts the main part of Pizzo’s historic center in the region of Calabria. Consider driving and leaving your car in the parking lot beside the pier. See nearby highlights, including the Maria SS Immaculate Conception Church, the Monumento ai Caduti and the Palazzo Musolino.
Located near the bay, this family-friendly hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Pizzo Beach, Murat Castle, and Piedigrotta Church. Vibo Marina Park and Cathedral of Santa Maria Maggiore and San Leoluca are also within 12 miles (20 km).
Situated near the airport, this farm stay is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Pizzo Beach and within 6 miles (10 km) of Piedigrotta Church and Murat Castle. Porto di Vibo Marina and Vibo Marina Park are also within 9 miles (15 km).
Nestled on the beach, this Pizzo campsite is within 6 mi (10 km) of Pizzo Beach, Piedigrotta Church and Terme di Laconia. Porto di Vibo Marina and Vibo Marina Park are also within 9 miles (15 km).
Situated in Curinga, this all-inclusive resort is within 9 miles (15 km) of Terme di Laconia, Pizzo Beach and Piedigrotta Church. Murat Castle and L'eremo di Curinga are also within 9 miles (15 km).
Situated in Pizzo, this hotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Pizzo Beach, Piedigrotta Church and Terme di Laconia. Murat Castle and Porto di Vibo Marina are also within 9 miles (15 km).
Situated by the ocean, this resort is within 1 mile (2 km) of Murat Castle and Piedigrotta Church. Pizzo Beach and Vibo Marina Park are also within 3 miles (5 km).
Situated in Pizzo, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Murat Castle and Piedigrotta Church. Vibo Marina Park and Porto di Vibo Marina are also within 3 miles (5 km).
Situated near the beach, this apartment is within 1 mile (2 km) of Murat Castle and Piedigrotta Church. Pizzo Beach is 3 mi (4.8 km) away.