Some refer to Monopoli as Puglia’s seaside town. But despite its name, it is not uniquely so.
With a coastline approximately 14 km long, it has mainly rocky coves and shelves with some sandy spots dotted in between. The longest stretch of town beach can be found here at Spiaggia Cala Porta Vecchia sitting below the walls of the old town.
Spiaggia Cala Porta Vecchia | A strip of sand that runs along from the foot of the defensive sea wall and continues around the rocks under the Bastione di Babula. Like most of Monopoli’s town “beaches” it is incredibly popular and fills very quickly.
A small bar sits between the small car park and southern access.