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Puglia by beach | Grotta della Poesia, Torre dell’Orso

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Grotta della Poesia

Located only 30 minutes from Lecce by car Grotta della Poesia (the Cave of Poetry) is part of the archeological site of Roca Vecchia.

As with most beaches, try to go before 10am after which it starts to fill up, especially during the summer months until the end of August.

With its crystal clear waters the pool is deep enough to jump into from the shelf, some 4 metres above the water. Once in the water enjoy the calming and magical swimming experience...

From here to Santa Maria di Leuca the coast becomes so much more dramatic.

Torre dell’Orso and Spiaggia delle Due Sorelle

Overlooked by the ruins of the Torre dell’Orso (the Bear Tower) it is one of the most famous beaches in Puglia with its stunning natural rock formations.

Beach clubs and lidos run along the length of the beach, frequented by young Italians

With soft, white sand, crystal clear sea and its gently undulating dunes dappled with maquis scrub, the Spiaggia delle Due Sorelle (Two Sisters beach) at the other end has a wonderful pine grove behind it.

Dominating the view from the beach are two sea stacks - the Two Sisters.

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The beach clubs and lidos have lounger and umbrellas for and bar facilities with toilets. Restaurants and bars are adjacent and parking can be found on the street running behind the beach.