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THE BEACH SCIALARA


The beach Scialara also called Pizzomunno or the castle is one of the most famous beaches of Vieste, located just outside of the village. The beach gets its name from the impressive and famous white limestone monolith about 25 metres, which stands at the beginning of the beach called Pizzomunno. The White beach is characterized by a beautiful coastline of fine golden sand along about 3 kilometers, well equipped and bathed in a blue, crystal clear, with sandy bottoms and sloping, ideal for families and children. For Pizzomunno Vieste was a beautiful fisherman who loved madly his girlfriend named Falcone.


THE LEGEND OF PIZZOMUNNO


Every day Pizzomunno went out at Sea alone with his boat to catch fish and mermaids, everyday, waiting for him to sing their songs did but deadly. The sirens they absolutely Pizzomunno as their king and lover, and for this, they offered him immortality; but Pizzomunno loved madly his Cristalda. One night, while Cristalda was waiting just offshore in front of the sea, the mermaids emerged from the water, attacked Cristalda and dragged him into the sea. Pizzomunno hearing the screams of Cristalda rushed to succour her, but the next day the fishermen found Pizzomunno petrified. The legend tells that every hundred years, for one night only, the beautiful Cristalda emerges from the depths of the sea and meets with his beloved, Pizzomunno.


PORTONUOVO BEACH


The Beach of Portonuovo is located 4.5 km south of Vieste and is reached along the Provincial road 53 for the Morning. The beach owes its name to the saracen tower, that was there, even if many people say that the name is inspired by the island in the form of a cat that stands opposite the lido. When the tide is low and the sea is calm, you can get to swimming on the small island that becomes a destination for romantic excursions. The Beach of Portonuovo is characterized by a beautiful coastline of soft golden sand, long more than 600 meters, and is bathed by a blue sea, crystal clear, with sandy bottoms and sloping gently towards the sea. The beach is suitable for all ages and is well equipped.


BAY OF SAN FELICE


The beach of Baia di Campi Vieste is located 10 Km away from Vieste to Mattinata along the road Proviciale 53. It is a beautiful beach of gravel and pebbles by the charm of unspoiled and wild. The coast is rather large, around 400 meters long, in front of which stands the island of the same name which protects the sea by the currents. All around fascinating steep cliffs, surrounded by aleppo pine trees and numerous caves to explore. The sea is beautiful, blue, clear and transparent, with gravelly bottoms, and quite high, which is ideal for swimming and fishing, scuba diving, less than ideal for families and children. The beach is accessible scendendendo by a road steep and offers some services with the possibility to rent pedal boats.


BAY OF CAMPI


The beach of Baia di Campi Vieste is located 10 Km away from Vieste to Mattinata along the road Proviciale 53. It is a beautiful beach of gravel and pebbles by the charm of unspoiled and wild. The coast is rather large, around 400 meters long, in front of which stands the island of the same name which protects the sea by the currents. All around fascinating steep cliffs, surrounded by aleppo pine trees and numerous caves to explore. The sea is beautiful, blue, clear and transparent, with gravelly bottoms, and quite high, which is ideal for swimming and fishing, scuba diving, less than ideal for families and children. The beach is accessible scendendendo by a road steep and offers some services with the possibility to rent pedal boats.


BAY OF PORTO GRECO


The Bay of Porto Greco is located 14 Km away from Vieste to Mattinata and is reachable following the Provincial road 53, and then getting onto the Provincial road 54 that connects Vieste to Pugnochiuso. To reach it, you must leave the car on the road and continue walking along a dirt road, which presents a certain difficulty. It is a beautiful bay with a pebble beach, clear pristine, solitary and wild charm, all surrounded by high limestone cliffs overhanging the sea and with close vegetation of aleppo pine trees. The sea is a brilliant blue, crystal clear and with high waters, ideal for swimming and fishing, scuba diving, less than ideal for families with children. The beach is completely devoid of services, then you need to go equipped with the necessary for you to spend an unforgettable day in a pristine location.


BEACH OF PUGNOCHIUSO


The beach is located about 19 Km from Vieste and Pugnochiuso is reachable following before the County Road 53 and then onto County Road 54 linking Vieste to Pugnochiuso. The beach is accessible only by tourist facility from which it takes its name. Pebble Beach is 350 metres long, lonely and wild charm, surrounded by dense Mediterranean vegetation. The sea is lovely, with shades from blue to turquoise, crystalline and high waters, ideal for swimming and bathing, less suitable for children. The beach is equipped with Sun beds and umbrellas, but only for the exclusive use of guests of tourist facility.

 


THE BEACH OF PORTO PIATTO


The Beach and the Port Piatto is situated 2o Km from Vieste and is reachable following the Provincial road 53, and then getting onto the Provincial road 54 that connects Vieste to Pugnochiuso. It is a small and beautiful beach of white gravel mixed with sand, from the charm of the beautifully wild, fringed by rugged cliffs and with a rich and fragrant vegetation of aleppo pine trees. Located in a fantastic contrast of colours between the white of the rocks, the blue sea and the green of the vegetation. The sea is very beautiful, crystal clear, and from the bottom of the rather tall, ideal for swimming and espolare the seabed less suitable for children. The beach is equipped with sunbeds and umbrellas.


CALA OF PERGOLA


The beach Cala of Pergola is located 22 Km from Vieste and is reached by taking the main road 53 first and then onto County Road 54 linking Vieste to Pugnochiuso. This is a very small pebble pristine charm and wild Cove, surrounded by high rocky cliffs covered with vegetation of pines. The beach is ideal for lovers of underwater fishing and tranquility, and can also be reached by sea for someone who owns a boat. The sea is blue, crystal clear and very clear, with ups and gravelly soils, ideal for skilful swimmers, less ideal for children and the elderly. The beach is completely devoid of amenities, so you need to go there with you need to spend an unforgettable day in a pristine place.


THE BEACH OF THE CONVENT OR SAN LORENZO


The beach of San Lorenzo or Convent of Vieste is located just outside the town, and is within easy walking distance. It is one of the largest beaches of fine golden sand, suitable for families with children. The beach of San Lorenzo or Convent is called so, because its proximity to the town of Vieste is named "the convent" and the view to the North, is called "San Lorenzo". It has a sandy bottom, jutting softly at sea; also has many bathing establishments with schools and about sailing and surfing, has a playground for children and free beach, making it convenient for families with children. It is dominated to the North by Punta di San Lorenzo, with the homonymous cave Church (10th-12th century) and to the South by the former Capuchin monastery (17th century). The sandy dune closes the ancient port Aviane insabbiatosi following his training.

 

BEACH SAN LORENZO/DEFENSOLA


The Beach of San Lorenzo/Defensola is located 1.5 km from Vieste and is accessible along the Provincial road 52. The beach consists of a beach of golden sand end shallow. Easy to access from the Provincial road and with the possibility of parking free and guarded, the beach is equipped with bathing establishment with bar and restaurant; it is ideal for children, both for those who likes to engage in underwater fishing. Nearby you can visit the traditional trabucco (ancient and majestic fishing machinery) protected as historic monuments from Gargano National Park.

 


THE BEACHES OF PUNTA LUNGA AND BRAICO


The beaches of Punta Lunga and Braico far is 2.9 km from Vieste and can be reached along the Provincial road 52 towards Peschici. The beach of Punta Lunga takes its name from the homonymous peninsula, both of which are beaches of fine sand that you forward with a slight tilt in the sea with a shallow seabed. Access moderately difficult, are equipped with bathing establishment, boat rental, sailing and surfing, the park's playground, which make them suitable for families with children. To the North you can visit the traditional trabucco and are surrounded by a dense mediterranean scrub vegetation.

 


BEACH MOLINELLA


The Molinella beach is located 4 km from Vieste and can be reached along the Provincial road 52 towards Peschici, about 2.7 km you enter the road leading to the village of the same name. It is a wide beach, of fine golden sand, characterized by a shallow seabed that stretches for about 50 metres. Its shape is particularly well sheltered from winds, which makes this place suitable for families with children. The beach is equipped with several bathing establishments and several restaurants and bars. To the left of the beach you can visit the trabucco of the same name.

 


BEACH SCIALMARINO


The beach of Scialmarino is located 5 km from Vieste, reached along the road Provindiale 52 to Peschici. It is a beach of about 3 kilometers, which is very wide with shallow waters and sandy for more than 50 meters, suitable for families with children. Here you can find several bathing establishments. The beach is very windy, and is frequented by lovers of sailing sport, in fact it is possible to attend courses at a specialized center right on the beach. Nearby you can visit the Necropolis “La Salata” preserved by the volunteers of the WWF, this is a burial complex dating back to around the III – IV century. D. C. and also the The sanctuary of Santa Maria di Merino (the sec. XI-XII A. C.), much loved by the inhabitants of Vieste, because the 9 of may of each year celebrates the Patron saint of Vieste, Santa Maria di Merino”, carried in procession in the sanctuary.


BEACH OF CROVATICO PICCOLO AND CROVATICO GRANDE


The beaches of provided as well as are located 10 kilometers from Vieste and can be reached along the Provincial road 52 in the town of Peschici. The two beaches are composed by fine sand and golden and are surrounded by the typical mediterranean vegetation. The beaches can be accessed only by the homonymous structure of tourist accommodation on the site.

 

 

SFINALICCHIO BEACH


The beach at Sfinalicchio is located 11 km from Vieste, reached along the road Provindiale 52 to Peschici. It is about two kilometres long and is quite impressive and wild, as it is surrounded by the rich and typical Mediterranean vegetation mostly comprised of aleppo pines and sand dunes. The fine golden sand beach with its shallow and sandy stretches for about 40 meters, then suitable for families with children.

 

 

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Activities in the Gargano

The Residence Fontana Vecchia enjoys a privileged location in one of the most charming cities of Gargano sea. By our apartments You can easily reach, during your holidays, the major sites around Vieste. The latter is the ideal starting point for a tour of Puglia, for example, from the Gargano promontory to descend to the Salento and at the very tip of the boot. But it is also close to beautiful natural paradises like the Tremiti Islands, ideal for diving and snorkeling, looking so certain fish species protected and a fascinating underwater vegetation. Even the most religious will find in the Gargano a way to profess their faith, then taking in some of the most famous Mystics throughout the country, such as San Giovanni Rotondo and Monte Sant'Angelo. Also the holidays on Gargano will be great also with the Kids, that they will find many alternatives to avoid falling prey to boredom: in addition to the many possible excursions, observing the vegetation and animals, walking or cycling, children can have fun with the Jeep Safari, discovering the most inaccessible areas of the territory, or on the coast, try their hand at fishing. The Gargano offers possibilities for all types of tourist, delighting visitors with typical local cuisine. What are you waiting for? Join us at Vieste!

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