Beaches

The beaches in Maratea are one of the many landscape treasures which you can admire on the Tyrrhenian coast of Basilicata. One succession of natural work of  arts which make Maratea coast a unique and wildly enchanting scenery. One of the most interesting features of an holiday in Maratea is that you can explore the several beaches along the coast and if you wanted to see one per day you would need a holiday lasting a month. For some of them you need a boat because they are not reachable from land; for the most part of Maratea beaches you need only great longing to change and a little bit of competitive spirit to accept this challenge. There are more bathing establishments than in the past which provide services, more comforts and privacy but there still a lot of strips of free beaches which you can see and use.

Porticello beach

The Portacquafridda beach is known by the inhabitants of Acquafredda as “the Porticello”, because it overlooks a bay sheltered by marine currents. On July 4, 1848 landed on this beach, the patriot Costabile Carducci, who was then attacked and killed by pro-Bourbon legitimists and buried in the church of Acquafredda.
Situated in a splendid natural area, look out over the beach the beautiful “Cave of the Dragon”, the largest natural cave ever explored in Basilicata. Near the cave you can see the characteristic bush of “critano”, the ‘sea salad’ , the acquafreddari elderly remember when it was used as a spice. Among the rocks of this beach is a spring of fresh water, pure and very cold, which gave its name to the village

Luppa beach

The Luppa beach is located near a chain of rocks that separates it from Anginarra beach and it stretches up to rocks of the Punta San Pietro, where there is Villa Nitti, home of the Lucanian statesman Francesco Saverio Nitti. We do not know the origin of its name, the same of one of the districts of the village.

It is reachable in 5 minutes with your own car or with our free shuttle service from Villa Cheta.

Anginarra beach

The  Anginarra beach is one of the largest and most beautiful beaches on the coast of Maratea.  More than two hundred meters of sandy shoreline that is wedged into one of the most beautiful stretches of coast, flanked by a rocky cliff where is the homonymous cave where they have been found the remains of Pleistocene fauna. His name is greek and means “full of sea urchins”.

It is reachable in 5 minutes with your own car or with our free shuttle service from Villa Cheta.

Grotta della Scala beach

The beach “Grotta della Scala” is located under Villa Nitti, residence of Francesco Saverio Nitti, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Italy. The beach, a small strip of sand and pebbles, was formed in 1894 with the results of the construction of the railway line.

It is reachable in 9 minutes with your own car or with our free shuttle service from Villa Cheta.

Cersuta beach

The beach of Rena d’a Carrubba, is a small pebble beach located north of Cersuta, in one of the most beautiful coast of Maratea. On this beach there is the cave of Cersuta (or cave of Providence). It seems that this cave was discovered by chance by a young pastor who, during a day in May of 1843, to cure boredom, threw stones towards the coast. But one of the stones, passed through the entrance of the cave and made a splash as in a pool of water. So ran all the inhabitants of Cersuta, at that time had to go to Acquafredda to take water, and they were excited to see the beautiful interior of the cave, once released from the dense green bush. The beach Renicedda, is instead a tiny beach located below the houses of Cersuta.

It is reachable in 8 minutes with your own car or with our free shuttle service from Villa Cheta.

U’Nastru Beach

The beach of “Renad’u Nastru”, is a beautiful beach located between the village of Cersuta and the rock on which stands the Tower “Apprezzami l’asino”. This beach was formed in 1894, when the  materials for the construction of railway was discharged through a conveyor belt, on the coast (hence the name). It is  suggestive to walk on this beach during the winter, and enjoy the sunset  into the cave of Palombi.

It is reachable in 9 minutes with your own car or with our free shuttle service from Villa Cheta.

Fiumicello beach

Fiumicello  beach is one of the most famous of the coast of Maratea. It is located under the tip “Ogliastro” with its ” Fiumicello caves” where in 1960 were found in the remains of Stone Age settlements, the oldest of the Lucania tyrrhenian coast. This beach is divided in two by the river Fiumicello, which flows through the valley of Maratea

It is reachable in 16 minutes with your own car or with our free shuttle service from Villa Cheta.

Punta Santavenere beach

Between the area of Santa Venere and Ogliastro you can enjoy the beaches of Fiumicello, Punta Santa Venere and Darsena. Fiumicello, the best equipped beach and bustling of Maratea, is provided with parking and bus services that make the area easily accessible.

It is reachable in 15 minutes with your own car or with our free shuttle service from Villa Cheta.

Darsena beach

The Mare Morto beach, even called “Darsena”, is adjacent to the Port. It is located in the most beautiful part of the “marateota” coast, in a natural scenery of rare  beauty, where overlooks the Santavenere century tower, located on the homonymic promontori.

It is reachable in 16 minutes with your own car or with our free shuttle service from Villa Cheta.

Nera beach

The beach of Cala Jannita is also known as Black Beach for the particular color of its sand. It is located opposite the island of Santo Janni, surrounded by dense vegetation. On this beach there is the cave of Sciabella, with its legendary stories. It is said that a faithless woman, named Isabella, used this cave to enjoy the game of love with her lovers. When her husband found her out he killed her by pushing it through the hole on the top of the cave.

It is reachable in 19 minutes with your own car or with our free shuttle service from Villa Cheta.

Illicini beach

The Illicini beach is a small rock corner between a series of rocky cliffs, from which you can see the island of Santo Janni and Matrella. It is located in the woods of the same name, populated by dwarf oak  those made by the action of saltiness  given off by the waves crashing against the rocks.

It is reachable in 21 minutes with your own car or with our free shuttle service from Villa Cheta.

Macarro beach

The beach of Cala Grande or “Cala ‘i don Nicola” is now called “Macarro beach”. It is one of the most famous beach of the coast of Maratea, open in front of the “Secca della Giumenta” and surrounded by Mediterranean vegetation.

It is reachable in 21 minutes with your own car or with our free shuttle service from Villa Cheta.

Calaficarra beach

The beach of Cala Grande or “Cala ‘i don Nicola” is now called “Macarro beach”. It is one of the most famous beach of the coast of Maratea, open in front of the “Secca della Giumenta” and surrounded by Mediterranean vegetation.

It is reachable in 24 minutes with your own car or with our free shuttle service from Villa Cheta.

Santa Teresa beach

The Santa Teresa Beach in Marina di Maratha is in the beautiful namesake seaside village, which owes its existence to the railroad crossing at the beginning of last century. Located just south of the famous beach Calaficarra, is characterized by a large and long coastline of sand and gravel, surrounded by an impressive vertical cliffs and washed by a beautiful clear blue sea.

It is reachable in 24 minutes with your own car or with our free shuttle service from Villa Cheta.

La Secca beach

The beach of Castrocucco Secca is one of the most sought after on the coast of Maratea. From the beach you can see the rocks and ‘u Tuppu”, a unique little island covered with green scrub. Near the beach is the  baronial Palace of nobles Labanchi, with adjoining chapel (now disused). From the top and back of the beach you can see the Castrocucco Castle, an ancient medieval stronghold. The coast of Castrocucco is unique and charming thanks to the peculiarities of its marine shore: La Secca and Il Mirto both affiliated with the Romantic Hotel Villa Cheta. The beaches, equipped with parking and easily accessible, fascinate with the wild beauty created with the union of the mediterranean vegetation and the sea.

It is reachable in 26 minutes with your own car or with our free shuttle service from Villa Cheta.

Il Mirto beach

The coast of Castrocucco is unique and charming thanks to the peculiarities of its marine shore: La Secca and Il Mirto both affiliated with the Romantic Hotel Villa Cheta. The beaches, equipped with parking and easily accessible, fascinate with the wild beauty created with the union of the mediterranean vegetation and the sea.

It is reachable in 26 minutes with your own car or with our free shuttle service from Villa Cheta.

Castrocucco beach

The beach Castrocucco or d’a Gnola, is the longest beach on the coast of Maratea. It is a great expanse of sand, slipping under the foot of the Serra Castrocucco, creates a small bay that serves as a marina. The Noce River, which flows along the southern part of the beach, divide  the Basilicata from Calabria.

It is reachable in 30 minutes with your own car or with our free shuttle service from Villa Cheta.

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