The Gargano promontory offers a breathtaking landscape: wooded hills give way to white shores, clear water, golden sand, and heavenly beaches. The ones around Peschici, Rodi Garganico and Vieste are popular among tourists of all nationalities, but going through less popular paths it's possible to find hidden treasures.
The Adriatic coast between Manfredonia and Bari consists of sandy and rocky beaches, salines of Reserve Margherita di Savoia and there are beautiful cities such as Trani and its cathedral right in front of the sea. Over Bari, the coast becomes rocky but there are some dots of sandy beaches, such as Polignano a Mare and Monopoli, cities that deserve to be visited as well. Going even more South, around Brindisi, the most popular destinations are sandy beaches like Marina di Ostuni and the Natural Reserve of Torre Guaceto, which combines woods, mediterranean sea, and kilometers of beaches. You can come across flocks of flamingos, which are just one of the many kinds of birds that migrate there.
From Santa Maria di Leuca, with its lighthouse and its magnificent liberty villas, you can easily reach one of the most beautiful sandy beaches in Italy: 6 kilometers along Marina di Salve, through Marina di Pescoluse until Torre Pali. A brief interruption of rocky shores gives way to the spectacular turquoise water of Torre Mozza and Marina di Ugento.
Up North again
After 15km you reach Punto del Pizzo, the beginning of the Gulf of Gallipoli: the beaches are sandy and in order to reach them you have to walk through fragrant pine forests. Gallipoli is already worth it, but there are still 100km of the coast. Rivabella is still sandy but until Taranto, shores and sandy alternate: San Caterina di Nard, or Porto Cesareo, the offshore of Isola dei Conigli, there are beaches until Manduria.
The coast that goes towards Taranto has a lot of beautiful villages. From Taranto, the coast goes over 40km where there is the Natural Reserve of Stonara, with a long stretch of sand that goes until Basilicata.
Visit the website of Apulia to find out more information.