Isola Delle Correnti

Isola Delle Correnti beach

The beach of Isola delle Correnti, which is about 8 km from Porto Palo and 62 km from Syracuse, is the southernmost point of Sicily and is also the watershed between the Ionian and the Mediterranean Seas. Its name derives from its location: here the two seas meet creating opposing currents and suggestive ripples. The area is often very windy and for this reason loved by surfers. The long beach of golden sand extends to the east and west of a promontory and is surrounded by high sandy dunes. It is served by some beach clubs offering drinks and beach equipment rentals. The waters that lap this stretch of coast are clear and blue, but not very suitable for children because of the currents. Possibility of free parking a short distance from the beach. It is certainly one of the most fascinating beaches of Sicily for its landscape and unspoiled nature, a very popular place especially in high season.


Name Isola delle Correnti
Type: golden sand
Municipality: Portopalo di Capo Passero (SR)
Length: 1 km
Recommended for: everybody
Exposure: south
Services: bar, beach equipment rentals, parking, camping site
Access: free and equipped
Parking: free
How to reach the beach: from Portopalo proceed for about 8 km following the signs to Isola delle Correnti along the road SP 8
GPS: Lat: 36.645582, Lon: 15,077622

The island

A thin rocky arm, now destroyed, connects the island to the fronting beach. In periods of low tide, the island can be easily reached by walking across the stretch of sea that separates it from the beach. On the island there are ruins of an ancient lighthouse and an old abandoned military structure, around which some typical Mediterranean plants, like wild leeks and capers, grow. Among the rocks there is a yellow and white clay that could be used to make mud wraps. On the island live also migratory birds, hedgehogs and wild rabbits.