Santa Maria La Scala

Santa Maria La Scala beach

Located 20 km from Catania, along the eastern coast of Sicily, in the territory of Acireale, Santa Maria La Scala offers a beach composed of smooth lava stones, lapped by a crystal clear sea with deep seabed. The beach is equipped with beach clubs that offer bars and beach equipment rentals. Near the shore, there are several parking areas. This seaside village rises at the foot of a high cliff called “Timpa”. To the north of the village, there is the “Grotta delle Palombe”, a complex of columnar basalts that, according to a popular legend, was the shepherd Aci and the nymph Galatea’s refuge of love.


Name: Santa Maria La Scala
Type: grainy sand
Municipality: Acireale (CT)
Length: 800 m
Recommended for: everybody
Exposure: east
Services: bar, beach equipment rentals, parking
Access: free and equipped
Parking: free
How to reach the beach: from Catania proceed for about 19 km along road SS 114 following the signs to Santa Maria La Scala. It is possible to reach the beach of Santa Maria La Scala by bus from Acireale: for more information visit Zappalà & Torrisi .
GPS: Lat: 37.616753, Lon: 15.172708