Beach time is the order of the day! Favignana’s beautiful coastline
There’s nothing like a day at the beach, don’t you agree? Whether you’re a water-sports enthusiast, a kick back and relax with a good book kind of person, or you simply find the aura of the water calming and serene, a day spent under the baking sun with the glittering sea before you is just the ticket for rest and relaxation. If you have kids, all the more fun, as they can build sandcastles to their hearts content and splash around all they like, leaving you to enjoy the peace and quiet!
One of the great things about a break on Favignana, no matter what guise it falls under, is that for those searching for a beautiful beach or two, there’s really no need to search very hard, and you’ll see them as you arrive onto the island via the ferry from Trapani.
Do you like sand or rocks when it comes to finding your coastline spot for the day? Do you like space to stretch, or a small, compact cove when you’re picturing your ideal beach? And do you like peace and tranquillity, or a little touristic life for a day topping up your tan?
All of these options have their pros and cons, and it’s generally down to personal preference and how you feel on the day; with that in mind, it’s quite handy that Favignana has plenty of choice when it comes to picking your ideal beach – rocky or sandy, quiet or busy, touristic or local, the options are plentiful, but the great thing is, you will never have to fight for space.
A beach is a personal thing, not least because stripping off is something most people tend to dread in the weeks leading up to a holiday, desperate to hone that bikini body before unleashing its vision on the world! Thankfully, one thing that all Favignana’s beaches have in common is that they are unspoilt, peaceful, uncrowded, and basically, downright beautiful. Some are harder to access than others, but if you’re dead-set on reaching them, you’ll find a way! If you have children in tow, perhaps visit one of the easier to reach beaches, however if you’re happy to scramble over a few rocks, you’ll be more than rewarded with the wildness of some of the more hidden beaches.
Cala Rossa is one of the most popular beaches, with large rocks to drape yourself across and catch a few rays, with a small stretch of sand for those who prefer a softer mattress! This is a particularly good choice for those who don’t mind a walk down a long hill, so if you’re not too great on your feet, then perhaps give this one a miss and head to another beach! If you don’t mind a bit of a walk, you will be open-jawed at the bright blue sea and stunning beach before you, so maybe it’s worthwhile grabbing a bottle of water and walking a bit further, if you’re able.
Alternatively, Lido Burrone is one of the most-visited beaches on Favignana, as it is large, wide, and totally sandy. It doesn’t hurt that Lido Burrone also has the most in the way of tourist facilities, making a beach day go without a hitch, including sunbeds for rent, bars, and restaurants. This is probably where you’ll feel most like you’re in a holiday resort, but still with that infectious Favignana laid-back vibe.
Cala Azzurra is another large, sandy beach, so you do have a choice of two, what you could call traditional, beaches. The Praia is nearest to Favignana Town, not too far away from the port, so you won’t have far to wander back to your holiday accommodation or your campsite. If you want more in terms of diving, then Bue Marino is a hugely popular choice, and one that anyone with diving experience simply must visit!
Finally, another popular choice, and a great one for everyone, is Cala Rotonda. This is a natural harbour, and underneath the picturesque archway you will find small coves which are easily accessible. Swimming here is particularly good.
There are several other beaches around, and we mentioned this before, but you won’t be struggling for space no matter which beach you choose, and they all have a castaway, isolated feel about them, which really sums up Favignana’s get-away-from-it-all vibe. In terms of where is most popular, just head to where the locals go, and that is always a great marker for quality, such as quiet Cala del Pozzo, where you can swim to your heart’s content with the sun beating down, without noise or crowds – this certainly one of those grab a good book kind of beaches.
For crystal clear waters, endless blue skies, soft sand, interesting rocks, rugged coastlines, and the gentle lapping of the waves against the shore …. bliss!