The most beautiful beaches in northwestern Sicily Sicily is a perfect destination for many reasons: millenary history, strong cultural identity, inimitable gastronomy, hospitality and crystal-clear sea are the cornerstones of the island's soul. If we are to draw up a list of the most beautiful beaches in Sicily, it will be almost impossible, since they are all unique and unmissable. However, in this article we want to tell you about some of the most stunning and best-known beaches in western Sicily, all very close to Palermo and Trapani. Let’s start! Riserva dello Zingaro Riserva dello Zingaro, not far away from San Vito lo Capo, is a natural reserve extended for 7 kilometers of shores where you can find many incredible coves bathed by a crystal clear sea and surrounded by pristine nature. Some of these coves are Cala Tonnarella dell’Uzzo, on the northern coast and perhaps the best known, Cala Torre dell’Uzzo, Cala Marinella, Cala Beretta e Cala Capreria, all truly wonderful and must-sees! Macari beach Macari beach, also very close to San Vito Lo Capo, is located in the enchanting bay of Santa Margherita and here you can find several coves, both sandy and rocky, surrounded by a wild natural landscape and bathed by a sea of truly amazing shades of blue. San Vito Lo Capo beach San Vito Lo Capo beach, located in homonymous town, is a 3 km long beach surrounded by a fascinating landscape and characterized by a very fine golden sand bathed by enchanting clear waters. The beach is well equipped with many services of all kinds that make it a truly perfect beach for everyone. Cala Rossa Cala Rossa is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in all of Sicily. Located in the western part of Favignana island, one of the Egadi islands, this beach owes its beauty to the sea with incredible shades of blue surrounded by white tuff cliffs. In Italia Cala Rossa means “red cove”, but in this beach nothing is red: the name comes from a battle that took place in this bay between Romans and Carthaginians, that apparently was so violent that the waters became red because of the blood. Tonnara di Scopello Tonnara di Scopello, located between San Vito Lo Capo and Castellammare del Golfo, is a small beach known for the fascinating landscape that surrounds it. From the beach it is in fact possible to admire the tall rocks that emerge from the sea, the towers located on the promontory in front of the rocks, and the tonnara (tuna factory), the unmistakable red building that overlooks the sea, that once was used to fish for tuna but today it is a museum. Mondello beach Mondello beach, just a few kilometers from the city of Palermo, is one of the most loved beaches by those who live in Palermo. The crystalline sea, the fine white sand and the numerous restaurants and shops make it a very popular destination for tourists too. Extended for about 1.5 kilometers, Mondello beach is perfect for spending a day sunbathing under the Sicilian sun but also for practicing water sports.