Discover Molise and its best beaches
Molise is located in southern Italy and is characterized by a varied and unspoiled landscape, with a coastline over 30 km long that overlooks the Adriatic Sea. Its geographical position, between the regions of Abruzzo, Campania, Puglia, and Lazio, makes it an ideal place for nature lovers and outdoor tourism.
The region is famous for the Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise National Park, located along the border between the three regions, which offers a wide variety of natural landscapes, including beech forests, alpine meadows, and lakes. Another natural wonder is the Matese massif, with its hiking trails and trekking routes.
The countryside is characterized by hills and mountains, with vineyards and olive groves that produce high-quality wines and oils. In addition, the region is famous for its cheese and cured meat producers, including the famous caciocavallo molisano.
The lower coast of Molise is known as Costa Verde. To the north, it is delimited by the mouth of the Trigno River, and to the south by the Torrente Saccione, which separates it from the neighbouring region of Puglia. In the middle, it is interrupted by a promontory on which stands the Borgo Antico di Termoli, a pearl of the region that directly overlooks the sea. The coastline, clean and bathed by crystal clear waters, is an ideal place for water sports such as windsurfing, sailing, and kitesurfing.
Although not particularly famous for its beaches, Molise boasts some truly enchanting seaside resorts. The aforementioned Termoli is a very popular tourist destination both in summer and winter. Its beaches are sandy and well equipped, with bathing establishments, bars, and restaurants, but there are also wilder and more remote ones away from the city frenzy: discover the beaches of San Giovanni in Galdo, Rio Vivo, or Sant'Antonio, where you can enjoy an unspoiled landscape. Finally, the beach of Vasto, a resort located south of Termoli that boasts one of the most beautiful beaches in Molise. The beach of Vasto is about 15 km long and stretches from the promontory of Punta Penna to that of Punta d'Ercole.
Furthermore, near Termoli, there are numerous tourist attractions, such as the Svevo Castle and the Borgo Antico. The town is connected to the nearby Petacciato via a 30 km cycle path: a completely flat route that runs along the course of the Sinarca river and is definitely suitable for the sportier ones. The beach of Petacciato is about 3 km long and is characterized by the presence of a dense pine forest that makes it ideal for those looking for a bit of freshness during the hot summer season.
Starting from the southern area of the Marina di Santa Cristina Tourist Port and arriving at the pine forest at the mouth of the Saccione, on the border with Puglia, there are beaches characterized by campsites and equipped areas but with free entry. In this area, especially near the river, you will find areas inhabited by herons where wild heather grows.
In conclusion, whether you are looking for equipped beaches suitable for a family vacation with children or sunny beaches to be enjoyed with your friends, in Molise, you will always find what is right for you.