Pescoluse: the Maldives of Salento

Let’s now talk about one of the most popular places in the entire province of Lecce: the Marina di Pescoluse.

Located in the lower Salento, on the Ionian coast in the province of Lecce, between Torre Pali and Torre Vado, the wide beach is protected by splendid dunes, thick vegetation and crystal clear sea.

Since 2009 the Pescoluse sea has been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag of the Fee – Foundation for Environmental Education. Blue Flag means water quality but also purification, waste management, services and safety on the beaches, organized car traffic.

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The beach of Pescoluse

Since 2004 it has obtained the recognition of the 4 Sails of Legambiente with the name of the homonymous beach: the “Maldives of Salento“. Unique and enchanting, beautiful and inviting to leave a unique and unforgettable memory.
From relaxing walks along the beach to the most exciting water sports, from aerobic gymnastics to yoga on the beach at sunset or sunrise; from thirst-quenching drinks savored in the shade of the palm trees to refined cocktails spent on long moonlit nights.

With its long coastline of about 4 km, it represents a corner of paradise with crystal clear waters, very fine white sand, shallow waters and breathtaking sunsets.

The beach is very large but during the summer months it is very crowded due to the high number of tourists. That’s why you need to go there early or go to the private beaches.

Pescoluse is a very small town but welcomes thousands of tourists thanks to numerous structures such as B&Bs, holiday homes and farmhouses. The latter do not rise directly on the sea, but rather about 500 meters from the coast, respecting nature.

For those wishing to travel, it is well connected to the various larger centers of Salento such as Gallipoli or Leuca. For those who remain in the town there are numerous meeting places where it is possible to enjoy greater tranquility.

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