At the beach with children: five child-friendly beaches between Fasano and Ostuni

Going on holiday with children, you know requires some extra steps and a bit of organization, but if you know how to welcome our suggestions, Puglia will welcome you with beach resorts and beaches suitable for children.

At the beach with children: five child-friendly beaches between Fasano and Ostuni 

Going on holiday with children, you know requires some extra steps and a bit of organization, but if you know how to welcome our suggestions, Puglia will welcome you with beach resorts and beaches suitable for children. 

First of all, what are the characteristics that the beaches must have to be ideal environments for children? Definitely clear and low water, lots of clean sand to build castles and fortresses with buckets, the presence of lifeguards and games. But also spaces to be able to breastfeed or change the little ones, and of course with bars and ice cream parlors nearby, which can meet the various needs of children, such as a mid-morning snack, a snack, or to heat milk or other meals for the little ones. 

Moreover, in choosing the coasts we could not ignore the green flags, assigned by the paediatricians to those beaches considered safe places for “under 18”. 

And the Valle d’Itria has two lines of coastlines awarded for this important recognition: the area of Fasano with Savelletri and Torre Canne and the Marina of Ostuni. 

Fasano 

The coastline of Fasano alternates areas with rocks and small coves with sand and shallow sea. As you move south, the rocks give way to beaches of fine white sand, dunes covered with Mediterranean scrub and seabeds that slopes gently towards the sea. From Torre Canne extends a long beach of 8 kilometres that reaches the place of Pilone, where you can discover scented beaches with junipers and small lakes of spring waters. 

In Torre Canne you can choose between the free, wild and appealing beaches. There are also equipped beaches where you can find all the necessary services. In addition to the beach, do not miss the Natural Park of the Coastal Dunes and its natural beauty. 

Torre Canne can be easily reached from the town of Fasano or directly from the E55 (SS379) that goes from Bari to Brindisi-Lecce. 

Ostuni 

The Ostuni Marina extends for about 20 km, and is characterized by a series of long beaches, small coves, rocks, dunes. You will find many beaches, we will definitely recommend the Lido Morelli area, a long beach, with dunes and Mediterranean maquis, located within the Natural Park of the Coastal Dunes, which goes from Torre Canne to Torre San Leonardo and which protects flora and fauna of this stretch of coast. 

Here you will find organized beaches for bathing such as Lido Bosco Verde and Lido Morelli itself, but also many kilometres of public beaches. 

In this area makes Lido Morelli one of the ideal places to be able to enjoy a day at the beach with children. The beach is spacious, shallow water, and the free part is just as big and clean. Thus, even those who prefer the public beaches can find a compromise in this place, enjoying the services of the beach. 

A little curiosity: the inhabitants call the spring waters located near the beach of Lido Morelli, and its river, the Acque di Cristo because they are said to have therapeutic effects. 

Continuing south you will come across Lido Bosco Verde, where you can relax in the sun while the children build sand castles in safety. Here you can also enjoy the catch of the day and other delicacies in the beautiful garden of the Bosco Verde restaurant by the sea. If you prefer a lighter lunch you can opt for the lido bar where every day you can enjoy cold first courses, colourful salads, sandwiches, fresh fruit compositions and grilled fish dishes. 

Both shores can be reached by taking the coplanar of the E55 (SS379) between Bari and Brindisi-Lecce, at the Pilone. 

Continuing you will find Il Pilone, one of the most popular public beaches in the area. The wide beach with shallow and sloping seabed characterizes this beach as an ideal place to spend the holiday with the whole family. Also, in the immediate vicinity of the beach there are numerous accommodation facilities such as hotels, campsites and B & Bs, as well as many masserias located a few kilometers from the sea. 

We conclude our list with the suggestive Rosa Marina beach, located between the famous Il Pilone beach and Quarto di Monte beach in the Monticelli hamlet. It is a real seaside village built around the 1970s, which over time from a simple tourist village has expanded to become a real seaside town with shops, bars, restaurants and obviously accommodation facilities. 

There are 5 beaches or, wanting to interpret the thing differently, a single very long beach. There are establishments where you can rent equipment such as deckchairs, umbrellas and sunbeds, but most of the Rosa Marina beach is free. Being a private village to access the beach, if you are not a guest of the area’s accommodation facilities, you will have to do it on foot by walking along the coast entering from the Pilone (near Torre San Leonardo) or south from Quarto di Monte. 

The beaches of Rosa Marina are truly characteristic for their wild nature: sandy dunes, cliffs, Mediterranean scrub, crystal clear water and fine sand. 

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