5 Italian Black Sand Beaches in Italy

As one of the countries with the most active volcanoes in Europe, Italy boasts many beautiful black sand beaches throughout the country. We have compiled a list of 5 black sand beaches in Italy that you didn’t know existed!

1 Spiaggia Nere on Vulcano Island

This island just north of Sicily is located in the Tyrrhenian Sea. The beach is full of lively restaurants, bars, and activities with something for everyone. The black sand only adds to the beauty of this Italian beach.

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2 Spiaggia Lunga Beach on the Island of Stromboli

This gorgeous black beach on the Island of Stromboli is also located just north of Sicily. This island contains one of the three active volcanoes in Italy!

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3 Spiaggia Grande in Positano

This jaw-dropping view is of Spiaggia Grande in the village of Positano. It is nestled along the Amalfi Coast and is often renowned as one of the most beautiful towns to visit in Italy. With the panoramic views of the colorful buildings and cliffs, you can’t go wrong visiting this gem of a beach.

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4 Salina Isola, Sicily

Due to the island’s volcanic origins, most of the beaches on the island of Salina are covered in beautiful black sand. Salina is a great place to escape the large crowds of the more popular tourist beaches and enjoy a nice beach day in the Mediterranean sun.

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5 Ladispoli

Located 35 km west of Rome, Ladispoli is a beautiful region on the Mediterranean Sea with gorgeous black sand beaches. There are multiple black sand beaches in this area, such as Papeete and Marina di San Nicola. This area is one of the most popular beaches in the Lazio region for locals and tourists alike.

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Experience more off the beaten path beaches

Looking for more time near and on the water during your Italian vacation? Check out our Amalfi Coast Private Boat Tour to discover hidden coves, sip bubbles, and admire the Italian coastline from the comfort of a private boat.