Near Ispica and Santa Maria del Focallo at the seaside, the towering rocks that rise out of the water make for an attractive backdrop to the day of swimming. Called faraglioni, the sand-hued stacks stick up out of the water, in front of low cream-colored cliffs that are topped with agave plants and Mediterranean brush (called macchia).

There are some swimming coves in the area, so it's a dreamy kind of day, swimming amidst the rocks below the cliffs. It feels lunar and yet Mediterranean at the same time! If you're looking for a different kind of beach, this is the place.

The beach and faraglioni are reached from SP 67 road, or by boat.

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Address in Santa Maria del Focallo:

Punta Cirica, SP 67.