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Fiordo del Ciolo

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Address: Litoranea Gagliano del Capo - Santa Maria di Leuca, Gagliano del Capo Santa Maria di Leuca, Castrignano del Capo, Italy
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Inviting fiord

The highway bridge spans this crystal inlet. It is a perfect spot to view the sea on your coastline drive. Many choose to climb down to the pebbly beach for a swim in the inviting... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The highway bridge spans this crystal inlet. It is a perfect spot to view the sea on your coastline drive. Many choose to climb down to the pebbly beach for a swim in the inviting water....Sadly not us. Not this day

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016

Absolutely fabulous place for a swim. It is quite a long way down the steps to get in and a little care needed as a bit slippy on entrance to the sea. Way below the bridge you can see the large cave and people swimming into it. We have taken masks now on our swims as the underwater life can... More 

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San Lorenzo in Bibbiano
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015

We stopped here for a coffee on a cycle tour but we had not realised the wonderful scenery on offer. With stepps giving access to the water level on both sides of the ravine there are wonderful photo opportunities. There is also a cliff walk for those with a head for heights. We did not use the restaurant but as... More 

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Koersel, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015

We stayed a little while here. The sea is amazingly clear and blue. When you're lucky, you can see people jumping of the high cliffs into the sea.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015

This little beach offers an excellent swim experience. If you like stones, it's the perfect place to be. There is a little cave you can visit by swimming. In July it was overcrowded and it was not easy to find a place for the towel, therefore my rating is only 4 out of 5.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014

Plenty of easy parking right next to Pont Ciolo. What a view! We erred on the side of caution and didn't swim as it seemed a bit too cold. But it is a beautiful piece of nature and well worth the effort (minimal but not for nonnas...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2013 via mobile

If you're passing, you must stop for a dip. In September the small 'beach' is almost empty and the water is as warm if not warmer than the beaches further down the coast. Also the scenery is out of this world, make sure you swim round the corner to the sea cave. Park at the top for free. Not suitable... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

If you are around in August, the little beach will probably be overcrowded. Therefore I suggest to just bring towel, goggles and enjoy the beautiful transparent waters !!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2012

Driving up the Adriatic coast from Santa Maria di Leuca to the north you may have a “déjà vu” feeling; the road looks so much like Costa Amalfiata, running at the edge of steep cliffs, high over the sea, into a green open tunnel! After about half hour of an enjoyable driving we started passing a bridge and..!! It was... More 

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