What to do and see in Castellammare del Golfo, Italy: The Best Places and Tips

October 21, 2017 Viva Honore

Castellammare del Golfo (Sicilian: Casteddammari; Latin: Emporium Segestanorum / Emporium Aegestensium) is a town and comune in the Trapani Province of Sicily. The name can be translated as "Sea Fortress on the Gulf", stemming from the medieval fortress in the harbor. The nearby body of water conversely takes its name from the town, and is known as Gulf of Castellammare.
Restaurants in Castellammare del Golfo

1. Riserva Naturale Orientata dello Zingaro

Strada Provinciale 63, 91014, Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily, Italy +39 0924 35108
Excellent
78%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 3 reviews

Riserva Naturale Orientata dello Zingaro

Reviewed By Giorgio G - Washington DC, District of Columbia

I just visited a few days ago with my friend and our experience might be different from those who visited in July or August as crowd density and temperature are different. We walked in the reserve and were happy to pay the 5Euro fee. At the entrance you are reminded of how the place came to exist in the early 80s: no small feat. Wear sturdy shoes to stabilize your ankles, as the path is a bit treacherous in some points. At this time of the year the flora is still interesting and rich (though it must be breathtakingly gorgeous in the spring). The dwarf palms are fruiting now and their bright brown-red fruits are color strokes that dot the landscape. Campanulae are in full bloom and so some flowers that reminded me of asphodels, with a stalk sticking out of the ground (in truth a very large bulb at times surfacing through), with no leaves. Those to name just a few. We saw beautiful yellow-dotted lizards as well. Also, several tiny museums along the way, explain various aspects of life in the Riserva, present and past. The landscape is gorgeous, and although there were other people walking, there were elating moments we felt alone for miles. You can walk about 7 km and back or continue on to S. Vito Lo Capo. We went to Cala Marinella (which is about half way and good for diving), but decided to walk back to Cala Berretta as there is more of a beach there. There were some people, but for a short time at around 2:30-3:00p we were alone. The water was beautifully clean, blue-green and transparent: I went in and snorkeled a bit. Remember to bring your mask (or borrow one) and fins, if you have 'em. However, just plain cheap water shoes will help in the water and the beach as well, as the large pebbles (or rocks) will be hard on your feet. Bring a towel for your backside. In the water, schools of fish, remarkably untouched by my presence were swimming around me. BRING WATER (and food if you care), as this is a natural preserve and there are no food venues and you'll get hungry (protein bars are well-suited for this job). Overall it's going to be an unforgettable experience.

2. Baglio Di Scopello

Baglio Di Scopello, 91014 Scopello, Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily, Italy +39 0924 541620
Excellent
55%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 541 reviews

Baglio Di Scopello

Reviewed By FoodWonders - Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Visited with family, but would not recommend to visit with small children as the access to the water is quite difficult. You are taken to the garden half way down the hill after the entrance to leave your stuff in (get changed into swimming attire).
You are allowed 50 min at the beach front which costs you £4 per person, you can swim about, snorkel- great views of lot of fishes was probably the best experience. Not much to shop as only vending machines are available.
Must admit it's a beautiful place to visit with some stunning surroundings.

3. Spiaggia Guidaloca

Scopello, Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily, Italy +39 329 431 0266
Excellent
30%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 813 reviews

Spiaggia Guidaloca

Reviewed By mcrj_11 - London, United Kingdom

Touristy and pebbly but a lovely beach to spend a few hours at. The water is clear and warm and there are two beach shacks serving snacks and drinks.

4. Spiaggia di Castellamare del Golfo

Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily, Italy +39 320 918 4782
Excellent
30%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
6%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 746 reviews

Spiaggia di Castellamare del Golfo

Reviewed By Sun_242

A somewhat standard but clean sandy beach with relatively shallow water. Lots of beach cafes. Some private and some public sections of beach so you can choose what suits you. Pay and display parking along the road as well as some private parking lots that charge the same as pay and display.

5. Tonnara di Scopello

Largo Tonnara Scopello, 91014 Scopello, Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily, Italy +39 339 307 1970
Excellent
45%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
8%
Terrible
11%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

Tonnara di Scopello

Reviewed By F1veStar - Yallingup, Australia

Pay to park. Pay to visit. Pay for chair. Hard to get into water. Download a picture and have an apero elsewhere.

6. Lido Zanzibar

Contrada Spiaggia Plaja, 91014, Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily, Italy +39 333 312 6294
Excellent
50%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
2%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 146 reviews

Lido Zanzibar

In a wonderful setting where the perfume of waves and the flavors of our earth combines in a perfect harmony, you can taste our traditional Mediterranean cuisine. Inspired by Sicilian tradition and by an accurate selection of local products, we realized our menu, from which, among our main dishes you can taste: some homemade fresh pasta; Nubia's garlic; Pantelleria's capers; olive oil produced in Alcamo; Favignana's fish eggs; traditional seafood from Golfo di Castellammare; everything properly seasoned with the special Saline di Trapani's salt. Enjoy.

Reviewed By aiugdsaj - Helsinki

4 sunbeds and 1 umbrella costed 39 euros for the whole day. We went here to use also pedal boats but it was too windy to do it :( Food was ok. The beach wasn't as nice as on the cost free beach on the right.

7. Spiaggia dei Faraglioni

Scopello, Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily, Italy
Excellent
43%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
8%
Terrible
10%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 282 reviews

Spiaggia dei Faraglioni

Reviewed By giovannopiano - torino

it is very wild and the street with the bike is so so...

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