Torre dell'Orso, Melendugno Italy
This thin 1.5km stretch of pristine sand is in the Melendugno region of Puglia
and boasts a blue flag and the 5 Sails award by Legambiente.
It’s most striking feature are the ‘two sisters’ – twin rock stacks that stand side-by-side close to the beach. According to a folk legend, two sisters were dived into the choppy waters and when they realised they would never be able to reach the shore, the gods turned them into two beautiful sea stacks.
It is also surrounded by rock cliffs full of interesting caves and is backed by a lush pine forest and has crystal-clear waters.