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From Life in Abruzzo…  “There’s nothing better than finding a great Abruzzo beach with some space to watch the sun go down.  This time of day has inspired so many stanzas along with some of the greatest tunes, and having either filling your head as you listen to the lapping waves is no bad thing for perking up the soul.

Down in the south of Abruzzo, in Chieti’s Punta Aderci Nature Park there is a long pebble beach called Mottagrossa. It’s host not just to the most perfect pebbles for skimming and for collecting for those who have an eye or deep pockets for such a hobby, but  they provide a great place to balance both a barbecue or just rest one’s bottom on for a meditative sun stake-out.

Whatever the reason to visit it’s the perfect Abruzzo beach, well away from the resorts and crowds and ideal for sharing a special moment where you are guaranteed a great sunset.  Protected by its status as a National Park, Punta Aderci fringes the coast with textures of flora & fauna, as good as it gets when you are screaming for something a little more off the tourist radar…

Abruzzo’s beaches continue to shine as it upholds its Blue Flag standard! It has been awarded 22 EU Blue Flags. The Blue Flags are a standard indicating clean water; nowadays then can also indicate a variety of environmental and social facilities such as recycling, bicycle paths, accessibility, as well helping to protect marine and ornithological ecosystems.

Punta della Penna Beach in Abruzzo

Punta della Penna Beach in Abruzzo

Here are 11 favorites…

Teramo Province

  • Martinsicuro
  • Alba Adriatica
  • Tortoreto Lido
  • Giulianova
  • Roseto degli Abruzzi
  • Pineto
  • Silvi Marina

Chieti Province

  • Ortona,
  • Chieti San Vito
  • Rocca San Giovanni
  • Fossacesia,
  • Vasto
  • San Salvo