Every beach has its own peculiarity.
Between the most famous ones you can find Punta della Suina, Lido pizzo and the Baia Verde , the big beach of Gallipoli. These places can be reached by bicycle from the apartment.
On the north of Salento you can find Porto Cesareo, Porto Selvaggio and Punta Prosciutto which really need a detour.
Going down in the South along the Ionic sea you can find:
Pescoluse (a Paradise called « Salento's Maldives» where you will have the sensation of being in a far far away exotic beach. This is the most long beach of the Salento's coast and it's caracterized by the sand which changes its colours depending on the sun position.
This is a perfect starting point to combine a relaxing moment in the sea with a visit to the ancient villages of Salve, Morciano di Leuca and Ugento where an ancient population of Greeks and Romans was living long time ago.
Santa Maria di Leuca with its rocks and the crystalline water, where the spring water lead into the sea providing with cold and pleasant currents.On the opposite side of Salento, the Adriatic coast is reachable in just some kilometers and will show you wonderful places:
Torre dell’Orso with the "faraglioni delle due sorelle" (so called because the legend says that two sisters wanted to see the amazing sea and, fascinated by its beauty, they threw themselves from the rocks.
La Grotta della Poesia: famous all over the world.
Otranto: with the "Baia dei Turchi", a real Paradise with white beach, the ocher rocks and the crystal water perfect for the surf lovers.
Santa Cesarea Terme: with its sulphurous waters.
Porto Badisco: a small fishing village where you will find an enchanting coastline formed by coves and ravines hidden among the white rock, all surrounded by the sweet fragrances of myrtle, thyme and wild fennel.
Castro with the cave of Zinzulusa (reachable by boat or swimming and that will fascinate you with its stalagmites and stalactites that will lead you to a crypt called this way because of the crystallized columns, a spectacle of lights and reflections not to be missed!)