San Vito lo Capo, Sicily; a popular beach town

Photo of San Vito lo Capo in West Sicily

Visit San Vito lo Capo

The town of San Vito lo Capo is situated on the peninsula north of Scopello, itself in north-western Sicily, and a little way north of the Zingaro Natural Reserve.

The small town of San Vito lo Capo is in a fine setting between the surrounding mountains and with olive groves dotted across the hills, and overlooking the town harbour.

While the town contains a couple of buildings of note eg a church and a chapel it is for the beach that many people visit. The town is also very lively with pubs and clubs, restaurants and nightlife.

The beach at San Vito lo Capo is very popular with locals and visitors alike and is one of the best in Sicily - the beach is about three kilometres long, broad, and has fine light sand. Because it falls within a natural bay the waves are gentle and the beach is ideal for children and families.

The harbour is home to both local fishing boats and visiting pleasure boats. it is also the place to head if you hope to explore the sea, with diving and windsurfing schools available.

Away from the beach, the mountains are worth exploring and are also very popular with climbers and those wishing to discover the many caves that are dotted around above San Vito lo Capo and Mount Cofano.

Note; the local speciality is an unusual dish combining cous-cous and fish and is well worth enjoying in one of the many local restaurants - preferably during the annual San Vito lo Capo cous-cous festival - along with many other dishes prepared from locally caught fish. Don't like fish? There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy high quality Italian pizzas and ice cream if you prefer!

See also:

Map of San Vito lo Capo and places nearby

San Vito lo Capo places to visit