Cala Croce is on Lampedusa's southern coast, less than a kilometre from the famous Spiaggia Della Guitgia and a short distance from the town.
When you arrive at one of Lampedusa's most famous coves, you'll notice two little beaches, one somewhat larger known as Cala Croce beach and the other smaller and usually less crowded known by the Lampedusans as Portu beach.
At first glance, the blue water and white beach will take your breath away, as they usually do. All of this is set against a vibrant green Mediterranean scrub backdrop. If you notice that it is a windy day when you leave your hotel and are concerned that the Scirocco would ruin one of your precious vacation days, you will notice that the sea is flat since the Cala is well protected from the wind when you arrive at the beach at Cala Croce. Now you may breathe a sigh of relief!
You may require the rental of an umbrella and sunbeds, or you may like to cool yourself from the scorching sun, and you will notice the presence of family-run kiosks that will give these services quietly. In this case, though, I recommend that you do not arrive on the beach too late. Yes, it is true that the first person to arrive is the best! If you're well-prepared, you might be able to find a little length of free beach in one of these two coves.
What if your family decides to go to the beach and the water, and you want to use fins and a mask to explore the wildlife there? Cala Croce will also give you with this option; in fact, it is famous among snorkelers and is especially suitable for families with children because to its shallow waters.
After that, let's take a step back to help you plan your trip to Cala Croce, so you know where to stay, how far it is from the airport, and how to get there.
Where can I stay near the beach of Cala Croce?
When it comes to finding a place to stay near Cala Croce's beach, you'll be spoiled for options. Residences, Holiday Homes, Apartments, Villas, and Studios are just a few of the many possibilities available to you. Have you ever contemplated or wished to spend the night in a dammuso on Lampedusa island? Yes, you can stay in one of the ancient Sicilian Dammusi, which are unique architectural masterpieces of the area with an Arab influence, usually well-supplied, located near the beach, and equipped with various luxuries, including magnificent sunsets. You have a choice now!
Cala Croce lies about 3 kilometres from Lampedusa Airport and is easily accessible both from the island's inhabited centre, through the Via Madonna and subsequently the Strada di Ponente, and from other strategic locations, such as the neighbouring Guitgia beach.
If you decide or need to arrive by automobile, there is a huge free parking lot directly at the cove's entrance.