Regional Park of Porto Selvaggio and Uluzzo Tower

Porto Selvaggio, a locality in the municipality of Nardò, awarded the 4 Sails (a flag awarded to the most beautiful beaches) of Legambiente (Italian environment protection association), overlooks the Ionian Sea.
The wonderful small pebble beach, nestled in the heart of the Regional Park “Porto Selvaggio e Palude del Capitano”, can be reached from Torre dell’Alto, walking along a steep mule track almost 900 metres above sea level or from the coastal road (entrance Villa Tafuri) or also, for those who love hiking, taking the road from Torre Uluzzo, the wonderful trail in the middle of the coast.
Even if the hiking is difficult, you are rewarded by the view of the wild and unspoiled landscape which discloses in front of you, surrounded by Aleppo pines. There are no private beaches, just a small cafè. From the small bay, one can easily enter the water, which has a sandy sea bed, slowly going down and easy for children to enter, too.
On the left, instead, since there are water springs, the sea is cold and clear.
If you prefer a more discreet place along the coast, you have to walk northwards, where, amid the cliffs, there is a series of coves, some with terraces by the sea.
In the bay of Torre Uluzzo, well-known for the archaeological finds discovered here, it is possible to arrive also from the coastal road and, crossing a quite difficult trail more or less one hundred metres long, reach the rugged and wild cliff and then dive in a wild and unspoiled sea, whose sea beds are rich with vegetation, sea urchins and fishes of several species. (Fonte www.viaggiareinpuglia.it)