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Costa dei Trabocchi

The Trabocchi coast stretches from Pescara south to the north of Vasto. A Trabocco is a wooden fishing hut that sits in the Adriatic sea connected to the land by a, sometimes precarious looking, peer. They are protected and unique to Abruzzo. Even though our area is rich it has maintained clean water and respect for the coast line. Building is very restricted along the coast so big hotels are nowhere to be seen. Many areas are natural reserves.
The Trabocchi Coast, Abruzzo
Large areas of the coast line are natural reserves. Abruzzo usually has more European blue flags for beach quality than any other region in Italy. The Trabocchi coast in Abruzzo has both pebbled and sandy beaches. Some beach resorts are busy and organised and others are secret coves.
There are organised “Lidos” (open from June to the end of August) with all the facilities to hire umbrellas or deck chairs, have a warm shower or eat something quick. If on the other hand you prefer something quieter there are secret coves. The beaches are both sandy and stony.
Casalbordino beach is a mix of pebbles and sand, it also has a few bars along the coast and a few restaurants too. It's busy in the summer with tourists and locals. In the winter it's quiet but the bars and restaurants are open.
The Trabocchi Coast, Abruzzo
Le Morge (Torino Di Sangro) is a long sandy beach, it's well organized with lots of facilities and out of season it's really quiet. The first week in June to the last week in August is busy with families holidaying. 

There are a few secluded beaches for privacy and there are some trabocchi.
Lago Dragoni is very secluded and private with pebbles and sand with excellent views.
Torino di Sangro is mostly a pebble beach with a bit of sand, but there is a swimming pool with a big slide - fun for children, with a pleasant sea breeze as the pool is an outdoor pool. This beach boarders a Natural Reserve of orchids and tortoises.

Fossacesia beach is covered with almost entirely of white pebbles, but a couple of meters into the water is sand. To the south, near the mouth of the sangro river the coast becomes lower and there are also sand dunes, and the boating marina / tourist port. Fossacesia is lively day and night through the summer period, with lots of night life for all age groups.
The Trabocchi Coast, Abruzzo

Rocca San Giovanni is made up of a few beaches , a mix of both pebble and sandy beaches with a few trabocchi which are beautiful.
Rocca San Giovanni has the beach resort Il Cavaluccio is prestigious and worth a visit.

The Trabocchi Coast, Abruzzo

At il trabocco - Punto Il Cavaluccio - there is a pebble beach which has a traboccho with a reasturant but you have to book in advance.

San vito Chietino is a sandy beach with a restaurants on the beach, award winning ice-cream two trabocchi and busy all year round. There is a train station 500 meters from the beach.
There is a “Traboccho” on a pier you can walk along, a sandy beach, facilities open all year round (like pizzeria, ice-cream – one of the best, local fish fry-up along the road, very high quality fish restaurants – L’Angolino). At high season, there is usually free aqua-gym in the sea, equipment and water sports for hire. In the evening there is often live music of all tastes, three times a year they do fireworks on the sea and there is a festival at the end of August to buy cooked fresh fish on the beach.
Out of season the weather can still be warm so buying and ice-cream and walking along the sea front is equally pleasurable. To promenade, the sea front at Fossacesia is longer. It is the next beach south from San Vito. It has a mix of sandy and pebbly beaches. In the summer there are usually lines of stalls selling all kids of gifts in the evening.
The Trabocchi Coast, Abruzzo
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