Beautiful seaside resort, part of the town of Morciano di Leuca, located on the Ionian coast of Salento, a few kilometres from Santa Maria di Leuca. Torre Vado is well known for its beautiful golden and sandy beaches with a picturesque harbour, a modern marina and very close to nice trendy lidos. The harbour is overshadowed by an imposing and elegant 16th watchtower; it is quite often the starting point for interesting excursions to the Cape of Leuca.
The beach is very easy to access to and it has a relaxing atmosphere, a large square in front of the sea with a variety of entertainments for children, the night market (usually Friday) which extends over the whole seafront, starting in the afternoon and several restaurants offer usually fresh fish specialties.
The coastline near the port is made up of low reefs mixed with sand and again cliffs, great for the inexperienced underwater snorkeler. Afterwards the cliffs pave the way to a long stretch of golden sand. The sea here, with its crystal clear water, slopes slowly up to the sandy bottom: this allows pleasant and safe bathing even for children and beginners.
The sand here is fine and very soft and allows you in absolute tranquility to enjoy relaxing moments lying in the sun. On the beach you’ll find varies structures such as lidos with bars and showers (pointing out the Lido Venus), where you can rent umbrellas and sun beds.
Of particular interest are the freshwater springs located at the same height as the tobacco shop “Le sorgenti”, almost near the end of the promenade C. Colombo. Here, in fact, from the cliffs on the seashore, fresh water springs forming puddles in the the rocky shore line. The water is crystal clear and fresh even in summer.
Highly recommend is a refreshment stop in these waters, which offer toning benefits to the body. The hospitality of the locals in Torre Vado, the modern facilities, villas and apartments to rent, make this corner of Salento an interesting place to spend your holidays in pleasure, fun and relaxation.
Torre Vado, along with Pescoluse (coastline further down), is one of the most popular resorts of the Salento, if you’re staying nearby, just spend a day in this marina.