The coastal landscape is very varied, the northern coasts, high and rocky, open on the Tyrrhenian Sea with frequent and wide creeks, such as the gulf of Castellammare del Golfo, Palermo, Termini Imerese, Patti, Milazzo.
In the east, the Ionian coast is more varied; Narrow gravel beaches to Taormina and between the mouth of the Alcantara and Riposto; In south, with coves and bays like Giardini Naxos; Laviche are found in Acireale, and rugged basalt cliffs up to Catania.
The wide bay of Catania has a golden sandy beach but at its end the coast begins to be rocky with a series of fjords including the one of Brucoli. Then the wide bay of Augusta, which houses the largest commercial port in Sicily, and the Gulf of Siracusa where the coast begins to be sandy to almost Capo Passero.
The extensive southern coastline, characterized mainly by a shallow, sandy coastline. The Gela Gulf, overlooking three provinces: Agrigento, Caltanissetta and Ragusa. The beaches of Southern Sicily are generally large, sandy and often wild, sometimes framed by suggestive white cliffs, such as the Scala dei Turchi or Eraclea Minoa.
In 2012, the municipalities of Ispica, Lipari, Menfi, Pozzallo and Ragusa were the owners of the Blue Flag of FEE