Punta Prosciutto beach

Punta Prosciutto is a beach of Porto Cesareo, a less known location than Porto Cesareo itself and the more famous Torre Lapillo. Punta Prosciutto is characterized by kilometers of beaches with fine white sand and dunes up to 8 meters high. The area is part of the Palude del Conte and Duna Costiera Nature Reserve, a still wild area: definitely the ideal destination for those who want to experience the sea of ​​Salento in its absolute beauty. Plan your holiday, read this mini guide on Punta Prosciutto beach.

How to get to Punta Prosciutto

To get to Punta Prosciutto, you will have to take Porto Cesareo direction as a reference, the most important center in the area. Porto Cesareo is connected with Lecce by bus thanks to the Salento in Bus service (active only in the summer period) and to the lines of the Consorzio Trasporti Imprese Pugliesi – COTRAP. For those coming by car, we suggest reading this article How to reach Porto Cesareo, Torre Lapillo and Punta Prosciutto. It is not possible to reach Punta Prosciutto by train because there is no train station. For those coming by plane, the closest airport is the Salento Airport in Brindisi. Punta Prosciutto is about 10 km from Porto Cesareo, heading north.

Distances (taken from Google Map, referring to the shortest route)
Lecce – 39.3 km | Gallipoli – 43 km | Brindisi – 50.7 km | Otranto – 75 km | Ostuni, 60,3 km | Santa Maria di Leuca – 87.5 km | Alberobello – 82.3 km

Beaches & Bathing establishments

Complete list of Punta Prosciutto bathing establishments. The beaches of Punta Prosciutto are several kilometers long and are among the most beautiful beaches with dunes in Salento. The beaches start right near Punta Prosciutto and continue for kilometers southwards to Riva degli Angeli – Punta Grossa – Padula Fede. These are mostly free beaches, there are few bathing establishments.

Where sleeping in Punta Prosciutto

The peculiarity of Punta Prosciutto is in the very limited number of houses and villas: Punta Prosciutto is a very small town and has properties scattered in the vegetation and scrub, all still close to the beach easily reachable on foot. Therefore: it is not very easy to find the ideal solution in this part of Salento. ThePuglia Immobiliare manages private holiday homes and villas, if you like this solution for your holiday, contact us or browse our selection of properties for rent in Punta Prosciutto.

Where to eat in Punta Prosciutto

Punta Prosciutto has no places or places to eat, generally we refer to Porto Cesareo for catering and gastronomy. In Punta Prosciutto you will find only a few places by the sea. It is an excellent location for holidays by the sea and for beach life, to eat well we suggest you take a trip to Porto Cesareo which is just 5 km away. The typical cuisine is based on fish, if you like to discover the cuisine of the peasant hinterland of Salento, a few km from Porto Cesareo you will find the first farms among the olive trees and farmhouses that prepare their dishes with fresh products.

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What to see in Punta Prosciutto

Beaches and sea. If you like the woods, about 1 km inland begins the Bosco d’Arneo, a very wild wooded area.