Wide, sandy beaches, crystal-clear waters and a genuine atmosphere that tastes like home are the special features of this delightful seaside resort in the Trapani area.
Tre Fontane, which takes its name from some veins of water that flow naturally from the rock and drain into the sea, stretches for more than 6 kilometers until it joins, on the eastern side, with the beach of nearby Triscina, and on the western side, with the lido of Campobello’s other seaside hamlet, Torretta Granitola.
Tourists arriving at Tre Fontane are immediately greeted by a splendid square dominated by tall palm trees, from which the two branches of the seafront promenade wind their way, the East Promenade, named after Nicolò Gentile, and the West Promenade, named after Vincenzo Accardo, an ideal route for splendid bicycle rides on summer afternoons.
The seabed, sandy and gently sloping up to two hundred meters from the shore, makes Tre Fontane an ideal destination for families with children (Green Flag 2013-2014-2015-2016), as the shallow waters, always clean and transparent on hot summer days, guarantee calm bathing in total safety, both for children and parents.
The beach, characterized by very fine golden-colored sand, is almost entirely free, except for a few stretches where bathing establishments offer bathers classic beach services (umbrellas, sunbeds, deckchairs, toilets, showers, beach volleyball courts, etc.).
Although in recent years wave motion has changed the layout of some stretches of the beach, in general this is very wide and characterized by high dunes covered with the delicate and fragrant St. Pancras lily, also known as sea lily, and a dense type of succulent vegetation, that of carpobrotus edulis, vulgarly known as “monk’s beard.” Restaurants, bars, ice cream parlors and businesses offer moments of leisure or refreshment on summer days in this seaside resort, while in the evenings hundreds of young people, also from neighboring towns, flock to the pubs enlivening Tre Fontane’s nightlife.
The 17th-century Saracen Tower, built for defensive purposes during the period of Arab-Turkish expansionism in the Mediterranean, is the main evidence of the town’s ancient origins, as well as an important tourist attraction. Tre Fontane represents, therefore, a splendid destination for travelers of all ages and with all kinds of pretensions.
Our sea is able to please even the most demanding tourists, offering in fact the possibility to appreciate, in addition to the shallow and sandy waters, the very close coves of Torretta Granitola (Cala dei Turchi – 2 Vele Legambiente) or, for the more adventurous, a few hours of kitesurfing in the area of Pozzitello.
The proximity to the Archaeological Park of Cave di Cusa and the temples of Selinunte, and the excellent geographical location, a short distance from the Valley of the Temples and the most famous art cities of western Sicily (Trapani, Palermo, Agrigento, Mazara, Marsala…) constitute, then, for all admirers of Greek, Arab and Norman art, an additional incentive to spend here a period of relaxation and culture.