Serapo is the main beach of Gaeta and one of the most beautiful on the Latium coast.
It’s immersed in a unique natural landscape that extends from the slopes of Monte Orlando to the ruins of the Roman villa of Gneo Fonteo.
The beach, not far from the city-center, is a meeting point for lovers of wellness, fun and scuba diving. In particular, the islet known as “Nave di Serapo” which takes part in Greek mythology, represents a biological site with bright colors and rich in biodiversity.
Near the center and many accommodation facilities located behind it, Serapo is the most popular beach for Italian and foreign tourists who already choose to spend the hottest days by the sea in the first days of spring.
Appreciated for its fine golden sand and crystal clear waters, the beach is particularly suitable for families with children and young couples who want to spend pleasant and carefree moments.
Gaeta has always been a very popular holiday resort: it was frequented by emperors, wealthy patricians, consuls and famous senators. On the western side of the beach of Serapo it is in fact possible to still observe the vestiges of the sumptuous Roman villa of the consul Gneo Fonteo, from which the place takes its name.
Serapo beach was initially a large sand dune which, until the 1990s, represented a low-priced raw material supply site for the glassworks, now inactive and which is still behind it.
The tons of sand that were taken to manufacture the glass bottles meant that the share of the sand cord was reduced significantly favoring the birth of the first beach resorts.