The most famous of the beaches to the east is the beach of the Island of Currents (Portopalo), known by locals as Carratois, which can be reached by car in about 30 minutes from Floripa. This 3km-long dune beach is mostly devoid of bathing establishments, except in the summer when you can find 2 (The Dune Beach and Lido Carratois), which organize cocktails at sunset in vogue on Saturdays and Sundays.
In addition to a beautiful turquoise sea, the peculiarity of this beach is that it faces the Isle of Currents, which constitutes the southernmost point of Sicily. This island divides the Ionian Sea with the Mediterranean Sea, and can be explored on foot by taking advantage of an isthmus with water at chest (you’ll probably have to walk with your bags on your heads to reach it).
Another popular beach in the area is San Lorenzo. This can also be reached in 30 minutes from Floripa, and it is the first beach you meet going up the Ionic coast. In this beach the sea is a very transparent turquoise color, reminiscent of the color of the Caribbean sea. You can easily find beach-beds and lidos (equipped beaches), the most beautiful of which is probably the Agua Beach.
Going north, before Noto, you can find the beach Calamosche. Near the nature reserve of Vendicari, the beach Calamosche is located in a small bay, thus the water is almost always calm. A transparent light green sea makes this beach, enclosed between two cliffs, unique and charming. You can reach it only through a walk of 15-20 minutes from the parking lot (where among other things you will find a good restaurant), it is not equipped with any beach-beds, and is very popular in summer.