No better time than August to discover the beaches of Sicily. The season reaches its peak mid-month, the week of Ferragosto, as the 15th of August (a Monday this year) is commonly known nowadays. To Catholics it's the Feast of the Assumption. Ferragosto as a beach holiday emerged with Italy's "beach culture" in the late 1950s.
Beach addicts from cooler climes will tell you that Sicily's waters are warm enough to swim in well into September, even early October. Check out our Sicily weather page for current conditions.