Summer is approaching and with it also the desire for the sea. One of the most popular destinations to go to the sea in central Italy is definitely Tuscany, but where to go to the sea in Tuscany?
Sea in Tuscany: the best beaches
1. Cala del Gesso, Monte Argentario (GR)
We start our article on the most beautiful beaches of Tuscany from a marvel of argentario: Cala del Gesso. This hidden paradise, characterized by an emerald sea stained with blue, a golden cove of pebbles and the islet of Argentarola will make you fall in love at first glance. Its beauty will convince you to reach it by land through a hard walking path in nature, always if you do not have a boat available to reach it by sea. The pebble beach is completely wild so don’t forget stocks of water, food and an umbrella!
2. Pheniglia, Orbetello (GR)
Immensely untouched. If you are loved by the crystal clear sea and the wild nature you have to rush to plant the umbrella in the soft golden sand of feniglia. This boundless beach near Orbetello is a “tombolo”, that is, a sand cordon, about 7 km long that connects like a bridge the picturesque hill of Ansedonia with the iconic Monte Argentario, going to form the Duna Feniglia Nature Reserve.Leave your car in one of the many parking lots in the shade of the pine trees and go on foot or by bike, with a walk in the pine forest, to carve out your relaxation space in one of the most famous Tuscan beaches.
3. Rocchette Beach, Castiglione della Pescaia (GR)
Castiglione della Pescaia, a charming seaside resort baptized as the “Switzerland of maremma”, cannot be missing in our article. A magnificent stretch of coastline, its, perfect for families with children in tow given its shallow bottom of soft sand and beaches equipped with every possible comfort. If you do not know which beach to land on, given the large number of beaches, we recommend the picturesque Spiaggia delle Rocchette, so called because it is dominated by the Fort of the Rocchette, an ancient watchtower now private property. Break the day with a seafood lunch at one of the restaurants on the sand.
4. Cala Violina, Scarlino (GR)
Beautiful and impossible, or almost. To reach the wild Cala Violina you will have to aim the alarm early, very early in high season, and wait for the opening of the parking lot at 8: only 150 parking spaces, 10 euros per car, and then a walking path in the Mediterranean scrub of about 1.5 km. With this beautiful Tuscan beach we are located in that stretch of coast that connects Follonica to Punta Ala, precisely within the Nature Reserve of the Bandite di Scarlino, also in the province of Grosseto. Its name derives from the particular sound emitted by the small grains of quartz,of which the cove is made, when you walk on it and which precisely resemble that of the musical instrument. This corner of Maremma paradise is going to leave you breathless, giving you a day of tropical charm.