Beaches near Rome offer a pleasant retreat for residents of the city and tourists looking to take in some of the sunshine and fun along the Italian coastlines. Although there is not an overabundance of beaches within close striking distance of the city, Civitavecchia, Fiumicino, and the variety of beaches along the Tyrrhenian Sea are only about fifteen miles away. Lido di Ostia is the closest beach to Rome and a favorite destination for both residents and tourists of the city—they're some of the best beaches in Italy for quick getaways. This is evidenced by how packed these beaches get, especially during the summer months. Ostia is a popular destination for residents who rent Italian beach bungalows near Rome as well.
Lido di Ostia
Lido di Ostia
Lido di Ostia, although immensely popular because of its close proximity to the city, is not at all the cleanest of all the beaches near Rome. This does not mean that visitors will not have a great time in Lido di Ostia. The charming, seafront village features awesome Art Nouveau villas, great cafes, ice cream parlors, and a variety of restaurants and bars. A highlight of this village is also the variety of seafood restaurants. People who plan extended stays in this area often look into Italian beach bungalows near Rome, in places like Lido di Ostia, in order to take advantage of the proximity to the water, as well as the city. You can get to Ostia from Rome using the Roma-Ostia-Lido Trenino (this mean little train). The train takes about 30 minutes, and if you have a rental car the trip only takes about 15 minutes. Ostia is great, but if you are interested in getting in the water, you may want to consider several of the other beaches near Rome where the water is much cleaner and safer for swimming and other water sports.
One such place is the beach resort of Sperlonga, located along the Ulysses Coast. This popular seafront destination is a mere hour train ride from Rome. You will depart from the Roma Termini Station to Fondi-Sperlonga on the Roma-Napoli train line. Whereas Lido di Ostia tends to be overcrowded and geared a bit more toward tourists, the village of Sperlonga is a much more quiet and serene setting. Not only is the water markedly cleaner than the much more heavily trafficked beaches at Ostia, they are also very well maintained and developed. You can enjoy the full beach experience at Sperlonga, complete with deck chairs and umbrellas, bike rentals, water sports, and much more. There are also quite a few restaurants, bars, and cafes where you can enjoy a fine meal or some drinks as a part of your relaxing day in the sun. For those who choose to make the trip to Sperlonga, definitely consider visiting the WWF Nature Reserve and the caves of the Tiberius grotto.
Other beaches near Rome that you may want to consider looking into are Sabaudia, Terracina, Gaeta, Santa Marinella, and Santa Severa. You can also look into the Italian beach bungalows near Rome at these beaches if you want to experience your vacation in the privacy of your own charming accommodation by the sea. The Rome Deauville Beach Resort, St. Regis Grand Hotel, and Aleph Hotel are nice alternatives if you prefer luxury accommodations on a larger scale.