Tuscany Beaches

Tuscany Beaches
Tuscany Beaches

Tuscany beaches are part of the landscape that makes this region in Italy so scenic and so loved. The coastline winds its way along the Tyrrhenian Sea, a part of the Mediterranean Sea, and the beaches are diverse here. Some are quiet, only accessible by a hike along the woods, while others are more traditional European beaches with long stretches of sand with beach chairs, umbrellas, and plenty of people enjoying the scenery.

Versilia & Viareggio Beaches

Versilia & Viareggio Beaches
Versilia & Viareggio Beaches

Chic and exciting, Vesilia is the centerpiece of the summer beach season—a place where the beaches are busy by day and the clubs by night. The long and wide strip of beaches in Versilia runs from Forte dei Marmi south to Viareggio. Most of the beaches are populated with local establishments who provide umbrellas, deck chairs, and snack bars. It does cost a bit to access these beaches, but for many, it’s worth it for the amenities it provides. Lido di Camaiore is one of the quieter beaches along this stretch of Tuscany shoreline, a place where you can relax, feel the sand beneath toes and enjoy the views of the Apuan Alps peaks off the distance. After the sun has set, you can take a stroll along the beach-side promenade or enjoy a meal at one of the restaurants overlooking the beach.

Grosetto Maremma Beaches

Grosetto Maremma Beaches
Grosetto Maremma Beaches

The beaches of Grosetto, also called Maremma, have long been popular with the locals. It’s only recently that vacationers have been drawn to this long stretch of sandy beaches on shore and reefs beneath the surface. Some of the beaches are spiagge libere (free to visit) while others have visitor amenities available. Of all the Tuscany beaches in Grosetto, Marina di Alberese is best suited for for families. There’s plenty of sand for strolling and woodlands to explore just off the beach. In fact, you can’t reach the Cala Violina beach without a short stroll though the same wooded landscapes of coastal Tuscany. Most of the beaches area a decent walk from their parking lots, but the views you see once you arrive are well worth it.

Pisa Beaches

Pisa Beaches
Pisa Beaches

Heading farther to the south, the Tuscany beaches narrow, but that doesn’t put a damper on a day at the beach. The beaches of Pisa are easily reached by car or bus, making them an easy addition to any visit, no matter how long you’re planning to stay in Pisa. Along this part of the coast, there’s a collection of sandy and pebbly beaches, protected bays, and more fantastic scenery. Marina di Pisa Beach started out as as a sleepy fishing village before it transitioned into a suave seaside resort. Even today, the beach is nestled between the waters of the sea, the woods, and art nouveau buildings.

Livorno Beaches

Livorno Beaches
Livorno Beaches

When talking about the most popular beaches in Tuscany, it’s essential to mention the Livorno beaches. This collection of boardwalks, sandy beaches for suntanning and reefs to climb are just part of the appeal of these Tuscany beaches. Cecina Mare Beach, known as Marina di Ceina in Italian, is especially appealing with its resorts and seaside scenery. It’s a great place to find beach hotels and tour some of the area’s interesting historic structures when you’re not at the beach.

Top image: Visit Tuscany (flickr)

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