The 10 most popular beaches beautiful of Lazio

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Ancient seaside villages, wild coast and super popular tourist resorts: Lazio has a lot to offer! Overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea, it boasts hundreds of kilometers of very varied coastline with almost all the beaches located on the mainland, except the spectacular ones found in Ponza and Palmarola. Many locations have received the Blue Flag, therefore we speak of excellent waters and quality of services that contribute to guaranteeing the livability of the territory.
The Lazio coast, with its islands, is one of the most popular destinations in Italy. For this, here the 10 most beautiful beaches in Lazio!

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1 - Sabaudia beach, Sabaudia

In the shadow of Monte Circeo and immersed in the Circeo National Park, is the beach of Sabaudia with its soft dunes 25 kilometers long. It is characterized by very fine sand, thick vegetation and its dunes protected.
The long beach of Sabaudia, awarded with the blue flag, is equipped with many free areas and very quiet bathing establishments (Lilandà, Le Streghe, Saporetti). Furthermore, the sea tends to be rough and the beach windy, therefore perfect for surfing and kite surfing. Unmissable Cala del Prigioniero and its cave, located in the Circeo Promontory.

  • Where it is: on the southern coast of Lazio, the closest city is Latina. By bus: from the Eur Laurentina station in Rome towards Sabaudia. By train: to the Priverno-Fossanova railway station, from here a bus leads to Sabaudia. By car: A2 motorway towards Naples or Rome, Frosinone exit - Get directions
  • Ideal for: relaxation, surfing, kite surfing
  • Type: thin sand
  • Where to sleep nearby: Hotel and b & b starting from € 50,00 per room -

2 - Sassolini beach, Minturno

The Sassolini beach, surrounded by rocks and Mediterranean scrub, is located in a small cove west of the Torre di Scauri. Obviously, the name is due to the fact that it consists of pebbles of ocher color mixed with sand and it is washed by a transparent sea. There is both a bathing establishment and a free beach, and is famous for having appeared in some scenes of "Il Conte di Montecristo" and in the film "by grace received" by Nino Manfredi.
Perfect for relaxing and swim quietly.

  • Where it is: located at the extreme south of the coast in the municipality of Minturno, province of Latina. By train: the nearest train station is Minturno-Scauri - Get directions
  • Ideal for: relaxation
  • Type: pebbles, sand
  • Where to sleep nearby: Hotel and b & b starting from € 55,00 per room -

3 - Spiaggia dell'Angolo, Sperlonga

The Angolo beach is located near the remains of the Villa di Tiberio in Sperlonga and is one of the most beautiful stretches of free beach with its golden sand and its primitive charm, considering that behind it develops a thick vegetation. The sea is crystal clear and the seabed sloping they are rich in flora and fauna, perfect for diving.

  • Where it is: southern coast, near Sperlonga. By car from the A1 Rome-Naples Autostrada del Sole motorway, Cassino exit. By train: Rome-Naples to Fondi station, from here bus line - Get directions
  • Ideal for: relaxation, diving, snorkeling
  • Type: golden sand
  • Where to sleep nearby: Hotel and b & b starting from € 55,00 per room -

4 - Cala Nave, Ventotene Island

Among the most beautiful beaches of Ventotene there is certainly that of Cala Nave, one of the Lazio beaches awarded with the blue flag. It has a small strip of dark sand that alternates with gravel. A large rock and a stack make this jewel a wonderful place to discover.
Cala Nave is equipped and suitable for children, Thanks to its bottom that remains low for many meters, the calm and transparent sea.

  • Where it is: south-eastern part of the island. It can be reached by sea from the ports of Formia and Terracina, in summer also from those of Anzio, Naples and Ischia. Some ferries connect it to the island of Ponza - Get directions
  • Ideal for: relaxation, children
  • Type: volcanic sand, rocks
  • Where to sleep nearby: Hotel and b & b starting from € 60,00 per room -

5 - Serapo beach, Gaeta

Serapo beach, one of the main beaches in Lazio awarded with the blue flag, is the main one of the municipality of Gaeta and is very sandy. In summer it is particularly crowded and the bathing establishments are full, while the free sections are very small. The scenery is impressive, with the shallow waters and the surrounding hills. From the beach you can admire "la Nave di Serapo", a rock whose shape resembles that of a ship.

  • Where it is: south coast. By car: A1 exit Cassino. By train: Gaeta station and from there you can arrive by bus - Get directions
  • Ideal for: relaxation
  • Type: White sand
  • Where to sleep nearby: Hotel and b & b starting from € 50,00 per room -

6 - Chiaia di Luna, Ponza Island

Chiaia di Luna it is the most famous and scenic beach on the island of Ponza. The shape recalls that of a crescent moon and the fine white gravel ensures the turquoise and brilliant color of the water - ideal for bathing and swimming.

This amazing place is accessible only by sea and the bathing service is present only along the eastern stretch of the beach. The rest is pure nature!

  • Where it is: island of Ponza, west coast, opposite the island of Palmarola. You can arrive by sea by ferry or hydrofoil, which depart from the ports of Terracina, Anzio, Formia, Naples and San Felice Circeo - Get directions
  • Ideal for: relaxation, swimming
  • Type: white sand, gravel, rocks
  • Where to sleep nearby: Hotel and b & b starting from € 60,00 per room -

7 - Latina Lido, Latina

The city of Latina has beautiful beaches bathed by the Tyrrhenian Sea, namely Marina di Latina or Latina Lido. Among the best are Capo Portiere and the lido di Foce Verde, with fine sand and sloping bottoms, suitable for families with small children and for groups of friends.
There are numerous accommodation and tourist facilities in the area and several bathing establishments, since here there are many tourists who choose this location as a destination for their summer holidays.

  • Where it is: near Latina, about 20 min (10,5 km) by car or by bus from Latina to the beaches - Get directions
  • Ideal for: fun, families
  • Type: fine white sand
  • Where to sleep nearby: Hotel and b & b starting from € 62,00 per room -

8 - Cala del Porto, Palmarola Island

Cala del Porto or Spiaggia della Maga Circe, on the island of Palmarola, is made of sand and stones, dotted with tuff caves and protected from the high Faraglione di San Silverio. A crystalline sea and the contrast with the stones of the beach enhances the colors: its appearance is really charming and wild!
In the summer months the boats of visitors and organized tours are crowded, because thanks to the variety of the coasts and the pristine aspect, it is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

  • Where it is: Palmarola island, reachable by sea both through organized excursions and ferries from Ponza - Get directions
  • Ideal for: relaxation, swimming, snorkeling
  • Type: golden sand, stones
  • Where to sleep nearby: Hotel and b & b starting from € 65,00 per room -

9 - Beach of the Gigli, Anzio

Lido dei Gigli is part of the municipality of Anzio and is one free sandy beach, with no establishments or restaurants, just lots of greenery and an integrity of fauna and flora to be admired. Its sand is golden and hosts some dunes up to twenty meters high. It is a perfect area for those who want to spend a few hours relaxing by the sea.

  • Where it is: central southern coast between Anzio and Pomezia, easily reachable by train and bus with the Rome-Nettuno line - Get directions
  • Ideal for: relaxation
  • Type: golden sand
  • Where to sleep nearby: Hotel and b & b starting from € 52,00 per room -

10 - Beach 300 steps, Gaeta

Between the towns of Gaeta and Sperlonga, along the Via Flacca there is the Spiaggia dei 300 Gradini (or Arenauta), with golden sand and crystalline sea, and behind it rocks and vegetation. It is accessible through a paid path made up of about 300 steps.
In the western half there are bathing establishments, while the rest are free. One part is frequented by those who practice naturism, or the left side, referred to as "last resort". The place is quiet and very charming.

  • Where it is: southern coast near Gaeta. To get there you need a car. Take the Flacca to Sperlonga and then beyond, passing Gaeta and the Piana di Sant'Agostino - Get directions
  • Ideal for: relaxation
  • Type: golden sand
  • Where to sleep nearby: Hotel and b & b starting from € 57,00 per room -

Plan your holiday in Lazio: flights and hotels

Lazio in terms of tourism is confronted with the important presence of Rome, which obviously attracts millions of tourists from all over the world. Its coasts too are beautiful and the ancient port of Ostia it still has fine mosaics and a theater. In the hinterland there are the forested mountains of the Apennines, with nature reserves, villages and lakes.
Airport connections are ensured by Leonardo da Vinci and Rome-Ciampiano airports, often direct, national and international flights to the most famous cities in the world. The transport system in Rome is guaranteed by an integrated network of buses, trams and metro that lead to all tourist attractions, and more. Buses and trains operate throughout Lazio connecting the major cities.
I hotel prices are average, with some offers below € 50,00 per night.

  • starting from € 33,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 50,00 per room -

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