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The 17 most popular and Beautiful beaches of Tuscany


With all the cities of art, Renaissance wonders and medieval villages, too often we tend to forget the disarming beauty of Tuscan coast.
Along the jagged coast bathed by the blue and clear Tyrrhenian Sea, natural pearls of rare splendor are scattered, wonderful beaches that deserve to be visited. Today we take you to discover these places: here the most beautiful Tuscan beaches.


1 - La Paolina, Elba Island

This beach is one of the most beautiful on the Island of Elba and is located just 2 km from the small town of Procchio. It is a mixed beach with sand and small stones. Paolina was baptized in honor of Napoleon's sister, imprisoned on this very island. This small beach can be reached via a steep path or by kayak from Procchio beach.

  • Where it is: Elba Island, municipality of Marciana, 2 km from Procchio
  • by car to the access to the path but there are no parking spaces in the area, leave the vehicle along the provincial road - Get directions
  • Type: sandy beach mixed with pebbles
  • Entrance: free with the presence of beaches
  • Recommended for: young people and couples
  • Where to sleep nearby: Hotel and b & b in Procchio from € 64,00 per room -

2 - Cala del Gesso, Monte Argentario

Like the Paolina beach, Cala del Gesso is also quite tiring to reach and therefore not recommended for families. There are no services of any kind here, but its beauty absolutely makes up for any lack.
However, it may not be the ideal beach for young kids looking for nightlife and fun.



  • Where it is: a few kilometers from Porto Santo Stefano, in the village of Monte Argentario
  • by car from Porto Santo Stefano. After about 5 km, take via dei Pionieri and go down to the gate to access the pedestrian area. From there continue on foot for 700m along a rather steep asphalted descent - Get directions
  • Type: pebble beach
  • Entrance: free
  • Recommended for: couples
  • Where to sleep nearby: Hotel and b & b in Monte Argentario from € 59,00 per room -

3 - The Giannella, Orbetello

It is located precisely in the bay of Orbetello, for years an oasis protected by the WWF. Its waters are among the cleanest and clearest in the Mediterranean. Here you can eat and rent deck chairs and umbrellas.

  • Where it is: in the Bay of Orbetello, about 5 km from Porto Santo Stefano
  • reachable in 10 minutes by car - Get directions
  • Type: Sandy beach
  • Entrance: free with the presence of beaches
  • Recommended for: young people and families with children
  • Where to sleep nearby: Hotel and b & b in Orbetello from € 60,00 per room -

4 - Cala San Francesco, Capraia island

Capraia is an island near the coast that is easily accessible from Livorno. The island is still wonderfully wild. Most of the coves can only be accessed by boat. Among all the most beautiful beach is Cala San Francesco, located near the convent from which it takes its name.



  • Where it is: Capraia island, 3 hours by ferry from Livorno (crossing cost from € 44,00)
  • from the Church of Sant'Antonio take the path that in 2 minutes reaches the beach - Get directions
  • Type: pebbles and rocks
  • Entrance: free
  • Recommended for: couples
  • Where to sleep nearby: Hotel and b & b in Capraia from € 65,00 per room -

5 - Follonica, Grosseto

The Follonica coastline offers some of the best beaches on the Tuscan coast. Easily accessible from Siena and Florence, Follonica offers miles and miles of beautiful free beach.

  • Where it is: Follonica, province of Grosseto
  • by car from Siena (1 hour and 23 minutes) and Florence (2 hours and 10 minutes) - Get directions
  • Type: sandy beach
  • Entrance: being a stretch of coast, it offers several beaches, both free and private
  • Recommended for: all
  • Where to sleep nearby: Hotel and b & b in Follonica from € 62,00 per room -

6 - Punta Ala, Castiglione della Pescaia

Punta Ala beach is located in Castiglione della Pescaia and is easily accessible from the main cities of Tuscany. It has been awarded the Blue Flag several times as one of the cleanest areas in Italy.
Not far from Punta Ala you can visit other places of historical interest such as the Hidalgo Tower or the Appiani Tower.


  • Where it is: hamlet of Castiglione della Pescaia, province of Grosseto
  • about 20 minutes by car from Follonica, 1 hour and 40 minutes from Siena and 2 and 30 minutes from Florence. Offers extensive parking - Get directions
  • Type: Sandy beach
  • Entrance: free
  • Recommended for: families with children
  • Where to sleep nearby: Hotels and b & b in Castiglione della Pescaia from € 58,00 per room -

7 - Baratti, Piombino

The beautiful Baratti is recommended for families with children, as it is easily accessible and also has beautiful natural pools.
On the beach there are some bars, restaurants and beaches where you can rent umbrellas and deck chairs. It is characterized by a breathtaking natural scenery between white sand and beautiful and imposing pine trees.

  • Where it is: Baratti, part of the municipality of Piombino
  • by car, it is 2 hours from Florence and 1 hour and 15 minutes from Pisa. It is also possible to arrive by public transport, upon reaching the Populonia station there is a summer shuttle that takes you to the beach - Get directions
  • Type: Sandy beach
  • Entrance: free with the presence of beaches
  • Recommended for: families with children
  • Where to sleep nearby: Hotel and b & b in Piombino from € 58,00 per room -

8 - Forte dei Marmi

For lovers of nightlife Forte dei Marmi is the ideal location. The area offers several kilometers of coastline, with numerous services, including bars, pubs, clubs and fantastic restaurants. In recent years this area has increasingly established itself as destination of Italian and international VIPs.

  • Where it is: Forte dei Marmi, province of Lucca
  • by public transport or by car. It is 38 minutes from Pisa, 27 from Viareggio and 20 minutes from Massa - Get directions
  • Type: Sandy beach
  • Entrance: several adjacent free and private beaches
  • Recommended for: Young people
  • Where to sleep nearby: Hotels and b & b in Forte dei Marmi from € 69,00 per room -

9 - Rocchette, Castiglione della Pescaia

For camping lovers, Le Rocchette is the ideal place to enjoy the sea in Tuscany. Here you will find the most functional campsites in the whole region. The beach is rocky, and its waters are perfect for snorkeling.

  • Where it is: hamlet of Castiglione della Pescaia, province of Grosseto
  • it is about 24 minutes by car from Punta Ala, 1 hour and 40 minutes from Siena and 2 and 30 minutes from Florence. Offers extensive parking - Get directions
  • Type: rocky beach
  • Entrance: free
  • Recommended for: young people and couples
  • Where to sleep nearby: Hotels and b & b in Castiglione della Pescaia from € 58,00 per room -

10 - Talamone, Orbetello

In the south of Tuscany, near Argentario, lies Talamone, a small town characterized by an imposing castle that once served as a defense against pirates. Here they are two small beaches with rocks and sand, one located under the stronghold, which also offers an establishment called "Bagno delle Donne", the other that runs along the access road, and is ideal for lovers of sport sailing. The beaches are surrounded by a nature reserve, so it's relatively easy to come across wildlife such as wild boar and deer.

  • Where it is: Talamone, fraction of Orbetello
  • 26 minutes from Orbetello. The Bagno delle Donne establishment can be reached from a small road under the fortress that ends with a staircase - Get directions
  • Type: rocks and sand
  • Entrance: free
  • Recommended for: young people and couples
  • Where to sleep nearby: Hotel and b & b in Orbetello from € 60,00 per room -

11 - CaFlights beach, Elba Island

Considered one of the most beautiful beaches on the Island of Elba, Spiaggia di CaFlights is a small jewel with clear waters, golden sand and the lush setting offered by the Mediterranean scrub. Not for nothing, in 2015 the beach was ranked among the ten most beautiful beaches not only from Italy, but from all over Europe by Tripadvisor users.

The beauty of the place, however, has meant that over the years the fame of CaFlights has grown more and more so as to make it today one of the most popular bathing sites on the island: if, on the one hand, this means a large concentration of young people and entertainment. of various kinds (music, bars, shops), on the other it means that the beach is very busy in high season and that you will have to wake up very early to find a free hole. But, trust me, the early risings will be really worth it!

  • Where it is: Island of Elba, municipality of Marina di Campo (from which it is 5km away)
  • by car, pass the village of Marina di Campo and continue towards the Costa del Sole for about 15 minutes. The beach is well signposted and there is a paid parking lot nearby. If you are lucky and get there early enough, you can also find a parking space along the road - Get directions
  • Type: sand / rocks
  • Entrance: free with the presence of beaches
  • Recommended for: young people / couples / families
  • Where to sleep nearby: Hotels and b & b in Marina di Campo from € 64,00 per room -

12 - Cala Violina, Scarlino

Among the most famous beaches of the Tuscan Maremma, Cala Violina undoubtedly ranks first in the ranking. There very fine sand of quartz granules and the exceptional color of the sea at any time of the year have made it a coveted destination for seaside tourism, halfway between Follonica and Punta Ala.
The peculiarity of the place lies precisely in the presence of quartz grains which, if rubbed together, give rise to a sound that resembles that of the violin strings when they are plucked: this is a very rare phenomenon and only verified in a few other parts of the world (including Brazil and Australia) and which gave its name to the cove.
A further "plus" of the locality is that it is a free access beach, which allowed to preserve the wild aspect of the surrounding nature. In summer, there is a kiosk to buy sandwiches and cold drinks.

  • Where it is: Scarlino, Grosseto (about 10km away from Follonica)
  • by car, take the SP 158 which connects Grosseto to Follonica and exit at Pian d'Alba. From here continue along a dirt road for about 1km, until you come to a large paid parking lot. To get to the beach itself, you will need to arm yourself with a little good will: Cala Violina can only be reached on foot, after about half an hour of walking - Get directions
  • Type: sand
  • Entrance: free
  • Recommended for: young people / couples / families / animal lovers
  • Where to sleep nearby: Hotel and b & b in Scarlino from € 57,00 per room -

13 - Collelungo Beach, Maremma Park

Another beach in Tuscany with a very "wild" look is Collelungo Beach. Located a few kilometers south of Marina di Alberese, it is a seaside resort very wide and semi-deserted even in high season. The peculiarity of the place lies in the beautiful sand dunes present, embellished by the classic Maremma vegetation: the place is highly recommended for those who love uncontaminated sites, where it is possible to stay in close contact with nature (when the influx of people is more low, it is even possible to glimpse some fox lying in the sun or other wild animals). Obviously, maximum respect for the surrounding environment and the atmosphere of tranquility that characterizes the place is required ... If you dream of entertainment on the beaches of Ibiza, this place is not ideal at all!

  • Where it is: Maremma Natural Park, Magliano
  • we advise you to start from the Visitor Center of Torre di Collelungo, and then follow the A2 Le Torri route for about 6km up to the signs for the beach - Get directions
  • Type: sand
  • Entrance: free
  • Recommended for: couples / families / sportsmen / animal lovers
  • Where to sleep nearby: Hotel and b & b starting from € 61,00 per room -

14 - Feniglia beach, Feniglia Dunes Natural Reserve

La Feniglia is a long strip of golden sand, located in the municipality of Orbetello, which extends for about 6km and is surrounded by shady pine forests. It is a bathing area much loved by both residents and tourists (without, for this reason, being overcrowded) as there are many respectable hotel services and facilities nearby, and the whole area is of great naturalistic and scientific interest: the pine forest is home to many animal species (fallow deer, foxes, wild boars, badgers, weasels, plus many species of migratory birds) and plants (pines, cork oaks, holm oaks, lilies).
If you are looking for an alternative to beach life, within the Feniglia Dunes Nature Reserve, you can also come across several ornithological observation sheds for bird watching enthusiasts.

  • Where it is: Feniglia, Orbetello
  • by car, from Ansedonia you have to take the Strada Statale 1 Via Aurelia and then take the municipal road. The last stretch of road to enter the reserve is unpaved and can only be covered on foot or by bicycle, for no more than a few kilometers - Get directions
  • Type: sand
  • Entrance: free with the presence of beaches
  • Recommended for: young people / couples / families / animal lovers
  • Where to sleep nearby: Hotel and b & b in Orbetello from € 60,00 per room -

15 - Cannelle beach, Giglio Island

In addition to the largest island of Elba, the other Tuscan island that makes the heart beat faster for its naturalistic scenery and breathtaking beaches is the Isola del Giglio, an island inhabited by just over 1.400 inhabitants. The islet is a concentrate of beaches and coves that alternate one after the other and you will soon realize it along the panoramic asphalt road that goes around the entire perimeter (think how nice it is to rent a scooter and turn the island on the road admiring the changing scenarios). Among these, the Cannelle Beach stands out: a splendid beach of white granitic and very fine sand, lapped by a crystalline sea. If you want to live it comfortably, you can ask the lifeguards to rent deck chairs and umbrellas (usually around € 7,00 per piece), otherwise you can head to the free beach and enjoy your well-deserved day at the beach.

  • Where it is: Isola del Giglio, municipality of Grosseto (less than 10 minutes from the port)
  • by car, from the port of the island follow along Via delle Cannelle. You will arrive at your destination in less than 10 minutes. - Get directions
  • Type: sand
  • Entrance: free with the presence of beaches
  • Recommended for: young people / couples / families
  • Where to sleep nearby: Hotel and b & b starting from € 65,00 per room -

16 - Cala Giovanna, Pianosa Island

A small strip of land located just beyond the Island of Elba, the Island of Pianosa is a heavenly place, easily reachable by ferry from the main ports of the nearby Elba Island. Due to its small size and the presence mostly of indented coasts, the only bathing beach of the whole island is Cala Giovanna, a small beach with a strong Caribbean flavor. Located near the town and the old port, it is a very popular destination for young couples but also for scuba divers and snorkelers, who have always been attracted by the beauty of the seabed.

  • Where it is: Pianosa Island, 8 minutes walk from the port of the island
  • from the port of the island you are just 8 minutes away from the beach, perfectly signposted - Get directions
  • Type: sand
  • Entrance: free
  • Recommended for: young people / couples / sports

17 - La Lecciona, Viareggio

Not everyone knows it, but in the dock of Viareggio, there is an unspoiled beach where you can relax and enjoy life by the sea. We are talking about La Lecciona beach, a popular destination for both families and groups of friends, between the city center and Torre del Lago. Less known than many other neighboring beaches, although very beautiful, it can be a valid alternative if you feel like it. to spend a few hours by the sea in a less noble location than others. Little curiosity? Since the 70s, La Lecciona has been named the most gay-friendly beach in Italy!

  • Where it is: between Viareggio and Torre del Lago, in the province of Lucca
  • On foot, passing through the pine forest of Viareggio, go along Viale dei Tigli (Viareggio-Torre del Lago) until, at Villa Borbone, you can see the entrance to the path to La Lecciona - Get directions
  • Type: sand
  • Entrance: free with the presence of beaches
  • Recommended for: young people / couples / families
  • Where to sleep nearby: Hotels and b & b in Viareggio from € 63,00 per room -
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