While the region is renowned for its rolling green hills and exquisite country landscape, Tuscany is also home to some of Italy’s most picturesque beaches. With 250 miles of meandering coastline, visitors are spoilt for choice when it comes to days by the sea; enjoy a fun-filled family day out on the soft golden sands of Versilia or take a trip to Marina di Alberese for an authentic beach experience. Wherever you venture along the Tuscan coastline, they’ll be a number of beautiful beaches just waiting to be explored:
One of the liveliest coastal areas in Tuscany, Versilia beach has something for everyone. Enjoy a family day out under the glorious sunshine and find yourself a spot along this golden sandy stretch to kick back with the kids for a day of fun, building sandcastles and splashing around in the soft white waves! Alternatively, enjoy a romantic stroll down the beach with your other half or take some time out with a good book under one of the beach’s pastel coloured parasols. If you get a little thirsty or peckish, refreshments are never far away; pop down to the beach bar for a cooling beverage or venture along the promenade to discover some of Versilia’s bustling bars and restaurants.
Marina di Pisa
Another family favourite, Marina di Pisa is particularly popular with parents and children; not only is the beach relatively small in comparison to others meaning your little ones are never far away, but it is also protected from the force of the open sea by sturdy stone barriers. Additionally, with bathing facilities and selection of family-friendly restaurants close by, there’s no need to come bundled with beach gear and hefty pack lunches, making for an easier day out by the sea. Enjoy an afternoon of quality family time playing in the waves or strolling through the wooded pine forest that backs the beach.
Marina di Alberese
For a truly authentic beach experience, head to Marina di Alberese where you’ll find over four miles of soft, grey sand backed by luscious greenery and sporadic clumps of woodland. This tranquil beach is one of the less touristy locations on the Tuscan coastline, so is the perfect place to relax, unwind and enjoy some well-earned chill time. Spend the day soaking up the sun or venture beyond the sand to explore the hilly, green slopes that line this picturesque shoreline. With only one mobile snack bar onsite, we recommend bringing your own picnic or stopping off at the quaint little town of Alberese on your way to the beach to pick up some tasty Italian treats!
Livorno is truly a picture-perfect seaside village and boasts a gorgeous beach where visitors can relish a day in the Mediterranean sunshine. Grab your snorkel and take a dip in the crystal-clear waters to discover a world of aquatic wildlife or lounge in the sun to top up your tan! If you find yourself feeling a little flustered in the heat of the day, head up to Mascagni Terrace, the famous village square which looks out over the sea. As you stand on the chequered tiles, you’ll no doubt enjoy the stunning panoramic views of the surrounding coastline as you feel the welcome breeze rustle your hair.
Finally, Castiglioncello is also a must-visit seaside spot for those holidaying to the Tuscan coast. Referred to by some as “the pearl of the Tyrrhenian Sea”, Castiglioncello is home to a selection of exotic beaches where a plethora of activities can be enjoyed; relax in sheltered bays, climb rocky headlands or dive beneath the waves to discover beautiful red reefs. Alternatively, head out to sea for a spot of fishing or take to the waves to enjoy a plethora of water sports including windsurfing, jet skiing and boating.
If you’d like to explore these beautiful Tuscan beaches, why not contact us today to find your perfect holiday accommodation? Here at Quality Villas, we have a stunning selection of holiday villas in Tuscany that are perfect for families, couples and groups, meaning no matter what your party size, you can enjoy a memorable holiday by the sea!
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