Are you dreaming a beach holiday in Tuscany? Tuscany is not just sensational landscape and stunning art towns! The Tuscany beaches are so beautiful and enchanting that make the ideal place to spend your summer holidays: deep blue sea, clear waters, breathtaking views, steep cliffs, wild nature, sports and of course good food!
Wondering on the best Tuscany beaches?
There’s no two ways about it. If you want the best of the Tuscany beaches during your holiday, head south towards the Maremma coast, the most unspoiled coastal areas that Tuscany has to offer.
Let’s go discover the most beautiful and suggestive Tuscany beaches, ideal for holidays.
Castiglione della Pescaia: a place with enchanting beaches
Situated in southern Tuscany in the Maremma region, the area of Castiglione della Pescaia offers everything from the untouched nature to kilometres of beaches, both wild and equipped. This is an area of Tuscany off the beaten track for most foreign visitors to Italy, but it is extremely popular with Italians taking their annual vacation.
Castiglione beach is a holiday destination you don’t want to miss on your holiday. It is an ideal spot for swimming due to its clear water and low sea waves. Castiglione is divided into two beach zones separated by the main Bruna river that passes through the town. “Ponente Beach” is ideal for families thanks to the presence of bars, restaurants and hotels, as well as a shallow beach made up of fine sand.
On the other side: “Levante Beach”, where the sea is crystal clear and slightly rough, creating the ideal situation for bathing. The sea is uncontaminated and the long beaches of fine, white sand, stretch to the edge of the pine forest.
Don’t miss: Bagno Bruna, one of the first private beach areas that you come to on the waterfront walkway to the south of the river (Via Isola Clodia). This place serves large quantities of excellent seafood at remarkably reasonable prices.
Castiglione della Pescaia is also known for its delightful village of Roman origin. Indeed, the town has developed at the summit of Mount Petriccio within the mighty walls with 11 towers and 3 portals and the Castle that today keep intact their charm. Don’t forget to visit it.
Punta Ala beach: An endless beach in the middle of the nature
Another unforgettable beach is Punta Ala, just over two hours from Florence and three from Rome. Punta Ala is a little tip of land that juts into the sea, surrounded on the north, west, and south by the sea and to the east of pine trees as far as the eye can see. On clear days you can enjoy a breathtaking view and see the Island of Elba.
As soon as you enter Punta Ala you will find a very long and luxuriant pine-wood that borders the free beaches or managed by the campsites located on the sea; entering the town there are beaches full of bathing establishments where you can rent equipment for relaxation.
In Punta Ala there are two beaches: one is located on the left of the small port (opposite the island of Sparviero), you enter by walking through the marina to the south-west; you will find an equipped beach and a small portion of free beach, there is also a nice well-maintained lawn.
The other beach instead, located between Punta Hidalgo and Cala del Barbiere, beyond the pine forest, is a long sandy beach, quiet, well maintained and suitable for children. There is equipped beach and free beach, but to arrive at the free beach is to walk a little.
Dog-Friendly: Punta Ala beach is also accessible to dogs. The beach lies in the locality Piastrone.
How to get to Castiglione della Pescaia ad Punta Ala
By car: Approximately 23 km north of Grosseto, Castiglione della Pescaia can be reached from the SS1 Aurelia Road, take exit Follonica (coming from north) or Grosseto South (coming from the south) and then continue direction S322 and follow the signs to the city centre.
By bus: There are daily direct connections with RAMA buses from the main cities of Tuscany.