Located between Tuscany and Lazio, and overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea, Maremma is an Italian destination with a great personality. What makes Maremma (Tuscany) unique is that there is a variegated territory: sea, hills and mountain blend together in unique natural works of art blue sea, long beaches, green hills and natural thermal baths.
In 1975, the Maremma area became a natural park, it was created to protect the environment and to prevent development along the coast of this part of Italy.
An excellent idea because undeveloped areas of Italian coast are quite rare and the scenery here is exceptional!
Here you can have the chance to explore the natural environment, beaches and scenery and to walk through the pine forests, olive groves and marshes typical of the Mediterranean region.
You also have a good chance of seeing foxes, wild boars and the famous Maremma cows and to enjoy the quiet beaches… then prepare yourself for a relaxing summer holiday!
If you want to discover more about the beautiful Maremma beaches, below a list of the top 5 beaches of the Maremma, Tuscany.
Marina di Alberese Beach
One of the most beautiful beaches of the Maremma(Tuscany) with its crystal clear sea, ideal to relax and enjoy this scenic place and its wonderful views.
The beach of Marina di Alberese is a real wonder: white trunks lying on the sand, smoothed by the wind and sea, which with their sinuous profiles create an amazing scenario. The entrances are limited, to protect the charm that this fine white sandy beach offers to the tourists. Near the access point are some kiosks and snack areas.
Marina di Alberese beach can be accessed on foot or by bicycle, leaving the car in the nearest parking lot and then continuing along a path of about 8km, or using the shuttle service. Paid parking directly on the sea is limited to 140 parking spaces.
Cala Violina beach, Punta Ala
Cala Violina is the sort of beach you dream about and is perfect for couples and families. The water here is crystal clear and the beach is surrounded by dense and lush Mediterranean vegetation.
Since it’s a nature park, you have to be careful where you go and what you do. Don’t litter and always stay on the designated paths. In the pine forest, there are wooden tables and benches perfect for a picnic in the shade.
The Boschetto di Follonica beach is one of the most popular beaches in the Maremma seaside resort, above all due to the presence of a large and well-laid out Bau Beach .
The beach is narrow and long and composed of fine golden sand. The seabed gently slopes down and allows even the smallest of the family to swim safely.
Le Rocchette beach
Among all the best beaches of Tuscany, Le Rocchette is one of the most crowded and famous. Le Rocchette is a long, coarse sandy beach situated along the spectacular Maremma Grossetana coastline, a short distance from the popular sailing port and pretty medieval old town of Castiglione della Pescaia. On the North side, the beach features beautiful little gravel coves.
To the South of the shore, there are beaches of golden sands with crystal clear water which is relatively cool in temperature due to the currents present.
Principina a Mare beach
This beach extends about 4 km southwards as far as the mouth of Ombrone river, where the National Park of Maremma begins. Here Mediterranean scrub, sand dunes and marshland become a distinct feature of the environment, giving it a wild awe-inspiring feel. You get the feeling this is an almost primordial return to a place where sea and land meet. Go there if you are a birdwatcher lover!
Getting there- Maremma, Tuscany-
Best points of entry by air are either Rome Fiumicino or Pisa. From either airport, it’s around a two-hour drive on the SS1 “Aurelia” trunk road to the provincial capital of Grosseto, which is 15 minutes away from the main Parco Naturale della Maremma visitors’ centre in Alberese.
A hire car is the best way to explore the hinterland but the train is another option: useful stations on the Rome-Pisa line includes Capalbio, Orbetello, Albinia and Grosseto. Local bus company RAMA runs a regular service (more frequent in summer) between Grosseto, Alberese and Marina di Alberese.