Maremma has one of the most beautiful and particular coastal stretches in all of Tuscany, kilometers of crystal clear waters and wide sandy beaches, small hidden coves and splendid cliffs overlooking the sea.
From Capalbio to Follonica, a wonderful journey to discover the most beautiful beaches of the Tuscan Maremma, wild and uncontaminated, with fine white sand or pebbles, characterized by the reassuring presence of pine forests and Mediterranean scrub forests and crystal clear waters. About 170 km of coastline often protected in protected areas, such as the Maremma Park, the Dune Feniglia Nature Reserve and the Scarlino Nature Reserve, just to name a few.
Maremma is a region with a unique character, wild but welcoming, unique in its kind, and also its beaches are no less, there are dreams for all tastes, from beaches equipped with establishments, cocktail bars and restaurants, for lovers of luxury and relaxation, to rocky beaches, from isolated beaches reachable only on foot, ideal for hiking and trekking enthusiasts, to hidden and inaccessible coves, which can only be accessed by sea …
The 10 most beautiful beaches of the Tuscan Maremma
Cala Violina is certainly one of the most famous beaches of the Maremma and also one of the most particular. It is located in the heart of the Bandite di Scarlino Nature Reserve, in the north of the Maremma. The beach is accessible only on foot, by bike or by sea, it is in fact necessary to leave your car at the parking lot located one kilometer after the exit for Pian d’Alma, and from here proceed on foot following the path that winds its way. through the woods, for about 1.5 km. The route is quite challenging, especially on the hottest days, but it is definitely worth it, once you get to the beach you will be fascinated by its simple but genuine beauty, crystal clear waters, almost Caribbean, clear sand and all around a dense pine forest .. truly magical! Along the way you will find many panoramic points where you can stop and admire the beauty of the coast, the blue waters and the green of the surrounding vegetation. The beach has been called “Violina” because its sand is made up of quartz grains which, when rubbed together, emit a sweet sound reminiscent of the strings of a violin. At the beach there are no establishments, only a refreshment point where you can buy drinks and sandwiches. The crystal clear sea and the conformation of the sand is very reminiscent of the famous beach of Elafonissos in Crete in Greece.
Cala Civette, is one of the most beautiful beaches in the Gulf of Follonica, in the north of the Maremma. It is located about 20 kilometers from Castiglione della Pescaia, in the heart of the Bandite di Scarlino nature reserve. It is famous for its wild aspect and its clear waters, which have earned this beautiful location the coveted recognition of the Blue Flag in 2017. Thin white sand and crystalline green waters, the seabed is sandy, low for the first 50 meters, then tends to rise gently. There is an establishment with sunbeds, bar, newsstand and other services. Behind the beach, a dense pine forest. The beach takes its name from the Torre Civette, a beautiful white tower that rises on the promontory dominating the beach from above, today the tower is privately owned.
Gulf of Baratti, is located in the province of Livorno, 10 km from San Vincenzo, in the north of the Tuscan Maremma. This stretch of the coast is considered “The Caribbean of Tuscany”, for its crystalline waters that vary from blue to turquoise. This stretch of coast was inhabited in ancient times by the Etruscan population, who founded one of their most important settlements here, the city of Populonia, today a very important archaeological site, guardian of the precious remains of the Etruscan period. The Gulf of Baratti was one of the most important Etruscan ports, a place of trade and exchanges with the other maritime powers of the time. In the pine forest that rises behind the beach there is also the ancient necropolis of Populonia, here you can admire the traditional tumulus tombs. Always crossing the pine forest you can reach Buca delle Fate, one of the most beautiful coves in this area, characterized by its unique shaped rocks, eroded by wind and water.
Punta Ala, is one of the most important places in the Tuscan Maremma, elegant and exclusive, it is a maritime destination of great importance, popular for the tranquility and beauty of the sea. In Punta Ala there are two main beaches, one in front of the Sparviero Island and one located between Cala del Barbiere and Punta Hidalgo, both wonderful and unspoiled. Both beaches have a part occupied by the establishment and a part of free beach. The coast extends for about 2 kilometers with a beautiful Mediterranean scrub forest. This stretch of coast is included within the Le Costiere Nature Reserve.
Castiglione della Pescaia, is one of the main coastal stretches of Tuscany, one of the most loved and popular for the beauty of its crystal clear waters, fine sandy beaches and breathtaking views. It includes some of the most famous beaches of the Maremma:
– Litorale di Ponente, stretch that extends towards Punta Ala. Very popular and full of establishments, bars and restaurants, ideal for families with children, due to its shallow water and its warm waters.
– Litorale di Levante, towards Marina di Grosseto. It is less crowded than the previous one, but still breathtakingly beautiful.
– Lido delle Rocchette, characteristic for its coves, reachable by bike or on foot. It is characterized by the rocky seabed, ideal for diving and snorkeling.
– Spiaggia delle Marze, a 6km stretch of coastline flanked by the Tombolo pine forest. Ideal for lovers of kitesurfing, surfing and windsurfing.
– Riva del Sole beach, just 3km from the town of Castiglione della Pescaia.
Cala di Forno, probably one of the most beautiful and particular beaches in Tuscany, unique in its kind and still deeply wild today. The beach can only be accessed on foot following the path that starts from Alberese, or by sea. The Cala di Forno beach is included within the Maremma Park, in the municipality of Talamone. From the Alberese visitor center, it is possible to reach the beach by following a path of about 10km. On the beach it is easy to spot roe deer, foxes and wild boars walking undisturbed, completely disturbed by the human presence, even if minimal. The beach is one of the most beautiful in Tuscany, the atmosphere is magical and the nature is lush and uncontaminated.
Marina di Alberese, is the most famous beach in the Maremma Park, and is also one of the easiest to reach, just leave the car in the park’s car park and continue on foot or with the free shuttle, the path is about 8km . The beach, of fine and clear sand, opens onto the crystalline waters of the Tyrrhenian coast, and behind it is protected by the dense Mediterranean scrub. Characteristic are the imposing tree trunks brought to the beach by the power of the sea waters, and used to set up the traditional “huts” used to shelter from the sun, in harmony with nature!
Giannella and Feniglia. Giannella is one of the two tombolos that connect the Argentario promontory to the mainland. A thin strip of land about 6km long. The beaches of this stretch of coast are made up of fine light colored sand, with crystal clear blue waters. It is a beach particularly suitable for families with children, for about fifty meters the seabed is low, and then it rises very slowly. In the background, the Argentario promontory with the town of Porto Santo Stefano and the beautiful Giglilo Island. Feniglia is the other tombolo that connects the Argentario with Orbetello, skirting the Levante Lagoon on one side and the sea on the other. The entire Fenglia beach is included within the Feniglia Dune Nature Reserve.
Argentario, the promontory of Monte Argentario is most likely one of the most famous stretches of coast in the entire Maremma and one of the most beautiful in Tuscany. The beaches and coves of the Argentario are famous for their natural beauty and crystal clear waters, perfect for diving and snorkeling lovers. Furthermore, right in front of the promontory, there are the islands of the Tuscan Archipelago, in particular the Island of Giglio, the Island of Montecristo and the Island of Giannutri. Among the most beautiful beaches of the Argentario coast:
– Cala Grande, accessible from the Panoramic Road, is one of the best known of the Argentario. It consists of three pebble beaches.
– Cala del Gesso, is one of the most beautiful beaches of the Argentario, accessed from the panoramic road following the exit for Via dei Pionieri. The beach is made up of small pebbles and rises in front of the Argentarola islet.
– Cala Piccola, an enchanting beach accessible from the scenic route, beautiful and evocative, is famous for its crystal clear waters, and for the presence of a rock “the coral rock”, particularly loved by diving enthusiasts.
– Dead Sea, reachable only on foot (with a short distance of 500mt). The beach is characterized by the presence of a large rocky barrier that creates many small natural pools.
Capalbio, is the last Tuscan beach before the border with the Lazio region, and is one of the most important seaside resorts in the Maremma area. The beaches of Capalbio (Ultima Spiaggia, Chiarone, Macchiatonda) are among the most beautiful in Tuscany, wild and peaceful, bordered by a large pine forest and bathed by clear waters of a breathtaking blue. The beaches are divided between a free part and an organized one with umbrellas, sunbeds, restaurants and refreshment points.