Cala Civette

In the Scarlino Nature Reserve, about 20 km from Castiglione della Pescaia, Cala Civette is one of the most beautiful beaches on the Tuscan coast.

It takes its name from the sixteenth-century tower, Torre Civette, which dominates the beach from the promontory.

The beach

Cala Civette is a small oasis of nature and sea of the Tuscan Maremma, its turquoise, clear and crystalline waters, the gold-colored sand and the lush green of the Mediterranean scrub all around, make it one of the most beautiful beaches of the Tuscan coast. .

Wild and unspoiled, this beach is the ideal place for those who love contact with nature. The pine forest that protects the beach is part of the nature reserve and offers shelter from the sun during the hottest hours of the day.

The bottom is sandy, for about 50 meters of shallow depth, very rich in fish, it is also ideal for snorkelers, who can see here the main fish species typical of the Tuscan Maremma.

The beach is not equipped with sun beds, umbrellas and there are no establishments.

Torre Cala Civette

On the promontory overlooking the beach stands the white Torre Civette, a sixteenth-century tower located near the homonymous farm.

The tower is immersed in the luxuriant Mediterranean scrub, on several levels, has a quadrangular section.

The construction of the tower dates back to the sixteenth century, on a pre-existing fortification of medieval origin, it served as a watchtower for the principality of Piombino.

The sixteenth-century appearance of the tower was changed during the eighteenth century and in the first half of the 1900s due to some renovations.

Today the tower and the farm are privately owned.

How to reach Cala Civette

By car:

The beach is easily accessible by following the signs for Puntone di Scarlino and continuing on the Provincial Road 158 in the direction of Pian d’Alma. Once you arrive in Pian d’Alma, continue for about 4 km following the local road of Torre Civette, until you reach the free car park where you can leave your car. From the car park the beach is only 100 meters away on foot, you just need to cross the Alma stream (no danger, it is a small stream).

By bike:

If you are keen on mountain biking, you can reach the beach of Cala Civette following a beautiful path immersed in the Maremma nature. The departure is from Puntone di Scarlino, continue to the Etrusca Marina tourist port, pass the Parco delle Cale hotel and continue along a dirt road until you reach an open space from which a dirt road starts. The path crosses the rolling hills and offers a breathtaking view of the sea, passing through Cala Martina, Cala Francese, Cala Violina and finally Cala Civette.

Distance: 4.5km

Duration: 20 minutes