Principina a Mare

The sea and the beach of Principina a Mare are simply splendid … awarded, for many years, with the Blue Flag.

Principina a Mare is a delightful village in the province of Grosseto, a famous summer holiday destination, particularly loved for its beautiful sea and the large pine forest that runs along the coast.

The beach

Principina a Mare beach starts from the mouth of the Ombrone river and continues for about twelve kilometers northwards. In the first stretch (for about one kilometer) the beach sees the presence of imposing trunks carried by the water, very particular and typical of the Grosseto beaches (there are also many in the beautiful beach of Alberese, in the Maremma Natural Park) and used in many cases to create rudimentary but effective huts to protect themselves from the sun. In this first section of the beach you can admire the most authentic spirit of Maremma nature, wild, uncontaminated and sometimes harsh, but of breathtaking beauty …

Continuing beyond the first stretch, the beach becomes a little more welcoming, it is wide and sandy, with very fine grains of white sand, and the waters are typically clear and crystalline of the Tyrrhenian Sea, with shades ranging from deep blue to turquoise. Behind the beach, a large pine forest offers shade during the hottest hours of the day and is a splendid reassuring presence, with the green of the foliage that rises towards the blue of the sky, creating a wonderful contrast of colors. The pine forest of Principina a Mare extends until it reaches the Uccellina Mountains, constituting in fact one of the most beautiful landscapes of the Maremma Park.

The beach is equipped with sunbeds, umbrellas and beach clubs, but also has a large free stretch.

The village of Principina a Mare

Principina a Mare is a young and lively village, full of hotels, campsites and residences, very popular in summer for its wonderful sea. There are many bathing establishments available, for a completely relaxing holiday, but also several kilometers of free beach, for lovers of wild nature. Being in the heart of the Maremma, Principina a Mare offers many outdoor activities and in contact with nature, sailing, kitesurfing, windsurfing schools, but also the opportunity to go hiking, biking or horseback riding.

Principina a Mare is the “youngest” village of Principina Monte, both in the municipality of Grosseto.

Principina Mare was born as an area for summer holidays, in fact there are many houses completely immersed in the pine forest, some hotels, residences and a campsite.

Here the tourist can choose between a “full sea” holiday of relaxation, sunbathing in an equipped bathing establishment or in the clean free beach, having fun with one of the many water sports that can be practiced such as sailing, kitesurfing, jet skis, or go hiking and horseback riding in the Maremma.

Principina a Mare is also just a few kilometers from the most famous towns on the Maremma coast, Punta Ala, Talamone and Castiglione della Pescaia.

How to reach Principina a Mare

Principina a Mare is 15 km from Grosseto, 190 km from Rome, 169 km from Florence and 450 km from Rome.

By car

From the north (Milan): Autostrada del Sole to La Spezia, then the Cisa motorway. Then continue towards Livorno and exit at Rosignano, continue on the SS Aurelia towards Rome up to Follonica Sud, then continue following the signs for Castiglione della Pescaia and then Principina a Mare.

From the north (Turin): A6 motorway towards Alessandria, then A12 motorway towards Genoa, continue towards Genova Est. Follow the directions for Livorno and exit at Rosignano. Take the SS Aurelia to Follonica Nord and then continue towards Castiglione della Pescaia – Principina a Mare.

From the north (Florence): Florence-Siena motorway, E78 road towards Grosseto, then follow the signs for Principina a Mare.

From the south (Rome): A12 motorway to Civitavecchia-Tarquinia, continue on the SS Aurelia towards Grosseto, Grosseto sud exit, follow the signs for Principina a Mare.

By plane :

The main airports are those of Rome-Fiumicino 184 km, the Pisa airport 174 km and the Florence airport 170 km.

By train :

The nearest railway station is in Grosseto, 15 km away.

By bus :

It is possible to reach Principina a Mare with the Tiemme buses.