Visiting Tuscany beaches is a fun way of discovering Tuscany.
Spending time on the beach in Tuscany Italy will not only be filled with joy of blending yourself with warm waters and white sand but, in a way, it gives you a chance to see the importance of beaches in lives of local people.
Here I will share with you some of the best beaches in Tuscany, Italy.
Crowded and elite Versilia, rustic and natural Maremma, picturesque Livorno and splendid Elba sea coast of Tuscany.
Enjoy your beach holidays!
North of Tuscany is worldwide famous for its beaches. Versilia coast line between Viareggio and Marina di Carrara generously welcomes hundreds (or even thousands) of tourists a year on its sandy Italy beaches of Versilia, Viareggio, Lido di Camaiore and Forte dei Marmi.
All Versilia beaches are well maintained, crowded and mainly consist of the lines of sun beds and umbrellas.
Lido di Camaiore Photo, Versilia Italy
So if you prefer more touristic, busy and elite beach holidays then with no doubt your destination is La Versilia - Viareggio, Lido di Camaiore or Forte dei Marmi.
Night life in Versilia is normally also very busy. Viareggio discos gather elite visitors from the whole Italy.
Read more about beautiful Versilia coast and find top hotels, vacation rentals and best restaurants in Viareggio, Lido di Camaiore and Forte dei Marmi:
Versilia Beaches of Viareggio, Lido di Camaiore, Forte dei Marmi
Visiting Lido di Camaiore
Visiting Forte dei Marmi
Tuscany on the Beach. Did you know that...?
Most of the Italian women go al mare (to the beach) from early April until late September, every weekend if they can. It is something from the local culture, and getting dark bronze tan by the end of the season in Tuscany is almost a must.
In Italy, often you can see even older ladies in their 60-70 getting themselves to the beach in the morning and going home by lunch. Or little babies of just one or two months old being brought to the beach to experience for the first time in their lives the importance of mare in the Tuscan culture.
And then, all those numerous stories people are telling each other next day after going to the beach... Curious what are other interesting facts about Italy?
A nice alternative is the southern coast of Tuscany with its wild Maremma which is protected by the state nature reserve. Maremma beaches of southern Tuscan coast are, perhaps, the less crowded and the most beautiful and clean beaches of Tuscan coast.
White Maremma beaches of Italy are less touristic and less “elite” (you can not compare the quietness of Maremma with busy and fashionable Versilia). All depends on your taste and on your view of what the best beaches are.
Hereby my selection of the best beaches in Maremma:
Find more White Maremma Beaches
Visiting Castiglione della Pescaia
Visiting Porto Ercole
Natural Maremma Beach, Tuscany Italy
Interesting fact: Have you heard of white Vada beaches?
Have you ever heard of the unique Tuscan beaches in Vada? White sand and blue water... Vada, Italy is like a little paradise.
But be aware that on Vada beaches the sand is so white and the water is so transparent only due to the bicarbonate pollutions of Rosignano Solvay factories.
Swimming in Vada?
Nothing will really happen if you swim in Vada waters a couple of times (hundreds and thousands of tourists enjoy holidays in Vada every year) but my advice is: go for the safe clean waters, especially if you travel with kids.
Luckily, Tuscany has enough beautiful clean child friendly good beaches. Keep on reading and find out.
I hear sometimes that the best beaches in Tuscany are those of Livorno province (going south from Livorno down the coast) - Quercianella, Chioma, Castiglioncello, Rosignano...
Having visited many of Livorno beaches over the years I have a double opinion about that.
Livorno Sea View
Read more about Livorno beaches and things to do in Livorno following the links below.
Things to Do in Livorno Italy
Elba island of Italy is special and splendid.
If you are staying on Elba island you can visit almost any beach and you won't be disappointed. Here are the beaches in Elba I enjoyed the most.
Read more about beaches of Elba island in Tuscany and top rated attractions:
Visiting Elba Island Italy
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