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Beautiful sea in Tuscany? Here’s Where To Go

Beautiful sea in Tuscany

Tuscany is not only a region rich in cultural and artistic heritage and good food, but it also has 633 kilometers of coastline and makes up 8% of the Italian coasts. Most of the coast is suitable for swimming and there are also marine parks. According to the assessments of Legambiente and the Touring Club, in terms of the most beautiful and cleanest sea in Italy, the Tuscany region occupies the first places. Especially with regard to the Grosseto Maremma area, around Castiglione della Pescaia and Follonica. Now we will see a list of the best sea in Tuscany where you can go.

Sea in Tuscany where to go: the cleanest and most beautiful sea

As we have anticipated, certainly the most beautiful sea in Tuscany is found in the areas of Castiglione della Pescaia.

Here we can find Spiaggia delle Rocchette, located at the foot of a centuries-old pine forest and facing a promontory that presents Forte delle Rocchette, built in the 12th century and which is currently a private property.

The water is crystal clear and the seabed is also suitable for families with children.

You can dive off the rocks and snorkel. Cala Violina is located between Follonica and Punta Ala, within the Bandite di Scarlino Nature Reserve.

It is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the Maremma, if not in all of Tuscany.

It can only be reached on foot after walking through the woods. The name derives from the characteristic sound of the small grains of quartz which make up the cove when you walk on it.

The sea is crystal clear and the sand is golden. Among the beaches in Tuscany we can also name the nearby Cala Civette and Cala Martina. The name of the first derives from Torre Civette, originally from the 16th century, and in its sea it is possible to see numerous fish. The second is separated from Cala Violina by the promontory of Punta Francese. Its water is crystal clear and the seabed is stony.

Sea holidays in Tuscany: the beaches of the islands

The Tuscany region is also rich in islands and we cannot fail to mention them in our guide.

For Tuscan seaside holidays, we can start from the island of Elba, which extends for 224 square kilometres.

The first beach we can name is Spiaggia della Biodola, which is 10 km from Portoferraio, with clear water and golden sand.

The second is the Laconella beach, which is located in the south of the island. Being very small, access is limited and this makes it even more enjoyable.

Finally, we have the Capobianco beach, which is located on the north coast. The sea is crystal clear with white pebbles.

On the island of Giglio there are instead Cala dell’Arenella, with its white sand and with the rock of the Turtle, and Spiaggia delle Cannelle, which is the most popular.

On the island of Capraia we can find: Cala della Mortola, with crystal clear water and which can be reached by boat taxi; Cala Rossa, which arises from a volcanic vent, and, finally, Cala del Ceppo, which can be reached both on foot and by sea with a boat.

The beaches of Capalbio and Orbetello are also interesting.

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