A guide to Tuscany's most accessible beaches for an Italian summer within everyone's reach
22 July 2022
The Alba Big Fish, Marina di Pisa
This is a fine beach with 120 beach umbrellas on the Pisa coastline. In the town, you can admire the Art Nouveau buildings, while the place to stop after the seaside is in the dense pine forests that provide shade and cool. The mouth of the Arno River, in nearby Bocca d'Arno, promises an impressive view, and Pisa is only 11 kilometres away.
The excellent restaurant serves fish dishes, but that's not all: it is also a pizzeria, and vegetarians and vegans are catered for.
Bagno degli Americani, Tirrenia
The stretch of beach with its fine, light-coloured sand is close to the WWF Dune Oasis of Tirrenia, where you can alternate dips in the water and in nature. An aperitif with a view of the sunset is an unmissable experience in the town, which is also home to a number of nightclubs. Pisa and Livorno can be reached in 20 minutes.
The programme of films under the stars, with a big screen installed on the sand, and live music every Friday.
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Bagni Pancaldi Acquaviva, Livorno
This ancient establishment dating back to 1840 is located on Livorno's seafront, in a central district. Comfortably settled on the beach, you find yourself facing Corsica and the islands of the Tuscan archipelago. After sunbathing and swimming, you can enjoy the town. At sunset, you can gather on the Terrazza Mascagni, bordering right on the bathing area: it's an elegant lookout over the sea, with chequered paving.
The Olympic-size swimming pool is also accessible to people with disabilities via ramps and seats.
Tangram beach, Follonica
The shallow-water coastline, for easy and safe bathing, is located in the Colline Metallifere district, an area particularly abundant in natural parks. If you want to visit a mediaeval village, head for Massa Marittima. It's 18 kilometres inland from the coast, in a panoramic position on a hill surrounded by Mediterranean vegetation.
The calendar of events includes book presentations, music and activities for children.
Bagno Moderno, Marina di Grosseto
The wide beach with its queen-size umbrellas is one of the jewels of the Marina di Grosseto beach resort on the Maremma coast. From here you can spend a day sightseeing in Grosseto, 12 kilometres away, or in the Maremma Park. If you have a four-legged friend, he is welcome here: dogs, provided they are muzzled, can stay with you.
The option of hiring anti-tip canoes and electric pedal boats. Visit the website for more informations.
Braccio Energy Beach, Orbetello
The beach resort lies on a strip of very light sand on the Argentario coast, within the Feniglia Nature Reserve. The shoreline connects the Ansedonia hill to Monte Argentario, in a stunning natural setting.
You can order at the bar-restaurant directly from your beach umbrella, via smartphone, and be served there. Visit the website for more informations.
Tuscany, a land of hospitality that gives its best in summer. For everyone.