The beaches of the Tuscan Maremma: a journey between nature and relaxation


Have you ever wondered what the secret of the beaches of the Tuscan Maremma, such that they are so special?

This region, with its varied coastline, offers a unique combination of natural beauty, history and tranquility that enchants every visitor.

The beaches of the Tuscan Maremma are renowned for their crystal-clear waters, golden sands and lush Mediterranean vegetation that surrounds them.

The coastline of the Tuscan Maremma stretches over 160 km., embracing a wide range of landscapes, from hidden coves to long stretches of sand, from cliffs to shady Mediterranean scrub pine forests.

Such diversity not only satisfies every type of bather, but also helps to preserve an environmental balance that makes these beaches qualitatively excellent.

In the following paragraphs, we will explore in detail the characteristics of the main beaches of the Tuscan Maremma, offering you a comprehensive guide to discover all that this corner of paradise has to offer.


Tuscan Maremma coast: how we can ideally divide it up

The coast of the Tuscan Maremma is composed of a veritable mosaic of fascinating and diverse landscapes.

To better understand this variety, we can divide it into three main areas.

  • The Alta Maremma, which stretches from the Follonica area to Punta Ala;
  • the Central Maremma extends from Castiglione della Pescaia to Marina di Alberese and the Maremma Park area
  • the Lower Maremma includes Talamone, the Monte Argentario area and the beaches that extend to the Lazio border.


Beaches of the Tuscan Maremma: the north coast and places not to be missed

The Alta Maremma region, which stretches from the Follonica area to Punta Ala, is renowned for its enchanting beaches and breathtaking landscapes.

This coastal part of the Tuscan Maremma is a perfect blend of crystal clear sea, green hills and rich Mediterranean vegetation, offering unique experiences for every type of visitor.


Cala Violina

One of the most famous beaches in the Upper Maremma is undoubtedly Cala Violina, located between Follonica and Punta Ala.

This beach is famous for its white sand composed of tiny quartz grains that, when stepped on, emit a melodious, violin-like sound.

Cala Violina is nestled in a nature reserve and can only be reached on foot or by bicycle via an approximately 2-kilometer path through lush Mediterranean scrub.

Access limited to a maximum daily attendance (no more than 700) ensures the maintenance of its ecosystem, avoiding the negative consequences of tourist overcrowding.



Punta Ala

Punta Ala is famous for its marina and exclusive beaches.

Punta Ala beach is surrounded by a pine forest and offers fine, golden sand, ideal for those seeking a quiet and relaxing place.

This resort is popular for its luxury accommodations and opportunities for water sports, such as sailing and windsurfing.

Punta Ala is also home to major international sailing regattas, making it a popular destination for boating enthusiasts.

Along the coast, you will find numerous well-equipped bathing establishments and restaurants offering the freshest seafood specialties.


Mozza Tower

Continuing southward, we find Torre Mozza, a beach characterized by the presence of a 16th-century tower that dominates the horizon.

This tower, built to defend the coast from Saracen raids, adds a historic touch to the seascape.

The beach is ideal for snorkelers, thanks to its seabed rich in marine life and crystal clear waters.

Torre Mozza offers a combination of fine sand and small pebbles, surrounded by dunes and lush Mediterranean scrub.

It is easily accessible and has ample dirt parking nearby, making it an ideal destination for families and groups of friends.


The central Maremma coast

The central Maremma coast, which stretches from Castiglione della Pescaia to Marina di Grosseto and Talamone, is an area that combines the natural beauty of the Tuscan Maremma coast with the historical charm of medieval villages.


Castiglione della Pescaia

Castiglione della Pescaia is known for its well-maintained beaches and high-quality tourist services.

The area's beaches are especially prized for their cleanliness and clear waters, ideal for families and water sports such as windsurfing and paddleboarding.

In addition to beaches, the village of Castiglione della Pescaia offers a wide range of restaurants, stores, and recreational activities.

The old town, with its cobblestone streets and medieval castle, is worth a visit to discover local history and culture.

In addition, Castiglione della Pescaia has received the Blue Flag several times, an award for its water quality and sustainable beach management.


Principina a Mare

Continuing southward, we encounter Principina a Mare, A quiet, family-friendly seaside resort built from the ground up in the 1960s, within the Mediterranean pine forest located a few kilometers from Grosseto.

The beach is wide and sandy, with a large pine forest behind it that provides shade and picnic areas.

This stretch of coastline is ideal for families because of its shallow and safe waters.

In addition, Principina a Mare is well equipped with bathing establishments, restaurants and various services, which make the visit comfortable and enjoyable for everyone.

Marina di Alberese

One of the jewels of the central Maremma coast is Marina di Alberese, located within the Maremma Natural Park.

This beach is distinguished by its length and gray sand, surrounded by lush Mediterranean scrub vegetation.

Accessible primarily by bicycle or by shuttle service, Marina di Alberese is a paradise for nature lovers.

Visitors can often spot wild animals such as foxes, wild boar and deer.

The beach is devoid of bathing establishments, offering a wild and authentic experience. Don't forget to bring water and food with you, as facilities are limited.


Oven Cove

Cala di Forno is a beautiful beach located within the Maremma Natural Park along the Tuscan coast.

This pristine bay can only be reached on foot or by boat, providing a peaceful and wild atmosphere.

Its crystal-clear waters and golden sand are framed by dunes and Mediterranean scrub, offering a perfect retreat for nature lovers.

The area is rich in wildlife, including deer and seabirds, making it a paradise for birdwatchers.

Cala di Forno Cove represents an oasis of peace, ideal for those seeking an authentic experience surrounded by nature.


Beaches of the Tuscan Maremma: the southern coast

The southern Maremma coast, which stretches from the Monte Argentario area to the border with Lazio, is one of the most fascinating areas of the Tuscan Maremma.

This region is known for its exclusive beaches, the breathtaking views and historic landscapes that make it unique.

The beaches of the lower Maremma offer a mix of fine sand, rocks, and crystal-clear waters, perfect for those seeking an elegant destination steeped in history.



Talamone is a charming seaside village located on the Tuscan coast, within the Maremma Natural Park. With its Etruscan and Roman origins, it offers a rich historical and cultural heritage.

Its marina is an ideal starting point for excursions to the nearby islands of the Tuscan Archipelago.

Dominated by the imposing Rocca Aldobrandesca, Talamone boasts breathtaking views of the Tyrrhenian Sea.

Its beaches, surrounded by unspoiled nature, are perfect for relaxation and water sports. The old town, with its narrow streets and characteristic stone buildings, creates a unique and charming atmosphere.


Feniglia Beach

One of the most famous beaches in the lower Maremma is Feniglia Beach, a long stretch of sand that connects Mount Argentario to the mainland.

This beach, which is about 7 km long, is characterized by A sandy seabed and shallow waters, ideal for families with children.

Behind the beach is the Duna Feniglia Nature Reserve, a protected area where deer and migratory birds can be spotted.

The beach is largely free, but there are also some well-equipped bathing establishments.


Porto Santo Stefano and Porto Ercole

Porto Santo Stefano and Porto Ercole, located on the Argentario promontory, are two jewels of the Tuscan coast known for their enchanting beaches.

Porto Santo Stefano, with its lively marina, offers beaches such as Cala del Gesso, with crystal clear waters and white pebbles, and La Cantoniera Beach, easily accessible and ideal for families.

Port Hercules, a charming seaside village, boasts picturesque beaches such as La Feniglia, a long stretch of golden sand surrounded by a lush pine forest, and Spiaggia Lunga, a corner of paradise hidden among the cliffs.

Both places are perfect for those seeking relaxation, natural beauty and an authentic experience immersed in Tuscan tradition and culture.



South of Monte Argentario, we find Ansedonia, a resort that offers wild beaches set among high cliffs.

Ansedonia beach is particularly fascinating because of its secluded location and picturesque views.

The area is rich in history, with the ruins of the Roman city of Cosa offering a glimpse into the region's ancient past.

Ansedonia is a perfect place for those seeking tranquility and direct contact with nature.


Capalbio Beach

Capalbio, located near the border with Lazio, is another must-see destination in the lower Maremma.

Capalbio beach stretches for about 12 km. and is divided between stretches of free beach and equipped bathing establishments.

This area is famous for its sand dunes and the lush vegetation that surrounds it.

Capalbio also offers an interesting extra-sea activity, Due to the proximity of the Tarot Garden, an art park created by artist Niki de Saint Phalle.


Straws Beach

Now that you have seen A review of the most beautiful beaches of the Tuscan Maremma, stop for a moment and give yourself some rest: the Bathroom The Straws is ready to be your base where you realize a wonderful vacation along our coasts.

But why is our bathing establishment in Castiglione della Pescaia so special? First, let's start with the natural wonders of the place.

The enchanting pine forest of centuries-old trees and Mediterranean scrub, the endless beach of fine sand protected by the soft dunes created by the winds, the crystal-clear water and the fantasy of the landscape make this place unique.

Only when you have learned all this information will you understand why we have chosen this specific place, "Le Cannucce," to open our bathing establishment, named after this fascinating beach, namely... "Le Cannucce."

In this enchanting place, you will find Everything you need to make your vacation an unforgettable experience.

Located a stone's throw from the seaside village of Castiglione della Pescaia, our facility was conceived and built in symbiosis with the landscape and with respect for nature.


What you can find at Le Cannucce Bath

The huts, built entirely of wood and covered with scopo, a typical plant of the area, blend perfectly with their surroundings.

In our beautiful gardens you will find several protected botanical species such as the Sea Lily, a bulbous plant that in summer is colored with large white flowers with a sublime fragrance.

Bagno Le Cannucce is more than just a bathing establishment: it is a piece of paradise full of amazing views that attract for their beauty and for the opportunities for recreation, relaxation and fun that it offers.

After a day spent in the sea and sunshine, you can enjoy the delicacies of our restaurant, which offers typical Tuscan dishes prepared with fresh, local ingredients. The restaurant, located directly on the beach, is the ideal place for quick lunches or relaxing dinners while enjoying a natural panorama of rare beauty.

There is also no shortage of a bar area, open from 8 a.m. to midnight, ideal for breakfasts, snacks and great cocktails.

For sports lovers, we propose numerous activities, including. S.U.P. classes. (Stand Up Paddleboard), swimming for toddlers, gentle exercise classes, postural, G.A.G. (Legs, Abs, Glutes) and Personal Training sessions.

In addition, the plant has a play area With ping pong table, table soccer and trampoline.

At sunset, the beach of Castiglione della Pescaia, one of the most beautiful corners of the Maremma, becomes a pool of a thousand colors and shades. The golden sand and well-spaced umbrellas provide privacy and comfort, making every moment special.

Find out all the details about our services and book your next vacation by visiting our website.

For more information and reservations, contact us at +39 0564 933123 or email us at We are waiting to offer you an unforgettable stay on the coast of the Tuscan Maremma.