The main beach of Castiglione della Pescaia can be easily reached on foot from the town because it extends right in front of the center. Being a very long strip of fine sand, it is usually divided into two: the stretch that runs towards Punta Ala is called Spiaggia di Ponente, and is usually very popular because it is dotted with bathing establishments, bars and restaurants. The golden sand, the shallow water and the clear waters where strong currents do not arrive make it the perfect beach for families.
From the port of Castiglione della Pescaia towards Marina di Grosseto extends the stretch of beach commonly called Levante Beach. It resembles in all respects the west coast, the only difference that can be found is the smaller number of people who storm the sand and sea. The coast flows gently into the water and the sea is generally not very rough, the ideal situation for swimming. However, services and equipment are not absent, umbrella rental and lunch break are guaranteed!
The stretch of coast that stretches from Castiglione della Pescaia north towards Punta Ala offers numerous opportunities to find coves, even not far away and reachable by bicycle thanks to the comfortable cycle paths. Among these, one of the most beautiful beaches is certainly that of the Rocchette which offers not only the golden sand, typical of the coast of Castiglione della Pescaia, but also a cliff that creates the ideal rocky backdrop for diving enthusiasts. The beach is surrounded by Mediterranean scrub bushes, nothing better for a relaxing holiday disconnected from the rest of the world.
From Castiglione della Pescaia it is certainly worth taking the car and moving towards Marina di Grosseto towards the Marze coast: 6 kilometers of free beach, the Pineta del Tombolo behind it that separates it from the road, dunes that reach even two meters height, and perfect spots for practicing water sports such as surfing and kitesurfing. You will not have to give up either the refreshment points or bathing establishments, but overall it is definitely a beach suitable for lovers of wild nature.
In the Gulf of Follonica, a few kilometers north of Punta Ala, there is the beach that is considered one of the most beautiful in the whole Maremma: a beach of very fine white sand, almost Caribbean, with crystal clear water and the scent of the Mediterranean scrub that envelops it. We fully consider the 30 minutes drive to get from Castiglione della Pescaia more than deserved. After leaving the car in the parking lot, you have to walk for about 20 minutes, and this too has perhaps contributed to the preservation of this natural paradise.
Just 3 kilometers north from the center of Castiglione you come across Riva del Sole, a curious location as it hosts a holiday village built in the 1960s by a Swedish after-work association. The structure is perfectly integrated into nature, without damaging either the view or the access to the beach: the fine sand dunes are pristine, as is the wonderful pine forest that surrounds the beach. Despite the lush nature, there is both a mini golf and a baseball field, as well as services and equipment.
A beautiful, rather long free beach develops a few kilometers north of Castiglione della Pescaia, at Punta Ala. Wonderful views and clear waters are just some of the characteristics of this beach, despite the town hosting the port made famous by the Luna Rossa boat, based right in Punta Ala. From this stretch of coast on clear days you can glimpse the Island of Elba.
Marina di Alberese is the best known beach in the Maremma Park and is also the most easily accessible. The entrance road starts from the Visitor Center of the Maremma Park, and since access is allowed to a very limited number of cars, it is convenient to leave the car in the parking lot of the Visitor Center and continue with the shuttle service; the beach can also be reached via a cycle path that always starts from the Visitor Center and is 8 km long.
Along the way to access the beach you can observe herds of Chianina and wild horses.
The Marina di Alberese beach is pristine and made up of fine sand. It opens up in front of a dense Mediterranean scrub that offers numerous natural shade points. The sea is crystal clear. The coast along a few kilometers is characterized by the presence of trunks and branches bleached by the sea and the sun, with which primitive-looking “huts” are built that offer a valid shelter from the sun. The beach is not equipped, you will have to independently provide for the shade and any additional comforts.
Just before the access point to the beach, in the summer, you will also find a refreshment point.
If it is not difficult for you to walk, we advise you not to stop immediately, but continue to the left (towards the south, so to speak); the beach becomes less and less crowded and you can better appreciate the natural beauty of this place. The southernmost part of the beach, where the crowd of bathers can only be seen in the distance, is also frequented by naturists.
A beach for lovers of unspoiled nature.
Collelungo Beach is located a few kilometers further south than Marina di Alberese, in the coastal stretch dominated by the Tower of Collelungo, from which it takes its name. We are in the middle of the Maremma Natural Park, in the territory of Magliano in Toscana.
Collelungo beach can be reached in two ways: starting from the Visitor Center and taking the “A2 Le Torri” route of about 5.8 km; or by reaching the beach of Marina di Alberese and then walking south for a few kilometers.
The beach is beautiful, wide and wild. Surrounded by sand dunes with the characteristic Maremma vegetation, it is semi-deserted even in the height of summer. The sea is transparent.
It may happen to spot some foxes or find small herds lying in the sun. Ideal place for lovers of nature, silence and tranquility.
Natural Reserve Diaccia Botrona
Natural Reserve of the Diaccia Botrona is a protected natural area that covers an area of 1,273 hectares close to the Tombolo pine forest, the last strip of the Padule di Castiglione della Pescaia.
Village of Castiglione della Pescaia
Climb along the narrow streets that climb towards the top of the village and immerse yourself in a suggestive atmosphere, between the medieval walls, the arquebusiers and the ancient gates of the historic village.
Vetulonia Antica Città Etrusca
Vetulonia: ancient and powerful city of the Dodecapoli etrusca,of which all traces had been completely lost, today a small and picturesque village of Maremma with a very interesting archaeological area.
horseback riding in the Uccellina park
The Natural Park of Uccellina, in Maremma, it is over 10,000 hectares wide and extends along the Tyrrhenian coast from Principina a Mare a Telamone while in the east it reaches the Aurelia.
Massa Marittima is a small and splendid city of art in the Maremma, one of the most beautiful medieval towns in Tuscany, located between the metalliferous hills at 400 meters above sea level, and distant from the latter about 20 km.
Wine Tasting alla Cantina Mortelle (Marchesi Antinori)
Fattoria Le Mortelle is located in the heart of the Tuscan Maremma, in an extraordinary and fascinating position both for nature and for the history of the places that surround it.