Sea life

Crystal clear sea and paradisiacal coasts in Maremma

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The transparent waters of the Maremma coast are in first place among the cleanest seas in Italy and the 160 km welcome guests for every marine need, with free or equipped beaches, protected by lush pine forests or uncontaminated areas.

Finding an Agriturismo in Tuscany by the sea

To practice sports, for boating, with the family, with your dogs, to play on the beach or romantic walks.

The Gulf of Follonica includes wonderful beaches such as Cala Martina and Cala Violina and continues to the well-equipped beaches of Castiglione della Pescaia and Marina di Grosseto. An environment suitable for those who love contact with nature and the sea, without giving up comforts such as bars, restaurants and bathing establishments.

The intense seaside life offers leisure and entertainment for tourists of all ages; practice sports such as water skiing and underwater fishing or rent boats, sailboats and motorboats or rent wind-surfers and yachts.

Sailing, motorboating and diving schools, which can be visited by everyone, thanks to the various professional diving centers, allow you to make beautiful dives in the wonderful promontory of Monte Argentario with its coves and bays. Some can only be reached by sea, considered, for lovers of the underwater world, one of the most interesting areas in Italy due to the abundance of fish in the sea with its seabed rich in shells and coral.

The Maremma contains other treasures: the Orbetello Lagoon with its mystical atmosphere of the and its golden beaches of Feniglia and Giannella not far from the coast of Capalbio; or the only rare pearls of the island of Giglio and of the island of Giannutri with their rocks overlooking the crystalline sea, surrounded by the sharp scent of the Mediterranean scrub; and again Punta Ala, the seaside villages of Talamone, Castiglione della Pescaia, Santo Stefano and Porto Ercole, on the slopes of the Argentario.

Unforgettable places with unique atmospheres.

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Cala di Forno beach

The beach of Cala di Forno is a magnificent cove south of Collelungo, an expanse of fine golden sand that during the summer takes on lighter shades thanks to the greater intensity of the light.
It is accessed via the A4 CALA DI FORNO route of the Maremma Natural Park.

During the summer, it is accessed through the special route C3 CALA DI FORNO.
The route is flat but rather long, about 12.8 km and starts from the town of Alberese.

The visit to the beach of Cala di Forno represents a bit of the adventure of a treasure hunt … after a long, but absolutely fascinating journey inside the Mediterranean scrub, we arrive at the conquest of the treasure that is the vision of Cala di Forno.
The long and deep beach is a carpet of fine golden sand that lightens under the strong sun from spring and summer.
Precisely in this period Cala di Forno offers us the marvelous spectacle of the flowering of maritime lilies, beautiful, fragrant and perfect expression of uncontaminated and wild nature.

Just look up to be able to admire the flight of a majestic predator, such as the peregrine falcon, recently successfully reintroduced in the Maremma Park, but not only that, it is not uncommon to find foxes a little bewildered walking around here and there. for the beach or other types of wild animals that are certainly not lacking here.

This beach, like many others in the area, is dominated by an ancient building: the Torre di Cala di Forno, which cannot be reached, but which gives a touch of historical charm to an environment that is already perfect in itself.
A dip in these pristine waters makes our day absolutely perfect, with the satisfaction of having enjoyed a unique and precious asset that only the Maremma can offer.

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Cala Violina beach

Cala Violina is one of the most beautiful beaches of the Maremma, clear sand, crystal clear sea and the unspoiled nature of the nature reserve. The cove, not very wide, is enclosed between two promontories and is characterized by white sand and a very transparent sea.

It overlooks a dense and luxuriant Mediterranean scrub. The beach is clear and grainy, made up of very small quartz grains. The singular name derives from the sound emitted by the sand when walking on it, which is reminiscent of that of the violin (to hear it, however, a certain quiet is essential). Its waters are crystal clear and the wonderful panorama is completed by the dense and suggestive Mediterranean scrub that reaches the beach.

There are no bathing establishments, however in the summer period, before arriving on the beach you will find a kiosk with fresh drinks and sandwiches. In the pine forest in front of the beach, you will find wooden tables and benches for a snack in the shade of the pine trees. If you are sporty, the path behind the beach runs for several kilometers along the coast, it is a bit tiring but definitely beautiful.

The Cala Violina beach is located between Follonica and Punta Ala (both about 10 km away), within the Bandite di Scarlino Nature Reserve. It can be reached via two routes: from the Puntone side by bicycle (rather tiring) along a wonderful path after entering the Portiglioni barrier (immediately after the port of Scarlino); or more easily from the side of Pian d’alma, where by car or motorbike along the provincial road 158, you just need to follow the signs. From the SP 158 you will enter a dirt path that you will follow for about 1 km, after which you will find the parking lot. However, consider that the beach of Cala Violina is located within a nature reserve, and parking for cars and motorcycles is limited, so it is advisable to arrive early in the morning or late in the afternoon. The beach cannot be reached by private vehicles, but on foot (about 30 minutes) along a suggestive path through a forest adjacent to the sea. During the summer there is a mountain bike rental service.
In summer there is also a bus that goes from Follonica station to Castiglione della Pescaia, and stops about 2.5 km from Cala Violina.

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The Feniglia beach

The Feniglia beach extends along the strip of land that joins the Argentario promontory to the continent, and extends without interruption into an expanse of fine white sand with a rich pine forest behind it and a Mediterranean scrub forest that still today collects several species of wild animals in the protected area. The beach is easily accessible either by crossing the Orbetello Lagoon by sea or by crossing the strip of land after reaching Porto Santo Stefano and Porto Ercole.

The beach is very long, and near the inhabited centers there is a rich series of bathing establishments, ideal for those looking for all the comforts of beach life. But the most fascinating part is certainly further away, reachable on foot or by bicycle along cool paths immersed in the pine forest or in the suggestive labyrinth of coastal dunes.

A warm and clean sea, transparent waters and a paradise of scents and colors will make your stay on the Feniglia beach an unforgettable experience.

It develops for about 6 km in length for a total area of ​​474 hectares. From Orbetello, the Feniglia dune can be reached via the Grand Ducal dam, while from Ansedonia it is accessible by taking the state road 1 Via Aurelia | Strada statale Aurelia and then taking the municipal road that derives from it. The reserve is crossed by a dirt road built between 1928 and 1940, closed to the traffic of motor vehicles and motorcycles, which can only be traveled on foot and by bicycle; further roads cross it perpendicularly, at intervals of about 1 km, some have natural ground, others artificial.

The network formed by these roads helps to divide the forest into sections, and allows visitors to access the sea on the beach of the same name

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Le Rocchette beach

It is a splendid seaside resort, the pride of Castiglione della Pescaia which is located just outside the town 8.6 km north.

It is a coastline where there is an enchanting beach, embellished with fine sand and also by a cliff made of smooth rocks, bathed by a crystalline sea.

The splendid crystal clear waters that bathe the fine sand are very inviting and recall the charm of tropical seas, with those shades of colors ranging from green to intense blue.

On its smooth rocks it is possible to stretch out and sunbathe in total relaxation, all around the vegetation is made of Mediterranean scrub bushes that isolate it from coastal traffic and make it an ideal place to spend holidays in complete tranquility.

It is possible to leave the beach, sometimes very crowded, behind to take the path of the rocks. The beach is sandy with a gently sloping seabed (suitable for children), there are bathing establishments, bars, restaurants by the sea and a free beach. The beach is sheltered by the small promontory dominated by the Forte delle Rocchette, an ancient watchtower built in the 12th century. and today private property.

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Punta Ala beach

After the hamlet of Pian d’Alma there is a very famous Tuscan town, which beyond the modern tourist center and its well-equipped port, is also known for an endless beach of fine and very clear sand, which naturally marks the border between the clear sea and the wild pine forest: we are talking about Punta Ala.

The Punta Ala beach offers many possibilities for recreation, you will find meters of beach in concession but also free sand and shady branches in the adjacent pine forest.
Until 1900 Punta Ala was called Punta Troia, the name was changed by the Italian aviator Italo Balbo, who had bought some properties in this area; the tourist center developed in particular in the ’70s and, also in this period, the famous sports association Yacht Club Punta Ala was born, cradle of Luna Rossa and promoter of numerous international events and regattas.

While presenting itself as a functional and elite locality, Punta Ala actually marked the border between the Principality of Piombino and the Grand Duchy of Tuscany; the Hidalgo Tower, the Medici Castle and the Appiani Tower were built to enhance the defensive system against pirate attacks and today contribute to giving the landscape that touch of antiquity that might escape at first glance. Beautiful private villas, residential complexes surrounded by greenery and commercial structures in the area of ​​the marina; as far as religious architecture is concerned, we point out the Church of the Lady of the Consolata, a very particular building made of copper and wood in the early 1960s.