The most beautiful beaches in Tuscany

the 5 most beautiful beaches of Argentario

The attractiveness of a holiday in Maremma is undoubtedly the colorful bays of Argentario, which are not always easy to reach, but whose beauty pays the way.

So let's get going with some insider tips on the most beautiful beaches in Tuscany.

The most impressive Maremma beaches include:
Cacciarella Bay is the first walkable bay on the west side of the peninsula, coming from Porto Santo Stefano. After approx. 1.5 km from the village exit you will find a small, free car park on the right. The earlier you arrive, the higher the chance of getting a seat. From here the path starts down to the Cacciarella, for which you should plan about 15/20 minutes, depending on how many photos you take on the way. Due to the erosions there are partially exposed areas, so good footwear is recommended. The bay is relatively small, so you only need to take what you need with you. The most important thing is the snorkeling equipment, a packed lunch and enough water for the way back.

In addition to the clear water, guests especially like the relatively good accessibility of the bay.

End the day with dinner in one of Argentario's best restaurants, Con Gusto, with fresh fish and a wonderful view of the sea.
Cala del Gesso is a public, freely accessible stretch of beach, about 3 km from Porto Santo Stefano. The (chargeable) parking lot "Parcheggio IL PINO Cala del Gesso" is easily accessible by car via via Panoramica. From here it continues on foot, approx. 20 min. down to Cala del Gesso. Since there is neither a bar nor a beach club, you have to take everything you need on the beach with you. In the last few meters, the view of the bay opens up with numerous color shades from dark blue to mint green, it is difficult to turn away and continue. The crystal clear water in the bay is a paradise for snorkelers and a day at and in the sea.

Due to the rocky beach, special rubber shoes are particularly advantageous for entry into the water. Very important, plan enough water for the way back. And to recharge the batteries, I recommend a dinner at the Trattoria dai Frati. For all of you who are looking for something very special, I recommend the Boutique Hotel Torre di Cala Piccola for a stylish beach holiday in Tuscany. Guests love the views from the hotel and the excellent service.
Further south, following the Via Panoramica, you come to Cala Piccola, which occupies a special position among the bays of Argentario. As the name suggests, it is very small and access is restricted only to guests of the Boutique Hotel Torre di Cala Piccola  and to some homeowners in the area. Against the background, the seats are often reserved well in advance. This limitation and geographical situation, paired with her glass clear water, makes her so popular.

If you are looking for something very special, on a honeymoon or another important event in your life, a holiday in the Boutique Hotel Torre di Cala Piccola is a right choice.

On the east side of Argentario, near Porto Ercole you are the first to reach.
You will find a paid parking space right next to via Panoramica. From here it is about a 10 minute walk down to the "Le Viste" beach. There are both public areas and the Riva del Marchese lido. The beach consists partly of fine sand and partly of stones and rocks. The entry into the sea is therefore also suitable for children. The existing beach bar is particularly comfortable, so you don't have to carry as much on the footpath.

For all fish fans among you, I recommend the Hosteria Alicina restaurant near the port of Porto Ercole. Excellent cuisine and fine wines surrounded by a light, bright, Mediterranean flair.
In the further course, the Spiaggia Lunga joins the Le Viste. Parking is not quite as comfortable here and it is therefore advisable to come early. The walk down to the partly stony, partly sandy beach takes about 10 minutes. There are both public areas that can be used free of charge. There are also a few beach loungers with parasols for rent and chilled drinks are offered - an absolute luxury in this area left untouched by nature. There is no beach bar like at Le Viste. The advantage of Spiaggia Lunga is the large amount of space.


On the following page you can take a virtual tour of the beach and get a realistic impression of the local conditions:

Rent a motorboat from my friend Silvano from Idroboat in Porto Ercole, which can be used without a license. This is the only way to discover the most beautiful beaches of Argentaria regardless of the situation in the parking lots. A day on the water requires a little more preparation and planning than a walk to the beach. You should therefore think of sufficient water, food and good sun protection and of course not forget the snorkeling equipment.

The best hotel on the course is the Argentario Golf Resort & SPA with a technically demanding course and a 2,700 m² SPA.

With this overview you are well informed for your beach holiday in Tuscany.
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