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Not just countryside. The Maremma coast is famous for its clear waters, its sandy beaches and its indented coves. It also faces the islands of Giglio and Giannutri, two pearls of the Mediterranean.

Marina di Alberese

The beach is located in the territory of the Maremma Regional Park and has a convenient parking area in the pine forest that reaches the sea. This place represents one of the last easily accessible stretches of coastline preserved over the years by human intervention. It is a strip of sand a few kilometers long, bordered on the east by the typical Mediterranean shrubs, while on the west it looks out onto the islands of the Tuscan archipelago. On clearer days, the horizon extends beyond the island of Giglio and reaches the island of Elba, until sometimes even the heights of Corsica can be seen. Walking on this beach, you have the feeling of being in a place where nature has remained unchanged. It is easy to get lost in your thoughts while walking barefoot among the tree trunks left by the winter sea storms. Inebriated by the scents of myrtle and wild rosemary, it is possible to come across foxes and roe deer that come to the beach from time to time.


It is located 20 kilometers from Casale Sterpeti. It is a small seaside village characterized by the pretty old town with the Spanish fortress in a dominant position and the presence of coves that can be reached by steep stairs but are accessible to all. The most famous are the small and never crowded beach of Cannone, suitable for long bathing excursions with its clear and calm waters, and Bagno delle Donne, a cove with a pebble beach among the rocks, where there is a bathing establishment that also rents umbrellas and deckchairs. The sea is characterized by clear waters and a deep seabed suitable for diving and snorkeling. Talamone is also the home of Paolo the fisherman, whose pescaturismo (fishing tourism) business offers the possibility of spending days on the boat observing the different stages of fishing, discovering the most hidden beaches of this stretch of coast and having lunch on board after cooking the catch of the day.


Sandy beach ideal for families with facilities, bars and restaurants, but also long area of free beach that is almost never crowded. The sunsets are very impressive because the sun sets over the sea on the horizon and behind the island of Giglio.


The beach is located behind a particularly valuable natural oasis where roe deer and fallow deer can be easily seen. It connects Monte Argentario with Ansedonia, and the bike path in the pine wood becomes a pleasantly shaded walk, protected from the summer heat. There is ample parking, although it can get very crowded on summer weekends. An extensive sandy beach, clear and calm water, a very slowly sloping seabed: these are the main characteristics of this stretch of coast.


Just before the town of Porto Santo Stefano lies this cove with a pebble beach characterized by crystal clear waters. Equipped with a small parking lot right on the main road, it is ideal for a swim or a refreshing dip without having to drive too far. If you continue on foot beyond this cove towards Porto Santo Stefano, you will reach two other hidden and less visited coves: the Bionda and the Cantoniera, known by the locals mainly for the quality of the sea, always calm and crystal clear, and for their small pebble and sandy beaches.

Cala Grande

Continuing along the scenic road after passing Porto Santo Stefano, the first cove that catches your eye is definitely Cala Grande, which is lower than the road and from which you can admire all its beauty. It is surrounded by orchards and vineyards and can be reached by a path of about 400 meters from the main road. Once you get there, you will be rewarded by the beauty of the water that washes the completely free beach, which is surrounded by vegetation that goes down to the sea.

Mar Morto

The name of this beach comes from the fact that the sea in front of it is protected by a natural rocky reef, which ensures that it is always calm and pool-like. Moreover, when diving, you can observe the seabed populated by fish of all kinds. You can reach it from Porto Santo Stefano by continuing towards Strada del Campone. After passing the turnoff for the Hotel Torre di Cala Piccola, turn left at the next turnoff and continue for another 4 km. On the right you will see a road about 500 meters long that leads directly to the sea. Continuing on the same road and following this path, you will come across another one near a gate with a pedestrian path, from which a small asphalted road begins: this one leads to the beach of Cannelle, a pretty cove between the cliffs dominated by the watchtower. Again, the colors of the vegetation and the sea will reward the way there.

Porto Ercole

Spreading at the foot of the two picturesque fortresses of Forte Stella and the Spanish Fortress, it is a pretty fishing village where you can relax with a walk along the waterfront and watch the boats returning from the sea with their catch. It is also known for its restaurants and is the gateway to the most beautiful beaches of the Maremma. The most famous are the beach Spiaggia delle Viste, the closest to the town. You can reach it by following the path that winds in front of the Rocca Spagnola at the beginning of the Panoramica road; here you have the possibility to use the free beach or rent deckchairs placed on a comfortable lawn overlooking the beach. Continuing on the Panoramica road and following the signs to the Hotel il Pellicano, you will reach the Acqua Dolce beach, which you can reach through a path about 100 meters long that you walk along to the left of the road near the hotel. Continuing on the Panoramica road and following the signs to the Hotel il Pellicano, you will reach the Acqua Dolce beach, which you can reach through a path about 100 meters long that you walk along to the left of the road near the hotel. The beach is free, but there is the possibility of renting deck chairs and umbrellas.


A promontory by the sea and a summer resort made famous by the remains of the city of Cosa, whose origins date back to 273 BC and whose remains can still be visited in a very picturesque setting. On the slopes of the headland there are two stretches of beach. The first, to the north, is characterized by small wooden restaurants near the beach, where you can eat with a view of the sea. Here the sand is fine and the coastline joins with that of Feniglia to form a single stretch of beach where it is pleasant to walk.

The southern side takes its name Tagliata from the Tagliata Tower, which dates back to 1500 and is located near the beach. It is famous because it was a watchtower in the Stato dei Presidi, but above all because it was the home of the composer Giacomo Puccini, who sought inspiration here for the composition of some of his operas, including Turandot. The beach is of iron origin, which is why it is dark colored. Here was once the port of the ancient city of Cosa, of which some remains can still be seen today. A path among the rocks leads to the striking Regina Fissure, a natural crack in the middle of the cliff that in ancient times served for the ebb and flow of water from the port of the city of Cosa. The beach of Tagliata stretches for dozens of kilometers and connects the coastline off Capalbio with the beaches of Macchiatonda and Chiarone. Long stretches of free beach alternate with bathing establishments and small typical restaurants overlooking the sea.