Etruscan coast beaches
The Etruscan Coast stretches from Livorno to Piombino, offering spectacular coves and unspoilt sandy beaches. Apart from its lush nature and the clear waters, this coastal area is very popular due to the invaluable heritage of the Etruscan people and the Cornia Valley Parks, where tall trees in the woods alternate to seascapes.
Buca delle fate
This is a small bay located near Baratti, in the heart of the Etruscan coast. Here there are no beach umbrellas, no kiosks and no golden sand but the beach is pebbly and rocky with a nice wind mitigating the heat and crystal clear waters. This place is ideal for those looking for spending some time away from the bustle on an unspoilt beach.
The legend says that a young fisherman reached this bay while looking for sirens and got caught and locked up by one of them. Later he was saved by a dolphin, who turned a drop into a pearl and donated it to the sirens.
Gulf of Baratti
Let’s now move on to the popular Gulf of Baratti and its crystalline water, reddish sand and wildlife. The colour of the sand comes from residuals from the processing of iron back to the Etruscan period, as here was taking place the whole “industrial” production at the time.
Talking about the beach, the shallow water makes this place safe for kids and ideal for the whole family. Relax and have lunch under the pine trees, you will love it!
Gulf of Calamoresca
The small and sheltered Gulf of Calamoresca hosts a fully equipped beach, a bar, restaurant and toilets available for the guests. Like many other beaches along the Etruscan coast, Calamoresca boasts golden sand, transparent sea and some small boats in the shallow end.
Let’s go a little south, towards the Maremma, to reach one of the most beautiful beaches on the Tuscan coast. Here at Cala Violina the finest sand enhances the landscape and makes the water crystal clear. The cove is comprised in a natural reserve. It takes a short walk in the woods to reach the beach, a pure must-see!