The most beautiful beaches in Tuscany where you can admire the sunset
Where to photograph the most beautiful sunsets in Tuscany
"The sun setting on the horizon is music to its last notes, it is the last taste of the cake, sweeter precisely because it is at the end, destined to linger in the memory more than it was first tasted." This is what William Shakespeare said and we could not agree more.
For an unforgettable experience lulled by the waves of the beautiful Tuscan sea, for those in search of memorable sunsets, here are the most beautiful beaches in Tuscany where you must go, to witness the thrilling spectacle of the sun plunging into the water.
LA VELA - PUNTA ALA
From today there is one more reason to come to Tuscany and treat yourself to a dream experience: the historic Punta Ala La Vela bathing establishment has been renovated to become the new La Vela multifunctional club, an oasis of summer wellness and relaxation in the heart of the Tuscan Maremma. In addition to the establishment, you will find a fitness area, wellness area, restaurant, and beach bar. Not to be missed for an aperitif at sunset.
CALA VIOLINA - SCARLINO
Cala Violina is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful beaches in the Maremma. It faces a dense and lush Mediterranean maquis. The beach is clear and grainy, composed of tiny quartz grains. The singular name derives from the sound that the sand makes when you walk on it, which is reminiscent of the sound of a violin (a certain quietness is required to hear it). Its waters are crystal-clear and the wonderful panorama is complemented by the dense and picturesque Mediterranean maquis that reaches all the way to the beach. Here the sun finds its favourite bed.
SPIAGGA DELLA FENIGLIA - ORBETELLO
La Feniglia, located in the municipality of Orbetello, is a stretch of sand, called Tombolo, which connects, to the east, the hill of Ansedonia and, to the west, Monte Argentario. It stretches for about 6 km and is characterised by an expanse of fine, white sand, with a pine forest and a Mediterranean scrub wood behind it that is home to several protected species. The painter Michelangelo Merisi, known as Caravaggio, died in Feniglia in 1610. On his return from Naples, to escape problems with the law, he took refuge in the unhealthy marshes of this area, contracting malaria fever. A commemorative stele has been placed at the spot where the dying artist was found, not far from today's Forestry Corps post. Watching the sun go down in the silvery water is truly a sight not to be missed.
CASTIGLIONCELLO - LIVORNO
An ancient Etruscan village, Castiglioncello dominates a small promontory that is the last offshoot of the Livorno mountains. A tourist resort of international prestige, vehemently dubbed the 'pearl of the Tyrrhenian' by some, Castiglioncello is endowed with a lingering charm. Red cliffs overlooking the sea, sheltered bays, beaches and coves bathed by limpid water, a beautiful pine forest capable of inspiring artists, painters, writers and poets, Castiglioncello knows how to welcome those who visit it. Even Alberto Sordi was fascinated by it, who bought a luxurious villa on the Castiglioncello seafront where he loved to spend his 'wonderful holidays'. Don't miss the sunset overlooking the sea to be admired at one of the most iconic establishments, Bagno Roma.
PUNTA DELLA TEGLIA - ISOLA DI CAPRAIA
On Capraia, the sunset offers the strongest emotions at Punta della Teglia, the island's northernmost point, and on Monte Arpagna, where the panorama sweeps from the Torre dello Zenobito to the outline of Monte Capanne on the island of Elba. On the island of Giglio, the sky is tinged with enchantment at Giglio Campese, overlooking the tip of the Faraglione: here, summer sunsets are tinged with liquid apricot, transparent pink and watercolour violet.
SPIAGGIA DI GIGLIO CAMPESE - ISOLA DEL GIGLIO
Giglio Campese beach is located on the north-western side of Giglio Island and is the largest on the island. Situated in the centre of a wide bay, it is framed on the western end by the striking Faraglione, a rocky peak about 20 metres high, and on the other end by the Medicean Tower. Protected from southerly winds, the bay is ideal for water sports enthusiasts and for pedalo rides. The western exposure allows you to enjoy the sun until late in the evening and watch spectacular sunsets with Montecristo and Corsica in the background.
COSTA DEL SOLE - ISOLA D'ELBA
The magic of the Elban sea tinged with the precious hues of the sun is certainly one of the most romantic and evocative experiences you can have on holiday and one that we absolutely recommend. The West Coast, or as it is better known, the Costa del Sole (Sunshine Coast), is not only one of the most popular scenic routes, but also the place where the sun last sets on the island. Right here, particularly in the delightful villages of Chiessi, Pomonte and Sant'Andrea, you can admire one of the best island sunsets with Corsica in the background (Instragrammed photos guaranteed).
MARCIANA MARINA - ISOLA D'ELBA
Marciana Marina, with its splendid backdrop of Monte Giove to the west and Monte Perone to the east, represents one of the most evocative panoramas on the island of Elba. Its landscape is fascinating for those arriving by car from the road that joins it to Portoferraio, but even more beautiful is contemplating it from the sea, so set in Monte Capanne in a postcard of extraordinary beauty. The sunset from here is not to be missed.
BAGNO ALPEMARE - FORTE DEI MARMI
As well as the sunset that you can admire on the beautiful Forte dei Marmi jetty where you can enjoy a 360-degree view. The whole of Versilia, with its vast beach and the colours of the Apuan Alps mingling with those of the sea, is certainly an ideal destination for a proper sunset moment. Always the favourite destination of great poets such as Montale, Ungaretti and D'Annunzio, and of great singers, from Edith Piaf to Mina and Ray Charles, Forte dei Marmi is a magical place where the Dolcevita, even in the new millennium, has never waned. Bagno Alpemare has become Versilia's new treasure thanks to the Bocelli family, which has completely renovated the historic bathing establishment, transforming it into an elegant oasis for its customers.
IL BUCANIERE - SAN VINCENZO
What could be more beautiful than dining lulled by the pleasant sound of the waves of the sea? At Il Bucaniere in San Vincenzo this dream becomes reality. A beach of fine sand suitable even for children, who at sunset will be captivated by the shades of orange reflected in the sea. San Vincenzo is in fact one of the ideal places to watch the sun greet the day, and at Il Bucaniere restaurant, a pile-dwelling on the beach designed by Massimiliano Fuk even more so.
CASTIGLIONE DELLA PESCAIA - GROSSETO
Castiglione della Pescaia is a characteristic seaside village perched on a promontory on the Maremma coast. On its summit, the Aragonese castle, walls, towers and splendid panorama give this place a disarming beauty. Appreciated for the quality of its environment and sea, it succeeds in enchanting even the most sceptical tourist, who cannot help but be fascinated by the colours of its sunsets. Not to be missed.