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Top Accommodations for your Vacation Base in Tuscany

Best Places to Stay near the Beach

The stunning diversity along the Tuscany coastline gives guests the opportunity to savor a wide range of experiences, many of which include the crystal clear waters, sandy beaches, and warm Mediterranean sun. Combine all of this with the classical elements of Tuscany, including its wine, history, art and good food, and make for an excellent holiday base.  We know, for some it will be where it is along the coast and for others, you are looking for the services.

As you run your finger down the coast of Tuscany you will start in the north and Versilia, with modern towns that boast an active social life and organized beaches, complete with umbrellas, lounge chairs, and changing areas. As you move further south, in the Etruscan strongholds of Populonia and Gulf of Baratti you come in contact with award-winning sandy beaches, a mix of paid and public beaches, and famous ports for sailing. At the southernmost tip of the Tuscan coast, you will have entered into the wildlife preserve and rugged lonely seas, where the water is the color of aquamarine and the only sound you hear are the waves lapping up in the Maremma.

So Many Great Beach Side Accommodations

Below you will find a list of our top choices of places to stay for a seaside vacation in Tuscany, a selection of accommodations either on the beach or with a view of the Tyrrhenian waters. You will find something for everyone, ranging from farmhouses with kid-friendly activities, family-run B&Bs to full out resorts with spas, on-site dining and 24-hour service.

1. Hotel Ilio

Hotel Ilio: Island beaches in TuscanyHotel Ilio: Island beaches in Tuscany

We would describe Hotel Ilio as a boutique hotel, and the ideal accommodation for a romantic weekend or an unforgettable honeymoon. Set on the amazing island off the Tuscan coast it is rich in crystal clear water, natural beauty and historic sites to visit.

2. Valentina Nuova

Valentina Nuova: Mediterranean garden near Tuscan beachesValentina Nuova: Mediterranean garden near Tuscan beaches

Here at Valentina Nuova, you will find a natural blend of the sea and the country. The traditional Tuscan farmhouse is surrounded by the countryside and olive groves, while only just 3 km away one can dive into the waves and layout on the sandy beaches.

3. Villa il Palazzino

Villa il Palazzino: A romantic prosecco poolsideVilla il Palazzino: A romantic prosecco poolside

What could be better than mixing Tuscany, the Mediterranean waters, and romance? Villa il Palazzino promises you a vista of the blue waters of the Tyrrhenian sea from their green park surrounding the B&B rooms & independent apartments.

4. Poggio Mirabile

Poggio Mirabile: Twilight poolside, near the beaches of TuscanyPoggio Mirabile: Twilight poolside, near the beaches of Tuscany

The luxurious & ecological accommodations on the summit of a picturesque hillside at Poggio Mirabile, are nestled between the sandy beaches of the Tuscan coast and the hot springs near Saturnia and Sorano. From here you can see the ocean and the island of Giglio.

5. Agriturismo il Melograno di Banditella

Agriturismo il Melograno di Banditella: Near the coast with onsite restaurantAgriturismo il Melograno di Banditella: Near the coast with on-site restaurant

Positioned above Marina Alberese where you can find 8km of sandy beaches in the Maremma, you have to agree that Agriturismo il Melograno di Banditella is ideal for a holiday vacation of absolute relax. Between horseback riding, on-site cooking lessons and the fantastic views, there is everything to like about these apartments including an onsite restaurant.

6. Club Le Cannelle

Club Le Cannelle: Beachside, in absolute tranquilityClub Le Cannelle: Beachside, in absolute tranquility

Can you imagine sleeping in a watchtower with stunning 360° views of the Maremma and its beaches? Club Le Cannelle, a combination of independent apartments and suites will have you doing just that! In the midst of one of the more popular national parks of Tuscany, it is here you will find your tranquility.

7. Campo del Rosario

Campo del Rosario: Sea breezes on the covered terraceCampo del Rosario: Sea breezes on the covered terrace

A private villa for 5 persons, Campo del Rosario is close to it all, including within walking distance of a medieval hamlet where you will find quaint restaurants, shops & entertainment. Or you could just hang out on the private terrace appreciating those balmy breezes from the coast.

8. Residenza Santa Cecilia

Residenza Santa Cecilia: Sunset overlooking the port of San VincenzoResidenza Santa Cecilia: Sunset overlooking the port of San Vincenzo

The apartments and rooms at Residenza Santa Cecilia boast a truly unique history! This was once a schoolhouse. But you wouldn't know that today if you got a peek at its indoor heated pool, quality spa area, and portside views. Enjoy their special breakfast or walk just 5 minutes to find yourself on the sandy beaches or at a genuine Tuscan cafe.

9. B&B Via Ricasoli

B&B Via Ricasoli: Cosy and family-styled close to the Grosseto beachesB&B Via Ricasoli: Cosy and family-styled close to the Grosseto beaches

The colorful contemporary decor at the B&B Via Ricasoli speaks of its cozy atmosphere in the center of the historic town of Grosseto. Enjoy the beaches and the countryside, a hearty breakfast buffet, and the mix of traditions and folklore in a thriving coastal town.

10. Resort Capalbio

Resort Capalbio: Family Friendly with grassy areas near the beachResort Capalbio: Family Friendly with grassy areas near the beach

We love that Resort Capalbio offers a shuttle bus to the city, but what do you know really topped these apartments and suites? When you are tired of the beach, you can return home to 2 tennis and football courts, a semi-Olympic outdoor pool, with a bar and well-equipped sun terrace and an extensive children’s playground, as well as the kid’s club, open all day during summer!

11. Hotel Torre di Cala Piccola

Hotel Torre di Cala Piccola: Rooms with a ViewHotel Torre di Cala Piccola: Rooms with a View

At Hotel Torre di Cala Piccola you can appreciate the garden with the sea-view terrace and swimming pool in the shade of the olive grove and a 17th-century Spanish tower. The position is perfect for those who want to go into town close by, even by foot or who prefer to stay at home and be pampered at the quality restaurant within.

12. Baia d'Argento

Baia d'Argento: Set right on the bay with sandy beachesBaia d'Argento: Set right on the bay with private beaches

Though the beach is only a very short walk from the hotel Baia d'Argento you can also opt to enjoy the private beach which is supplied with lounge chairs, umbrellas.  All of this is conveniently close to your accommodations and the on-site restaurant with tantalizing dishes from the Tuscan cuisine.

Author: Donna Scharnagl

It has been more than 25 years since I took my first steps in Italy and I still haven’t found a good reason to leave.  Between the food, the culture, the history, the art, the landscapes … did I mention the food? I have become a lifelong student. It didn't take long to learn that Italians all have stories that long to be told; stories that paint a picture of how hard work produces character, how life is made of ups and downs and how good it feels to laugh.


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