A beach of mixed rough sand and gravels in a small bay that interrupts a long stretch of high, rocky coastline with sparse mediterranean scrub. During the week it is used by many young people. Access – distance from the city centre, 3 kilometres. Reached going down from the car park along a wide, cemented pathway, only on foot (5 minutes) or by bicycle. Also accessible for diversely able people. There is a public bus service from the terminus in the centre of Piombino. It has a small bathing establishment with restaurant and bar which is also open in the winter.
At the beginning of the XX century Salivoli was the first equipped beach in Piombino; it had “Bagnetti”, that is bathing cabins on piles and later, after the II World War, the “Nastro Azzurro”.
Nowadays Salivoli beach is provided with a restaurant with bar and a small bathing establishment.
Beside the beach there is the modern marina “Marina di Salivoli”.
GOLFO DI BARATTI
A long sand beach with centuries-old pine trees lying behind it. In the northern part of the gulf the foreshore is quite deep, but this slowly diminishes coming towards the moorings for pleasure craft under the rocky promontory. A peculiarity of the sand in the central and final part of the gulf is that it has taken on a dark brown colour due to the presence of residues from the Etruscan iron-working in the adjoining archaeological area. There is a small bathing establishment with bar, but the greater part is free beach.
This is a beach on the northern side of the Gulf of Baratti. It may be reached by sea and from the via della Principessa, or by using a pathway along the coast.
PARCO COSTIERO DELLA STERPAIA
Along the eastern coast, there is a stretch of shallow sandy beach. The whole coastal stretch is characterised by the pinewoods that lie behind the beaches. The waters of these beaches have been given the ‘Blue Banner’ award for environmental quality. The beaches are – Torre Mozza, Carbonifera, Il Pino, Mortelliccio, Sterpaia, Carlappiano, Perelli Due, Perelli Uno.
Bringing to mind the old beach at Pontedoro, this is interesting due to the presence of the square ‘retone’ nets of the fishermen along the river Cornia, which flows into the sea to the left of the beach. It is a free beach, but there is a small bathing establishment with a bar. Access – reached by car/motorbike along a dirt track which forks off the ‘geodetic’ highway. Access also for the diversely able.
Beach of fine golden sand with dune belt that separates the residential areas.
Worth it, even one day, take a vacation in this fascinating place, for a dip in a clear blue sea dominated by the old tower in 1500 which oversees the horizon.
BUCA DELLE FATE
Buca delle Fate is a pebble rocky beach which has a peculiar geological structure. Still pristine, it does not offer any facility. It is set in a lovely panoramic spot, at the ent of the promontory of Populonia, below a high rocky coast rich in maquis vegetation. Its strikingly transparent water allow the sight on a beautiful seabed.
How to get there: by water or on foot, starting from the “reciso” parking lot on the road to Populonia Alta.
This natural terrace, wedged into the sea, ideally forms the border between the Ligurian Sea and the Tyrrhenian Sea, and allows to admire, with broad blue sea of the Channel of Piombino, the Island of Elba and in the distance, in days clear the mountains of Corsica, the island of Giglio, the mountains of 'Argentario and' Island of Montecristo. All in a setting of Mediterranean flora in spring explodes in all its beauty.
There are two small pebble beaches, accessible by paths, ideal for those who love snorkeling.
Beach made up of large pebbles and rocks. It is not provided with services and so it is still untouched.
It enjoys a privileged location on the headland near the high and rocky coast covered with Mediterranean vegetation.
Accessibility: accessible only on foot or by mountain bike, starting from the parking lot of the nearby beach Calamoresca: for this reason not very crowded.
FOSSO ALLE CANNE
A bay of gravel and rock, lost in the perfumed mediterranean scrub, used to get some shade during the hot beach hours. The presence of rocks at the very edge of the sea means that the water is transparent. Access – may be reached only on foot or by mountain bike from the car park of the nearby Calamoresca beach; on arrival at the Spiaggia Lunga beach, continue on foot. This latter is also uncontaminated and uncrowded.
SPIAGGIA DEI FRATI
It's a rocky beach, set below the high jagged coast of Piombino. I Frati is not an equipped beach, but snorkeling lovers will appreaciate its rocky seabed.
How to get there: By means of a convenient downhill trail, starting from the street or the parking lot. It is accessible both from Via Amendola and from “Leonardo's fortified walls” in Cittadella, near the archeological museum.