Beaches of Tuscany
On a total length of more than 300 km there are countless beaches along the Tuscan coast. Tuscany commands a great variety of beaches, from the long, endless sandy beaches to fine shingle beaches and the many rocky, partly hidden bays. Tuscany leaves nothing to be desired. They provide a shady spot and a little retreat for seaside vacationers and a wonderful place to hike and bike for the athletic. Tuscany is also well known for its clean and clear water. After numerous awards, the so-called "Bandiere Blu", Tuscany was elected the winner of the cleanest water of Italy. In the vacation resorts of Tuscany
the beaches are usually private and liable to pay costs. These "bagni" often provide sun beds, parasols, sometimes even facilities like restaurants or snack bars, cafés or playgrounds. Free beaches that are usually less overcrowded and more natural are located outside of town.