The beaches lying between Follonica and Punta Ala flow into the Gulf of Follonica and include the towns of Castiglione della Pescaia, Piombino, Follonica and Scarlino: they are particularly appreciated for their transparent and sandy sea beds in which children can safely bathe in.Furthermore, many of the private beaches welcome dogs.
FREE AND FULLY EQUIPPED BEACHES
Thanks to the wide range of both free and private beaches which can satisfy the needs of everyone, these Maremma beaches turn into ideal resorts. The two pinewoods on the West and on the East are also worth remembering, as with their many rest stops and refreshments, they are the ideal place for a picnic far from the typical stuffiness of summer.
BEACHES CLOSE TO FOLLONICA
The beaches in and near Follonica are:
- The Pratoranieri beaches: these are the beaches closest to the centre of Follonica, so that they can easily be reached on foot or in a few minutes by bike along the cycle lane that runs along the town’s coastline. These beaches are both free ones and private, fully equipped ones. On a clear day, you can see Corsica, the Isle of Elba and the Island of Montecristo on the horizon.
- The Polveriera: this beach lies at about 3 km to the south of the centre of Follonica and it has extremely shallow water in which, during low tide, shallows tend to appear in the middle of the waves to the delight of children.