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Beaches & Islands

Monte Argentario, apart from having a wonderful turquoise sea and being one of the most unspoilt scenic parts of coastline in the Mediterranean, is also home to many beautiful beaches which is once again a deciding factor into what makes it such an exceptional holiday destination. The beaches vary a great deal in terms of size, shape and type which further illustrates that there really is something for everybody.

 
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La Feniglia

La Feniglia perhaps the most well known due to its size and sand. The Feniglia beach is an enormous sand dune 6-8 km long and 1½ km wide that connects Monte Argentario to the mainland at Ansedonia in the south of the peninsula and is also a Natural Reserve. This is in easy reach no matter which part of the peninsula you may be staying bur furthermore is rendered very accessible to all beach goers due to its fine sand and the calm warm sea. Another major feature of La Feniglia are the regal umbrella pine trees that are peppered down the centre of the dune providing welcome shade during the heat of the day. There is also a road that runs down the middle of the dune, which is purely for pedestrians or cyclists – in fact bicycles can be rented at the beginning of the beach throughout the season. La Feniglia can found about 1 km outside Porto Ercole.

Address: Duna di Feniglia, Località Poggio Pertuso, 50, 58019 Poggio Pertuso GR, Italy

 
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La Gianella

La Giannella is located in the north connecting Monte Argentario to the mainland. La Giannella beach is perhaps the more crowded of the two with a series of ‘bagni’ dashed along the beach, most notably a personal favourite Il Tramonto. The sand is fine and the water shallow and warm making it ideal for children and families. Along the Giannella, you can find a whole host of water sports on offer including wind surfing, sea kayaking and kite surfing. 

Address: Giannella, 58015 Province of Grosseto, Italy

 
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L'Acqua Dolce

Stunning Beach located near Il Pelicano. Wonderful blue water. Local Italians claim that the water and beach compares well with Sardinia. Steep walk down steps from dirt parking lot. When I was there in June Lettina's (sun bed) and umbrella's were available for 7 euros. I am sure it is up to 25 euros in August. no other amenities. bring your own food and water. be aware that in June shade starts to hit the beach at 5pm.

Address: L'Acqua Dolce, 58019 Monte Argentario, Province of Grosseto, Italy

 
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La Dogana, Capalbio

Capalbio's La Dogana Beach Club is perhaps Tuscany's answer to the Club 55, situated on the wild and unspoilt Maremma coast, surrounded by rolling sand dunes and Mediterranean flora. La Dogana is the perfect place to unwind, soak in the relaxed easygoing atmosphere of the beach club and savour a moment under the Tuscan sun, perhaps with a spritz or two. The Beach club as well as a rustic chic bar and restaurant also offers guests, a private covered car park and plenty of comfortable sun loungers and umbrelloni to seek refuge under. Not a bad place for people watching either.

Address: Via Graticciaia, 58011 Chiarone Scalo, Capalbio GR, Italy

 
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L'Ultima Spiaggia

And last but certainly not least, contrary to what the name would suggest, is L'Ultima Spiaggia. Also found in Capalbio this 8 km long beach near the Burano Lake always draws in the crowds, in a good way! With a wonderful beach club and restaurant, this relaxed spot is a favourite amongst everyone, with its tranquilo atmosphere, crystalline waters and ideal location. Wherever you may be staying on the Argentario, it is well worth a visit.

Address: Strada Graticciaia, 58011 Loc.Chiarone Marina, Capalbio GR, Italy

 
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Renting Boats

Indeed Cala Galera, once a fascinating natural cove, is now filled with luxurious sailing and motorboats and many handsome shops. Already used by the Romans for their voyages to Sardinia or boat owners alike, this port can harbour up to an impressive 700 boats. It is also notably an important and safe stopover point for private cruises to Sardinia, Corsica and the islands of the Tuscan archipelago. Read More

Address: Loc. Cala Galera, 58018 Porto Ercole GR, Italy

 
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Giglio

Giglio Island, just a hop, skip and a jump (16 kilometres or 10 miles and a breezy 1 hour ferry ride) from Monte Argentario, is a rugged pint-sized grant island surrounded by crystalline water. With the misfortune of being in a desirable position, it has an ancient and turbulent history, suffering centuries of pillaging by pirates and changing hands of owners - from the Pisans to the Meopolitans, then to noble families like the Piccolomini from Siena, who sold the island to Eleonora di Toledo, the wife of Cosimo de’ Medici I. Today it’s a sleepy island for most of the year, until summer time, when beachgoers arrive, seeking the smooth sand and turquoise waters.