Spiaggia di Baratti

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GB concept
Bangkok, Thailand1,611 contributions
Amazing Tuscany corner
Feb 2021 • Couples
the gulf of baratti is an enchanting place and a fantastic special and unique joyful corner. a millenary pine forest with very high and suggestive pines frames the whole gulf and a hill overlooking the sea borders it to the south with a village on the top and a historic castle. around various museums and archaeological sites of one of the most ancient civilizations "the Etruscans". the beach is not very white and wide but it is characteristic of the Tuscan coast with its colors and smells. unique and wonderful to live both as campers or tourists for the sea and water activities but also cultural tourists
Written 26 February 2021
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PaulMS
Munich, Germany173 contributions
Stay for the sunset
Aug 2020 • Family
Nice little beach, but it can be crowded. However, make an effort and stay for the sunset. It's worth it.
Written 8 September 2020
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Brun066
Florence, Italy10,386 contributions
Beach without buildings, thanks to the presence in the nearby area of the Etruscan city of Fufluna.
Jul 2020
The Piombino promontory was an island in prehistoric times, later connected to the mainland by alluvial deposits. A logical consequence of this process is that both the north and south coast of the Piombino peninsula are shaped as beaches, then susceptible to bathing use, well suitable from all, including children.
Baratti beach occupies precisely the essentials of the north coast. Even today it remains almost devoid of buildings on its hinterland (only one quite ugly building serving as a restaurant, hangs on the beach): it owes its condition essentially to the nature of this spot as an archaeological area. In fact, immediately behind the beach the only one of the twelve main cities of the Etruscan Confederation, which was located on the sea, ie Fufluna, stood. We now know it as Populonia (although this name has passed above all to the medieval village standing on the promontory west of the beach).
The presence everywhere of ancient ruins in the area has meant that the vicinity of the beach has been safeguarded from any construction, even in the 1950s and 1960s, classifiable in Italy (and perhaps not only in Italy) as those of minimum respect for the environment.
The result is today an ideal beach for free bathing (even if some bathing establishments are present on its west side), which implies the presence of a large number of people during the summer (in other seasons it's romantically lonely). From the beach the view dominates the entire arch of the Baratti Gulf, particularly wild towards its east side, where low reddish cliffs are dominated by the green of the Mediterranean scrub growing on it.
Given the lack of settlement, the sea water should be very clean. However, it may happen that some yacht or motorboat at anchor discharges its waste water (illegally?) a few tens of meters from the beach, therefore the otherwise perfect cleanliness of the water temporarily decreases. Otherwise, the water quality is excellent.
Behind the beach there are many parking areas for cars, mostly for a fee (ticket vending machines accept credit cards), managed by the "Parchi Val di Cornia" company. It is therefore assumed that the money coming from this parking area constitute an important income for the company; that, as the name implies, manages (overall commendably) both the cultural and natural parks of the surrounding area.
Written 10 July 2020
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Simone S
Seville, Spain722 contributions
Great place
Jan 2020 • Family
This beach is beautiful. It can be very crowded in July and August, but my suggestion is actually to visit it in autumn and winter, such a peaceful place!
Written 2 January 2020
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Teodora F
5 contributions
Small and not very crowded
Oct 2018
Super beach ,not very crowed or popular.few parking places though better leave the car a bit further
Written 2 October 2018
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Hillary D
Aylesbury, UK47 contributions
Lovely unspoilt beach
Sep 2018 • Couples
The beaches here stretch all along a large bay from the northern end with a car park and some restaurants to tree backed sand with nothing to the southern end with a couple of eating places. You need your own umbrella and full beach gear chairs, etc to have a day on the beach but it so unspoilt. Swimming is easy but the water in many places is not particularly deep. Lovely to go somewhere unspoilt . Visited in September, probably very busy in August!
Written 25 September 2018
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GB concept
Bangkok, Thailand1,611 contributions
Simply wonderful
Sep 2018 • Family
an immense gulf on the Tyrrhenian Sea with marvelous pine forest and remains and ruins of the Etruscan civilization scattered in museums or excavations all around. on the hill above a breathtaking view and the village of Populonia included within the walls of the medieval castle with museums ask restaurants bars and shops all around for a visit and fantastic tourism between history and nature! a pearl of Tuscany !!
Written 25 September 2018
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Tyrone C
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Worth a visit but no hidden gem
Aug 2018 • Family
... at least not at the end of August beginning of September.

The Golf of Baratti is absolutely beautiful and worth a trip but do not expect to be one of a few visitors. The beach was really full of people, both at the paid, private bagni and the public beach. You are addressed by African merchants every couple of minutes selling their different kind of goods so there is pretty much no chance to read a book or lean back and relax.

However, the water is beautiful and makes up for sme of our he troubles; it is crystal clear and shallow so that you can walk out and swim with kids for quite a distance into the sea. Because the beach is flanked by the two big land masses, there are hardly any waves and the wind is only a light breeze.

If you come by car be prepared to pay a lot for parking. We were there from 11 am to about 5:30 pm and paid something like €12 or €13, for a parking spot on a gravel lot without any great services.

Even though a lot of what I write here sounds somewhat negativ, the beach is worth a visit. Just be prepared to find more people and bussle than some other reviews might hint at.
Written 6 September 2018
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DanZeng
Ramsey, NJ857 contributions
Beautiful beach
Jun 2018 • Family
This beach is truly beautiful. We enjoyed every minute being there. Is good to bring goggles and snorkel. The only disadvantage is, that it is not easy to enter at some parts, because there are rocks. So you need to walk away from your spot to get into the water. But otherwise, it’s beautiful. A little bit crowded even on Friday so I cannot imagine being there over the weekend or when the proper season starts. I really liked the possibility to be in shade under the tall pine trees, where it is much more bearable. To walk by the seashore is great and ending up by archaeologic site was just amazing. It is worth to see and experience for sure. Be ready for high prices though, parking for 6hrs was 12€, day parking ticket is 18€, a medium size beer 5€, small water 2€. But as I said, it is worth it. 👍
Written 29 June 2018
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Tyler H
Florence, Italy132 contributions
Summertime by the Seaside
Jun 2018 • Solo
This beach is a treasure of Tuscany. Here you can relax and read, bathe and play in the water and enjoy some Tuscan sunshine. The sand is soft and great to take a nice long walk and the water is clear and refreshing. A must visit if you're traveling through Tuscany!
Written 11 June 2018
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