The beaches in Versilia
SEA AND COASTLINE IN VERSILIA
From Viareggio to the Gulf of Poets, the entire northern part of Tuscany is full of sandy beaches which characterize Versilia, as far as the border with Liguria region, where in the zone of the Cinque Terre it is possible to notice an evident change in the coastline, cause it becomes rocky, a real paradise for the underwater fishing–lovers.
With concerns to the sea, Versilia is touched by the Mediterranean Sea, which offers a big quantity of advantages because it is very calm, ideal for windsurf, water–skiing and other aquatic sports (in particular for the windsurfers, we suggest to visit the zone to the north of the Marina di Carrara's port).
THE BEACHES IN VERSILIA
Versilia's extensive beaches are very well equipped to allow the visitors to pass there all the day, from morning to evening...sometimes even for the night. In fact, there are bars, restaurants, beach umbrellas, deckchairs, sunbeds, bathing–huts and showers in these bathing-establishments (some of these also offer the possibility to practice sports or other beach entertainments).
Most part of the bathing-establishments, mainly the biggest ones, use to stay open even for dinner, for those who decide to have a good fish supper; they often organize after-dinner parties with drinks and fashion music, open also to people from outside.
The beach restaurants offer a very good, fresh Mediterranean cooking (if you are in search of good fresh fish to eat, this is the ideal place for you!), served in a relaxant atmosphere and informal.
The beaches of Versilia
Otherwise, if you are a lover of the uncontaminated nature, we recommend the famous "Eastern beach". It is a coast very easy to reach, that runs as far as Marina di Pisa, starting from the zone of Darsena of Viareggio and Torre del Lago (it is about 250 meters wide). Here, just after the Darsena with its multitude of baths, begins a protected zone (a natural park), from which it is possible to reach the sea through the well known avenue of the Tigli (where you can park your car and pass through a little wood up to the beach). For people who decide to spend a day here, they should know that won’t find all the comforts usually characterizing a bath, but the simple and authentic contact with an impressive nature (the park is an ecologic treasure, due to its coastal dunes covered with self–vegetation and rare and endemic species of plants and of migratory birds, too).