The sea and the beaches of Capalbio: Burano Lake Beach inside the WWF Oasis
Capalbio is a village situated in Tuscan Maremma known for the sea and beaches, including the beach of Lake Burano in the WWF oasis.
But why is the latter so famous? Let’s find out together!
Burano Lake Beach inside the WWF Oasis
The Reserve of Lake Burano was the first WWF Oasis to be born in our country, has an area of about one thousand hectares, of which six hundred removed from hunting activities by the foundation of a closed fund in agreement with the Society Sacra, owner of the land. The whole area is located within a Special Protection Zone, a Special Conservation Zone and is a RAMSAR place.
Speaking instead of its characteristics, we must point out that it is not a real beach, but a pond created by the emergence of a tombolo, a sandy strip a few kilometers long, deep for about a meter and offers a breathtaking view of the Argentario and Ansedonia.
The surrounding vegetation is teeming with over five hundred species of plants, including holm oaks, junipers, cork trees, rosemary, myrtle and mastic.
It is certainly not less the fauna, since there are over three hundred types of birds and mammals such as the tobacco moretta, the water rail, the marsh falcon, the coot, the weasel, the fox, the badger and the wolf, who uses the area to refresh himself during his travels.
How to visit Burano Lake Beach
To carry out this eco-sustainable activity in Capalbio, you must know that the Oasis of Burano is usually open from September 1st to May 1st.
In addition, to avoid finding the place closed it is recommended to contact the headquarters before arriving.
The path, equipped for disabled people, runs along the dune and offers seven different observation points on the lake, composed in turn by a watchtower plus six huts.
At the Visitor Center there is a path of five hundred meters that ends with a corner dedicated to butterflies, and a guest house service of six beds reserved for WWF members.
Guided tours of the Oasis of Burano WWF
Among the events in Capalbio there are also guided tours for small groups and schools, for which reservations are required.
During the months of July and August there are also night walks, which start at 7 p.m.
Burano beach WWF how to reach it
The Beach of Burano WWF is located near Capalbio, more precisely in the hamlet of Capalbio Scalo and is only 10 minutes drive from the hotel.
The place can be reached either by train or by car: in the first case you have to get off at the railway station of Capalbio Scalo, while in the second you have to take the Aurelia State Road, taking the junction for Marina di Capalbio KM 131,500.
Vip in Capalbio
Capalbio has always been a popular destination for VIPs, some of whom have even decided to buy a house to carve out some time of the year in the name of privacy or elite social life.
Among the famous people who love the Maremma are journalists, politicians an actors.
Holidays in Capalbio where to stay
For a great holiday in Capalbio, there is nothing better than the Hotel Residence Valle dei Butteri, a hotel completely surrounded by greenery, with free private parking, bar, swimming pool with Jacuzzi, table tennis in addition to comfortable and tastefully furnished rooms.
The highlight of the residence, in addition to the rich breakfast of traditional Tuscan cuisine such as cakes, cheeses and meats, is undoubtedly the friendliness of the staff, as it pursues the purpose of making every guest feel comfortable.
There is no restaurant here, but at the reception there is a list of all the places within walking distance from the hotel.