The sea and the beaches of Capalbio: The coast of Capalbio, 12 km of crystal clear water and the Mediterranean scrub
The small village of Capalbio is set between the green hills of the Tuscan Maremma and the sea of Argentario, a real medieval jewel to discover for its wild and unspoiled nature. Capalbio is one of the most popular Italian tourist destinations, especially for its beaches lapped by the clear Tyrrhenian Sea. The small town is also one of the favorite destinations of local and international VIPs, who love the tranquility and wild beauty of these places. If you are planning a holiday in Maremma, let’s see together what are the beaches and the attractions to see in the surrounding area!
The beaches of Capalbio
The medieval village of Capalbio is mainly known for its beautiful coastline, about 12 km long, reachable by car or bicycle from the historic center of the city. The wide coastline is not interrupted by rocks or buildings, becoming the ideal destination for those who love walking or running by the sea. The city of Capalbio offers different beaches, some more hidden and private, while others are known among those people who love nightlife and exclusive services. Among the most famous beaches there is Playa La Torba, a beach zone that is located in the western area of the coast, near the promontory of Ansedonia and is characterized by dark sand, clean and transparent sea and shallow waters, ideal for swimming for children. Playa La Torba is surrounded by the Mediterranean maquis and is alternated with bathing establishments, kiosks and free beaches, the perfect place for those who love wild nature and tranquility.
Continuing along the coast of Capalbio, you will come across the historic beach of Macchiatonda, a wide expanse of golden sand that presents also small dunes as well as a crystal clear sea with an intense blue color. The beach of Macchiatonda has always been considered the wildest of the area, in fact it is surrounded by Mediterranean vegetation and is mostly free. Here there is the historic Carmen Bay beach establishment.
Near the beach you can also admire the Tower of Buranaccio, an ancient Spanish fortification dating back to 1600, which stands on the coast.
The last part of the coast of Capalbio is the most popular, especially for the beach Ultima Spiaggia: it is the favorite destination of the radical chic VIPs who, for several decades, choose to spend their holidays in this location. Here the sand has an intense gold color and the sea is transparent and blue. For those who love fun, at the beach Ultima Spiaggia you can enjoy with famous events, that should not to be missed.
What to see in Capalbio and sorroundings
Capalbio is not only known for its wild nature, but also for its medieval monuments. Walking through the historic center of Capalbio you can visit some points of interest, such as Palazzo Collacchioni, Piazza Magenta, the Oratorio della Provvidenza and the famous Rocca Aldobrandesca. All the narrow streets of the village of Capalbio are dotted with historic buildings of different times, which tell the story of the village important for trade over the centuries. If you want to continue to discover the unique beauty of the Tuscanian nature, near the historic center there is the Burano lake: it became WWF oasis due to the presence of many species of birds and other animals. Instead, for the ones who want to enjoy an afternoon dedicated to art, you must visit The Tarot Garden, a green area where you can admire huge sculptures made by the famous artist Niki de Saint Phalle. It is a magic world that attracts thousands of visitors every year!
Where to sleep in Capalbio
If you want to spend a holiday dedicated to relaxation and well-being, Capalbio is the ideal choice for its unspoiled nature and pristine sea. For a stay in Capalbio, you can book at Hotel Residence Valle del Buttero, that is an evocative and characteristic location. The hotel is a real relaxing oasis full immersed in the Mediterranean maquis, where customers can enjoy their experience with a lot of services, such as swimming pool with hydro-massage and its pool bar, the Technogym and a comfortable sauna. At the Hotel Residence Valle del Buttero, it is possible to reserve different boat tours to discover the sea of Argentario or to plan a bike trip between the hills of Maremma.