Along the stretch of sand that flanks the coast here in San Vincenzo, there are beaches you can access freely, as well as beach clubs you need to pay an entry fee to. In the first instance, you’ll need to bring everything you’ll need with you, though in certain areas there are more amenities than others (e.g. showers, lifeguards, cafés). A day access to a beach club usually already includes sun loungers and a beach umbrella, a locker and changing rooms, toilets and on-site restaurant. Locals typically buy seasonal passes, so if you prefer this option, stop by the front desk first to inquire if they’re at capacity and where can they place you.  

Beach clubs in San Vincenzo 

La Conchiglia  

via dell’orata 22, San Vincenzo  

The last beach club on the north side, with a fine sandy beach that gradually descends into the sea, perfect for families as it comes with a playground right on the beach. Also great for those who want to walk, the beach in fact comes up to Donoratico. An early morning walk along the beach is particularly nice. The lounge bar is great for an apéritif at sunset, while the sea-view restaurant is the right place for a light lunch or a seafood dinner or even a pizza. 

Where to park? Along the road or in the gravel parking lot behind the beach club near the railroad. 

Are pets allowed? Yes. 

Villa Marcella  

via del Palombo 1, San Vincenzo  

Beach umbrellas, deckchairs and sun loungers, but above all simplicity and courtesy. Family-run since 1958, this is a beach club with strong 60s and 70s vibes! There’s a sandy beach for those who prefer peace and quiet. 

Where to park? Along the road.  

Are pets allowed? No. 

La Perla del Mare 

via della Meloria 9, San Vincenzo 

Not just your standard beach umbrellas, but also cabanas for those who want to relax in style, even at the beach. The beach umbrellas are perpendicular to the sea to increase the space available to guests. Here, too, the sand slopes gently into the sea, making this club a safe option for those with children. The seafood restaurant is perfect for a romantic dinner that delivers new, bold flavors. Easy to get to on foot from the town center. 

Where to park? In the gravel parking lot opposite the beach club. 

Are pets allowed? No.  

Il Bucaniere  

via Marconi 22, San Vincenzo 

At the entrance of the promenade and only a short walk from the pedestrian area. Depending on the currents, you may find some algae there. The waters are shallow thanks to the submerged dam in front of the establishment. The breakwater, that runs along the promenade, is great for snorkeling in search of fish. The restaurant is the scene-stealer here, especially at sunset when the sun dives into the water. Sophisticated dishes with top quality produce, chosen with passion. 

Where to park? Along the road (disc parking) or in the square (metered parking in Summer) or in the underground parking of the marina for a fee. 

Are pets allowed? Si. 

Il Paradisino  

via della principessa 26, San Vincenzo 

Near the town center on the southern side. Beach umbrellas, cabanas and a pine grove with picnic tables. Here you can play volleyball, soccer, bowling and basketball or attend a Zumba classes in the pine grove. Perfect also for families, as they have a kid’s club! Directly on the beach there is the pizzeria with classic and gourmet dishes, or on the second floor the seafood restaurant with a sea view terrace is great for romantic dining. 

Where to park? On-site parking is available for a fee (advance booking essential). There are some free parking spaces in Via Biserno, near the post office, from here you can reach the beach in 5 minutes on foot thanks to the pedestrian passage under the railway. 

Are pets allowed? No. 

La Lanterna  

via Abruzzo 3, San Vincenzo 

South side of town, a refined and relaxing environment for those who want to enjoy their vacation in peace. The restaurant offers an elegant setting and dishes that follow the seasons of both land and sea. 

Where to park? Along the road.  

Are pets allowed? No. 

Bagno Venere  

via Calabria 4, San Vincenzo 

On the southern side of town, this is a fun beach club, young, full of entertainment with music and games. Toys and, on certain days of the week, entertainment for the kids. Free Wi-Fi available. Happy Hour at the bar while at the restaurant you can find classic seafood dishes. Accessible also for disabled people.  

Where to park? Along the road.  

Are pets allowed? Yes, but just small ones.  

La Barcaccina  

via Tridentina 1, San Vincenzo   

South side of the town. A completely renovated beach club with inflatables and a beach volleyball net in the sea, canoes and pedal boats. Sandy beach that slopes gently into the sea and makes it perfect for families with children or for those who want to walk in the water.  At the bar with the panoramic terrace you can stop for an apéritif or a quick lunch with sandwiches and salads, while at the restaurant you can order more robust dishes. Behind the beach club there is a pine grove with picnic tables for those who want a break from the sun. 

Where to park? Along the road.  

Are pets allowed? No. 

Free Public Beaches in and near San Vincenzo 

From La Conchiglia restaurant up until Donoratico 

via dell’orata 22, San Vincenzo  

Just beyond the restaurant La Conchiglia there is a free public beach that goes as far as Pianetti and, for the more sporty, as far as Marina di Castagneto Carducci. It is uncontaminated and wild, for those who prefer a quieter and less crowded place to enjoy a relaxing day under the sun. Perfect also for a walk on the shoreline between one swim and another as the beach slopes gently into the water. Remember to bring water and something to eat, there are no kiosks, especially if you go very far from the restaurant. If you don’t have a beach umbrella, you can ask for one at the front desk of Podere L’Agave! 

Where to park? Along the road or in the gravel parking lot behind the restaurant along the railroad. 

Are pets allowed? Yes. 

In San Vincenzo  

All along the coastline that runs along the town of San Vincenzo, there are many free public beaches between one beach club and another. Just follow the signs for any beach club and nearby you will find a stretch of free public beach. Being very small, in summer they are very crowded, so it is better to arrive early to be sure to find an available spot. We do not recommend the beaches adjacent to the port because there are often algae there. The beach slopes gently into the water, wherever you choose to stop.  

Where to park? Along the road, but check whether you have to pay or if it is disc parking only. 

Are pets allowed? No. 

Parco di Rimigliano, south of San Vincenzo 

Strada provinciale della Principessa 

It is a Coastal Nature Reserve that runs along the coast for about 8 km. Since it is a protected area there are no beach clubs but only free public beaches, and you can’t pick flowers (although the temptation is great, in spring the cyclamens are beautiful!) or take away firewood and pine cones. There are several numbered entrances along the road, and you have to walk a short stretch in the woods before you reach the sea. For each entrance inside the park there are toilets, showers and tables for a picnic in the shade. Only at the entrance number 4 there is a bar, Lago Verde which offers sandwiches, salads, apéritifs, ice cream and live music. Sun loungers and beach umbrellas can also be rented here. Dogs are welcome in the park but remember to bring some water and food for them as well since there are no equipped facilities except the Dog Beach at one end of the park. Next to the last two entrances near Locanda Oceano Mare there are the free gay-friendly beach and the naturist beach Nido dell’Aquila. From autumn until spring, the beach is a quiet hideaway where you can walk, take in the sea air and relax to the sound of the waves. Inside the park, among the trees and the squirrels that live here, there is a trail for those who want to learn more about botany.  

Where to park? Parking is along the road on both sides, free in winter, metered in summer, but do not worry, go to the front desk of Podere L’Agave to collect the ticket to park for free and enjoy your time in the sun for as long as you want! 

Are pets allowed? Yes. 

Parco della Sterpaia and the east coast 

❢  Map  

This nature reserve covers the east coast in the wide gulf between Piombino and Follonica. It is home to the typical vegetation of the Maremma – here you can find century-old oaks and a vast animal biodiversity, until you reach the white beach beyond the dunes. It is a very fine beach that slopes gently into crystal-clear waters. There are many beach clubs and free public beaches that can be reached from various parking lots: 

  • Località Perelli 1| Here’s where the beach club Bagno Pascià Glam Dog Beach is located, as well as the free dog beach. 
  • Località Perelli 2 | Here’s where the beach club Bagno La Capannina is located, here you can rent pedal boats, canoes and Stand-up Paddle boards.  
  • Località Perelli 3 | Here’s where the beach club Bagno Orizzonte is located with a playground for kids, live music and entertainment for everyone.  
  • Località Carlappiano | Here’s where the beach club Bagnoskiuma is located. Next to it there is a sailing school where you can rent water jets. At the nearby restaurant La Baracchina you enjoy an excellent seafood dinner.   
  • Località Parco Sterpaia | Portion of free beach where hidden in the vegetation there is the famous Nano Verde that rents beach umbrellas and deck chairs. Here you can enjoy apéritifs, music, sandwiches and salads surrounded by nature. 
  • Località Mortelliccio | Here’s where the beach club Bagno Elia is located, with facilities for the disabled. It also offers many fun activities. Here there is also a large stretch of free beach and in the park behind there are picnic tables for a snack or a nap in the shade.  
  • Località Carbonifera| Several beach clubs but free public beaches as well, where you can enjoy the sun and the blue sea. Here, in the shade of the trees, you can find tables for picnics too.  
  • Località Torremozza | Here too you can choose between beach clubs and free public beaches. It owes its name to the fortification from the 16th century that defended the transport of minerals from Elba Island. About 10 meters from the shoreline, there is an ancient Roman road that creates a natural pool where children can have fun snorkeling! Beyond that, the sea is quite deep. 

Where to park? To get here take the Aurelia road towards Grosseto, exit at Vignale-Riotorto and from there follow the signs for the various entrances we linked above. 

Are pets allowed? Yes.