Terracina beach, Italy
Unlike France, Spain and Portugal, Italy beaches tend to focus on Italians, especially those who spend most of the year in an apartment in Genoa, Milan, Florence, Rome or another packed city and are desperate for views to the horizon and a serious UV hit.
Foreign holidaymakers planning to experience the pleasures of Italy’s beaches would do well to learn a little Italian – the seashore is really not set up for non-Italians – and be prepared to rent a space/lounger/parasol on the sand, whether they’re heading for Sardinia or Versilia or Lido di Venezia.
The Italians don’t offer much free sand in the summertime unlike their French neighbours where even the French Riviera has substantial numbers of free beaches.
The Italian part of the Mediterranean Sea is pretty warm by June and a perfect temperature between July and September with almost certain daily sunshine.
Camaiore pay beach shelters which occupy 95% of the beach, while just 5% is free to use. Versilia coast, Tuscany, Italy beaches map.
Sardinia is where the best beaches in Italy are to be found, such as on Spargi Island, with typically bleached sand, crystal water, tiny waves.