We are on the Etruscan Coast: a land washed by the sea for over 90 kilometres and where the sea is always, obviously the protagonist.
This sea has been awarded the Blue Flag of the European Union and other major awards for its clean water and quality services. Along the Etruscan Coast, long rocky sections alternate with sandy beaches, with fine or coarse sand.
The beach is public and free, organized with the basic services, or equipped with well-established bathing facilities www.bagnobaratti.it.
Greenery is everywhere, in the pine forests that surround the beaches, the forests and parks located a short distance from the coast and overlooking the sea.
A wealth of beautiful underwater flora and fauna attracts enthusiasts from all over the world.
All kinds of water sport can be enjoyed here at the numerous sailing, surfing and scuba diving clubs.
In Baratti boats can be hired, or boat and sea-taxi trips booked even at night www.sulleviedeglietruschi.org.
Piombino is also a wellequipped harbour for yachtsmen and for those heading for the islands.
The Gulf of Baratti, Buca delle Fate, the beaches in the costal park of Rimigliano [link] and Sterpaia [link] are just some stretches of this coast famous for their unspoilt beauty and charm.