|Maremma National Park Beach with view towards Isle of Giglio|
Still looking for that perfect beach hut? Do it yourself at the stunning beach of the Maremma National Park in Southern Tuscany. Drift wood constructions don't belong to your main talents? Just arrive early enough to catch one of the huts created by some creative beach-goer in the past. Or bring a couple of Sarongs and a bit of string to get some easy shade.
|Anything goes - beach hut DIY at the national park beach|
If you don't like the crowd, this is the Tuscan beach to come to in high season. Only the first bit of the beach can get packed. Mainly with families who don't want to walk too far (the kids love the drift wood!). Walking to the South there is a stretch which is popular with a few nudists (not a big movement in Italy) and with Southern Tuscany's small gay community. Keep walking and you'll have the beach to yourself. Apart of a fox or two.
|Now, didn't I smell something?|
Make sure you store away your sandwiches whilst in the water. I've seen many a beach-lover leaving with a hungry stomach because Aesop's sly creature looked so much like a lovely pet animal.
WHERE: Maremma National Park lies near Alberese 20minutes South of Grosseto. You can check the exact location on my Tuscany Map.
There is only limited access by car to the National park beach. If you want to drive in arrive early (before 10am) to avoid the queues. However parking is costly (2€ per hour), so you may want to consider leaving your car at the park office in Alberese. Parking is free and a bus drives to the beach every half an hour (1€ for a return ticket and kids up to five yrs for free). Otherwise rent a bike for the day (8€) and cycle the 8km from Alberese to the beach on the scenic bicycle path through the National Park's hinterland - it's worth it!
P.s. the Maremma national park team is happy for everybody to take pics of all the amazing flora and fauna, but please refrain from feeding the animals.