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Your travel mate has their finger on the camera trigger, and you’re poised in front of the famous tower. Tilting your body to one side, you put your palms toward the sky. From a distance, you can trick the eye. Yes, through the camera’s viewfinder it appears as if you are holding up the leaning tower ever so precariously. Just as you master the perfect facial expression, your friend captures the shot. It might be cheesy, but you don’t mind. You came to Pisa, after all, with this whimsical tradition in mind. You also came with visions of frolicking down nearby beaches. While you won’t find beachfront hotels in Pisa, a short train ride or excursion in your car will deliver you to coastal terrain where the sun bounces off the sea. Welcome to Tuscany. Could life really be this good?
The beaches of Pisa and the surrounding area don’t look like the exotic white sandy terrain of the Caribbean. Instead, they are often marked by dramatic rocky coastline and pebbles. Yes, your European beach experience will be unique and memorable, just like you’d hoped. Instead of sifting fine sand between your toes you’ll be marveling at impressive rock walls while the orange roofs of Tuscany glow under the afternoon sun. How will you fill your time here? Sunbathing, dining at beachfront restaurants, and sipping coffee from the comfort of a lounge chair all come to mind. Kite flying and sailing are also popular activities here. One thing is sure: You’re bound to head back to Pisa, Italy beach hotels sun-kissed and better for it.
You can hop on a train and get to some of the best beaches near Pisa in under an hour. Get sun drenched in Forte dei Marmi, an upscale area, where giant umbrellas dot the strand and you’ll find snack bars aplenty. Some parts of the beach require a fee, while other areas let you claim a patch of sand without paying. Just south of Pisa you can lounge on some of the most popular beaches in all of Tuscany in Livorno. Lay a towel on the sand, grab your snorkel set, and head for the water. The reefs are spectacular and a part of why this area of the coast is so beloved. After your excursion in the water, a hearty serving of gelato isn’t far.
You may go to Italy to eat all the pasta, and you should. You’ll also encounter some of the finest wines on the planet and let spectacular cups of espresso pass your lips. And when you book one of the best Pisa hotels near the beach, such as the Family Beach Village Regina del Mare or Riviera Blu, you turn your epicurean adventure into a sunny vacation for the ages. That’s called wandering wisely.