La Costa d'Argento
The kilometers-long shoreline between Talamone and Capalbio, at the border with Lazio, is surely among the most beautiful and sought-after locations in Tuscany. The long sandy beaches separated by high cliffs and small ravines that characterize the “Silver Coast”, combined with its typically favorable climate of very hot summers and mild intermediate seasons, allow tourists to spend their vacation in their favorite type of seaside environment. There are wild, secluded bays and coves, easily accessible public sandy beaches, long stretches of well-equipped beach establishments, camping sites and tourist villages for those who wish to relax as well as have fun by the sea.
Proceeding from south to north, the Capalbio district coastline is characterized by a long stretch of dark sand that promptly gives way to deep water, stops at the small promontory of Ansedonia, and from there continues to the Tombolo della Feniglia, a natural land strip connecting the Argentario peninsula to the mainland together with the Tombolo della Giannella, which lies further north, beyond the Orbetello Lagoon. Here nature reigns supreme. A vast, lush pine forest now protected by the WWF, shelters a beach ideal for children, with powdery sand and shallow waters. In the middle of the Costa d’Argento lies the Argentario promontory, with a predominantly rocky shoreline. In this snorkelers’ paradise, sheer cliffs tower over the sea, concealing idyllic coves with small, sandy beaches. The Albegna river mouth marks the end of the Tombolo della Giannella and the beginning of a stretch of sandy shore that continues all the way to Talamone, where rocks and cliffs dominate the coastline again, before giving way to the splendid and fascinating beach of Cala di Forno a few kilometers further north. While in this area, be sure to visit the idyllic shores of the Giglio and Giannutri islands of the Tuscan archipelago.