The Beaches of Pisa and environs
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Piazza del Duomo, Pisa
Marina di Vecchiano - Large, easily reached at any time by going through the splendid dunes, vast and filled with life. A road divides these dunes from the pine forest behind the so-called Macchia di Migliarino. The dunes you come into contact with are the most beautiful to be found in Tuscany and are certainly worth a visit. Splendid juniper bushes alternate with the Aleppo pines, while tufts of flowering rock roses and large stretches of catchfly give the sand a red hue in the springtime. Here and there are small groups of short palms which lend an exotic touch. This impression is not incorrect as this is the yucca, imported from Central America for ornamental purposes before starting to grow wild in a habitat perfectly adapted to its nature. While not being a truly native species, it is still in full harmony with the part of the coast and has become a reference point here.
Foce del Serchio - The mouth of the river Serchio, the watercourse dividing the Macchia di Migliarino from San Rossore, is one of the most interesting areas to be found in Tuscany. Numerous bird species and also herons of various species stop off here in the shallow water. It is a truly remarkable area where it is possible to catch sight to many different types of birds.
San Rossore - Large beach, with spectacular dunes and an interesting forest of bare trees "suffocated" over time by the marine aerosol. An integral and fascinating environment. The mooring of boats is not permitted (only in emergencies) nor is bathing. Above all, there are no roads that allow access to the area between the mouth of the Serchio and that of the Arno. It is however possible to gain access to this piece of coastline, and to the other protected zones, via guided visits by foot, bicycle, coach or train. The safeguarding of the park has been necessary to protect one of the last Italian coastal forests.
Marina di Pisa - Now sitting at the south of the mouth of the Arno, it is curious to discover that Marina di Pisa was once located on the opposite side of the river which had its mouth further southwards. Following the changing of its course, this bathing resort witnessed a golden era, with villas springing up that belonged to very famous personalities. This tract of sea is in fact teeming with fish, with gilthead and white bream that can be caught directly from the outer breakwaters. The walk along the sea front is very pleasant. The beach is made up of numerous small sandy gulfs, protected from the waves by artificial stone barriers. About 20 metres from the first reef there are other rocks which serve to protect Marina di Pisa from sea storms. The bathing establishments begin where the rocks finish and continue all the way to Tirrenia, Calambrone and Livorno.
Tirrenia - North of the town (at Lido) the beach is very spacious, partially covered by bathing establishments. A tract of coast is protected by the WWF with high dunes overrun by pioneer vegetation and a pine forest that is partially accessible.
Calambrone - The beach is very spacious with the pioneer vegetation waving in the wind on top of the inland dunes. These dunes now form a stretch of self-sown vegetable life between the beach itself and the old seaside homes. In the distance, you can glimpse the outline of the port of Livorno. The southern boundary of the province is parallel to the navigable canal at the end of the beach, which represents an excellent spot for catching sight of herons and birds.
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