Most beautiful beaches in Liguria

The region of Liguria where great beaches lay is just around the Italian Riviera, which has 300 kilometers long coastline. The coastline starts at Ventimiglia located in the west of Italy, just at the borders with France and then climbs around Genoa and finishes and sweeps its coastline just after the Cinque Terre. Fabulous vineyards stretch along the famous five villages overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.

Tourists will be having a hard time choosing which beach to go on their holiday to Liguria. After several opinions and discussions from other Italian locals, here are the top beaches that you must go to when visiting the region of Liguria.

Portovenere, Liguria, Italy
Portovenere, Liguria by Gabriele Iuvara

Balzi Rossi

You will definitely love the sea in Balzi Rossi because of its spectacular azure. This part of the sea is perfect for those who want to snorkel. It is located four kilometers away from Ventimiglia.

Unfortunately, a private company manages this spectacular beach so it only means that all amenities and facilities that the beach can offer have corresponding fees.

Balzi Rossi Beach, Liguria, Italy
Balzi Rossi Beach, Liguria by Daniel70mi


Loano is meant for big families that want to relax on the stretch of its white sand. The beach is unique for there are several establishments here that offer their customers certain services that can make them comfortable like a massage or a rental service for their “Big Sun Umbrella,” a play place for kids and so much more.

Beach in Loano, Liguria, Italy
Beach in Loano, Liguria by Giulio Roggero

Varigotti and the Saracen Bay

If you are coming from the town Savona, the Varigotti and the Saracen Bay is just before you reach the Varigotti town proper. The beach is very popular for its purity and cleanliness of the waters that surrounds the Vegetation of the Mediterranean. It is well known as the corner of paradise.

Varigotti, Saracen Bay, Liguria, Italy
Varigotti, Saracen Bay, Liguria by Twice25 & Rinina25

Finale Ligure

In Finale Ligure is the longest seaside stretch in Liguria. It has a promenade, restaurants, sandy beach, cafe and gelateria wherein tourists enjoy its beautiful scenery.

In addition, Finale Ligure is a beach resort that has other amenities like rock climbing. The resort became famous because of the rock climbing activity, which was built with several crags and routes located in a small area inside the resort. Another outdoor activity that the resort offers is the mountain biking activity.

Finale Ligure, Liguria, Italy
Finale Ligure, Liguria by WIPPart

Bergeggi in the Riviera delle Palme

The Bergeggi is known for its very lovely and lively seaside town with its popular beach. This particular area of the Liguria is very famous to younger generations. Its water was blessed to have the most amazing clear water, which function as the marine’s natural reserve that protects the ecosystem in the Bergeggi Island.

In the past, the Bergeggi Island was occupied by monks. Do not worry, for today the Bergeggi Island is now considered as one of the recommended places for divers. Divers from all over the world usually meet here to explore and discover the amazing seabed of the beach.

Bergeggi beach, Liguria, Italy
Bergeggi beach, Liguria by Joseph Brent

The San Fruttuoso Bay

The San Fruttuoso Bay is an amazing yet small bay that can only be reached with the use of private boat or only by footpath. It is a very private bay yet owners of the resort guarantees the tourists a well spent vacation in their isolated and private bay that is far away from the rest of the world. You will be assured of peace and quiet in this paradise.

San Fruttuoso Bay, Liguria, Italy
San Fruttuoso Bay, Liguria by Gianni D’Anna

Paraggi Bay, Portofino

Paraggi is an enchanting, small and chic bay found between Santa Margherita Ligure and Portofino. It is surely a paradise you have never seen before. The bay is uniquely inserted in the cliffs and it is best for those who enjoy relaxing and smelling the atmosphere of the peaceful beach. In addition, a tourist will definitely enjoy its “dolce Vita” life in Portofino that every woman truly desires.

Paraggi, Santa Margherita Ligure / Portofino, Liguria, Italy
Paraggi, Santa Margherita Ligure / Portofino, Liguria by Robyc73

Sestri Levante

Sestri Levante lies on a peninsula surrounded by two bays. The resort is dominated by the figure of the writer H.Ch. Andersen, in whose honor the celebrations are held here each year accompanied by the competition in storytelling. There are two wide and sandy beaches: one with easy and gradual access to the sea, the other one with steeper entrance.

Sestri Levante and Baia del Silenzio, Liguria, Italy
Sestri Levante and Baia del Silenzio, Liguria by Jiuguang Wang

But this is still not the end of the list of best beaches in Liguria. Some of the best beaches can be found in Cinque Terre and Portovenere as well.

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