Best beaches for your dog in Tuscany


The time for that long-awaited holiday has finally come. For many travellers who have decided to spend their vacation in Italy, planning the trip involves making a hard choice: do I leave my faithful friend behind with relatives or boarded in kennels, or do I take him with me? When going to the Tuscan coast, will I be able to bring him to the beach freely?

Here you will find the best pet-friendly beaches where your four-legged friends are welcome along the sandy coast in Tuscany.

If you like to stay in the area, a large number of luxury villas are available in the Home in Italy portfolio. On the website, you will also find a special section dedicated to villas where pets are allowed. There is really no need to leave your bellowed dog behind while enjoying your luxury holiday in Italy!

Bagno Flavio

Forte dei Marmi, Via Arenile di Ponente, 56

Forte dei Marmi, the temple of the high society of the Tuscan coast, where the Italians discovered beach life between the 50s and 60s, is now one of the most requested holiday destinations by wealthy Russians. Here is Bagno Flavio, a beach resort where dogs of all sizes are allowed. An equipped beach with a restaurant where you can find tranquillity in a large and well-kept space. Access for dogs is free, and for them, you will find showers and accessories. Your furry friends are also accepted at the restaurant. A microchip or an identification tattoo and health certificate in order are required.

Dog Beach

San Vincenzo (Livorno), Strada Provinciale della Principessa, 120U

One hundred meters of free beach and one hundred meters of equipped beach both completely dog friendly. The beach is situated right next to a natural park boasting typical Mediterranean wild vegetation including a fresh pine forest, an ideal retreat during the hot hours. Water is a key element on hot summer days, and dogs will find here dedicated fountains and showers. Dogs of all sizes are allowed, and every Sunday a veterinarian is available for free. In addition, dog educators provide assistance on the beach and organize private and group lessons every day. This might involve an extra cost.

FuoriRotta Beach

Marina di Grosseto, Località La Canova/Le Marze, Strada Provincialle Le Collacchie km 31,200

Fuorirotta Beach is a unique, unspoiled and wild place where sea lovers can experience it in complete relaxation. The large pine forest behind it, the dunes that reach the end of the beach, a sea renowned for the cleanliness of its waters, make this place a true natural paradise. All this, added to the welcome and helpfulness of the staff, will make your stay unforgettable.

On the private beach of Fuorirotta Beach guests with dogs are welcome, a part of the beach is reserved for them, sometimes even to the sound of music with live concerts and DJ sets. For guests who do not wish to use the services offered by the private beach, it is possible to rent sun umbrellas and sunbeds for the free beach. At the Fuorirotta bar and restaurant, there is a reserved area for guests with dogs. We recommend having coins at hand for the supply of drinking water and a shower for dogs.

Playa del Can

Orbetello (Grosseto), Località Feniglia

Located near the Argentario promontory, all 4-legged friends are welcome at Playa del Can from June to September. It is possible to bring a maximum of two furry friends per person. They will have free fresh water to drink, a shaded area and hygiene bags. For the dog owner, sunbeds and umbrellas are available for rent. For your four-legged friends, there is the possibility to swim in the sea-facing the beach, bounded by buoys.

Strut Beach

Scarlino (Grosseto), Località Follonica, Via delle Collacchie

Coming from the North, three kilometres from Follonica and just before the tourist port of the Strut, there is an equipped beach, perfect for water sports, where dogs can be brought. The beach is very beautiful and wide, and dogs are allowed to swim in the sea pristine waters in an adjacent area. The sand is thin and the sea pleasantly relaxing and very shallow. This beach ensures much-deserved relaxation.

Eugenia beach

Lido di Camaiore (Lucca), Viale Europa 104

It is an equipped beach where our 4-legged friends can bathe and walk in the morning before 9 am and in the evening after 7 pm. Dogs are welcome throughout the whole beach resort and also at the restaurant.
On the beach, dogs are welcome under beautiful gazebos which are conveniently equipped with 2 sunbeds, 1 chair, 2 deck chairs, a table and a hammock. A dog pool and a bowl are also supplied.
In addition to having the possibility to enjoy fantastic and delectable aperitifs, your 4-legged friend will also be offered an aperitif with delicious croquettes, what a delight!

No trip to central Italy is complete without a visit to the Tuscan coast, from Livorno to Grosseto, the coastline of the Tuscany region is a coveted destination for tourists from all over the world. The diverse characteristics of the beaches of the Tuscan seaboard are sure to satisfy any taste. Fine sandy beaches alternating with small coves with pristine waters are often bordered by fresh pine forests and wild Mediterranean vegetation. The Tuscan coast is a destination close at hand for anyone visiting inland Tuscany and wanting to appreciate a corner of the world where nature, history and art come together to create a timeless place. You can head to Forte dei Marmi area for fine sandy beaches and an upscale vibe or enjoy the spectacular natural sceneries in the Maremma area where the beaches are protected by lush pinewoods, this often overlooked Italian seaside destination is sure to please anyone.

Family pet means family member, there truly is no need to leave them behind, Italy and Tuscany in particular offer a wide choice of both accommodations and services for all those wishing to enjoy their Italian beach getaway together with their pets. Experience a vacation on the coast of Tuscany and enjoy the unmatched beauty of this area of Italy together with your furry friend.

Daniela De Luca is CEO at Home in Italy. Home in Italy is a luxury villa rental company offering high end holiday villa experiences throughout the best regions of Italy since 1993.

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Comments (3)

  1. Lorraine Berry says:

    Yes, it’s high time that people thought about the needs of their dogs too. There’s too many dogs dragged around places that their owner wants to see with little regard for their pet’s needs.

    • Roger says:

      I read about another guide book soon to be published on where to stay with your dog and there are also companies who specialise in self-catering canine getaways.

  2. John says:

    When I first saw that picture of the dog-paddle boarding, I thought “No way.” Then this afternoon as I walked along Lake Windermere I saw a dog looking very happy on his owner’s paddle board.

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