I was suggested by a friend to visit this beach to break the journey from Pisa to Rome, and I'm happy to have followed his advice.
The beach is inside a natural/archeological park, there are paying parking spaces and guards enforcing the limits. The beach is large, a little dark, like it's common in Tuscany, the sea warm (in July) and the water clear. A little bar rents also beachchairs and beach umbrellas.
The beach is surmounted by a small village (Populonia) with a castle and an archaeological area with Etruscan tombs.
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