we were staying in Barga for 3 weeks and decided to visit the beach for the day. On impulse as we were parking we decided to pop into the first hotel we passed to ask if they had a quad room available for that night. The first hotel didn't but the second - Hotel Tony - did!
We were shown a room with a small balcony (perfectly positioned for the sun in the early evening) and two pull down beds for our girls (aged 12 and 8yrs). It was clean and comfortable and cost E120 for us all inc breakfast.
We got ourselves ready and spent the day on the beach. As you have to pay to get onto the beaches here it's a bit of a task choosing which bagno to pick. The one we decide on was called Onda. It cost 50 euros for 2 sunbeds, two deckchairs and an umbrella and the use of the salt water swimming pool for the day. The bagno closes at 7pm so you have the use of the spot on the beach for the whole day although it would prove pretty expensive doing this every day for a week/fortnight!! We ate there for lunch which was a bit silly as it wasn't a snack bar more a restaurant menu with delicious seafood salad and pasta dishes but a bit on the expensive side. Especially when we went for a wander later and found the brilliant sandwich bar a few doors along we'd been to last year but couldn't remember where it was situated!
We went back to the hotel for a shower and a snooze and then went out for dinner. It was quite early - 7.15ish and we tried to get a table in a restaurant called Europa (I think) but it was fully booked and already 3/4 full of people. We walked further along and got a table at similar restaurant (can't remember the name) where we had a really tasty meal for about 70 euros inc cokes, half litre wine.
Along the front in Lido there are really nice shops and it's a lovely walk along towards Viareggio at night. There's lots of entertainment along the way.
Breakfast the next morning was continental style, pastries, cheese, ham, coffee, toast etc.
Hotel Tony was just perfect for an overnight stay at the seaside!
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