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“The best sea spot in the area”
Review of Cala Violina

Ranked #1 of 19 things to do in Scarlino
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed June 23, 2014

Crystalline sea water, lost in the middle of a reserve, amazing sea surrounded by nature. Deserved everything, the limited parking slot, the 1.5km walk, the worst food camper ever… But the place is amazing!

2  Thank Cristiano C
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Reviewed June 8, 2014

The location is indeed beautiful but the beach was already far too crowded on an early June afternoon. I wonder what it must be like in the summer! It is a shame as such a lovely cove should be made available only to few people. I understand I am talking nonsense, but one cannot really enjoy such an amazing scenary when elbowing one's way around the beach (which was slightly unkempt, sadly). We walked our way from the Marina di Scarlino. It is a a rather long walk -- about 1 hr, and not suitable for those who are not sure footed.

Thank FranBoyle
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

As local, Ihave been there already few time. Today (Sept 04 2013) we were warned at the entrance gate that the beach and the access road are infested by bee and other flyes called Tafani (search google for pictures and dangers). We decided not to go as the beach is a long way walking to the car park to avoid any problems.
Pity, the place is lovely and one of the best beach in Toscany.

2  Thank maxgerma
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Reviewed August 21, 2013 via mobile

We were very excited about going to Cala Violina, after hearing so many positive comments from locals. The beach itself is very picturesque, set in a small cove, with lovely views. However, it is incredibly overcrowded in August. After paying 6 Euros to park, we trekked through the woods on a 30 minute hike, carrying beach gear, children and a picnic, in heat of 35 degrees. Unfortunately, there was scarcely a postage-sized space of beach for us to sit on, so crowded was it. Fortunately for us, a huge thunder storm cleared half the beach; too tired to walk back to the car, we were drenched but outlasted the storm, and managed to enjoy the rest of the afternoon in relative peace, with the children enjoying splashing in the crystal clear sea. A nice day in the end, but mainly due to the storm driving half the people away. The rest of the week, we opted for the long beach at Castiglione della Pescaia. No doubt Cala Violina is lovely outside peak season, but personally I did not feel it worth the effort in high summer.

6  Thank Cnonymous
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Reviewed August 2, 2013

Rent a dingi and navigate from the Marina to the Cala Violina to spend the day there. Join the beach swimming and enjoy a great picknick there. Discover the Stella di Mare in the Sea while snorckling

Thank Sarosivema
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