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“Viareggio is a rip off” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Bagno Teresa

Bagno Teresa
Ranked #9 of 58 things to do in Viareggio
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Belfast, United Kingdom
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“Viareggio is a rip off”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

Just back from Viareggio in Italy - what a rip off - holiday travellers are not allowed to lie on the beach - you are obliged to rent a parasol/ sunlounger for approx 15-20 euros per day for two persons. What local itialian government gave permission for local seafront hotels/restaurants to start owing sections of the beach.

If you intend to visit - it's best to rent a bike as the free beach was about a mile from our hotel.
The resort is not what I expected although you can travel by train to Florence and a nearby town of Lucca is worth the visit and seemed a lot more reasonable for food than Viareggio itself.
If you want to get the train to Rome its about 3 hour journey costing 66 euro per person return

The food was not great in Viareggio - any restaurant we visited was expensive as well - we were obliged to go eat in a chinese restaurant on two different nights and tolerate not very good food on the rest of the evenings in local restaurants

A resort which is expensive and not worth the money -

Visited June 2012
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Dublin, Ireland
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“Expensive Beach”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

Very nice beach except its expensive. In theory you are legally entitled to sit between the low and high water tide. However in this beach some local authority has usurped normal legal rights claiming this area is required for emergency vehicles doing life guarding. Mum decided to sit down anyhow, a local self appointed life guard asked us to move on and when she didn't moved the life guard went off and returned a few minutes with some form of police person brandishing a fire arm and forced us and others to move. The alternative is to pay the 21.00 euro per day or go down to the public beach wichiis right beside the port and kept in a filthy condition. A bit of a racket really, I know the beach has to be cleaned but in Spain and France this rarely goes on. have stayed in Lido de Jesola near Venice and the Hotel gave out free beach passes.

Visited September 2011
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Portadown
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“Excellent beach but be prepared to pay for it”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2011

Miles of good safe sandy beach but all privately owned by hotels except a couple of very small strips which are free for locals. We had to pay 29 euro PER DAY to use the beach, this included 1 sun lounger, 2 deck chairs, 1 upright seat and a parasol. You will not get siting down for seconds without being approached by lifeguards who patrol their areas and will move you on. Very expensive especially for families. We stayed at Hotel Esplanade and had to use adjoining hotels area of beach - also could only use back couple of rows away from sea.

Visited September 2011
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New York, New York
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“The Boardwalk in Viareggio”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2010

If you like beach boardwalks you have got to walk this one.

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