Hike high above the Mediterranean sea and spend the rest of the day at the beach. It’s this unique combination that makes the holiday in Levanto - Cinque Terre so interesting. In this area you can swim from May to October and there are several beaches to choose from.
Beach in Levanto
Levanto has a long sandy beach ideal for families with children. Parts of the beach are private where you can rent deckchairs, parasols, canoes, boats, surfboards and stand up paddleboards. Other parts are public.
Levanto is all year round a paradise for surfers and even in the summer there can be really high waves. Surf & SUP school and diving centre on the beach.
La spiaggetta (between Levanto and Bonassola)
This is a perfect place to snorkel in the crystal clear water and to jump from the cliffs.
Beach in Bonassola
The small idyllic seaside resort Bonassola is hidden in a bay near Levanto and the Cinque Terre. You can reach Bonassola easily by walking or cycling from Levanto through the tunnels (2 km). The beach is long and wide and is divided into private and public parts.
This is the perfect place if you are looking for a quiet place and enjoy the wonderful scenery. Small village centre with coffee shops selling homemade gelato (ice cream).
Beach in Monterosso (Fegina)
Some parts of the beach are private where you can rent deckchairs and a parasol. The western part is public beach and here you can also admire the giant sculpture Il Gigante.
Beach in Monterosso (Old Town)
The private section offers rental of deckchairs, parasols, pedal boats, etc. Further east you will find the public beach and it is also here the trail to Vernazza starts (2 hours walk).
Visit the old town with its narrow streets and seafood restaurants.
Beach in Vernazza (harbor)
After a long hike it is great to go for a swim in the Mediterranean Sea. In Vernazza you’ll find a small sandy beach in the picturesque harbor. There are also rocks where you can sunbathe. Shower is available.
The piazza is full of seafood restaurants, bars selling pizza and homemade ice cream (gelato). From here you can take the boat if you want to get to the next village.
Beach in Vernazza (behind the cliff)
The village of Vernazza is located on a huge cliff. If you walk the main street down from the train station towards the sea and turn left just before you get to the harbor (go through the hole in the cave) you will find this pebble beach.
Beach in Manarola
Manarola has no beach but you can go for a swim in the small natural harbor. There are great rocks to swim out to and jump off. The harbor can easily be reached if you come with the excursion boat that goes along the entire coastline of Cinque Terre.
If you arrive by train follow the tunnel to the west and turn left down towards the harbor (5 minutes walk).
Beach in Riomaggiore
You continue as far east as you can get and you’ll find a pebble beach. Here the water is crystal clear but you can’t swim here if there are big waves.
Worth a visit is also the tiny harbour and the main street with its characteristic houses with typical Ligurian colours.