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The best marinas on the western coast of Tuscany

The western coast of Tuscany together with the Tuscan Archipelago is a fabulous sailing destination. Therefore, the coast is equipped with some excellent marinas, small docks that supply for small boats and yachts. One would not think at first, but marinas represent a fantastic option to spend a day on the seaside, since most of them don’t only have refueling or cleaning facilities for the boats, but they are also equipped with shops and great restaurants. In addition, spending a day in these marinas between luxury yachts and sailing boats can let you take a glance at this glamorous world. From the several marinas, herein we show you our Top 3, which are found in Punta Ala, San Vincenzo, and Puntone. All three marinas found quite close to Dievole Wine Resort and spending a day in some of them is a really great option we can recommend to our guests.

Marina di Punta Ala. Localita’ Porto, Punta Ala

One of the main marinas in the area is the Marina of Punta Ala located near the small settlement bearing the same name, at the tip of a small peninsula. It is quite a large marina with three port basins and 13 quays altogether with a breakwater in the North, and it has always been a reference point for those who set sail around this part of Tuscany. Despite of the large size, the marina has a cozy and elegant atmosphere, and it’s also perfect for spending a day there. There’s a quite large shopping area both for sailors and visitors. Free Wi-Fi is also offered in the whole area. If you are lucky, you will have the chance to see a regatta going on, and hence you will be able to observe how the elegant boats with their crews wearing their sailing gear glide into the port area after the race.

Marina di San Vincenzo. Molo Fratelli Magnani, San Vincenzo

Another great option if you look for a great marina to spend the day at is Marina di San Vincenzo located in the small village with the same name in Livorno Province. It’s a relatively new marina that was opened in 2010, and it contains 283 berths for yachts up to 18 meters. It’s a really well maintained marina with a large shopping mall that contains both shops and restaurants. You can have a stroll on the long walkway that leads to a majestic statue of a sailor that represents a “man that sails the sea in a dream paper boat with his feet immersed in salty water and with a heart in love”. During this pleasant walk you can admire the boats on one side and the sea on the other side.

Marina San Vicenzo

San Vicenzo. Wikipedia Creative Commons by Saiko

Marina di Scarlino. Località Puntone, Scarlino Grosseto

Another great place in the Tuscan Maremma region, where you can enjoy a day at the sea amongst beautiful boats and great restaurants is the Marina di Scarlino. This fairly big marina is found in one of the most sheltered bays in the Northern Tyrrhenian Sea, and it offers almost 600 berths for yachts up to 36 meters. Apart from the usual daily activities, this marina offers special evening events, such as Marina Wine nights with live concerts and wine tastings.

Thus, are you looking for a day filled with fun and glamour? We are sure that while staying at Dievole, a day-trip to one of these marinas will be a great to fulfill your expectations.