The Beaches of the Cinque Terre

The Cinque Terre coastline is quite rugged, rocky, and difficult. Hidden within this difficult territory, however, are several striking beaches and bays where one can bathe in a special and picturesque setting.

This UNESCO World Heritage site, known for its rugged cliffs and steep vineyards, also holds some of the region’s best and most fascinating beaches, offering idyllic settings for a relaxing retreat.

Here are the main beaches in and around Cinque Terre:

Fegina Beach - Monterosso al Mare

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A short walk from Monterosso al Mare, the largest of the 5 seaside villages, is Fegina, a large sandy beach served by a boardwalk full of kiosks and stores.

It is located a few meters from the train station.

This beach is ideal for those who love convenience: lined with beautiful bathing establishments and restaurants, Fegina Beach offers a delightful blend of relaxation and comfort.

Monterosso beach - ancient village area

The Monterosso beach in the old part of the village is still sandy but smaller than the Fegina beach, which is equally ideal for comfort lovers.

Well equipped with lounge chairs and umbrellas, it is the perfect place to relax, sunbathe and savor the beautiful views of the Mediterranean.

Near this beach is the boat docking area.

To reach it you will have to keep to the left as you exit the train station. Proceed along the sea promenade and using the tunnel you will reach the old part of the town.

Vernazza Beach


Vernazza offers two options for experiencing the beach.

Within the town, near the small harbor and St. Margaret’s Church is a picturesque sandy beach where a dedicated area for swimmers has been created. It is a great place to cool off after walking the scenic trails that connect the five villages.

Near the boat docking point, on the pier, it is also possible to lie down with a towel.

The village also hosts a more secluded beach outside the town. A hidden gem, it offers a quiet retreat away from the crowds and guarantees breathtaking views of Vernazza from afar.



Manarola does not have a traditional sandy beach, but it makes up for it with its unique harbor swimming area. The crystal clear, azure waters are perfect for a refreshing swim after a long day of exploring. The flat rocks surrounding the harbor just below the village provide ideal spots for sunbathing.

Riomaggiore Beach


Adding charm to the beautiful beaches of the Cinque Terre is the marina at Riomaggiore. This rocky beach offers enchanting sunset views and is a lovely place to enjoy a quiet moment, listening to the lapping of the waves while admiring the colorful hillside houses.

Reaching it is easy and convenient: from Riomaggiore station take the tunnel and proceed to the small port. Keep left to the beach.

Beach of Guvano - Corniglia

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Tucked away in a hidden corner near the town of Corniglia is the quiet beach of Guvano. This secluded pebble beach is perfect for those who value their privacy.

Accessible by a path through an abandoned railroad tunnel, it offers an exciting trail and pleasant moments on the beach.

Remember to bring everything you need for the day, as there are no services in this hidden paradise.

Levanto Beach


Among its many attractions, Levanto ‘s wide sandy beach stands out for its incredible beauty and versatility, making it an ideal destination for beach lovers of all kinds.

In the “Villa Agnelli” area, the seabed is shallow and the sand very fine. Bathing establishments occupy the central area.

In the “Vallesanta” area, the seabed is deeper and the beach consists of pebbles and pebbles.

There are numerous kiosks, bars and canoe rental services along Levanto beach.

Levanto holds a reputation as one of the top surfing destinations in Italy, attracting surfers from all over the world. The unique marine conditions here create perfect waves, satisfying both beginners and experienced surfers. In addition to the best surfing opportunities, the beach also offers facilities for other water sports including sailing, snorkeling, and paddleboarding.

Bonassola Beach


The beauty of Bonassola beach lies in its simplicity.

it is a generous expanse of sand flanked by the lush hillside and lapped by the blue sea. It is a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of the more touristy places. This idyllic setting is perfect for a relaxing day in the sun, a revitalizing swim in the sea, or a peaceful walk by the sea.

Bonassola’s waters are generally calm, making the beach an ideal place for families with young children and those who prefer a quiet swim without the worry of high waves.

In addition, paddleboat rentals provide enjoyable family fun, adding a touch of adventure to your relaxing day at the beach.

Bonassola beach is a 3-minute walk from the train station.

Cinque Terre beaches: the surroundings

Toward La Spezia

Perch beach, near Campiglia

Portovenere Beaches

Toward Genoa

Framura Beach

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