Arenella beach, Giglio: turquoise sea with view on Argentario
- Published: 20-02-2015
- Category: Places to See
It’s located along the northeastern coast of Giglio Island, a short distance from the village of Giglio Porto. From here you can enjoy a wonderful view of Argentario. The reason for visiting Arenella beach? Simply said, it is by no means one of the most beautiful beaches of Giglio Island.
The beach – Arenella is a beach of soft white and pristine sand, a real jewel, remained almost completely intact. The beach is bordered by granite boulders like the one known as Tartaruga (Turtle), so called because it resembles the shell of this animal. The beach is immediately recognizable by the presence of a large palm tree.
The sea – The color of the sea varies from turquoise to emerald, and the water is so clear that you can see the bottom. The seabed of Arenella beach slopes gently, and is rich in sea grass. It is therefore ideal for swimming and for snorkeling enthusiasts.
Services – Arenella beach has a whole range of services: umbrellas and sunbeds rental, bar, a quaint restaurant located directly on the beach.
Other bays – From Arenella beach is also possible to arrive at some smaller bays, where the granite rocks take the place of sand: Cala del Lazzaretto, Cala di Mezzo and Cala Cupa.
How to reach – Arenella beach on Giglio island can be easily reached from Giglio Porto village. It can be reached by renting a boat from the port, using the public transportation system or along the dirt paths along the low hills overlooking the sea of the island.
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