Cinque Terre beach: the destinations you cannot miss

cinque terre beaches

In the territory of the Cinque Terre, a small slice of coast of the Eastern Riviera, there are very beautiful beaches where to relax, have a walk and discover breathtaking landscapes.

The beaches of the Cinque Terre are among the most beautiful and cleanest in Italy with their pristine rocks, dreamy landscapes and small wild bays. This place is a small jewel in which it is possible to still breathe an air imbued with history and tradition, despite the strong tourism.

The best Cinque Terre beaches, village by village

Since 1997, Cinque Terre are part of the UNESCO World Heritage. It is not a surprise because it is a territory full of wonders. Some glimpses look like paintings, water is crystal and villages are set among the rocks that overlook the sea. Cinque Terre is a so beautiful place and it is necessary to be savored in all its essence, even with regard to the beaches.

Let’s see together the most beautiful you cannot miss, village by village.

Monterosso beaches

Monterosso is perhaps the most touristic place between the five villages of the Cinque Terre, with its colorful houses. It is impossible not to stop at the Fegina beach. Take your time and have an healthy and well-deserved relax moment.

Fegina is one of the most beautiful and popular beaches in the whole area. It is set right in front of the train station and it is therefore easily accessible from Levanto, taking the Cinque Terre Express train.

Manarola and Corniglia beaches

As for Monterosso, the beach of Manarola is easily accessible with the Cinque Terre Express. It is the regional train that facilitate sustainable tourist’s travels, from April to October. The beach of Manarola is small but very beautiful. So, don’t be surprised if you will find a little bit of crowding during the weekend.

For trekking lovers it is possible to go up through the cemetery and reach the Corniglia beach. Walking along a path of about 3 km, you will arrive between the pure nature. This landscape is now slightly reduced by the natural erosion of the sea.

Corniglia is the only village without direct access to the sea but it is possible to stop on the Guvano beach walking through the Sentiero Azzurro or coming from Corniglia station through the Genoa-La Spezia railway tunnel.

Vernazza beaches

Vernazza doesn’t have great beaches. However, the crystalline waters of the marina, in front of the Church, are the perfect set for a quick refreshing swim before continuing the visit of the village and of the surrounding places.

Riomaggiore beaches

Pass the tunnel of Riomaggiore station, go down to the small marina and then you will meet a small, but suggestive, stony beach.

If you prefer the unspoiled places, you can reach Canneto beach. It is located between Punta Castagna and Punta del Cavo and can only be reached by sea. Here it is possible to find refreshment in the crystalline waters and to admire the natural cascade of fresh water that made it famous.