Spiaggia Porto Pino


The best and busiest of the beaches in this neck of the woods, Spiaggia Porto Pino is at the eponymous resort near Sant'Anna Arresi. A favourite with weekending locals, it's a broad swath of creamy sand lapped by lovely, shallow waters ideal for tentative toddlers and nervous swimmers. There's ample parking and a string of cheerful eateries near the parking lot.

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