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Spiaggia di Ripa Barata, Marciana Marina

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Beach · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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  • Absolutely uncrowded beach. More difficult way, but good spot for snorcheling, diving or spearfishing! 
    Absolutely uncrowded beach. More difficult way, but good spot for snorcheling, diving or spearfishing!  more »
  • Wonderfully isolated but still quite accessible natural beach with no facilities and no/limited mobile Internet, which is kind of the point. You need swimming shoes for the rocks (quite slippery in the water too) and sneakers/sandals with good grip for the descent/climb path. Most visitors seem to come by boat but from land, parking is on the nearest road (as indicated by Google maps, you need to drive kilometers past the "technically correct" dead-end sign near the town). There are two paths, one marked 150A and one 150B. We took 150B. It is quite steep and requires some careful stepping/semi climbing in the end near the beach. Nothing break-neck however and should be doable for most able-bodied people and reasonably careful kids approx 7 years and above. As a bonus, during our visit in late June, the woods above the beach were swarming with beautiful butterflies putting the cherry on top of an already overwhelming experience!
  • I don't know if anything changed since the last review but it proved physically impossible for us to reach the beach. At the end of 150B is a drop of around five meters that would require proper climbing equipment to be crossed without a large risk of injury. The beach looked very nice from where the trip ended for us, but not worth the risk. The beach was also deserted on a very busy day which seems to prove that not many people actually climb down there. There were however some boats in the water. So if you want to reach this beach, better go by boat.

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