The Beach of Seccheto
The beach of Seccheto, along the Costa del Sole, is halfway between the famous beaches of Cavoli and Fetovaia, and like them the sea is beautiful, but the beach is somewhat quieter.
The granite sand beach is about a hundred metres long and is exposed to south winds, and the sea is quite deep. The cliffs on the left slope gently down to the shallow water and create tiny pools.
The atmosphere here is informal and relaxed, so the beach is perfect for families, also because you will find all the facilities you may need in the shops in the town behind the beach.
It was precisely from this beach that in Roman times the ships carrying barrels of wine and slabs of granite extracted from the quarries above set sail. If you look closely, you can still see some historical traces of those days.
You can get to the small slipway and the landing the wharf on the right of the beach by car.
Past the small landing wharf on the right you will see what the locals call the “Piscine” (“swimming pools”), smooth slabs of granite with natural “pools” of sea water brought in by the waves. This area is perfect for sunbathing or diving , and is very popular among nudists.
There is another area of smooth slabs of granite and tiny pools, perfect for diving, on the right of the beach that you can get to from the path that starts off at the main road.
Seccheto beach is at the front of the town, and is easy to walk to if you follow the path that starts off from the main road. The town is about 6 km from Marina di Campo, and you can get there by ATL bus from Marina di Campo for Pomonte.