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going to the beach in Forte dei Marmi

Vacationed in Forte dei Marmi in 1965 and 1969 as a small child so am thinking about stopping here for a few hours with teenage boys to go to the beach- kind of like a pilgrimage of sorts. Planning on traveling by car. Parking ? Is this town too crowded and popular now that my notion of stopping is unrealistic ? Oh and by the way I am talking mid August the most crowded time of year too.

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1. Re: going to the beach in Forte dei Marmi

Hi! As you say, it could be quite difficult to find a parking in Forte in that period, but not impossible! Mid August... does this mean the week of 15th August or just that day? If so (15th August), it could be very very hard... but if you go there during a working day (try to avoid Wednesday morning, when there is the market... it is a lovely market, but very busy!) you will have more possibilities!

Along the seafront there are all fee parkings, and also in the central streets (the very central area is off-limits to cars). If you won't find a place here, you could search in the streets at the beginning of the town arriving from Marina di Pietrasanta (from the seafront you can turn right into the street in front of "La Capannina" or in the next one)... but maybe you would find also in the central zone. Remember that there aren't free beaches in Forte and you have to pay even for few hours (I don't know if they have a fare for an half day or you must pay for all the day...).

Good luck!!!

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You should still go, we think. We are great fans of Forte dei Marmi, though we usually go in the off-season, when Armani-clad crowds are fewer. Just know now that it will be much, much more expensive than how you don't remember it as a child. And it will be a zoo -- admittedly, a well-heeled zoo, in the middle of August.

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In August it will be rammed pack and you may find most of the beaches full anyway - also it will cost you at least 30-40 euros a day to go to the beach. There is a free beach - best thing would be to dump the car and hire bikes to cycle to the beach.

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Bagni - Bloody hate the things and think they are a blot on the whole of the italian coast - Show an Italian some sand he will line it with Hotels, cover it in Bagni then charge you for the privilege of sitting on the beach. Forte dei Marmi area the worst in Italy (Viareggio to Massa). Only manmade object visible from space are the Bagni at Forte dei Marmi ;-)

Basic hire for a "Lettini" is ~ from €10. Various "Ombrellone" available. Standard packages with 2 "Lettini" (sunbeds) Umbrella and table ~ €25-30.

Some of the Bagni have parking.

There are some free beach areas along the whole strip the majority of "Spiaggia Libere" are down near Massa. The also have "Spiaggia Libere Attrezzata" wich are serviced beach areas. These are run under licence from the Comune in Massa and are not such a "rip off" as the Forte dei Marmi

Along the Viale Italico just before it crosses the fiume to viale 4 Novembre there is a sand dunes area. This is a protected area so the beach area in front is free from Bagni.

Next area is at Piazza Bad Kissingen by the big roundabout off Viale Roma.

Some other small areas off the Viale Amerigo Vespucci. "Spiaggia Libera Pontile" is by the Al Pontile restaurant near the pier.

Directly opposite the Viale Intercommunale near the start of the Viale 4 Novembre is also a free beach area

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