Best Beaches in Italy Near Rome

August 13th, 2019ByProntopiaLeave a Comment

If you are looking for the best beaches in Italy near Rome, keep reading for local tips!

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Known for its many stabilimenti, or beach resorts, Ostia is the perfect beach to go to if you only have half a day! It is the closest beach to Rome and the easiest to reach if you’re in a rush and relying on public transportation. 

If you’re tired of laying on your beach towel, you could take a walk around the harbor and fantasize about which boat you would get if you only had the money!

How to get there:

Take the train from Piramide (Metro B line) and get off at Ostia lido. From there, just walk along the lungomare until you find the stabilimento that inspires you the most!

If you bother going a bit further and take the bus 07 from Ostia lido, you could discover the beauty and wilderness of the Capocotta beach. Famous for less human contamination, Capocotta is a place where people think bathing suits are overrated.

Santa Marinella (and surroundings)

If you’re planning a day trip to the best beaches near Rome, you need to include Santa Marinella, Santa Severa, and the less known Marina di San Nicola as destinations.

Santa Severa, famous for the castle, has wide beaches where surfers like to have their Point Break moment (possibly minus the robberies!). Santa Marinella has water clear enough to make you doubt you are that close to big city. And Marina di San Nicola is a cute little town so perfectly kept that it looks like the setting of a movie. The black sand and the bright green, evenly cut grass create an interesting contrast of color.

How to get there:

By car, take exit 1 on the Grande Raccordo Anulare and follow the signs for Via Aurelia. Once on the Aurelia, follow signs for the destination you picked!

By public transportation, take the train from Roma Termini to either Santa Severa or Santa Marinella. If you want to go to Marina di San Nicola, you might have to add an additional bus ride to the journey.

Best Beaches in Italy Near Rome

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Famous mainly for the aperitivo at the Singita Miracle Beach, Fregene is a very popular destination for the Romans. A beautiful beach during the day, it turns into an elegant lounge as the sunset approaches. Perfect for couples and group of friends, Fregene can be easily listed among the best beaches near Rome.

How to get there:

Take the metro A to Cornelia (direction Battistini) and then hop on the bus to Fregene. 

Best Beaches in Italy Near Rome

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Moving back to south of Rome, Anzio is famous for the American landing during the Battle of Anzio in World War II in 1944. Once you’re in the city, you can also visit the ancient Roman villa belonged to Emperor Nero. 

The charming lighthouse reminds the visitors the important role the city had both in ancient time and most recent one for sailors approaching the terra firma.

Besides it’s history, Anzio is worth mentioning as it is one of the best beaches near Rome. You will see a blue flag waving on the beach as a sign of the award given for being one of the clearest and cleanest waters on the coast.

How to get there:

Take a direct train from Roma Termini to Anzio and then walk for 15-20 minutes to reach the nearest beach.


This is definitely one of the pearls of the Roman coast when you’re talking about the best beaches near Rome.

The water is crystal clear, the sand thin and white. You might think for a moment you are somewhere exotic. Then you look behind you and the historical center of Sperlonga embraces the mountain, offering the eclectic landscape that is very common in Italy. 

And after your day of sunbathing and swimming, you can enjoy one of the prettiest sunsets while tasting fresh seafood at the Tramonto restaurant (hence the name!).

How to get there:

Take the train from Roma Termini to Fondi and then the bus to the beach! Unless you feel like driving; in that case, follow this direction!

Best Beaches in Italy Near Rome

Gaeta – 300 gradini

They were not joking when they picked the name for this beach. You will have to go down lots of steps before your toes can touch the water. (So make sure you don’t forget anything in the car!)

You will feel your leg wobble as you reach the bottom, while your mouth opens wide out of surprise and wonder. For the amazing water, the beach earned the Bandiera Blu award as well. If you like to snorkel and exploring caves, this is the right place for you!

How to get there:

Take the train from Roma Termini to Formia-Gaeta. A bus will then take you to the beach you want to visit. If you have your own car, you can find directions here!

Best Beaches in Italy Near Rome

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