4.Swim from its pristine beaches: the black Punta Corvo and white Punta Bianca.
The Monte Marcello Park hosts some of the most beautiful beaches of the area
. The best known is probably the Punta Corvo
beach, that features wild and strong beauty: from the path at the side of the Park information point down the forest trail to the bay
, which sometimes opens the magnificent view of the islands of the Gulf of Poets
. The beach is characterized by dark gravel
from which it takes its name, and that in the summer contributes to very high temperatures reached on the shore. At the end of Caprione
promontory dividing the Gulf of Poets from the Valley of Magra, however, is the white beach of Punta Bianca
. The thick and fragrant maquis contrasts the white rocks, and you can admire the view from the walking trail starting where the road from Monte Marcello goes to Ameglia. The two beaches are within walking distance for those who are prepared to face the steep climb back, but you can also get there in a canoe from Fiumaretta, or Marinella resorts.