Lido di Camaiore, beaches, what to see and what to do
Lido di Camaiore is one of the most popular seaside destinations for both Tuscans and tourists. The success of Lido is linked to its 4 kilometers of beaches, the excellent position on the coast of the highly sought after Versilia and a first-rate hospitality capacity. Here there are many very well equipped bathing establishments, many hotels and restaurants suitable for all needs, from the cheapest ones to the extra luxury ones equipped with all possible comforts imaginable, from the swimming pool to the spa. Another advantage is the mild climate, not too hot in summer nor too cold in winter.
Part of the Municipality of Camaiore in the province of Lucca, Lido di Camaiore is located halfway along the Versilia coast between Marina di Pietrasanta and Viareggio. Tourism in Lido di Camaiore is dedicated to relaxation and fun. Thanks also to its proximity to other famous centers for nightlife such as Viareggio and Forte dei Marmi, Lido di Camaiore is a perfect destination for those who want to spend a holiday full of fun. There are many clubs and discos all along the Versilia coast. It is no coincidence that even in winter, during the weekends, this part of Tuscany is frequented by many young people who come from Florence to live the night.
- Sea and beach of Lido di Camaiore
- What to see and what to do in Lido di Camaiore
- How to get to Lido di Camaiore
Sea and beach of Lido di Camaiore
If you are thinking of spending your holidays in Lido di Camaiore, the things that interest you most are certainly the sea and the beach. Being an exclusively seaside resort, Lido di Camaiore has its main point of interest in its beach, and it couldn’t be otherwise.
How is the beach of Lido di Camaiore?
4 kilometers long, the beach is all of fine golden sand with an initially shallow seabed, therefore perfect for children as well. The beach is very well kept, cleaned regularly, well maintained and perfectly equipped.
Bathing establishments in Lido di Camaiore
For all four kilometers the length of the Lido beach there are many bathing establishments always competing with each other to offer the best possible services. In addition to basic services such as the rental of deck chairs, umbrellas, showers, cabins and the bar, the bathhouses of Lido di Camaiore almost always offer extras. We find baths with swimming pools, baths that accept dogs and many baths that organize events and activities of all kinds, from the romantic aperitif by the sea, to the zumba or pilates course. With so much on offer it is not easy to choose the bathhouse, certainly it is worth taking into account the position and the price but also the services offered represent a point not to be overlooked when choosing.
What are the prices for a bathhouse in Lido di Camaiore?
Given that each bathhouse can have a different price, you must consider a starting base of around 25 euros per day in June, while for July and August it rises to 30. With this amount you can have an umbrella with two sunbeds. All establishments offer the opportunity to purchase weekly, biweekly, monthly passes or for the entire summer season with a sure saving of money.
Lido di Camaiore: free beach
Almost the entire beach of Lido is occupied by establishments, but there are also two small pieces of free beach. The first is located in front of Piazza Principe Umberto, north of the pier, while the second is located in the southernmost stretch between Bagno Abetone and Bagno Paradiso.
What to see and what to do in Lido di Camaiore
Everything in Lido di Camaiore revolves around the sea, so in addition to swimming in the sea and relaxing on the beach, the most typical things to do are the promenade and the visit to the pier. Also not to be missed is the Ferris wheel. If you are with children, take them to the Parco Pitagora where they can have fun on the rides. Young people, on the other hand, will appreciate the nightlife with clubs and discos located in Lido and in the nearby towns. If you are also looking for information on the center of Lido di Camaiore you will be disappointed. The city does not have a real historical center and if you are looking for monuments and culture, you should visit Camaiore.
The seafront promenade is a great classic of seaside holidays. The Lido waterfront has a large pedestrian area accompanied by a long cycle path. The bicycle is an excellent way to get around Lido di Camaiore as well as in all the other cities of Versilia. Walking along the seafront of Lido di Camaiore you will have on one side the bathhouses, restaurants and clubs that are on the beach and on the other, many luxury hotels and elegant holiday homes.
In the summer season, the Lido di Camaiore seafront also hosts a weekly market where handicraft products and much more are sold.
Pier of Lido di Camaiore
The most romantic and not only, certainly cannot miss the beautiful pier of Lido di Camaiore! 285 meters long and 4 meters wide, this ultra-modern pier has a large two-storey oval head where there is a restaurant bar and a fantastic double panoramic terrace. If you are looking for the right place for an aperitif at sunset, you have found it!
The Ferris wheel is one of the main attractions of the city. This huge Ferris wheel, 32 meters high, is set up every summer. It is a traveling Ferris wheel, one of those that are mounted in various places throughout the year. The view from the top of the wheel is truly remarkable and ranges from the Versilia coast with its sea and beaches to the peaks of the Apuan Alps.
What to do in Lido di Camaiore with children? One place where you can take your children is the Parco Pitagora. This amusement park is equipped with many attractions suitable for children from rides to the little train to the classic “brucomela“.
What to see around Lido di Camaiore
Versilia is certainly a land with a very strong tourist vocation linked above all to the sea and entertainment. The main localities from this point of view are the very refined Forte dei Marmi and Viareggio but also Marina di Pietrasanta and Torre del Lago know how to be respected. If, on the other hand, you are also looking for a bit of culture, I definitely recommend that you visit Pietrasanta which is a very pleasant city and Camaiore is also worth a visit.
How to get to Lido di Camaiore
Lido di Camaiore does not have a train station, but the closest one is in Viareggio and from there you can take a bus to reach Lido quite quickly. Many regional trains arrive in Viareggio which guarantee connections with the main cities of Tuscany such as Florence, Pisa and Livorno but also with Genoa.
By car: If you come from the north you have to take the A1 motorway to Parma then the A15 to Santo Stefano and finally the A12 to the Viareggio exit. If you come from Florence (just under 100 km away) you have to take the Firenze Mare A11 motorway to Lucca Ovest and then take the A11 / A12 junction to the Viareggio exit. If you come from the coast, for example from Liguria, you can use the A12. From the south (Rome), it is probably better to take the A1 to Florence and then continue on the A11.