Beaches near Rome

Which are some of the most popular beaches near Rome that can be visited as day trip?

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  1. Santa Marinella

    Santa Marinella has some of the most beautiful clear water. Pay around €10 for a chair and umbrella to sit on the less crowded main beaches.Santa Marinella is also a great place to try seafood once you have spent the day soaking up the sun on the beautiful white sand beaches.
    Getting to Santa Marinella beach
    You can reach Santa Marinella in about an hour by train from Rome. The trains leave twice every hour from Roma Termini, Ostiense, Trastevere, or San Pietro, and the final destination will read either Pisa or Civitavecchia.

  2. Santa Severa beach

    If you want to spend some time near the ocean, but don't want to give up a day of history and culture, then Santa Severa beach might be for you. Here you will find the usual beaches and an impressive medieval castle and Roman ruins to explore.
    Getting to Santa Severa beach
    You can reach Santa Severa beach by train from Roma Termini station. This will take about an hour, and trains leave every hour.

  3. Ostia Lido Beaches

    Ostia Lido is probably the most accessible beach from Rome, even if it isn't the most beautiful. One of the best things about a day trip to Ostia is that you can also visit the Ostia Antica ruins (which offer a closer alternative to the ruins at Pompeii). If you want to go to the free beaches, ask the bus driver to tell you when you have arrived at an "ingresso libera", otherwise you can head somewhere like Castel Fusano where you can rent beach chairs and cabins for the day.

Getting to Ostia Lido Beaches
To get Ostia, take the Metro Line B heading towards Laurentina, then get off at the Pyramide stop. Next take the Ostia-Lido train heading towards Cristoforo Colombo. You can get off at Ostia Lido Centro where you can then catch the #62, 05 or 15 bus to the Paolo Toscanelli street which goes along the beach. If you want to go to the Ostia Antica ruins, get off two stops before Ostia Lido Centro.

4. Sabaudia beach

Sabaudia beach is a stunning stretch of sand alongside the classic blue waters of the Mediterranean. Overlooking the beach is the stunning San Felice Circeo Mountain (but if you want to explore this you will probably need a car).

Getting to Sabaudia beach
To get to Sabaudia, first take the train from Roma Termini to Priverno-Fossanova station. After that, catch one of the Cotral buses to the town of Sabaudia. There are buses from the town to the beach, but it is only a 15 minute walk if you want to do it yourself.

5. Sperlonga

If you want to find one of the most picturesque coastal towns near Rome, head to Sperlonga. This is a small white-washed village that is perched on a hill top and is full of restaurants, cafes, and winding back streets.
Getting there
This beach is a little bit harder to reach but it is worth it if you have the time. Take the train from Roma Termini to the Fondi-Sperlonga, then catch the bus from outside the station to the beach. The whole trip will take about 1.5 hours each way including both the train and the bus ride.

6. Civitavecchia beach

The area around Civitavecchia offers several different beach-going experiences. Opposite the train station is the main beach, which is just down the seafront promenade and recognized by its golden sand. In front of a few town buildings in the Civitavecchia town you will find Pirgo beach, a pebbly beach that has an enormous wharf that leads out to a platform on the water.

If you want a bit more space to move and more natural scenery, go to Sant’Agostino Beach. This has beautiful, warm water where you can walk out into the tranquil waters. Even further along you can find places like La Frasca beach, which are perfect if you want to go scuba diving.

Getting there
You can reach the Civitavecchia area by train. Trains leave from Roma Termini station, and also stop at Tuscolana, Ostiense, Trastevere, and San Pietro stations (which can make your trip shorter if you start at one of these stations. There is options for both regional and fast trains depending on how fast you want to get there.

7. Anzio beach

Anzio is one of Rome's most beautiful beaches and is located next to a quaint fishing village. This is one of Italy's many Blue Flag beaches and it earns the title with its white sand, blue water and clean beaches. In the town you will find many seafood restaurants, as well as a lot of history.

Anzio was significant during ancient Roman times, as well as during World War II when the US and British forces landed to release Rome from German occupation. You can also see places where Roman emperors used to go on holiday, and Nero's villa is a short walk from the beach.
Getting there
You can reach Anzio on the regional train from Roma Termini and the trip will only take you about an hour one way.

8. Gaeta

The area around Gaeta is home to seven major beaches, and all of them are characterized by the blue water of the Mediterranean. As well as relaxing on the typical Italian beaches, you should explore the seaside town of Gaeta itself.
Getting there
To get to this beautiful seaside town, you will need to take a train and a bus. First, take the train from the centre of Rome (or Naples) to the Formia station. Next, take a city bus from the train station to Gaeta (these run every half hour or so from 4:30am to 10pm). There are also buses running between Gaeta and Sperlonga.

9. Fregene

Along the beachfront you will find bars that open onto the sand and many people come here after a day of sun and sand for an aperitivo and a good view of the sun set.

Getting there
To get here, take the train from Roma Termini to Maccarese-Fregene, then get on a bus to Fregene. The train will only take about 20 to 30 minutes from the centre of Rome.

10. Ladispoli

Ladispoli offers both interesting history and beautiful beaches. The area has a rich history that is a combination of Etruscan, Roman and Medieval, and it all goes back more than 2000 years. The beach is also close to places of natural significance- the Torre Flavia marsh is a safe haven for migratory birds.

The beaches here are perfect for both sunbathing and swimming, and the private beaches have all the comforts and amenities that create a perfect day at the beach.
Getting there
To get to this area, just take the train from Roma Termini to the Cerveteri-Ladispoli, and the beach will only be a 15 minute walk away.

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1. Fregene

Fregene is a village that still maintains the appearance of the village, on the beach there are establishments and seafood restaurants for all tastes, from the most elegant to those frequented by young people. The most beautiful area is that of the fishing village. There is also a pet friendly beach.

2. Ostia

It is the nearest seaside resort in Rome. It is easily reachable by train from Ostiense station (every 10 minutes) that in 20 minutes arrives at the Ostia power station, close to the beach.

3. Santa Severa

50 km from Rome, is a fraction of the municipality of Santa Marinella. The beach is beautiful, the water is cleaner than in Fregene and Ostia and you can easily take a bath. On the beach stands the Castle of Santa Severa, wet by the water, a show at sunset!

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