It’s a question that our guests interested in staying in Lido di Camaiore often ask us. It’s true that we often risk underestimating the things that are closest and most familiar to us, but the answer is that it’s very beautiful and much longer than you might think!
The promenade extends for about 2 kilometers and from the Lido Pier it offers tourists a spectacular panoramic view of the sea, the beautiful sandy beach, and the Apuan Alps behind.
The promenade is characterized by a beautiful and wide palm-lined pedestrian promenade, where you can take long relaxing walks or enjoy a romantic dinner in one of the many restaurants that overlook it. Along the promenade, there are also numerous bars and ice cream parlors where you can enjoy a great coffee or artisanal ice cream. The advice is to rent bicycles or roller skates to enjoy a more dynamic walk along the coast.
Measured from one end to the other, it is 1.7 km long but if you have legs and like walking as we do, the advice is to continue towards Viareggio.
As you can see from the map, in this case, the walk can be extended by another 4 km and will take you to discover the promenade of Viareggio with its historic beach resorts and Liberty architectures that characterize it, ending at the end of the pier of the port where you will enjoy a beautiful view of the entire coastline up to Liguria and our Apuan Alps behind.
The promenades of Lido di Camaiore and Viareggio are lively with weekly markets held every Monday morning in Lido and every second and fourth weekend of the month with the promotional fairs #InVersilia, craft markets and local products. Wednesday is Forte dei Marmi’s turn, Thursday is Viareggio’s, and Saturday is Tonfano’s.
The incredible thing is that it’s not over yet! Yes, there are still two possibilities that we recommend you explore by bike. Heading NORTH, cycling for about 9 km on the cycle path along the promenade, you will first arrive at the Tonfano Pier and finally at the Forte dei Marmi Pier.
Heading South, perhaps with a rented electric-assisted bicycle suitable for simple dirt roads, you can easily reach Marina di Torre del Lago by crossing the pine forest, stopping at Villa Borbone, and then along the wild Lecciona beach. And if you are still not satisfied, you can continue until you reach the mouth of the Serchio River.
So, in addition to a simple walk by the sea, Lido di Camaiore is also an excellent base for exploring the nearby Versilia, with its famous tourist resorts such as Forte dei Marmi and Viareggio, as well as the beautiful Tuscan hills of the hinterland. Furthermore, the proximity to the cities of Lucca and Pisa offers further opportunities to visit monuments and art cities.
In summary, the promenade of Lido di Camaiore is an ideal tourist destination for those who want to spend a relaxing and fun holiday on the Tuscan coast, with numerous entertainment options and a strategic location to visit other tourist attractions of the region.
I forgot to tell you one important thing, you will also find some beach establishments ready to offer you their services by the sea ;-)