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Updated on Jun 27, 2018 Useful Info

How to do day trips from Milan to the beach

If you only have a quick visit to Milan but want to do day trips to the beach, it's possible. I will share some of the local gems.

Most beaches close to Milan are along the Liguria costal line, mind that most of which are peddle beaches, not sandy.

If you go towards Cinque Terre direction, there are a few small beach options:

  • Camogli
  • Train from Milano Centrale to Camogli S.Fruttuoso
  • 2.5hr
  • €10 - €23

From IG: @amrita82

  • Monterosso al mare (the only town in Cinque Terre that has a long range beach )
  • Train from Milano Centrale to Monterosso al mare
  • 2 h 51 min
  • €23 - €35
  • very busy during summer

From IG: @golden_heart


You can also go towards the west side of Liguria

  • Arenzano
  • Train from Milano Centrale to Arenzano
  • 2 h 35 min
  • €10 - €23

From IG: @catarina_lazzaro_62

  • Bergeggi
  • Train from Milano Centrale - Savora SF - Bergeggi
  • 2 h 50 min
  • €13 - €45

From IG: @missnov


Alternatively, you can also find lake beaches as Milan is very close to 2 large lakes. The best way to get there is driving because to access the beaches you need to drive, however you can also take train to the nearest point and taxi (expensive!)

  • Lago di Como
  • Lido di ColicoLago Maggiore
  • Lido di Argegno
  • Lierna
  • Lenno

From IG: @maorolandi83

  • Lago Maggiore
  • Arona
  • Lesa
  • Meina
  • Dormelleto

Additional info:

  • Bring: Towels, sunscreen, water cooler, cash
  • Note that you can rent sun beds, they normally cost around €10-20/day. However according to italian law, some meters from the water on the beach is free for public.



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On Jun 30, 2018

RULES for free beaches: In Italy there are private and public beaches. Everyone is allowed to go for free either in the private or the public beaches, none can ask you for money if you want only to walk through. The space in front of the sea (between 3 and 5 meter from the ending of the sea) it is called "Battigia" and it is public and for free everywhere. On the Battigia is not allowed for safety reason to leave any towel, bag pack, umbrella for sun, chairs, ecc... it has to remain totally free. On the Battigia you are only allowed to walk through and having a bath (for free everywhere). If you need instead to deposit your personal effect without paying it is more convenient to look for a free beach. Otherwise you can rent (in the private beach) an umbrella for sun and chairs (in Italy it is called "Sdraio" or "Lettino" and "Ombrellone").