The crystal-clear sea at San Vincenzo is bordered by dense pinewoods and thick Mediterranean scrub. The splendid beach, with its fine, golden sand, stretches for many kilometres and contains a variety of beach clubs and public beaches. If you are looking for something more rugged, go to the Rimigliano park: 120 hectares of coastline with the via della Principessa dividing the park into two distinct areas: the coastal strip with its dunes and beach, and the wider part of the park which includes farming areas, the former lake area of Rimigliano and the oak forest. Though there are no private beaches, there are showers and other services for visitors looking for some comforts in the wild.
Head back to Campiglia Marittima for an afternoon exploring the town. The majestic palazzo Pretorio is well worth a visit. Originally from the 13th century, this historic residence of the Captain of Justice has been modified several times over the centuries. Coats of arms from the 15th – 17th centuries adorn the main façade of the building. If you want to know more about local minerals, palazzo Pretorio features a Mineral museum with countless items that were extracted during the exploitation of the rich local territory. Over the years, the collection has grown to include examples of minerals from all over Italy as well as samples from North and South Africa and South America.
Campiglia Marittima is the perfect place to taste the best of Tuscan cuisine, whether you’re looking for fish- or meat-based dishes. Don't leave the town without tasting the local specialty, the schiaccia Campigliese: a crunchy cake made from flour, eggs, sugar and pine nuts, usually served with vin santo.
If you are coming in August, take part in one of the main Italian festivals dedicated to street theater that transform the alleys and squares of the village into one giant stage.