For years Castiglione della Pescaia has been among the top positions in the list of the 'most beautiful sea in Italy', drawn up by Legambiente in collaboration with the Italian Touring Club, you can view the results of 2020 at this link: https://www.touringclub.it/news/qual-e-il-mare-piu-bello-e-piu-pulito-ditalia .
In 2020 Castiglione della Pescaia also received the Green Flag: one of the beaches promoted by pediatricians thanks to the clear and shallow water near the shore, clean sand, assistance for bathers.
Also in 2020 Castiglione della Pescaia received the Blue Flag 'confirming the excellence of its coastline'.
Heading north of Castiglione della Pescaia, 6 km from the end of the town on the left, take the 'Rocchette' street. Baia Azzurra is 2 km from the beginning of the road and 100 m from Rocchette beach: a sheltered bay, surrounded by pine trees and by the cliff where the Forte delle Rocchette stands, once a watchtower, now a private residence.
On one side there are kilometers of beach, up to Castiglione della Pescaia, while on the other the majestic cliff is the backdrop to a crystalline sea, ideal for children because it slopes gently and ideal for sports such as sup, snorkelling, diving, swimming.
By renting a pedal boat you can reach a cove which is just behind the first cliff: after a few meters you are immersed in a unique landscape, you can swim surrounded by fishes and you can discover the undersea world, far from the best known and popular beaches but ... just around the corner!
The sea in Castiglione della Pescaia is uncontaminated, and even more in Rocchette because the beach here is far from ports and rivers.