Here you can spend days on the fine sandy beach and in the crystal clear blue sea enjoying the sunny Tuscany climate. When hunger calls, take a stroll along the promenade and you will find a vast choice of restaurants and cafes where you can satisfy your appetites with some delicious Italian dishes.
The town lies on the coast south of Livorno, between a large pine forest and the range of foothills that gently climb towards Volterra. You can reach the town either by motorway via Castiglioncello, or by train which travels along the coast as there is a station in Cecina. From here you can easily combine cultural day trips in the hills to visit one fascinating medieval Tuscan town after another.
The large pine forest is home to many birds and small animals, which are often attracted by the picnic tables. The beach is made of very fine sand and the water is often crystal clear, especially in the mornings. The beaches along the seafront mainly belong to the hotels in this area, but the beaches at the southern end of the town nearer to the forest are for public use. As well as the beachfront restaurants, pizzerias and cafes, there are many more in the actual centre of Cecina approx. 2 km away. The town also has a market one day a week.
A trip to the island of Elba is a natural choice (sailing from Piombino and Livorno). Other good trips that can be recommended are to Volterra, Pisa and Lucca, if you want to do something other than just lie on the beach!
For a fun packed day with the children, or indeed without, there is a large water park located on Via Tevere in Cecina Mare with many pools and waterslides. If you want to see a very special beach with a Caribbean feel, travel north from Cecina Mare and just before Rosignano Solvay you will find 'Le Spiaggie' Bianche' - a beautiful white sand beach which is public. There are however parking charges.