Cala del Gesso

  • Cala del Gesso - Italy
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  • Cala del Gesso - Italy
    © Gianfranco Vitolo and licensed for reuse under this Licence Pinterest

Cala del Gesso, or Gesso’s Cliff, is the name given to a 200 metre long pebble beach located on the Monte Argentario peninsula. A small cove-like beach with clear shallow waters filled with fish, Cala del Gesso is surrounded by a typical Tuscan scene of pale stone covered in a carpet of dark green foliage.

The beach can be reached by road followed by a 700 metre stroll along a paved path ending with a staircase, although the most evocative way of reaching Cala del Gesso has to be by boat. These can be arranged with ease from the pier at Porto Ercole nearby.

Sheltered from the wind much of the day, Cala del Gesso remains one of the most secluded of Tuscany’s beaches. If you can, coincide your trip with the summer sunsets, which can be dazzling.

Nearest town/city

Monte Argentario

Activities

  • Diving & snorkelling
  • Swimming/bathing

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Current weather (Fri Jul 12th 23:00)

Clear sky

(Clear sky)
26°C / 79°F

Sea temperature

24.3°C
75.7°F

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