Guvano Beach (Spiaggia di Guvano Vernazza)

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It may seem a little strange that what is perhaps the best known beach in Cinque Terre is also one of the hardest to get to. Up until a few years ago there was a choice of ways to reach Guvano beach. 

The most unique of these involved a 1.5 kilometre long tunnel running from near the station in Corniglia right to the beach. The tunnel was originally part of the now abandoned nineteenth-century Genoa-La railway, but it has been closed to the public for a few years owing to safety concerns. The same issue seems to have now afflicted the coast path around to the beach with landslides making the path and descent to the beach somewhat perilous.

XXXXXTo put a positive spin on this, the beach is now even more private and secluded. Given Guvano beach’s notoriety comes from the fact it is a nudist beach this could be considered even more of a bonus. The beach’s reputation dates back to the 1960s and 70s when it became the site of a hippy/nudist commune. Those days are long gone but Guvano is still a naturist beach. XXXXX

XXXXXThe setting of the beach is quite picturesque, sitting in a small cliff-lined bay. And whilst the beach may be a little coarse and pebbly the crystalline turquoise water more than makes up for this.XXXXX

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Also known as:

Spiaggia di Guvano Vernazza

Nudist/naturist beach



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