The Tuscan climate permits sun-bathing and swimming from May to October, but on warm spring days you will already find gays & lesbians on the beaches. On summer week-ends you can avoid rush hour by staying to watch the sunset over the sea. Nudism, not illegal but discouraged by possible police controls, is only done in less trafficked places.
La Lecciona, viale dei Tigli, 500 m beyond bar La Lecciona, Viareggio, 3 km S of the town, bike-paths, train stations at Viareggio and Torre del Lago, bus, long wide sandy beach, pine forest, gays & lesbians.
Le Dune - Mama Beach, viale Europa, marina di Torre del Lago, nearly in front of Adagio gay lounge bar. A real, nice bathing establishment, like the others on the Riviera, but.. 100% gay and lesbian. Featuring sun umbrellas and sun chairs rental, beach bar, showers, beach volley, in a splendid natural environment.
Sassoscritto, Nat. Road 1 "Aurelia", before restaurant Sassoscritto, at Il Romìto, Livorno, 10 km S of the town, bus from Livorno, high cliffs, little bays, gays & lesbians.
Rimigliano, Strada della Principessa, 6 km S of San Vincenzo, Livorno, sandy beach, pine forest, gays & lesbians.
Le Marze, Nat. Road 322 "delle Collacchie", 5 km S of Castiglione della Pescaia, Grosseto, next to the campsite, long sandy beach, pine forest, bike-paths, mixed gay/straight.
Maremma Regional Park, Alberese, 20 km SW of Grosseto, sandy beach at Bocca d'Ombrone, sandy bays in the Uccellina mountain coast, mixed gay/straight.
Le Piscine, between Seccheto and Fetovaia, Island of Elba, pools carved by the sea into the granite cliff, mixed gay/straight.
Other gay/straight mixed beaches are:
Tirrenia, next to the beach of the American army base;
S of Marina di Cecina;
S of Forte di Bibbona;
along the sandy strips of land of Feniglia and Giannella, close to Orbetello;
S of Chiarone Scalo, at the southern border of Tuscany.