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Where to go to the beach near Genoa: 3 places not to be missed

Nestled between the mountains and the blue sea of Liguria, the coastal stretch of Genoa province offers much more than beaches and beach resorts. There are plenty of seaside villages to visit, with their picturesque charm and hidden treasures just waiting to be discovered. In addition to natural beauty, these towns hold a unique cultural heritage: monuments, churches, museums, and much more.

We suggest 3 places to go to the beach in the province of Genoa.

Starting from Genoa, you can reach each of these villages by train. The nearest station is Genova Brignole, located a stone's throw from Hotel Astoria.

Dove andare al mare vicino a Genova
Where to go to the beach near Genoa

Santa Margherita Ligure

The village of Santa Margherita Ligure is an ideal destination for those who want to experience a seaside vacation of luxury and sophistication. The beaches that line the town's waterfront are long and sandy, perfect for relaxing in the sun or taking a rejuvenating swim. But if you're looking for a more exclusive and picturesque beach, then we recommend heading to the nearby hamlet of Paraggi, just a short walk from Portofino. Here you will find one of the most beautiful beaches in the area, enclosed in a small bay surrounded by cliffs and Mediterranean vegetation.

Santa Margherita Ligure is not just about the sea: the village is also known for its imposing Castle, situated in a panoramic position on the marina. Dating back to the 16th century, it was built to protect the town from pirate raids. Today it hosts cultural events and art exhibitions.

Don't miss a walk through the inner streets of this village with elegant charm, full of restaurants and upscale stores.


The village of Camogli is a true pearl of the Ligurian coast, characterized by its waterfront promenade featuring typical colorful houses. The beach, with its smooth pebbles and turquoise sea, is ideal for relaxing and enjoying the view of the bay.

To explore the history and culture of the town, you can admire the Dragonara Castle, located right next to the beach in a commanding position. The castle dates back to the 12th century and was built to protect the village from pirate raids. Walking around the castle and past the church of Santa Maria Assunta, you will reach a beautiful panoramic terrace that offers a breathtaking view of the village and the sea.

We also recommend letting yourself be enchanted by the authentic charm of this village, strolling through the colorful alleys and stopping to enjoy local cuisine in the many restaurants and trattorias overlooking the sea.

I borghi di mare più belli della Liguria
The most beautiful seaside villages in Liguria


Arenzano is the perfect destination for those looking for a quiet seaside village. Arenzano's beaches are long and sandy, ideal for spending a day in the sun or taking a refreshing swim in the Ligurian Sea.

Don't forget to take a walk in Arenzano's Municipal Park. A true paradise for nature lovers: here you can meet numerous animals, including peacocks, with their beautiful colorful plumage.

Don't miss a walk through the streets of the village, where you can find stores and restaurants where you can enjoy the local cuisine.


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