Spiaggia della Lecciona


The Lecciona beach is a beach located between Torre del Lago and Viareggio , in Lucca . It still preserves its natural state without anthropogenic modifications.

La Lecciona, with the Darsena di Viareggio , is the last beach of Versilia left free and without any type of equipment, and is included in the park of Migliarino, San Rossore, Massaciuccoli .

At the beginning of the 1960s, space was granted to the Municipality of Florence (Mayor La Pira) to build a holiday village for the use of municipal employees. The realization was supervised by Dr. Pietro Menichini (head of the administration department of the Municipality). The village consisted of a number of wooden bungalows, access to the beach and a central building where there was a common canteen and all the services. It was a great success, both for the low cost of accommodation and for the excellent quality of services. Unfortunately, after years of life it was closed down due to strong pressure from the Socialist Party of the Municipality of Viareggio.

Finally, from an environmental point of view, this is one of the few stretches of sandy coast in Tuscany that have remained in their natural state, with the characteristic dunes covered with pioneer vegetation that allows their consolidation, thus opposing erosion . In 2007 – 2008 , the wet and marshy areas between the dunes and the pine forest were restored.

In the last ten years this beach has seen an exponential increase in visitors, given its natural beauty and free access, especially by customers of the campsites, which are located a few hundred meters away.

Since 2006, the Municipality of Viareggio has established a surveillance service which is renewed every year through a public tender with a surveillance service during the summer. Note the particular importance of the service due to the particularly dangerous conditions of this stretch of beach due to currents different from most of the beaches in the area, managed by private individuals and for a fee.


Spiaggia della Lecciona, Ente Parco Regionale Migliarino, San Rossore, Massaciuccoli
Tenuta di San Rossore, Loc. Cascine Vecchie