Favorite thing: The water is VERY clean, however, it's not too transparent. Strong waves make it a bit murky, especially in the sand beach areas. At the rocks and pebbled beaches it's not so blurry, but it's not as clear and transparent as I would like... However, it's impeccably clean, no doubt about that! And warm!
Favorite thing: This was one of my favourite beaches. It's somewhere along the shore, a hidden little cove, you can descend only from the main road, a bit of mountain climbing (in the descendng version), but it's worth it. It's not overcrowded and touristy as the town beaches and the other organized, built beaches. The only thing you might lack is the shadow, so bring your own umbrella unless you plan an all day sun.
Favorite thing: Beware of rocks! They are everywhere, and often you can't notce them as they're under the surface. If you're swimming randomly, take extra care, especially when there are waves, they can throw you on the rocks and you might get hurt...
Now, if I think better, this was probably better off in the WARNINGS & DANGERS tips... but never mind.
Favorite thing: Most of the time there are powerful winds in Liguria, and lots of waves. The wind makes the stay in the sun easier, as the heat is not burning your head (or, at least you don't notice it), but it can be quite annoying.
Swimming in the waves is fun, but maybe at some point you'd wish for the still surface...
Favorite thing: In the Varazze area, at many points the sea is GREEN! Yes! It was quite surprising and confusing, but truly beautiful! It has this greenish allure, in all shades, and as you change your position, the colour changes, like the dots in kaleidoscope...
Favorite thing: I don't know what's the word for "open sea" in English, where you see no land, and when the sea and sky join at the point of horizon. Well, in Liguria you can see that everywhere, the coast is very straight, not curved and without bays and coves. It's Ligurian sea, a little piece of the Mediterranean!
Favorite thing: There are lovely sunsets, be sure to stay one day at the beach until the sun goes down, don't rush back to hotel or dinner, enjoy some peaceful moments of crimson...
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