Which are the best beaches to go with children near Genova?

Liguria owns most of the "Blue Flags", an award for the cleanest beaches, with the best services and environmental sustainability. This region is awarded also by pediatricians, who consider the beaches the best for children.

Genova, the city where the sea is the main character

Even though the beaches are not attached to the city, in Genova the sea is the king, as there are a lot of tourists and a lot of attractions. The Aquarium is a really important attraction because it is the biggest aquarium in Europe. The Biosfera is another important attraction, it offers a reproduction of a tropical environment.  The Museo del Mare shows ancient ships and there is also a section dedicated to the phenomenon of migration.


Going towards Riviera di Levante, there is Rapallo, where you can shop in many boutiques, have an aperitivo on the beach while kids enjoy the entertainment offered by the shore. The bathing establishments are appropriate for families who search for beaches equipped with all the comforts.


Its reputation precedes itself: Portofino is an old town of sailors, famous all over the world for its sea and its colorful landscape, which in the past helped the sailors to come back to the harbor. The villas right on the sea are famous as they offer a unique view. There is also a trekking path, at the top of it there is a park with swings for kids, and the landscape is breathtaking. In Portofino, all the beaches are equipped with all the comforts.

Sestri Levante

Its Bays, Baia del Silenzio, Baia delle Sirene and Baia delle Favole, are famous all over the world. They are sandy and the water is always still. Kids can play while their parents have an apertivo admiring the sunset on the beach. There are beaches equipped with every service, some bars even organize some events just for kids.

Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre is a tourist destination that develops along 10km of coast, and they are a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997. The sea is turquoise and it's possible to sunbathe on the beautiful beaches, but also nature is very characteristic. The name comes from the five ancient towns on the coast: Corniglia, Vernazza, Monterosso, Manarola and Riomaggiore.

La Spezia

La Spezia is the perfect destination for families with children. It's calm and there is one of the most beautiful beaches in Italy. The vegetation is dense thanks to a National Park and Porto Venere Park. In La Spezia there are many didactic farms for kids. The city itself is full of museums, such as the Museum of Castello di San Giorgio. Finally there is also the awesome Parco Giochi La Maggiolina, an amusement park with pools, swings, inflatable games, and a wonderful picnic area.

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