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Best beach town near Genoa?

Okinawa City, Japan
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Best beach town near Genoa?

We will be coming to Genoa in June and would like to stay one night outside the city in a smaller beach/coastal town (within an hour drive). What is everyone's favorite? Thank you!

Imperia, Italy
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1. Re: Best beach town near Genoa?

For a beach town to the east, try Sestri Levante. To the west, nice places start at the tiny town of Noli, and larger places include Finale Ligure and the fashionable Alassio.

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2. Re: Best beach town near Genoa?

Santa Margherita or Rapallo would be my choice.

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3. Re: Best beach town near Genoa?

Finale Ligure, Varigotti, Noli, Spotorno is a lovely stretch of the coast just past Savona. Bergeggi used to have the best beaches, but they have gone a bit with expansion of ferry from Porto Vado to Corsica.

Varigotti is my favourite beaches of all - reminds me of a Greek Island, and sea is immaculate. Small place though. Noli was an ancient republic, and is a fantastic place, with hardly any tourists. Finale Ligure is the biggest of the places, and also has a medieval walled city called Finalborgo about a mile away which has lots of nice restaurants - also my favourite restaurant of all time nearby - Bastian Contrario. Sportono is lovely too. Either way, all good.

4. Re: Best beach town near Genoa?

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