The beginning summer just begs for a beach day to kick things off. If you’re ever in Tuscany visit Viareggio, a beach city just a short and inexpensive train ride.
You’ll find an amazing boardwalk with great shopping and food for miles. The beach of course is the main attraction.
There is a strip of free land, but if it’s a holiday or the beach is too crowded, I would recommend renting a chair and umbrella in one of the bagnos. You can go from reading on the sand to taking a swim without worrying much about your things.
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. - Theodore Roosevelt #daregreatly (at Kusadasi, Turkey)