Salvador Daliance in Pietrasanta of the Apuan Alps in Tuscany, Italy

Local folklore has it that the elite population of Pietrasanta has always spent their summer mornings luxuriating on the golden beaches of Marina di Pietrasanta (on Italy’s west coast near Viareggio) and their afternoons steeped in culture in the town of Pietrasanta (located 3 km inland in the last foothills of the marble-rich Apuan Alps)….

Bunker beach in Fiascherino, SP, Italy

Should you ever find yourself walking the road between Lerici and Tellaro, take a few minutes to pop down and check out the Fiascherino beaches. There are 2 that the public can visit and they’re accessible from some hiking trails as well. Note: dogs aren’t allowed during the tourism season.

Dog Beach San Vincenzo, Tuscany, Italy

If a long sandy beach on the turquoise Tyrhhean Sea where all the sunbathers have friendly dogs that play together sounds fun to you, you will love Dog Beach in San Vincenzo. Bosco thought he had died and gone to heaven!

Waterfront Trail from Lerici to San Terenzo, Italy

Last night we strolled along the waterfront from the central square, Piazza Garibaldi in Lerici along the water to the neighbouring village of San Terenzo as the sun set over the hills across the water.     It was a warm night and the air smells like mayflowers. There are palm trees everywhere and three big…

Cala Caletta in Lerici, Italy

This hidden treasure of a beach is tucked away down a trail about a 5 minute walk from our house.  It’s tiny and the stairs are steep, but it’s well worth the climb!        Bosco had a whale of a time.  

Wintery Rainbow Haven Beach, NS

Though there aren’t any sunbathers in winter, this beach is a beautiful place to visit all year round. It’s been especially sandy and beautiful this year, and takes roughly a half hour to walk end-to-end   

Beach babe in Caribou Island, NS

Life’s a beach when you’re a puppy by the seashore. These pictures are all at Caribou Island but over the course of a few different beach days in 2015.                  

Heather Beach in Pugwash, NS

Bosco and his older lady friend Aura had a whale of a time with friends and family at Heather Beach in Pugwash, NS. It’s a big beach with warm water and loads of sand bars.