Going from Rio Marina towards Cavo, Topinetti is the first beach you come to. Once you have gone round a bend on the right, you go on to a tarmacadam road that after a short distance becomes grit, and after about 100 metres you see the beach on your left.
The contrast between the dark, iron, mineral sand underneath, and the white medium sized pebbles on top, is beautiful.
There is a spacious, 90 metre long, double parking car park right next to the beach. The beach is about 200 metres long, and is in a south-east position.
There is Mediterranean scrub on the right hand side and rocks on the left hand side of the beach. On the right you can see the port of Rio Marina, the tiny islands of Cerboli and Palmaiola, Follonica and the Tuscan coastline, and on a clear day even Giglio and Argentario.
The rocks on the left of the beach facing the sea are beautiful, and they alone should be enough to make you want to spend a day on this beach. It's almost like being in a mine: red rocks, yellow rocks, several iron minerals, different shades of colours, dense, iron rocks on the sea, dark red in colour due to the iron they are made from, puddles of red water, or yellow, and even the remains of an old loading bridge.
It is a truly unique beach, perfect not only for those who want a peaceful day at the sea, but also for those who want to see a different type of beach, and maybe even want to go on the mini tour of the mines
The grit road that leads to Topinetti beach continues for a good bit along the coast, that is natural and untouched, made up of large stones that are more suitable for fishing rather than for sunbathing. There is no car park as such, so you will have to leave your car at the side of the grit road along the coast, with young holm oaks and Mediterranean scrub on either side. Since it is so easy to get to, it may appeal to elderly people who don't want to lie on the beach but prefer sitting on rocks overlooking the sea and admiring the view of the nearby islands.
No facilities on the beach.