Spiaggia di Guvano
This small shoreline's a far cry from the Riviera's tourist-packed beaches, but well worth the short trek through a pitch-black tunnel (don't forget a flashlight) in the mountainous Cinque Terre region. You'll be rewarded with an isolated beach populated by naked Italians. Is there anything better?
Perk: You'll probably be the only tourist there.
Pit: You might fall to your death attempting to reach it.
While Red Beach gets its name from the rusty color of the sand, here's a better fun fact: A naked Frenchman camped out here for five years in the '90s -- carving animals and faces into the limestone -- until the locals expelled him for being a bit too creepy. The name of that Frenchman? That's right, it was none other than President François Hollande. JK! That'd be crazy, no?
Perk: There's a refreshment bar that serves java and suds.
Pit: The sand's a little coarse in some spots, which could do some damage (wink, wink). Bring a towel.