Travelling with children in the Cinque Terre is not easy but it can be very beautiful for the whole family if the guests know some points in advance.
There are visitors with children of all ages in the Cinque Terre and of course, also the people of the Cinque Terre have children! ?
In all the villages, except Monterosso, there are many steps within the villages to move around and even the streets are very steep. The moving with baby buggies is nearly impossible.
With bigger children also hikes are possible even if with prudence.
Swimming is possible also but keep in mind that only in Monterosso and in Vernazza there are sandy beaches with shallow water; in the other villages there are stairways going directly into the deep water.
But many families enjoy however the clear water, snorkeling with their children and protecting them with swim rings.