Bagnaia is the longest and best equipped beach on this part of the coast and is also one of the only three beaches in the Commune of Rio nell'Elba that you can get to by land.
The beach is one and the same thing with the small town behind it, and lies in the heart of a completely natural and important environment, with lush mountains all around and the Volterraio Castle to the south-east. The beach is about 300 metres long and consists of both colourful pebbles and sand.
The water is crystal clear and the sea bed is made up of tiny pebbles, so it is the perfect beach both for those who want peace and quiet and also those who love sea sports. You can go for long swims, do snorkelling and discover yet another of Elba's sea beds, hire a canoe or take sailing lessons.
There are many facilities on the beach, including some small piers if you want to moor your boat, bathing establishments and boat and pedalo rental. On the promenade of the town behind it you will find newsagents, shops, bars and rstaurants.
The large gulf sits between the two promontories of Punta Pina and Punta degli Scarpellini, and looks out onto a fantastic view of both the gulf and the old part of the town: the promontory of Portoferraio with its lighthouse and the fortresses.
Bagnaia is also a good starting point if you want to go on an excursion by boat or canoe in the direction of the beaches to the right, all offeingr a truly natural environment and most of which you can get to by sea: Zupignano, Le Secche, Nisporto and Nisportino (all of which can also be reached on foot, Rivercina and Mangani.
It is easy to get to the beach in Bagnaia by car. From Portoferraio take the road for Porto Azzurro then turn left after about 4 km and keep going till you see signs for the beach.
In Bagnaia there are several fee paying carparks and other ones that are free at the side of the road.
|Recommended with the following winds||North Wind, North-East Wind, East Wind, Sirocco, South Wind|
|Facilities||Bar, Boat alleyway, Boat / pedalo hire/rental, Sun umbrella / sun bed hire/rental, Mooring, Car park, Restaurants, Sailing school, Bathing establishment|
|Nearby beaches||Zupignano (0,91 km), Le Secche (1,37 km), Nisporto (2,13 km), Schiopparello (2,14 km), Le Viste (2,74 km), Nisportino (3,14 km), Le Ghiaie (3,28 km), Cala dei Frati (3,67 km), Rivercina (3,71 km), Padulella (3,98 km), Capo Bianco (4,1 km), Mangani (4,32 km), Sottobomba (4,63 km)|