Dogs are allowed on the beaches on the Island of Elba. The [page id="551]Region of Tuscany law num. 59 of 20/10/2009[/page], at comma 19, states you are allowed to take your dog "to any public area, including gardens, parks and beaches."
Elba, therefore, is ahead of its time as regards animal rights.
It goes without saying that other people must be respected at all times, so keep your dog on a leash and (when necessary) put his muzzle on as stated by the Ministry of Health law of 6th August 2013.
The only exception is on the beaches in the Commune of Porto Azzurro where there are special rules and regulations concerning having your dog with you on the beach.
In the Commune of Porto Azzurro in actual fact the law num. 44 of 01/06/2015 states that dogs are allowed only on the equipped part of the beach in Mola and on the beach opposit the Terranera lake. On all the other free beaches dogs are not allowed, but on some parts of some bathing establishments if you ask the owner he may grant you permission.
With the law num. 153 of 2016 the Capoliveri Town Council has confirmed and clarified in full detail which beaches you are allowed to take your dog to and at what times. that is before 9 a.m. and after 7 p.m..