Beaches that are sheltered from the Gregale wind (North-East)

During the summer months the Gregale wind (from the North-East) blows like a gentle, offshore breeze and usually means bad weather is in the air (above all during the winter).

The beaches on the southern side are at their best when a Gregale wind is blowing.

Acquarilli

Acquarilli is an enchanting beach, thanks to its black sand and shingle, and the steep cliffs around it.

Capoliveri

Sand and shingles

Aliva

Cala dell'Aliva is one of the Island of Elba's most deserted and pristine beaches.

Marina di Campo

Shingles

Bagnaia

Bagnaia is a beach in the gulf of Portoferraio, with bathing establishments, rentals, bars and restaurants

Portoferraio

Shingles

Barabarca

Barabarca beach has more than one type of sand, and is in a bay that is sheltered from most winds that blow across the island.

Capoliveri

Sand and shingles

Barbarossa

Barbarossa is a sandy beach near Porto Azzurro, surrounded by a lush green bay, and is easy to get to by car.

Porto Azzurro

Sand and shingles

Cavoli

Cavoli is a sandy beach, perfect for teenagers who want to have a good time and get a great sun tan.

Marina di Campo

Sand

Chiessi

Chiessi beach is surrounded by granite cliffs, and is perfect for those who want to do windsurf or go snorkelling on the Island of Elba.

Marciana

Shingles

Colle Palombaia

Colle Palombaia is a pristine and suggestive beach near Marina di Campo, and is perfect if you want to relax away from the noisy crowd.

Marina di Campo

Sand and shingles

Felciaio

Felciaio is both a sandy and a pebble beach, and is perfect for those who wish to relax or love diving.

Capoliveri

Sand

Fetovaia

Famous Fetovaia, one of the most suggestive beaches on the island, consists of golden sand and smooth rocks.

Marina di Campo

Sand

Fonza

Fonza beach is near Marina di Campo, dogs are allowed. The shallow sea goes far out, the sea bed ius sandy.

Marina di Campo

Sand and shingles

Forno

Forno is a small, quiet sandy beach facing the Gulf of La Biodola.

Portoferraio

Sand

Innamorata

Innamorata beach, a romantic, sandy cove, offers you crystal clear water and enchanting sunsets.

Capoliveri

Sand

Lacona

Lacona is one of Elba's largest beaches, and consists of fine grain sand dunes, with many facilities to offer.

Capoliveri

Sand

Laconella

Laconella is a beautiful, fine grain sandy beach between the Punta della Contessa promontory and Capo Fonza.

Capoliveri

Sand

Le Tombe

Le Tombe beach consists of tiny, dark stones, it is difficult to get to but is of pristine, natural beauty.

Marina di Campo

Shingles

Lido di Capoliveri

Lido di Capoliveri is a large, sandy beach, very popular among teenagers.

Capoliveri

Sand

Madonna delle Grazie

Madonna delle Grazie is a small, sand and pebble beach, with a diving school, and a bar/restaurant.

Capoliveri

Sand and shingles

Morcone

Morcone is a small beach near the centre of Capoliveri, and despite its size it offers many facilities.

Capoliveri

Sand and shingles

Norsi

Norsi is a long, sand and shingle beach in Capoliveri, easy to get to and perfect for children.

Capoliveri

Sand and shingles

Pareti

Pareti is a sandy beach surrounded by Mediterranean scrub, not far from the centre of Capoliveri.

Capoliveri

Sand

Pomonte

Pomonte beach has the same name as the town where it is, and is an excellent starting point if you want to go and see the shipwreck of the Elviscot.

Marciana

Shingles

Remaiolo

Remaiolo is a sandy beach you can't get to by car, so it is very quiet. There are several small, rugged coves nearby.

Capoliveri

Sand and shingles

Ripa Barata

Ripa Barata is a tiny, pristine cove that takes its name from the "landslide" of rocks to the right of the beach.

Marciana Marina

Shingles

Scaglieri

Tiny sandy beach next to La Biodola, with many facilities and beautiful sunsets with the Island of Capraia in the background.

Portoferraio

Sand

Seccheto

Pleasant and peaceful, coarse grain sands beach, surrounded by beautiful cliffs, Seccheto is perfect if you want peace and quiet.

Marina di Campo

Sand

Vetrangoli

A small beach in the mining area of Capoliveri, characterized by sand of suggestive and varying hues that gives the beach an unbelievable colourful aspect.

Capoliveri

Sand and shingles

Viticcio

There are no facilities on the Viticcio beaches, but they are perfect if you want to have a relaxing time at the beach away from the busy crowds.

Portoferraio

Shingles

Zuccale

Zuccale beach consisting of fine grain sand and rocks, offers crystal clear water and breathtaking sunsets.

Capoliveri

Sand