Beaches that are sheltered from the libeccio wind (South-West)

The Libeccio (from the south-west) is a wind that tends to start suddenly and can become very strong. It is more frequent in the winter months and usually lasts only a couple of days, but it can make the sea very rough. Once it has stopped blowing it usually brings high pressure which means the temperatures should rise.

When a libeccio wind is blowing (or a Ponente), the best beaches to go to are those on the eastern side.

Acquarilli

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

Capoliveri

Sand and shingles

Bagno

Bagno is a small beach consisting of medium/large shingle, mostly grey and multicoloured.

Marciana Marina

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

Buzzancone

A tiny, pristine beach from a natural and scenic point of view, perfect for going snorkelling.

Capoliveri

Sand and shingles

Cala dei Frati

Cala dei Frati is a small, white pebble beach with access by sea only; sheltered from all winds, be they scirocco or the west wind.

Portoferraio

Shingles

Calanova

Calanova beach is a tiny oasis surrounded by lush vegetation that grows right down as far as the beach.

Capoliveri

Sand and shingles

Cavo

Cavo is a small beach with a tourist port and refuelling for boats.

Rio Marina

Sand and shingles

Crocetta

Crocetta beach consists of large, cream coloured stones, and offers you a crystal clear sea near Marciana Marina.

Marciana Marina

Shingles

Direttore

A tiny, rugged beach without any facilities, consisting of blackish sand rich in iron minerals that sparkles in the sun.

Rio Marina

Sand

Ferrato

Ferrato is the name of two small beaches on the eastern side of the Island of Elba separated one from the other by a line of rocks.

Capoliveri

Sand and shingles

Fetovaia

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

Marina di Campo

Sand

Fornacelle

Fornacelle beach consists of sand and iron dust that sparkles in the sun!

Rio Marina

Sand and shingles

Frugoso

Frugoso is a small beach made up of tiny stones, and there is also a car park and a bar.

Rio Marina

Sand and shingles

Galenzana

Galenzana is a unique and extremely beautiful beach, with Mediterranean bush all around.

Marina di Campo

Sand and shingles

Istia

Getting to Istia (or Istria) beach is not easy, but the peace and quiet you find here more than make up for the difficulty in getting there.

Capoliveri

Sand and shingles

La Fenicia

La Fenicia is a long, shingle beach in Marciana Marina, with easy access and numerous facilities for the disabled.

Marciana Marina

Shingles

La Paolina

La Paolina is a sand and tiny stone beach, and takes it name from Napoleon's sister.

Marciana

Sand and shingles

Lamaia

Tiny beach that is interesting from a naturalistic point of view and that you get to by following the Sentiero della Salute: Biodola - Procchio.

Marciana

Sand and shingles

Le Ghiaie

Le Ghiaie, made up of small, smooth white shingle, is one of Portoferraio's most beautiful beaches. Environment protection area, thus perfect for scuba diving.

Portoferraio

Shingles

Le Sprizze

Small, dark shingle beach, Le Sprizze is sheltered by a pine grove, and is on the road between Procchio and Marciana Marina.

Marciana Marina

Shingles

Malpasso

Malpasso beach is in a rather rugged part of the coast, and very important from a naturalistic point of view.

Capoliveri

Sand and shingles

Marciana Marina

Small beach next to the town of Marciana Marina

Marciana Marina

Sand and shingles

Naregno

Naregno is a sandy beach between Porto Azzurro and Capoliveri, near many types of accommodation for tourists.

Capoliveri

Sand

Ortano

Ortano is one of the most popular beaches in Rio Marina,and is perfect if you want to go snorkelling or swim out to the tiny island.

Rio Marina

Sand and shingles

Padulella

Padulella is a white pebble beach, near Le Ghiaie and Capo Bianco, with many facilities and clear sea.

Portoferraio

Sand and shingles

Porticciolo

Porticciolo beach is a tiny, sheltered pristine inlet that is much loved by boatmen who are looking for peace and quiet.

Marciana

Sand and shingles

Punta Nera

Two tiny beaches set like jewels in rocky cliffs north east of Monte Calamita.

Capoliveri

Sand and shingles

Reale

Reale, where you can still see traces of the mines, is a sandy beach near Porto Azzurro and not far from the small lake of Terranera.

Porto Azzurro

Sand and shingles

Redinoce

Redinoce is a well equipped, stone and sand beach between Procchio and Marciana Marina.

Marciana

Shingles

Remontò

Remonto is a tiny beach consisting of different coloured pebbles near marciana marina.

Marciana Marina

Shingles

Sansone

Sansone is an enchanting beach consisting of small white shingle and has a fantastic sea bed, typical of the northern side of the Island of Elba.

Portoferraio

Shingles

Sant'Andrea

The cream coloured fine grain sand makes Sant'Andrea the perfect beach for relaxing on.

Marciana

Sand

Schiopparello

Characteristic beach with breathtaking view of the skyline of Portoferraio, on the northern side of the island

Portoferraio

Sand and shingles

Seccione

Seccione beach (also called Prunini) is a very quiet and relaxing beach on the road to Viticcio, in Portoferraio.

Portoferraio

Shingles

Sorgente

La Sorgente (also called Acquavivetta) is tiny, white shingle beach near Viticcio and Enfola, in Portoferraio.

Portoferraio

Shingles

Sottobomba

Sottobomba is white shingle beach, typical of this are, with a crystal clear sea and spacious car park.

Portoferraio

Sand and shingles

Stagnone

Two tiny beaches surrounded by low rocks that have created a kind of natural swimming pool, hence the name Stagnone.

Capoliveri

Sand and shingles

Straccoligno

Straccoligno is a beautiful, untouched sandy beach with bars and restaurants, as well as many tourist facilities like a windsurfing school.

Capoliveri

Sand

Terranera

Terranera beach, consisting of sand mixed with hematite, which explains its dark colour, separates the sea from the lake bearing the same name.

Porto Azzurro

Sand and shingles

Zupignano

Zupignano beach, truly beautiful from a geological point of view, thanks to the high clifftops that seem to want to squeeze it down into the sea.

Rio nell'Elba

Sand and shingles