Beaches that are sheltered from the Mistral wind (North-West)

The Mistral wind (from the North west), also called Provence, is one of the most frequent summer winds in Elba (along with the Scirocco).

It is usually a mild wind and brings good weather. It is light and cool in late afternoon, so the air is dry and the sea along the south western side is clear. Although it can sometimes be very strong (just like the Libeccio) it normally only lasts two or three days.

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

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

Cala Seregola

Cala Seregola beach consists mainly of dark, mineral sand and tiny stones, and is near the mines in Rio Marina.

Rio Marina

Sand and shingles

Cavo

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

Rio Marina

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

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

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

Lido di Capoliveri

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

Capoliveri

Sand

Margidore

Margidore is a very long, but quiet beach, easy to get to, even by the disabled. Bars, as well as canoe and surf rental on the beach.

Capoliveri

Sand and shingles

Marina di Campo

Marina di Campo is a long, fine grain sand beach, right next to the town, and is perfect for children because the water is shallow till far out.

Marina di Campo

Sand

Mola

Since 2006 Mola has been the first Dog Beach on the Island of Elba

Porto Azzurro

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

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

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

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

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

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

Topinetti

Truly beautiful beach, thanks to the contrast in colours between the dark, iron, mineral sand underneath, and the white medium sized stones on top.

Rio Marina

Sand and shingles

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