Beaches that are sheltered from the Ponente wind (West)

The Ponente wind (from the West) is very similar to the Libeccio one: it brings good weather because it blows all the clouds away. In spring and in autumn (when it is at its strongest), it can make surfing and windsurfing even more fun.

In summer, on the other hand, it is more like a gentle sea breeze.

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 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

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

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

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

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

Laconella

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

Capoliveri

Sand

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

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

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

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

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