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 that 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.
According to this law, each Commune is free to enforce the law as required, so for this reason the rules and regulations as regards the beaches where dogs are allowed may differ from one Commune to another.
It goes without saying that on all the beaches on the Island other people must be respected at all times, so keep your dog on a leash and (when necessary) put his muzzle on, and cleanliness must always be a priority if and when your dog fouls in any way any public area, as stated by the Ministry of Health law of 6th August 2013.The Commune of Porto Azzurro
Rules concerning law of 11/2017: throughout the entire summer season(May 1st - September 30th, ever year), dogs are allowed only on the specially equipped part of the beach in Mola and on the beach opposite the Terranera lake.
On all the other free beaches dogs are not allowed,with the exception of guide dogs or lifeguard dogs, that must always be kept on a leash and wear their special coats, be fully vaccinated and covered for insurance.No animals may be taken into the water.
As long as the owners of some bathing establishments have informed the Commune beforehand, on request they may allow dogs as long as their owner is with them (only one dog per owner).
On the other hand, every year, from Ocober 1st to April 30th dogs are allowed on the free areas of the beaches as long as they are kept on a leash and have their muzzle on.
With the law num. 153 of 2016 the Capoliveri Town Council has confirmed and clarified in full detail in which the exact areas in the sea you are allowed to take your dog and at what times, that is before 9 a.m. and after 7 p.m.
With the town law num 12 passed on 27/06/17 the same rules and regulations are in force also in the Commune of Marciana where, up till September 30th 2017 access to dogs on all the beaches is also allowed during the day, and dogs may also be taken into the water just off the shore from 19.00 to 09.00 : lifeguard dogs, police dogs and dogs for the blind have unlimited access.
With the law num. 22 of the 19/06/2014 the Rio nell'Elba Town Council has decided to allow dogs on a specific part of Nisporto beach, about 50 metres long, from June 1st to September 30th.