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 is an enchanting beach, thanks to its black sand and shingle, and the steep cliffs around it.
Cala dell'Aliva is one of the Island of Elba's most deserted and pristine beaches.
Barbarossa is a sandy beach near Porto Azzurro, surrounded by a lush green bay, and is easy to get to by car.
Cala Seregola beach consists mainly of dark, mineral sand and tiny stones, and is near the mines in Rio Marina.
Cavo is a small beach with a tourist port and refuelling for boats.
Cavoli is a sandy beach, perfect for teenagers who want to have a good time and get a great sun tan.
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.
Felciaio is both a sandy and a pebble beach, and is perfect for those who wish to relax or love diving.
Famous Fetovaia, one of the most suggestive beaches on the island, consists of golden sand and smooth rocks.
Fonza beach is near Marina di Campo, dogs are allowed. The sea is shallow till quite far out, the sea bed is sandy.
Lacona is one of Elba's largest beaches, and consists of fine grain sand dunes, with many facilities to offer.
Laconella is an enchanting, fine grain sandy beach between the Punta della Contessa promontory and Capo Fonza.
Lido di Capoliveri
Lido di Capoliveri is a large, sandy beach, very popular among teenagers.
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.
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.
Since 2006 Mola has been the first Dog Beach on the Island of Elba
Norsi is a long, sand and shingle beach in Capoliveri, easy to get to and perfect for children.
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.
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.
Remaiolo is a sandy beach you can't get to by car, so it is very quiet. There are several small, rugged coves nearby.
Pleasant and peaceful, coarse grain sands beach, surrounded by beautiful cliffs, Seccheto is perfect if you want peace and quiet.
Two tiny beaches surrounded by low rocks that have created a kind of natural swimming pool, hence the name Stagnone.
Straccoligno is a beautiful, pristine, sandy beach with bars and restaurants, as well as many tourist facilities like a windsurfing school.
Terranera beach, consisting of sand mixed with hematite, which explains its dark colour, separates the sea from the lake bearing the same name.
Truly beautiful beach, thanks to the contrast in colours between the dark, iron, mineral sand underneath, and the white medium sized stones on top.
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.