The Austro wind (from the south), also known as Ostro, is a gentle but very warm and damp wind, often followed by rain. The beaches that are most sheltered from the Ostro wind are mostly those on the northern side of Elba, thanks to the formation of the coastline and the numerous deep creeks.
Acquaviva is a small, white shingle beach, near Enfola and Viticcio, in the commune of Portoferraio
Bagnaia is a beach in the gulf of Portoferraio, with bathing establishments, rentals, bars and restaurants
Bagno is a small beach consisting of medium/large shingle, mostly grey and multicoloured.
Biodola is a sandy beach in one of the most enchanting gulfs in Elba, near Portoferraio. Beautiful hotels and restaurants right on the beach.
A tiny, pristine beach from a natural and scenic point of view, perfect for going snorkelling.
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.
Calanova beach is a tiny oasis surrounded by lush vegetation that grows right down as far as the beach.
Capo Bianco is a white pebble beach with crystal clear water, not far from the centre of Portoferraio
Cavo is a small beach with a tourist port and refuelling for boats.
The small beach of Cotoncello has smooth granite cliffs at its back, and is considered a natural swimming pool.
Crocetta beach consists of large, cream coloured stones, and offers you a crystal clear sea near Marciana Marina.
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.
Famous Fetovaia, one of the most suggestive beaches on the island, consists of golden sand and smooth rocks.
Frugoso is a small beach made up of tiny stones, and there is also a car park and a bar.
Galenzana is a unique and extremely beautiful beach, with Mediterranean bush all around.
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.
La Fenicia is a long, shingle beach in Marciana Marina, with easy access and numerous facilities for the disabled.
La Paolina is a sand and tiny stone beach, and takes it name from Napoleon's sister.
Tiny beach that is interesting from a naturalistic point of view and that you get to by following the Sentiero della Salute: Biodola - Procchio.
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.
Dark shingle beach sheltered by a pine grove, on the road between Procchio and Marciana Marina.
Le Viste is a beach near the centre of Portoferraio, with the ancient Medicean walls overlooking it.
Malpasso beach is in a rather rugged part of the coast, and very important from a naturalistic point of view.
Almost magical because typically pristine and rugged, Mangani beach is one of the most beautiful and untouched bays on the Island of Elba.
Naregno is a sandy beach between Porto Azzurro and Capoliveri, near many types of accommodation for tourists.
Padulella is a white pebble beach, near Le Ghiaie and Capo Bianco, with many facilities and a crystal clear sea.
Porticciolo beach is a tiny, sheltered pristine inlet that is much loved by boatmen who are looking for peace and quiet.
Procchio is one of the longest and most pleasant sandy beaches in Elba, with a very wide choice of facilities and plenty room to park.
Two tiny beaches set like jewels in rocky cliffs north east of Monte Calamita.
Redinoce is a fully equipped, stone and sand beach between Procchio and Marciana Marina.
Remonto is a tiny beach consisting of pebbles of different colours and is near Marciana Marina.
Ripa Barata is a tiny, pristine cove that takes its name from the "landslide" of rocks to the right of the beach.
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.
The cream coloured fine grain sand makes Sant'Andrea the perfect beach for relaxing on.
Characteristic beach with breathtaking view of the skyline of Portoferraio, on the northern side of Elba.
Seccione beach (also called Prunini) is a very quiet and relaxing beach on the road to Viticcio, in Portoferraio.
La Sorgente (also called Acquavivetta) is tiny, white shingle beach near Viticcio and Enfola, in Portoferraio.
Sottobomba is white shingle beach, typical of this area, with a crystal clear sea and spacious car park.
Straccoligno is a beautiful, pristine, sandy beach with bars and restaurants, as well as many tourist facilities like windsurfing schools.
Zupignano beach is truly beautiful from a geological point of view, thanks to the high clifftops that seem to want to push it down into the sea.