Since the Tramontane wind (from the North) blows from the north it tends to be somewhat cooler than other winds, and even freezing during the winter months.
It hardly ever blows across Elba during the summer, but when it does it makes the air cool and dry, and blows the clouds away.
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.
Bagnaia is a beach in the gulf of Portoferraio, with bathing establishments, rentals, bars and restaurants
Barbarossa is a sandy beach near Porto Azzurro, surrounded by a lush green bay, and is easy to get to by car.
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.
Forno is a small, quiet sandy beach facing La Biodola Gulf.
Innamorata beach, a romantic, sandy cove, that offers you crystal clear water and enchanting sunsets.
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 and very easy to get to thanks to the bus service.
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 beach consisting of fine grain sand, 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
Morcone is a small beach near the centre of Capoliveri, and despite not being very long it offers many facilities.
Norsi is a long, sand and shingle beach in Capoliveri, easy to get to and perfect for children.
Pareti is a sandy beach surrounded by Mediterranean scrub, not far from the centre of Capoliveri.
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.
Tiny sandy beach next to La Biodola, with many facilities and breathtaking sunsets over the Island of Capraia on the horizon.
Pleasant and peaceful, coarse grain sands beach, surrounded by beautiful cliffs, Seccheto is perfect if you want peace and quiet.
Terranera beach, consisting of sand mixed with hematite, which explains its dark colour, separates the sea from the lake bearing the same name.
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.