Ferrato is the name of two small beaches separated one from the other by a line of rocks, and they are on the eastern coast of the Island of Elba. These two horse shoe shaped beaches consist of sand mixed with shingle and are 80 metres in length all in.
The name probably comes from the mineral dust in the sand after years of intense work in the iron mines during the Etrurian Age.
The northern part of the beach (Ferrato One), consisting of sand mixed with shingle, is wider and gets more sun, and there is a cane thicket at the back. The southern part (Ferrato Two) on the other hand, consisting of tiny stones, is next to Calanova beach and is more secluded and in the shade.
The whole beach is of a reddish colour and the lush vegetation all around it plus the fact that there is a lot of dry seaweed give it a somewhat rugged and wild appearance.
The beautiful, crystal clear water is shallow till quite far out so it is perfect if you want to go snorkelling.
It is also very popular among families with small children, or those who love quiet, deserted beaches where the water is pristine and where there are no bathing establishments.
Perfect if you want to relax.
The beach faces north-east and you have an excellent view of Monte Arco as well as part of the strait and the tiny island of Cerboli.
You have several options:
|Recommended with the following winds||South Wind, Sout-West Wind, West Wind|
|Composition||Sand and shingles|
|Facilities||Bar, Car park|
|Nearby beaches||Malpasso (0,31 km), Straccoligno (0,32 km), Calanova (0,47 km), Istia (0,61 km), Buzzancone (1,01 km), Naregno (1,16 km), Punta Nera (1,4 km), La Pianotta (2,14 km), La Rossa (2,35 km), Mola (2,45 km), Stagnone (2,55 km), Barbarossa (2,65 km), Reale (2,9 km), Vetrangoli (3,22 km), Morcone (3,25 km), Terranera (3,27 km), Pareti (3,31 km), Remaiolo (3,32 km), Madonna delle Grazie (3,39 km), Innamorata (3,58 km), Barabarca (3,88 km), Zuccale (4,05 km), Lido di Capoliveri (4,65 km)|