La Rossa is one of the two tiny beaches in the town of Porto Azzurro. It is inside the harbour of the small port and faces the biggest inlet on the eastern side of the Island of Elba. Today it is all that remains of the original longer beach that in the past went as far as the Town Buildings (that is, before the quays at the start of the port as we know it today were built).
It is about 100 metres long and consists of sand mixed with fine shingle. It gets hardly any wind and is very quiet despite the fact it is very handy for those who are staying in the town and want to be able to walk to the beach to sunbathe. Porto Azzurro is a stone's throw away and here you will find all the facilties you may need.
If you wish, you can rent a boat, rubber dinghy or sailing boat on the beach.
Unfortunately the same area the beach sits in is also the port so during the summer months you will probably be disturbed by boats arriving and leaving, but despite this the water is always crystal clear, above all when a north-westerly wind is blowing because it helps it stay clean.
It is very easy to get to because it is right in the town centre. If you arrive from Portoferraio you will see it as soon as you get to Porto Azzurro, and if you need to park your car head towards the town centre where you will find both free and/or fee paying car parks.
|Recommended with the following winds||North Wind, West Wind, Mistral|
|Facilities||Haulage, Bank / Cash machine, Bar, Autobus, Mooring buoys, Boat alleyway, Newsagent's, Chemist, Market, Minibus, Shops, Boat / pedalo hire/rental, Mooring, Car park, Petrol pump, Post Office, Restaurants, Rent / Scuba diving school, Rent / Sailing school, Bathing establishment|
|Nearby beaches||La Pianotta (0,31 km), Mola (0,93 km), Barbarossa (1,07 km), Naregno (1,2 km), Reale (1,79 km), Straccoligno (2,03 km), Terranera (2,2 km), Ferrato (2,35 km), Malpasso (2,66 km), Calanova (2,8 km), Istia (2,87 km), Buzzancone (3,17 km), Zuccale (3,3 km), Lido di Capoliveri (3,33 km), Barabarca (3,36 km), Madonna delle Grazie (3,47 km), Punta Nera (3,57 km), Felciaio (3,82 km), Morcone (4,07 km), Ortano (4,29 km), Norsi (4,34 km), Pareti (4,36 km), Stagnone (4,83 km), Innamorata (4,87 km), Magazzini (4,94 km)|