Laconella is the first, real beach you get to as soon as you pass the rugged promontory of Fonza and Ghiaieto, a long stretch of stony coastline that isn't very suitable for swimming and sunbathing.
The beach is about 210 metres long and consists of white, very fine grain sand, although there are also lots of large, smooth stones on the right hand side, next to Ghiaieto beach .
The turquoise, aquamarine coloured water is crystal clear and is shallow till quite far out, so it is perfect for small children and also very relaxing and helps you cool down if you want to wade in.
This beautiful beach is much quieter than Lacona, so it is perfect if you like quiet places surrounded by pristine nature.
The promontory of Punta della Contessaon the left, with its suggestive "V"-shaped cliffs, is perfect for going snorkelling and at the same time admiring the many different species of fish to be found there.
Why not walk across the rocks to the beach, so that you can admire the long Lacona beach and also discover the tiny Punta della Contessa beach. The entire area is beautiful, and is probably one of the most enchanting jewels along the coast of the Island of Elba.
At the top of the promontory you can still see what is left of a coastal antilanding defence dating back to World War Two, used as protection for the gulf of Lacona.
Take the road from Lacona in the direction of Marina di Campo then turn left when you see the signs for thecampsite in Laconella. With the campsite behind you on your left, if you manage to find a space - there is no real car park as such - you can park your car on the side of the grit road but bear in mind you risk being fined. The grit path that leads down to the beach is about a hundred metres long, but the ground is full of potholes and cracks, so be very careful.
|Recommended with the following winds||North Wind, North-East Wind, West Wind, Mistral|
|Facilities||No facilities on beach|
|Nearby beaches||Lacona (0,86 km), Margidore (1,94 km), Fonza (2,86 km), Acquarilli (3,21 km), Norsi (3,87 km), Felciaio (4,36 km), Lido di Capoliveri (4,84 km), Marina di Campo (4,87 km)|
8 structures near the beach of Laconella see on map