A beach in the historical part of Portoferraio

Le Viste is a beautiful beach just off the old part of Portoferraio. It is very near the Villa dei Mulini, Napoleon's winter residence, where the majestic Forte Falcone watches over it.

The fact that these two very important historical sites are so near the beach makes it one of the most admired beaches in Elba so thousands of tourists who go to visit Napoleon's Villa dei Mulini every year also take many photographs of the beach.

The water is so crystal clear, especially on days when a southern wind is blowing that the moment you see the beach you want to go there for a swim.

The beach is 180 metres long and is made up of light coloured sand mixed with small pebbles of different colours and sizes.

The sea at this beach is part of the Lo Scoglietto marine reserve. About a marine mile out you can see this tiny island that you can sail out to on a small boat, and thanks to the many different species of fish to be found there it is one of the most beautiful areas on the island if you want to do some scuba diving. The beach is very popular both among the locals and tourists who are staying in the old part because you can walk there in no time at all.

There is a restaurant on the beach as well as a sun umbrella and sun bed rental.

How to get to Le Viste beach

The best way is to follow the signs for Villa dei Mulini. There is a car park near the beach but it isn't very big. Getting to the beach isn't exactly easy, and getting back is even more tiring, becausewhen you leave the main road you have to go down a very steep path for about 200 metres.

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Information and facilities

Recommended with the following winds Sirocco, South Wind
CompositionSand and shingles
Length180 m
FacilitiesBar, Sun umbrella / sun bed hire/rental, Free parking, Restaurants
Nearby beaches Le Ghiaie (0,55 km), Cala dei Frati (0,93 km), Padulella (1,24 km), Capo Bianco (1,35 km), Sottobomba (1,9 km), Schiopparello (2,59 km), Bagnaia (2,74 km), Seccione (2,76 km), Magazzini (2,97 km), Zupignano (3,06 km), Le Secche (3,37 km), Acquaviva (3,67 km), Sorgente (3,99 km), Nisporto (4,03 km), Sansone (4,13 km), Viticcio (4,5 km), Nisportino (4,83 km)

Le Viste

Legend of points of interest

Beach of Le Viste

1 structures near the beach of Le Viste see on map

Apartaments near the beach of Le Viste

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Appartamento Forte Stella