Malpasso beach is on the east coast of the Island of Elba, where the coastline is very rugged, so from a naturalistic point of view it is of great importance.
It is a tiny oasis approximately 80 metres long, and consists of sand mixed with pebbles.
It has lush vegetation all around it and is sheltered on both sides by two promontories: a larger one on the west side (Punta di Calanova) that separates it from Ferrato beach while the one on the east side separates it from Calanova.
The crystal clear water makes it perfect for going snorkelling.
Since it isn't very easy to get to, this beach is never very busy.
The beach is mostly exposed to north-eastern winds.
When you get to the view point along the Straccoligno-Calanova grit road you will see a steep, often irregular path that goes through the bush. The path on the left gets you to Ferrato beach first, so just keep going right and you will get to Malpasso. The name probably comes from the fact that it is so difficult to get to this beach.
|Recommended with the following winds||South Wind, Sout-West Wind, West Wind|
|Composition||Sand and shingles|
|Facilities||No facilities on beach|
|Nearby beaches||Calanova (0,16 km), Ferrato (0,31 km), Istia (0,34 km), Straccoligno (0,64 km), Buzzancone (0,74 km), Punta Nera (1,12 km), Naregno (1,46 km), Stagnone (2,24 km), La Pianotta (2,43 km), La Rossa (2,66 km), Mola (2,77 km), Barbarossa (2,9 km), Vetrangoli (2,98 km), Remaiolo (3,06 km), Reale (3,1 km), Morcone (3,33 km), Pareti (3,35 km), Terranera (3,45 km), Innamorata (3,57 km), Madonna delle Grazie (3,57 km), Barabarca (4,11 km), Zuccale (4,29 km), Lido di Capoliveri (4,93 km)|