This enchanting beach consisting of white pebbles and shingle is considered one of the most beautiful beaches on the Island of Elba.
Just off the steep, white cliffs that are so typical of the northern side of the island, from Capo Bianco to Capo Enfola, the water in this beach is unique and unbelievably clear.
Sansone is truly unique and enchanting because on days when the scirocco wind is blowing the sea is calm and crystal clear, and the candid white sea bed is like no other. Here you will find numerous rocks, grottos and gorges that are rich in brightly coloured fish, so they are perfect if you are a snorkelling lover.
On the right hand side of the beach there is a rock that separates it from [page id="323=]Sorgente beach[/page], and it is very popular among teenagers who love to dive off it; on the left hand side the large cliffs are perfect if you love going on canoe and kayak excursions.
There is a bathing establishment on the beach where you can rent sun umbrellas and sun beds, pedalos and canoes, and there is also a small bar.
There is a restaurant in the campsite on the nearby beach of Sorgente as well.
If you want to drive there, take the main road from Portoferraio to Enfola and after about 4,5 km you'll see the pedestrian path on your right and the sign for the beach. Either park your car at the side of the road or in the fee paying car park, then follow the short path until you get to Sorgente beach that, like Sansone, is a tiny beach made up of small, white pebbles. Since this part of the path is rather bumpy we suggest you avoid wearing flip flops which might make the walk down somewhat difficult.
If you want to get to Sansone beach keep going along a second path, with the entrance to the campsite on your left, and go up a small hill. Once you're at the top of the promontory between the two beaches, go a little further along - it is a bit steep at times - and at last you'll find yourself at the beach.
The beauty of the area more than makes up for your effort.
|Recommended with the following winds||Sirocco, South Wind, Sout-West Wind|
|Facilities||Bar, Minibus, Canoe/kayak rental, Boat / pedalo hire/rental, Sun umbrella / sun bed hire/rental, Pedalo rental, Car park, Bathing establishment|
|Nearby beaches||Sorgente (0,16 km), Acquaviva (0,45 km), Viticcio (0,62 km), Enfola (0,92 km), Seccione (1,4 km), Forno (1,96 km), Sottobomba (2,23 km), Scaglieri (2,23 km), Biodola (2,58 km), Capo Bianco (2,8 km), Padulella (2,9 km), Lamaia (3,16 km), Cala dei Frati (3,2 km), Porticciolo (3,22 km), Le Ghiaie (3,58 km), Le Viste (4,13 km), Procchio (4,88 km)|