Stagnone is simply a beautiful inlet at the foot of Monte Calamita, among the eastern cliffs of the rugged Costa dei Gabbiani. Two tiny beaches are at the end of this very suggestive bay where the water is crystal clear.
These two tiny coves, consisting of sand mixed with shingle with some rocks too, can be considered jewels that Mother Nature has created. There are rocks all around the cove that is farther north, and they have created a small, shallow natural pool, the so called "Stagnone" ("large pond"), the hallmark of this corner of Elba.
Since the two beaches face east they are exposed to eastern winds.
It isn't very easy to get to these two beaches, so it's mostly yachtsmen and lovers of peace and quie in the heart of naturet who go there.
They are perfect for seawatching and going snorkelling both in the bay and along the coast.
If you head northwards along the coast you will get to the tiny cove of Capo Calvo, characterised by rocks and a beautiful sea bed that are perfect if you want to go snorkelling.
Only guests staying at the Costa dei Gabbiani Tourist Resort can get to Stagnone beach by car, because the grit road down goes through their property which is obviously private, otherwise you have to ask their permission.
Getting there on foot isnt very easy because it's quite a long walk - about 2 kilometres - from the barriers that close the road off to traffic.
Needless to say you can get to the beaches by sea; it's about 2,9 nautical miles from Porto Azzurro.
|Recommended with the following winds||Sout-West Wind, West Wind, Mistral|
|Composition||Sand and shingles|
|Facilities||No facilities on beach|
|Nearby beaches||Punta Nera (1,27 km), Buzzancone (1,65 km), Istia (1,97 km), Calanova (2,08 km), Remaiolo (2,2 km), Malpasso (2,24 km), Vetrangoli (2,28 km), Ferrato (2,55 km), Straccoligno (2,87 km), Naregno (3,63 km), Innamorata (4,51 km), La Pianotta (4,56 km), Pareti (4,59 km), Reale (4,74 km), Morcone (4,76 km), Barbarossa (4,8 km), La Rossa (4,83 km), Terranera (4,96 km)|