The most beautiful choices, among the 100 beaches of Elba
The beaches on the Island of Elba are more than a hundred, some very beautiful and all very different from each other: this is the most interesting feature of Elba’s beaches! Yes, because this diversity will be able to satisfy the various needs of the tourist.
We find from the beach of fine sand to that of pebbles, while along the coast of Elba, you can come across countless inlets and secluded and hidden coves.
The Map with the Beaches of Elba
On the map with the beaches of the island of Elba, pausing on it with the mouse will show the name of the beach, the icon is of a different color to indicate whether the bottom of the beach is gravel or sand. By clicking on it you will see the image of the beach with the first indications: name, length, shape and position of the beach.
Another click, to access the complete page of the Elba Island beach with detailed description, further photos, curiosities, services offered and the tourist facilities that we will find in the surrounding area.
Names and photos of the most beautiful beaches on the Island of Elba
Establishing which are the most beautiful beaches of Elba is certainly not possible, this is due to the fact that each person’s needs and priorities are different.
For children, the first requirement is a sandy bottom that slopes gently.
Many adults seek tranquility, this can be found by heading to more isolated beaches.
On the other hand, those looking for the maximum transparency of the water, in this the pebble beaches will be unbeatable.
Lovers of snorkeling or fishing will prefer the coastal stretches.
Precisely for the variety of each one, we have drawn up lists, dividing the beaches of Elba, trying to satisfy the various priorities for each tourist.
The most beautiful beaches on the Island of Elba for children
It is one of the most beautiful beaches of Elba and particular, with the gulf that closes in on itself. It is one of the largest and most liveable beaches on the Island of Elba, it is almost a kilometer long, the bottom is of light-colored fine sand, the seabed slopes slowly, the water is clear. The cliff on the right side is suitable for fishing, particularly suitable for visiting the beach with winds from the south.
It is one of the largest on the Island of Elba and is very beautiful, the bottom is of light colored sand with a little gravel, the seabed slopes slowly, this makes it particularly suitable for children, the town offers many apartments and campsites . Not favorable with southerly winds.
It is the largest beach on the Island of Elba, it exceeds one kilometer in length, the bottom is light-colored sand. The seabed slopes slowly on the sides of the beach (not in the center), on the right side we find the tourist port and the town, among the most popular as an evening meeting place. On the left side of the beach there are numerous campsites. The beach is not indicated with winds from the South, many services offered.
The Ghiaie beach is made up of light-colored gravel, the water is very beautiful, the seabed does not degrade slowly as in other beaches of Elba; so why did we put it on children’s beaches?
For the fun and unforgettable emotions that it will give to the children, they will certainly ask you to bring them back.
The Ghiaie beach is located within the Scoglietto Marine Reserve , an area of biological protection. It is famous for its clear water, but even more so for the docile and calm behavior of the fish: holding a piece of bread in their hand, the fish will compete to come and eat it. It will be great fun for the kids!
Another note in favor of the Ghiaie beach, the public gardens with games that are located behind the beach
The most beautiful and popular beaches on the island of Elba, but also the most crowded (Sand and Gravel)
The Cavoli beach is really beautiful, made up of light colored sand, the seabed does not degrade slowly as in other Elba beaches, the water is crystal clear, the cliff on the sides is practicable.
The beach is sheltered and warm, very suitable to attend in low season, very crowded in high season. Not recommended to visit the beach with winds from the south.
Curiosity : in less than an hour by pedal boat from Cavoli you can visit the Blue Grotto and return to the beach.
Notes: it is the beach on the Island of Elba which is the most popular and preferred by young people .
The Biodola beach is made up of light-colored sand, the seabed slowly degrades, the water is clear, the beach offers various services, very popular in high season. Not recommended to visit the beach with winds from the north.
It is among the most beautiful beaches on the Island of Elba and appreciated by young people.
The beach of Fetovaia
The Fetovaia beach is located in a beautiful and deep inlet. It is one of the most famous and particularly popular beaches on Elba.
It is 250 m long, the bottom is of fine light-colored sand, the seabed slowly degrades, the water is crystal clear, the cliffs on the sides are practicable.
The beach is sheltered and warm, very suitable to attend in low season, very busy in high season. Not recommended to visit the beach with winds from the south.
Sansone beach, beautiful water
It is famous for its crystal clear water. The beach is made up of gravel which does not make it comfortable for children, but the light color of the beach highlights the beauty of the water, with beautiful and incomparable reflections of the sea.
The Samson beach is among the busiest on the island and is not easily accessible.
Notes To the left of the beach we find the Faraglione degli Argonauti: very particular rock crushers that are certainly worth a visit.
The most particular beaches of Elba (Sand and gravel)
Felciaio beach, very beautiful water
The Felciaio beach, very beautiful , has the peculiarity of the conformation of rocks in front of the beach that make it unique and used by young people for diving.
The small beach is of light-colored sand, the seabed slopes slowly, the water is very clear and beautiful. The beach is sheltered and warm, not to be visited with winds from the south. As services we find a bar and a beach equipment rental.
Notes: the paid parking is located 150m from the beach
The Enfola beach is located at the foot of the homonymous promontory, the hill is attached to the mainland by a small strip of land, at this point it forms two beaches: one on the side north and one on the south side. The tonnara, closed for 50 years now, is now the seat of the Tuscan Archipelago Marine Park.
The beach is easily accessible and has a convenient parking space between the two beaches.
The beach offers various services.
Notes : not far from the Enfola beach we find the Grotta dello Sbruffo, in less than an hour by pedal boat you can visit the cave, swim (it can only be visited by swimming) and return at the beach.
Cotoncello beach, a very beautiful picture
Cotoncello beach, very small and beautiful beach with about 50 meters of sandy shore surrounded by white and smooth rocks, located in an unusual inlet that makes everything very spectacular and unique. The water is crystal clear.
The main peculiarity is the coloring that frames the beach in late April, early May, when the Sea fig (Witch’s Claw) blooms. The green and fuchsia of the flowers, the golden beach and the blue of the sea make it unique and worth visiting.
Scaglieri beach, a beautiful seaside village
Scaglieri is a small and beautiful beach on Elba , located in the Gulf of Biodola, clear water and shallow water that slopes slowly. There are two restaurants, a bathhouse and a campsite. Scaglieri is a small and particular seaside village, the beach is exposed to winds from the North West.
From the beach of Scaglieri you can admire the splendid sunsets over the sea.
The beach of Pomonte dell’Ogliera , is a pebble beach, the seabed does not degrade slowly, the water is clear, we find a rental of beach equipment and pedal boats. Why have we included it in the beaches with attractiveness? Because in front of it, near the rock of the Ogliera, on a depth of 9 m we find the Wreck of Pomonte (clearly visible from the surface). The Elviscot , this was the name of the cargo ship that sank in 1972.
Do not miss the opportunity to pay us a visit: seeing the huge wreck, which has now become the home of numerous fish species, will give you strong emotions.
The quietest beaches of Elba
In the quieter beaches of Elba, there are no services, they are more uncomfortable to reach, in favor of tranquility.
The Giardino beach , between Pomonte and Fetovaia, is made up of small dark-colored gravel, it is quiet even in the height of the season, it is not recommended to visit the beach with winds from the south.
We can leave the car on the side of the road and through a 300 m path, in the rosemary bush we reach the beach.
The beach is made up of sand and dark shimmering gravel due to its mining origins. Behind the beach is the small lake of Terranera, formed following the rains that filled the former mining excavation.
The beach is 100m long, it is not recommended to visit the beach with winds from the South East
The Pinetina beach is pebble, very small, but also very quiet, it is located within the beautiful bay of Viticcio , just before Enfola. It is quite easy to reach.
The beach is 100m long, it is not recommended to visit the beach with winds from the South West
The Porticciolo beach is a small isolated beach, reachable only on foot via a path in the Mediterranean scrub. It is located on the left side at Biodola Beach , about 1 km.
The beach is 100m long, it is not recommended to visit the beach with winds from the North
Galenzana beach, beautiful and quiet
The beautiful beach of Galenzana is very narrow and not very busy due to the access road, which is only pedestrian. The bottom is sand on the beach and gravel in the water.
We find a rental of umbrellas and deck chairs
The beach is 100m long, it is not recommended to visit the beach with winds from the North East
The most beautiful and fascinating pebble beaches on the Island of Elba
Capo Bianco beach
The Capo Bianco beach takes its name from the tip formed by very white rocks, of the same color is also the gravel, which together with the water very clear they create very beautiful reflections.
We find: parking, bar, beach umbrella and deckchair rental, kayak rental, pedal boat rental
Padulella Beach , located between two spurs of white rocks, the gravel of the same color enhances the clarity and beauty of the water.
You will find: parking, bar, restaurant, bathing establishment, kayak rental, pedal boat rental, sailing school, surf school
We conclude by hoping to have given you an idea of the many possibilities that the beaches of Elba Island offer you, you just need to know your preferences to visit the most beautiful beaches of Elba.