The Island of Elba is certainly one of the most popular tourist destinations in Tuscany and the Mediterranean.
Thanks to its rich landscapes, its historic villages and its historical testimonies attracts every year many tourists with various interests.
For trekking enthusiasts, the island offers different nature trails such as those leading to the summit of Mount Capanne, the highest on the island. History enthusiasts can visit the fortresses built in various historical periods and the Napoleonic museums.
But the Island of Elba is famous especially for its crystal clear waters and its beaches, all different, on which to enjoy the sun and relax.
On the island you can find golden sandy beaches or pebbles coves surrounded by promontories, beaches of black sand, pebbles and cliffs. Here are the most famous:
The Padulella beach is located on the north coast of Portoferraio; formed by white pebbles is part of a protected area that makes the sea suitable for snorkeling seen the richness of the fauna present. Thanks to the white sea bottom, the water takes on the shades of turquoise and blue, making the landscape very beautiful.
A beach for those who do not like the crowd is the beach of Sansone, also located in Portoferraio; to reach it, it is necessary to follow a not very easy path of 15 minutes from the provincial road. This is also part of the white pebble beaches and you can snorkel and canoe and, even if it’s a bit ‘isolated, has a seaside establishment equipped with umbrellas, sunbeds and cafè.
In Capoliveri is located the Felciaio beach remained intact over time is a place of peace and relaxation. It is divided into two parts and on one side there is a cliff, partly natural and partly artificial, which creates a natural swimmingpool with sandy bottom.
Nearby there are small pebble beaches that can be reached by climbing the cliff. This beach is completely free but there is a cafè that is also open for lunch.
There are many beaches on the Island of Elba that are worth visiting, thanks to the white sand and pebbles the water is crystal clear and transparent. The green vegetation in contrast with the turquoise waters and the cliffs create spectacular view!