A trip to Elba should always end with a relaxing day on the beach, either for a cool summer swim, or for collecting seashells and admiring the landscape in cooler seasons. The island is full of spectacular beaches catering to a wide range of beach-going tastes.
If you’re a lover of soft, sandy beaches, Fetovaia is for you. Located near Campo dell’Elba, this beach is renowned for its golden granite sand, its crystal clear water with a gentle, shallow incline and the surrounding cape colored by the Mediterranean scrub. This beach is perfect for families or for tourists looking for a beach equipped with amenities.
The long and sandy shallow waters of Cavoli are equally perfect for families, while La Biodola, in Portoferraio, offers both amenities and a nice spot for snorkeling.
If you prefer rocky beaches, Sansone, also near Portoferraio, is the place for you. Near here you can also find Felciaio, in Capoliveri, another destination with a natural pool that’s great for snorkeling adventures.
If you’re on the hunt for a more unique beach experience, the beach of Terranera in Porto Azzurro is the place to be. Here you’ll find shiny, black or reddish sand, marked by the deep and rich colors of hematite and pyrite. Here you’ll find an abandoned iron mine and the emerald green Terranera pond, formed from the filling of the old mining basin.