Our hotel on the Island of Elba » the sea and the beaches
The western coast of the island is famous for Monte Capanne sloping down gradually into the sea, creating small, sand or pebble beaches, some of which you can reach only by sea.
Enchanting, small, bays with golden sands beaches, some fully equipped and others completely free, cliffs that drop sheer down right to the deep, blue sea, hidden beaches you can reach only on foot or by sea, natural swimming pools only a few metres from the sea, large, smooth rocky platforms : all this makes up the picture of the coast.
Sea grottos, sunken shipwrecks, sea beds of rare, uncomparable beauty : this is the frame round the picture.
For those who love scuba diving and the sea in general, we suggest the "Associazione Il Careno", founded by a group of scuba divers who had a true passion for the sea. On an island like Elba, where scuba diving goes hand in hand with the sea, it is impossible not to give into its magical, passionate call.
The small village is in one of the most beautiful parts of the Island, where the sea is incredibly clear. The beach in Chiessi is about 80 metres long and, like most of the other nearby beaches, consists of shingles. There are also smooth, flat rocks you can sunbathe on at either side of the beach.
Chiessi is well known by windsurfers due to the afternoon wind that blows crosswise at about 400 metres from the coast.
Scuba divers can swim in crystal clear water and explore the underwater sea cliffs in search of deep-sea fauna and flora.
Here is a list of some of the beaches on the western coast that you can get to from Chiessi in a few minutes either by car or by boat.
Small, but very beautiful little cove easily seen from the main road above. This heavenly, very quiet area, very popular with pleasure boaters, is not possible to get to over land.
Campo Lo Feno
Series of very sunny beaches, some of which are connected enabling you to go from one to the other over long areas of small, round pebbles, made smooth by the waves. Ideal for those who have a boat and are looking for some privacy even if that means giving up on some comforts.
Easy to reach both on foot and by car from the road starting at La Guardia. This beach, consisting mainly of large stones and coarse pebbles, has a lighthouse watching over it, and a bar. It is very easy to walk to this beach starting off at Colle d'Orano.
Nice small beach at the foot of steep cliffs, where the white rocks enhance the crystal clear water even more. You can reach it going down a path that starts at the road that takes you to Patresi Mare beach.
Sandy beach, fully equipped, easy to reach by car, where you can hire rubber dinghies and water sports equipment.
Small sandy beach easy to reach by car from the road for Sant'Andrea. Opposite the beach there is a shallow, natural swimming pool, a quiet and very popular children's corner. Characteristic granite cliffs connect Cotoncello beach to that of Sant'Andrea.
A group of beaches on the left side of Pomonte that you can reach simply by crossing the small wooden bridge. The beach is very popular with scuba divers, and is famous because only a few meters from the shore, at a depth of 16 meters, next to the Ogliera Rock, you can see the shipwreck of the Evilscott, that sank in the seventies.
Il Giardino Beaches
Two beaches unique in colour and scenery. Although they tend to be very hot because the dark coloured pebbles absorb the heat of the sun, there is always a light breeze that helps to cool the air down a little. Suggestive black rocks with quartz veins complete the picture. To get to the beach start from the car park next to the road and follow the "Giardino" signs, then go along a 200 metre path through the typical Mediterranean bush.
Le Tombe Beach
An enchanting 100 metre long beach, perfect for those who love peace and quiet. You get there by going down a windy, 200 metre long path starting at the top of the road, at "Punta Le Tombe".
One of the island's most popular beaches, famous for its golden sand, crystal clear water, and the long, narrow piece of land that stretches out to the open sea, making it, however, also one of the busiest beaches in August.
Ideal for those who love sunbathing. The particular shape and position of the granite rocks has formed some natural "pools", filled naturally by the waves. You can easily reach the area by going down a 20 metre long path that starts off at the main road.
Small sandy beach with flat cliffs on either side, forming platforms and little natural pools that are perfect if children want to play.