Portoferraio beaches: love at first sight

Not only artistic beauties in Portoferraio. Even the beaches are protagonists: from those reachable in a few steps to those further out from the residential area. Charm, nature and relax are guaranteed!

Portoferraio owes a lot to the uniqueness of its beaches, among the most beautiful of Elba Island. The choice ranges from city beaches like “Le Ghiaie” and “Le Viste”, appreciated by divers for their crystal-clear waters, to other destinations that can be reached just walking a few minutes more.

“Sansone” beach lies between “Capo Bianco” and “Capo Enfola”. This beach is fairly quiet and intimate, with its silvery water made famous by the perfume “Acqua dell’Elba”. A half moon of pebbly beach, with waters to put Maldives to bitter shame.

Cala dei Frati” beach too consists of white pebbles and white, coarse-grain sand. From there you can actually see the Medicean Fortresses and Portoferraio coast.  This beach is really quiet, as the only way in is via the sea…. just for the bravest!

Padulella” beach shows all its suggestive beauty in a blaze of turquoise shades. Wild and never too crowded, even during the high season. It is visible and accessible from “Le Ghiaie” beach.

Pastel colored and offering rich facilities, “Forno” beach is named after the neighboring village. “Enfola” beach shows amazing contrasts and chiaroscuro effects with its coarse black sand and crystal-clear water.

  • Portoferraio - Spiaggia di Capo Bianco

    Capo Bianco

    It is one of the most beautiful beaches of Elba, bathed by the crystal clear sea and surrounded by white cliffs.

  • Portoferraio - Spiaggia della Padulella


    A stunning white beach, a paradise for snorkeling lovers.

  • Portoferraio - Spiaggia Le Ghiaie

    Le Ghiaie

    It is the magic beach where (according to Mythology) the Argonauts landed while on their way to Colchide.

  • Portoferraio - Spiaggia Le Viste

    Le Viste

    Its crystal-clear waters, especially when the southern wind blows, make you want to take a swim.

  • Portoferraio - Cala dei Frati veduta aerea

    Cala dei Frati

    A wild and uncontaminated beach reachable only by sea, where you can rest in the shade of the headland and dive in its turquoise-blue waters.