Biodola Beach


One of Elba's iconic beaches.

Wide and long beach, ideal for walks on the fine sandy shoreline by the blue-green sea, the typical color of the Elban sea. The seabed does not immediately become deep; it continues its descent slowly. To the left of the beach starts a nature trail that leads to Procchio. The first section, which also enters a narrow tunnel carved into the rock at the time of World War II, reaches the small beaches of Lamaia and Porticciolo. Along the outer journey, one can admire all the beauty of the sea, the transparency of the water, and the entire Gulf of Biodola. Scaglieri beach can be reached through a passage on the rocks

Type of beach


Recommended with winds of:

East Wind (E), Sirocco Wind (SE), South Wind (S)

How to get there

It is about a 20-minute drive from Portoferraio to Procchio: from the crossroads it is about 2 km downhill. Parking along the road. City bus service from Portoferraio.

Follow the navigator

By clicking on the beach icon on the map you can directly upload the route to your smartphone. Remember to turn on localization.


Play area for children
Snack bar
Beach Cabins
Hot shower
Ideal for sport lovers
Ideal for families
Aquatic equipment rental
Car park
Free beach
Nightlife & live music
Equipped beach

Pet friendly

Elba is at the forefront of animal rights. The rule stipulates that each municipality may regulate access to strands more specifically.

Explore the beach in 360°

Mines of Rio Marina

Strategic location for the large amount of hematite and limonite immediately identified by the emperor as soon as he landed on the island as a strategic-military axis.
Location: Rio Marina

Paolina Beach

The beach is named after the islet a few meters from the shore, itself named after Napoleon Bonaparte’s sister who, according to a legend (probably created by a tourism entrepreneur in the 1960s) loved to sunbathe on these rocks.

Location: Marciana

San Martino Villa

Designated as a summer residence, Napoleon purchased the property from the Manganaro family in 1814, with the intention of transforming it into a comfortable and refined abode that would have nothing to envy from Parisian residences.

Location: Località San Martino (Portoferraio)

Mulini Villa

Built in 1724 by Grand Duke Gaston de’ Medici, it was Napoleon’s city residence during his first stay on Elba Island.

Location: Portoferraio

Sanctuary of Monserrato

It was built as a sign of gratitude in 1606 by José Pons y León of the Dukes of Arcos, Spanish governor of Naples and first governor of the square of Longone (part of the state of principals). In September 1814 Napoleon, accompanied by Pons and Bertrand wanted to visit the sanctuary.

Location: Località Monserrato (Portoazzurro)

MUM Mineralogical Museum

While the Elban economy today is based on tourism, the fact remains that the people of San Piero and the west coast (Pomonte) have also lived and continue to live off their granite and marble

Location: San Piero in Campo

Port and Tower of Marciana Marina

Visit the harbor where Maria Walewska landed and the armed watchtower visited by Napoleon himself in 1814

Location: Marciana Marina