Patresi Beach


A cove on the western side of the island of Elba that runs below the Punta Polveraia lighthouse, with Capraia and Corsica as a backdrop for spectacular sunsets.

The beach is made up of large and not very easy pebbles, but it is precisely its wildness combined with its tranquility that is its strong point. The sea water is sparkling, crystal clear, and the seabed is populated with many species of fish, crustaceans, and marine flora, popular with those who enjoy snorkeling, underwater photography, or fishing. At the beginning of the beach on the concrete platform, adjacent to the small boat towage area, sunbeds and umbrellas can be rented. On the jetty, children can play and dive into the water.

Type of beach

Sand and pebbles

Recommended with winds of:

East Wind (E), Sirocco Wind (SE)

How to get there

Patresi Mare is reached by descending a winding road, along which parking is possible coming from Patresi - loc. la Guardia. You have to follow the signs to Patresi Mare for about 1.2 km. During the season (July-September) the Municipality of Marciana provides a "Marebus" passenger service between the beach and nearby hamlets (Zanca, Patresi, Colle d'Orano, Sant'Andrea).

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.


Snack bar
Ideal for sport lovers
Ideal for families
Aquatic equipment rental
Underwater landscape
Car park
Free beach
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.

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