Sansone Beach

Portoferraio

Wonderful white beach that provides one of the most striking underwater views.

Beautiful beach with white pebbles and crystal clear waters, located between Portoferraio and Procchio. Suggestive both the Sorgente and Sansone beaches proper, separated by the small promontory with the stacks, famous for its very narrow inner cave, which can be crossed by diving. The shoreline is a mixture of white pebbles, sand and pebbles in the water. Parking is not easy, as the beach is among the busiest on the island.

Type of beach

Sand and pebbles

Recommended with winds of:

Sirocco Wind (SE), South Wind (S), Libeccio wind (SW)

How to get there

From Portoferraio take the provincial road to Enfola-Viticcio: the beach is about 5 km away. From the parking lot we descend along a path that offers wonderful views, a small road carved between the rock and the earth in which at times only one person can pass at a time. Time needed: about 10 minutes.

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.

Facilities

Snack bar
Ideal for sport lovers
Ideal for families
Aquatic equipment rental
Underwater landscape
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.

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