Zuccale Beach

Capoliveri

Zuccale Beach

Beautiful beach of sand and small pebbles, set within a large bay where tranquility reigns.

The water is calm and clear, ideal for free swimming and snorkeling. The beach is divided into two halves, the first one you encounter coming from the parking lots is equipped with umbrellas and bar facilities. The second is separated from the other by a landslide of large stones, to be crossed easily on foot anyway: entirely free, it reserves a more secluded atmosphere, ideal for relaxation and for couples. The entire beach offers ideal scenery for extraordinary photos and videos, both on the seashore and on the rocks that surround it all the way to Zuccale Point.

Type of beach

Smooth cliff

Recommended with winds of:

Grecale Wind (NE), East Wind (E)

How to get there

From Capoliveri it is a 5-minute drive to the well-marked west coast. The descent to the beach is via a slightly steep flight of steps.

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
Hot shower
Ideal for sport lovers
Ideal for families
Aquatic equipment rental
Underwater landscape
Car park
Free 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