The beaches of Marciana Marina

Marciana Marina

The beaches of Marciana Marina

There is a pebble beach and a sandy beach on the town's waterfront, in addition to the Fenicia beach. Entrambe fresche e mai troppo affollate, sono comode per chi non vuole spostarsi in auto e per vuole godere di tutti i servizi offerti dal lungomare.

The gravel and sand one, 100 meters long, is located at the beginning of the village, on the right, in front of the public gardens. It offers a small bathing establishment. The cliffs of the charming Cotton district are characteristic, an ideal place for those who enjoy relaxing sunbathing while accessing the sea conveniently from the smooth rocks. Beautiful show at sunset along the Cotton houses. The other beach is located halfway along the waterfront and is totally sandy. Despite being within the port area, the water is kept clean. It is mostly frequented by families with younger children because of its convenience. Sunbeds and umbrellas can be rented, as well as inflatable boats.

Type of beach

ghiaia, sabbia

Recommended with winds of:

scirocco, mezzogiorno, libeccio, ponente

How to get there

Head toward the town of Marciana Marina and go to the various waterfront access areas. Parking on the waterfront is charged on an hourly basis. Behind the village there is ample parking (also free) in the area close to the center just 300 meters from the sea.

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



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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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