Acquaviva Beach – Portoferraio
Acquaviva beach is on the coast on the northern side of Elba, along the road for the Enfola peninsula. It is a small beach, consisting of fine or medium sized pebbles, and is the only beach on this part of the island that consists of felsites pebbles.
The name comes from not only the sediments in the ditch that gave birth to this beach, but also from the crystal clear water with the many different hues of blue and green to be found here.
The beach is 80 metres long and isn’t very wide at all; there is lush, Mediterranean bush all around, as well as some cliffs that are perfect if you want to do some snorkelling. Guests from the campsite behind the beach use it, and here you will also find a restaurant if you fancy something to eat.
If you go across the pine wood on the left and go over the rocks, after about 200 metres you will get to the beaches of Sorgente and Sansone.
Take the road from Portoferraio to Enfola, and after about 3 kilometres you will see the sign for the beach on your right; keep going along the grit road for a few hundred metres. Unfortunately the car park, that you will see just before the entrance to the Acquaviva Campsite, isn’t very big.