Campo all’Aia Beach
The beach is simply the far end on the western side of the beach in Procchio, making it one of the longest on the Island of Elba.
Since the water is shallow till quite far out, it is perfect for small children and those who don’t consider themselves expert swimmers.
It consists of fine sand and is well sheltered from all the winds except from those from the west. In the past, it was one of the mooring areas on the island for the cipolin marble that was extracted in the nearby quarry of Punta Agnone. There is much historical proof of the past ,and holiday makers may want to swim out to the shipwreck of the Roman cargo ship that sunk in 190 A.D., that lies on the sea bed some hundred metres out at a depth of only 3 metros.
Although most of the beach is free, there are some bathing establishments that also do restaurant service on the left hand side, while on the far, right hand side the La Guardiola Sailing Club runs a mooring wharf with buoys, if you want to go out on a boat trip, or to the bar where you can hire out sun beds, sun umbrellas and canoes.
A short walk takes you to La Guardiola beach, that consists of fine sand mixed with dry Posidonia, and since it is sheltered it is very quiet and peaceful.
From here not only do you have an excellent view of Monte Perone and Monte Capanne, the highest peak on the Island, but if you look out on the horizon you will be able to admire the breathtaking, multi coloured sunset over the Island of Corsica.
There is a large, free car park at Campo all’Aia, but it has an hourly cost during the summer months.
About 180 metres after you leave Procchio, on the road for Portoferraio, take the turning on your left and keep going for about 500 metres. If youre coming from Portoferraio, take the right turning about 1 kilometre before reaching Procchio.